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VA Family Court and Custody The Doctor 2 kids; Boulder, CO, United States 60774 posts
Jan 7th '13

For a friend...



What is the process like in VA once you file for custody?



Does VA favor one or the other parent, or does it try to keep both biological parents involved (unless one is proven to be unfit, of course)?

Mommy&Stinkbug Due September 23; 1 child; Fredericksburg, Virginia 6284 posts
Jan 7th '13
Quoting The Doctor:" For a friend... What is the process like in VA once you file for custody? Does VA favor one or the ... [snip!] ... one or the other parent, or does it try to keep both biological parents involved (unless one is proven to be unfit, of course)?"

well my situation was a little different because BD lives in oregon
but i showed up to court and even with PLENTY of forewarning and a summons he didnt so i was granted custody immediately
however generally they will try to keep both parents involved unless one parent is deemed unfit
usually a guardian adlitem will come in and make sure the kids environment is safe and secure and depending on whether the parents are battling for custody or can make a mutual agreement it will really be an easy quick process.