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Helping You Understand Your Rights

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. We assist grandparents, relatives and other third parties having a substantial interest in a child’s well-being in securing custodial or visitation rights. Our firm 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 we strive 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.

We Will Fight For Your Grandparents’ 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, P.C.

Hottell Family Law Group, P.C., is prepared to handle a wide range of family law concerns with the best possible representation. To schedule a confidential consultation with one of our attorneys in Fairfax, Virginia, email us or call 571-308-2225.