Virginia Child Custody Laws
Child custody laws are very similar from state to state, mainly due to adoption of the Uniform Child Custody Act, which helps enforcement efforts across state lines. Virginia child custody laws allow for joint custody and grandparent visitation rights, while the court process gives significant weight to the child's own wishes before determining custody.
|Code Section||20-107.2, 20-124.1 et seq.|
|Year Uniform Child Custody Act Adopted||1979|
|Joint Custody an Option?||Yes, §§20-124.2(B)|
|Grandparent Visitation Rights Recognized?||Yes, §20-124.1 & §16.1-241|
|Child's Own Wishes Considered?||Yes|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Virginia child custody attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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