Custody & Visitation for Grandparents & Third Parties

Hottell Family Law Group, P.C. - Family Law Attorneys in Fairfax, VA

Hottell Family Law Group, P.C., understands that each family is unique and that it is not always in a child's best interest to live with his or her parents. Hottell Family Law Group assists grandparents, relatives, and other third parties having a substantial interest in a child's well-being, in securing custodial or visitation rights. Hottell Family Law Group is dedicated to helping clients throughout Northern Virginia to find solutions in the age of the modern family.

Ultimately, the goal in any child custody case is to do what is in the best interests of the child. This is the standard to which Virginia courts adhere and is the result Hottell Family Law Group strives to obtain in every child custody and visitation case we handle. Virginia courts have the power to protect the rights of extended family members to have a relationship with a child or children even if it may go against the wishes of a parent.

Hottell Family Law Group founder Dennis Hottell has lectured on the issue of grandparents' and third parties' rights to audiences throughout Northern Virginia, including other family law attorneys.

Hottell Family Law Group Will Fight for Your Grandparent and Third-Party Custody Rights

Grandparent and third-party custody and visitation are important considerations for many Virginia families. With more than half of marriages ending in divorce, grandparents and other family members can serve as a stabilizing force at a time of family instability. The number of grandparents and third parties who provide child care, house sharing, and financial and moral support to these children has grown dramatically in recent years.

Virginia has a statute that provides for grandparent and third-party custody and visitation of children. The statute does not give a grandparent and third parties the right to visitation with a child, but rather the right to pursue visitation through the courts. The statute's primary concern is to protect the best interests of the children involved in any custody and visitation battle. Our attorneys have unique and extensive experience handling these cases and helping our clients maintain or re-establish a role in these children's lives.

Contact Hottell Family Law Group

To schedule a confidential consultation with a Hottell Family Law Group attorney in Fairfax, Virginia email Hottell Family Law Group or call 571-308-2225.

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