Miller & Marx, P.C. Attorneys and Counselors at Law - Family Law

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Miller & Marx, P.C., Attorneys and Counselors at Law
Halifax Building
6161 Kempsville Circle
Suite 205

Norfolk VA 23502

Telephone: (757) 588-2300
Fax: (757) 588-8429

Norfolk Law Office

Norfolk Child Custody Attorney

Dedicated Help With Family Law Matters

The end of a relationship is always difficult, especially when children are involved. However, it is possible to create a custody plan that all parties can agree to. I am Howard Miller, a child custody lawyer at the law firm of Miller & Marx, P.C., Attorneys and Counselors at Law. I understand how emotional custody cases can be. That is why I will handle your matter with understanding and compassion. In the end, I will advocate for what is in your best interests, as well as what is in the best interests of your child.

If you are going through a divorce or are ending a relationship with the parent of your child, it is essential to get experienced legal representation. Contact me, a Hampton Roads family law attorney, online or call 757-588-2300 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation at my office located in Norfolk, Virginia.

The Best Interests of the Child

If there is a dispute as to which parent should be granted custody, the court will determine what is in the best interests of the child. The court will consider a list of different factors in making its determination, including:

  • The child's preference, if old/mature enough to make an informed decision
  • The child's current living arrangement
  • The parent-child relationship
  • The role that each parent has played and will play in the future, in the upbringing and care of the child

It is important to advocate for your interests and the interests of your child. As a Hampton Roads divorce lawyer with 35 years of experience, I understand how to frame the issues and provide you with powerful advocacy.

Physical Custody and Legal Custody

There are two different types of custody in the eyes of the law. Physical custody refers to the primary residence of the child and which parent he or she will spend the majority of his or her time with. Legal custody refers to the right of the parent to make major decisions on behalf of the child such as choices concerning religion, education and medical care. The court may grant sole physical and legal custody to one parent, or joint legal custody to both parents, depending on the situation. I know how to effectively argue for either on your behalf.

Modifications and Relocations

The one sure thing in life is that is always subject to change. When this happens, I can help you seek a modification to a court order to better reflect your new situation. Similarly, if it becomes necessary for one parent to move a significant distance, I can handle your child relocation matter.

Call for a Free Consultation With a Hampton Roads Custody Modification Lawyer

Custody matters can be complicated. Whether you are going through an initial breakup or divorce, or you need assistance with a custody modification, I am here to help. Contact me, a Hampton Roads child custody attorney, online or call 757-588-2300 for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation at my office located in Norfolk, Virginia.

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