What if there is no custody agreement?
If there is no order or agreement in place, then married parents have \u201cjoint custody\u201d. That means that they make the decisions about the children together and that they are both entitled to spend time with the children. The other parent has \u201caccess\u201d, which means that they spend time with the children.
How much does it cost to file for custody in Alabama?
A fee of $25 is generally required for filing either a custody or visitation petition in court.
What does full custody mean in Alabama?
Sole legal custody is when just one parent makes all the decisions about the child, including religion, health, extracurricular activities, and education. Sole physical custody means one parent has physical custody of the children, and the other parent sees the children by visitation.
What is emergency custody?
An emergency custody hearing is held between the child’s parents to discuss significant child custody issues that might otherwise pose a risk to the child. In these cases, judges will hold it almost immediately to determine what outcome should be taken with regard to the best interests of the child.
How do I file for custody in Virginia Beach?
Verify that you meet the residency laws for Virginia custody cases. Contact the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court in your county and make an appointment to obtain custody forms. Prepare a custody petition emphasizing the factors that Virginia uses to determine what is in the best interests of the child.Weitere Einträge…•