The practical and personal challenges of raising a child in two households require care, patience, and a focus on the child's needs and well-being. At Harrison & Johnston, we work with parents to craft child custody, visitation, and support arrangements that are fair, positive, and workable for parents and children alike.
Always Focused On Your Rights and Your Child’s Best Interests
For all parents, the time spent with their children is precious and irreplaceable. For divorced parents, every moment becomes even more so. Parents raising children while living two separate lives face many issues they did not have to confront while married. These include determining where the child will live and go to school, who gets to make important decisions about the child’s upbringing, how much time the child will spend with each parent and when, and their respective contributions to the child’s financial support.
The child custody, visitation, and support attorneys at Harrison & Johnston understand how much every parent wants to protect and provide for their children. During a divorce and thereafter, most parents also want to keep their children out of the arguments and problems which led to the end of their marriage as much as possible.
That is why our objective is to integrate those two objectives to reach solutions to child custody, visitation, and support matters that minimize conflict, facilitate amicable and fair resolutions, and allow our clients and their children to move forward with clarity and security.
Fair and Workable Custody, Visitation, and Support Arrangements That Facilitate Cooperation and Minimize Conflict
We work to craft custody agreements that focus not only on the child’s best interests, but also on maintaining positive relationships between the parents and the child as well as between the parents themselves. We develop parenting plans and visitation arrangements designed to facilitate cooperation, accommodate flexibility, and provide clarity. We strive to ensure that each parent contributes to the costs and obligations involved in raising a child in a way that comports with both their resources and obligations under Virginia law.
During divorce proceedings and the years that follow, Harrison & Johnston works tirelessly to ensure that our clients’ children have the support and arrangements to live in an environment that will allow them to grow and thrive and facilitate the strengthening of bonds between parent and child.