Carlberg Law Firm http://www.carlberglaw.com Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:50:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 119161727 Covering Child Support for Children with Disabilities in Virginia http://www.carlberglaw.com/blog/covering-child-support-children-disabilities-virginia/ Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:50:40 +0000 http://www.carlberglaw.com/?p=407 In Virginia, both parents, whether married to one another or not, are obligated to support their child, whether disabled or able-bodied. Child support payments are based on the combined incomes of both parents. This structure gives the child the benefit... Read More

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Covering Child Support for Children with Disabilities in Virginia

In Virginia, both parents, whether married to one another or not, are obligated to support their child. Child support payments are based on the combined incomes of both parents.

In Virginia, both parents, whether married to one another or not, are obligated to support their child, whether disabled or able-bodied. Child support payments are based on the combined incomes of both parents. This structure gives the child the benefit of what the parents could have been provided in a united household. Thus, the state holds each parent responsible for covering a certain percentage of the whole child support amount, which must include health and dental care for the child. Childcare costs, too, could be part of the equation.

Calculating Child Support Payments

The guidelines are based on a formula. To use them, you need to know the number of children to support and the incomes of both parents. If you have children with more than one parent, then you need to estimate child support from each parent separately. For example, let’s say you have three children, one with Parent A and two with Parent B. If you’re seeking child support from Parent A, then you count only one child. If you are seeking child support from Parent B, then you count only two children. Consider both parents’ incomes and seek legal help to determine what exactly you should be expecting.

After the Order

Once a child support order is in place, you can ask a court to change it under certain circumstances. The most common reasons are when either parent has a 25% change in gross income. Usually, this happens with the loss of a job or if a child needs to be added or taken off of the order. Some other reasons are if daycare expenses change by 25%, if there are outstanding medical or dental expenses, or if there has been a change in health insurance costs. Also, if you have a shared-custody arrangement and one parent consistently fails to visit or take custody, then that is a good reason to ask for a change in the child support order.

Get Representation from The Carlberg Law Firm Today

Ready to tackle your legal issues head on? The Carlberg Law Firm provides all the experience and knowledge of a larger firm with the personal attention and commitment of a smaller firm. We represent individuals from both the District of Columbia and Virginia, and our attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of family law. Our offices are located in a beautiful 1875 historic building in Old Town Alexandria at 413 North Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Please contact us to set up an appointment at (703) 549 5551 or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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How to Get Started on Estate Planning http://www.carlberglaw.com/blog/get-started-estate-planning/ Fri, 29 Sep 2017 17:16:49 +0000 http://www.carlberglaw.com/?p=404 As the well-known adage goes, there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Not only is it vital that you have a plan in place in the unlikely event of your unexpected death, but you must also implement... Read More

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How to Get Started on Estate Planning

According to the American Bar Association, statistical studies show that 55% of Americans die without a will or any estate planning in place.

As the well-known adage goes, there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Not only is it vital that you have a plan in place in the unlikely event of your unexpected death, but you must also implement your plan and make sure others know about it and understand your wishes. According to the American Bar Association, statistical studies show that 55% of Americans die without a will or any estate planning place. A scary thought indeed. Resist the urge to tempt fate and start planning your estate today so you can rest easy knowing your wishes and loved ones are taken care of in your absence.

Your Estate Planning Checklist

  • To start things out, go through the inside and outside of your home and make an inventory of all items worth significant value. Examples of this include electronics and jewelry.
  • Start adding up your non-physical assets. These include items you own on paper or other entitlements that are predicated on your death. Example Items listed here would include 401k plans, bank accounts, and life insurance policies.
  • Assemble your credit cards and debts list. This list should include everything such as auto loans, existing mortgages, home equity lines of credit, open credit cards with and without balances, and any other debts you might owe.

Importance of a Will

When it comes to estate planning, everyone over the age of 18 should have a will. It is the guide for the distribution of your assets, and it could prevent havoc among your heirs. Wills are inexpensive estate planning documents to draft; most attorneys can help you with this for less than $1,000. If that’s too rich for your blood, there are several excellent will-making software packages available online for home computer use. Make sure that you always sign and date your will before having two witnesses sign it. Then, obtain a notarization on the final draft. Once your will is finalized, signed, witnessed, and notarized, you’ll want to make sure that your estate administrator gets a copy. You should also keep a copy in a safe-deposit box and a safe place at home.

Get Representation from The Carlberg Law Firm Today

Ready to tackle your legal issues head on? The Carlberg Law Firm provides all the experience and knowledge of a larger firm with the personal attention and commitment of a smaller firm. We represent individuals from both the District of Columbia and Virginia, and our attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of family law. Our offices are located in a beautiful 1875 historic building in Old Town Alexandria at 413 North Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Please contact us to set up an appointment at (703) 549 5551 or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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When It Comes to Family Law, Where Do I File? http://www.carlberglaw.com/blog/comes-family-law-file/ Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:48:35 +0000 http://www.carlberglaw.com/?p=393 Family law can be complicated and confusing if you aren’t familiar with the rules. In Virginia, two separate courts, the juvenile and domestic relations (J&DR)  district court and the circuit court, both handle family law cases. Believe it or not,... Read More

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When It Comes to Family Law, Where Do I File?

Family law can be complicated and confusing if you aren’t familiar with the rules.

Family law can be complicated and confusing if you aren’t familiar with the rules. In Virginia, two separate courts, the juvenile and domestic relations (J&DR)  district court and the circuit court, both handle family law cases. Believe it or not,  to make matters even more confusing, the J&DR court specifically hears family law cases relating to custody, visitation, child support, and spousal support. The circuit court can hear all of those same cases and also divorce and equitable distribution cases. Confused yet? Here’s what you need to know about filing family law cases in Virginia.

Family Law Filing: The Basics

Unmarried couples with shared children need to file in the JD&R court for any of their custody, visitation, and child support cases. If couples are divorcing, they may need to file one case in the JD&R court and the other in the circuit court. Sometimes it makes sense to start in the circuit court and go from there, but other times it’s less clear.

The Family Law Court Questions You Need to Ask

When choosing which court you need to file your family law case in, there are many questions that you need to answer:

  • Is the family law case you are filing an initial action? Or, are you trying to modify an existing court order?
  • Are you married? If you are not married, you will automatically file in the J&DR court.
  • Do you have grounds for divorce? If not, you can wait to get them and file in the circuit court or immediately file in the J&DR court.
  • Are you cohabitating with your spouse? If you are currently living together, neither court can give any custody, visitation, child support, or spousal support order to either party.
  • Do you have shared children? If you do have children, and since child support is retroactive to the filing date, the primary physical custodian may want to file as soon as possible in the J&DR court.
  • If spousal support is a concern, you should keep in mind that both courts handle it differently. The J&DR court will treat it as child support and use the state guidelines for the matter. The circuit court is not bound by those same state guidelines so the matter may be decided differently.

Family Law Assistance from The Carlberg Law Firm

The Carlberg Law Firm has been guiding clients through all of life’s difficult situations since 1970. We have a wealth of experience in family law, whether you are seeking pre-marital agreements, working through your will, or seeking a divorce. We serve all of our clients with dignity, dedication, and determination. To hear more about us and what we do, contact us online or give us a call at (703) 549-5551. For more legal tips and to see what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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Tips for Avoiding Co-Parenting Conflicts During Back to School Events http://www.carlberglaw.com/blog/tips-avoiding-co-parenting-conflicts-back-school-events/ Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:54:43 +0000 http://www.carlberglaw.com/?p=385 Co-parenting certainly presents its challenges, and co-parenting conflicts will happen. These can become especially apparent when it comes time to attend school events. You may not be in a place where you feel comfortable seeing your ex, and maybe even... Read More

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Tips for Avoiding Co-Parenting Conflicts During Back to School Events

Co-parenting certainly presents its challenges, and co-parenting conflicts will happen.

Co-parenting certainly presents its challenges, and co-parenting conflicts will happen. These can become especially apparent when it comes time to attend school events. You may not be in a place where you feel comfortable seeing your ex, and maybe even their new partner or spouse, and interacting with them, but at times it will be necessary for your child. Here are some tips to help you manage your emotions during what can be an unpleasant or awkward situation. 

Focus On Your Child, Not Your Ex

Co-parenting is all about working together for the sake of your child. Focus on your child and make sure that they see the pair of you behaving maturely and amicably in support of their sporting event, performance, award ceremony, or whatever it may be. If you cannot get along in public, take steps to avoid each other so you can support your child, rather than embarrass or distract them.

Develop Rules

Divorces are difficult, and if matters are fresh, or the pair of you are not in a place where you can put your emotions entirely aside, that is okay. It is, however, important to recognize this and plan for it so minimal damage is done to your child. It may be a good idea to set ground rules for events you both attend. These can include both of you agreeing to only discuss your child and no aspects of your personal lives. You might also choose to not sit near one another it all. If things are messy, you may want to choose to choose to alternate events whenever possible so you can avoid conflict.

Tire Yourself Out

If you and your ex push each other’s buttons in all of the wrong ways, and they make you stressed and angry, it may be a good idea to tire yourself out before having to see them in public. Get that aggression and anger out in a healthy way. Go for a run or exercise some other way to vent that anger in a healthier way before you see them. You may even be too tired to argue when you interact. However you can avoid co-parenting conflicts, go about it in a mature way.

Get Representation from The Carlberg Law Firm Today

Ready to tackle your legal issues head on? The Carlberg Law Firm provides all the experience and knowledge of a larger firm with the personal attention and commitment of a smaller firm. We represent individuals from both the District of Columbia and Virginia, and our attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of family law.

Our offices are located in a beautiful 1875 historic building in Old Town Alexandria at 413 North Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Please contact us to set up an appointment at (703) 549 5551 or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Designing a Child Custody Plan for the School Year http://www.carlberglaw.com/blog/designing-child-custody-plan-school-year/ Fri, 08 Sep 2017 20:17:45 +0000 http://www.carlberglaw.com/?p=381 As exciting as it can be for children when it’s time to go back to school, it can bring a lot of stress onto the parents. This stress isn’t just from shopping for uniforms and supplies. If you’re divorced or... Read More

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Designing a Child Custody Plan for the School Year

If you’re divorced or separated from your children’s other parent, designing a child custody plan for the new school year may feel like a daunting task.

As exciting as it can be for children when it’s time to go back to school, it can bring a lot of stress onto the parents. This stress isn’t just from shopping for uniforms and supplies. If you’re divorced or separated from your children’s other parent, designing a child custody plan for school may feel like a daunting task. However, as long as you and your ex-partner are communicative with each other and with your child, designing a child custody schedule should be a breeze. It is important to take consider several factors, the primary factor being your child’s school and extracurricular schedule.

Speak with Your Child First

As children get older and make more of their decisions themselves, you may find yourself with even more sports practices and music lessons to fit into your schedule. When designing your custody plan, you’ll have to decide where your child will begin and end their day. Discuss with your ex-partner who lives closer to the school, or has earlier work hours, or a more flexible schedule. If one person’s work schedule is too hectic during the week, you may want to consider weekend custody only. This condition means that one parent will take the children during the week, preparing them for the school day and bringing them home from their activities, as well as helping with homework and making dinner during the evenings, while the other partner takes them on the weekends when their work schedule allows. Whatever you choose, make sure that your child always has supervision available.

Consult with Your Attorney Next

If possible, get your arrangements in writing once you’ve agreed to them. You’ll want to make sure that you’ve considered all of the angles: each parent should get quality play time and quality growth time with the children. No one should be shouldering the entire responsibility of school work – for example, you could decide to stick to an alternate-week schedule, in which the children are at one parent’s house for one week, and the other’s for the next. If this isn’t feasible because of the distance between parents, consider a bi-weekly or the weekend schedule idea mentioned above. Then, bring your plan to your attorney. Be open to suggestions, but make sure the final decision sits well with both partners to minimize friction and resentment.

Get Representation from The Carlberg Law Firm Today

Ready to tackle your legal issues head on? The Carlberg Law Firm provides all the experience and knowledge of a larger firm with the personal attention and commitment of a smaller firm. We represent individuals from both the District of Columbia and Virginia, and our attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of family law.

Our offices are located in a beautiful 1875 historic building in Old Town Alexandria at 413 North Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Please contact us to set up an appointment at (703) 549 5551 or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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What to Think About When Deciding Power of Attorney http://www.carlberglaw.com/blog/think-deciding-power-of-attorney/ Wed, 30 Aug 2017 18:20:04 +0000 http://www.carlberglaw.com/?p=364 Whether you are just starting your adult life or preparing for retirement, you need a designated power of attorney. A power of attorney is a legal designation that you make to allow someone else to act in you place in... Read More

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What to Think About When Deciding Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a legal designation that you make to allow someone else to act in you place in the event of an emergency.

Whether you are just starting your adult life or preparing for retirement, you need a designated power of attorney. A power of attorney is a legal designation that you make to allow someone else to act in you place in the event of an emergency. Your power of attorney can take care of your finances and legal matters. The two most common types of power of attorney are a durable power of attorney and a contingent power of attorney.

Who Should You Designate As Your Power of Attorney?

Most people choose a close relative, like a parent or sibling, and a spouse to represent them as a legal agent. It’s common to designate two different agents in the event that something happens to both of them at the same time. Your power of attorney should live relatively close to you and have a good relationship with you so that they will understand your needs and matters. Some people choose to have their children serve as a power of attorney, but you should consider the age of your children, their responsibility level, their maturity, and the relationships between siblings before doing so. In stressful times, it can be very difficult for siblings to agree.

Ask Yourself Some Questions

You should always ask questions about each potential candidate you have for power of attorney. A great starting place is with the following:

  • What is the relationship between the potential agent and the rest of your family? Are there contentious relationships between some of the family members involved that might come to a head by labeling this agent your power of attorney?
  • Will your child or spouse be able to carry out your wishes if your family or siblings disagree?
  • Will the person be able to hold strong in the face of fierce opposition from other family members or people outside the family?
  • Does this person have good problem solving skills?
  • Will this person act selflessly to execute your wishes instead of their own?
  • How will this person benefit from managing your estate? Are you leaving things to them?

Power of Attorney Assistance from The Carlberg Law Firm

The Carlberg Law Firm has been guiding clients through all of life’s difficult situations since 1970. We have a wealth of experience in family law, whether you are seeking premarital agreements, working through your will, or seeking a divorce. We serve all of our clients with dignity, dedication, and determination. To hear more about us and what we do, contact us online or give us a call at (703) 549-5551. For more legal tips and to see what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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How Parental Alienation Factors into Child Custody Cases http://www.carlberglaw.com/blog/parental-alienation-factors-child-custody-cases/ Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:26:54 +0000 http://www.carlberglaw.com/?p=355 Child custody cases are incredibly stressful for every party involved, and proper preparation can ensure a good result. Courts will decide who gains child custody based on a variety of factors, including the best interests of the child. One of... Read More

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How Parental Alienation Factors into Child Custody Cases

One of the factors that plays into the child custody decision is parental alienation.

Child custody cases are incredibly stressful for every party involved, and proper preparation can ensure a good result. Courts will decide who gains child custody based on a variety of factors, including the best interests of the child. One of the factors that plays into the child custody decision is parental alienation. Parental alienation is whether one parent has “unreasonably denied the other parent access to or visitation with the child,” according to state law. How can this practice affect the outcome of a child custody case?

Parent vs. Parent

Parental alienation frequently comes up in cases where both parents are very upset with one another. If one parent speaks negatively about the other parent in front of the child, including on social media, it can contribute towards parental alienation. It also manifests in cases where one parent goes out of their way to unfairly block access to the child. Many parents involved in child custody battles are surprised to learn that not encouraging a child to contact the other parent can also count as parental alienation. A large factor in being granted shared or sole child custody is whether or not a parent can actively support their child’s relationship with the other parent.

Parental Alienation 101

Parental alienation isn’t just a legal term. The condition was actually first described by a psychiatrist who noticed it in children with parents who were in the process of divorce. Parental alienation arises when a child’s relationship with one parent is damaged or terminated solely or partially as a result of psychological manipulation by the other parent. It can arise in a variety of ways, whether it is a child only hearing negative things about their other parent or a parent encouraging a child to view a missed visit as a slight. Sometimes, parental alienation is the negative consequence of a parent treating their child as an ally in a divorce case, when they should not be involved at all.

Parental Alienation in a Child Custody Case

Custody and visitation rights often hinge on whether or not a parent can encourage a child to have a relationship with both parents. Courts take parental alienation very seriously, so it is important to pay attention to how you speak about your ex-partner in front of your child.

Child Custody Case Guidance from The Carlberg Law Firm

The Carlberg Law Firm has been guiding clients through all of life’s difficult situations since 1970. We have a wealth of experience in family law, whether you are seeking pre-marital agreements, working through your will, or seeking a divorce. We serve all of our clients with dignity, dedication, and determination. To hear more about us and what we do, contact us online or give us a call at (703) 549-5551. For more legal tips and to see what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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What You Should Know About Estate Planning After a Divorce http://www.carlberglaw.com/blog/know-estate-planning-divorce/ Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:00:21 +0000 http://www.carlberglaw.com/?p=346 Working through a divorce is an arduous process full of many major and minor decisions. As a result, many things get lost in the shuffle. Most couples in the process of a divorce completely forget about their estate planning, but... Read More

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What You Should Know About Estate Planning After a Divorce

After a divorce, it’s time to update your estate planning!

Working through a divorce is an arduous process full of many major and minor decisions. As a result, many things get lost in the shuffle. Most couples in the process of a divorce completely forget about their estate planning, but divorce is one of the most important times that an estate plan should be updated. Since your divorce changed your financial situation, planning objectives, and beneficiaries, it’s time to update your estate plan today.

Change Your Beneficiaries

One of the first estate planning changes that you should make is changing the beneficiaries of your life insurance and retirement plan. Many people assume that divorce cancels out estate plans that were created as a couple, but it does not. In the event that something happened to you, your spouse would still be eligible to receive benefits. It is important to change your beneficiary to your children or another trusted person so that money will not end up in the wrong spot.

Add Custody or Guardianship Directives

Do you have minor children? It’s important to include custody or guardianship directives into your estate plans. It is perfectly fine if you have a good relationship with your former partner, but it is still important to note who your preferred guardian would be. These wishes are not legally binding, but they do carry a large amount of weight in court.

Take a Second Look at Your Documents

It’s crucial to look over all of your estate planning documents after a divorce with your lawyer. Things like powers of attorney, revocable trusts, your will, and your living will also need to be updated. Working with a lawyer at Carlberg Law Firm will ensure that the entire process runs smoothly from start to finish. Taking a little bit of time to update your estate plans is an important step in planning for the future of your family. If you don’t take the time out now and something happens to you, your wishes will be the same in court as they were before the divorce.

Get Representation from The Carlberg Law Firm Today

Ready to tackle your legal issues head on? The Carlberg Law Firm provides all the experience and knowledge of a larger firm with the personal attention and commitment of a smaller firm. We represent individuals from both the District of Columbia and Virginia, and our attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of family law.

Our offices are located in a beautiful 1875 historic building in Old Town Alexandria at 413 North Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Please contact us to set up an appointment at (703) 549 5551 or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Benefits of a Living Will http://www.carlberglaw.com/blog/benefits-living-will/ Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:03:09 +0000 http://www.carlberglaw.com/?p=343 What are the benefits of a living will? Living wills are also known as advanced medical directives. This type of will has become more popular of late, especially since more people are considering what will become of them once they... Read More

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The Benefits of a Living Will

Outlining a living will is likely to forestall drawn-out legal cases that can cause conflicts and heartbreak within families.

What are the benefits of a living will? Living wills are also known as advanced medical directives. This type of will has become more popular of late, especially since more people are considering what will become of them once they approach the end of their lives. Age has little bearing on the drafting of a will, although one would expect these wills to be more important for the elderly than for college students. Outlining a living will is likely to forestall drawn-out legal cases that can cause conflicts and heartbreak within families. Here are some critical reasons why you should consider a living will.

Avoiding Unwanted Medical Treatments

The first benefit of a living will is avoiding unwanted medical procedures. For instance, you can state in your living will your preference for an order of “do-not-resuscitate.” With a DNR order in place, you will not be revived if you suffer some medical catastrophe. If it is relevant, you can also request to not having a feeding tube. The grounds for avoiding certain medical treatments could be from religious or moral beliefs. Regardless of why you wish not to receive these treatments, a living will is likely to allow you to retain the authority to make these decisions.

Receiving Desired Medical Treatments

In a living will, you can also declare which medical treatments you will permit. Many procedures or techniques that might save your life also require your consent to be performed. However, when you are unable to make these decisions at the time you need them, a living will is able to arrange your permission long before you need to be able to give it. After all, when a medical emergency happens, you may not be able to speak or otherwise indicate the medical treatments you desire.

Reducing Conflict Amongst Surviving Relatives

Conflict amongst surviving relatives in inevitable after you are gone. Living wills can help prevent such conflict, much as a regular last will and testament can. Your relatives will often disagree over what treatments are best for you. Making these decisions for them means there can be little dispute over your final wishes. Although these choices are difficult to make, making your wishes clear will help guide your family in carrying out your living will. Also, medical treatments and medical care can be astonishingly expensive. A living will is likely able to ensure that your family will be able to afford to care for you during this time.

Ensuring Peace of Mind

Peace of mind involves foreknowledge of what will happen to you and the trust that your doctors will acquiesce to your wishes as well. It is almost impossible to predict when a medical emergency will befall you, especially if you are relatively healthy. By creating a living will, you can guarantee that your doctors will not follow their instincts in caring for you, but will follow your instructions instead.

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Ready to tackle your legal issues head on? The Carlberg Law Firm provides all the experience and knowledge of a larger firm with the personal attention and commitment of a smaller firm. We represent individuals from both the District of Columbia and Virginia, and our attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of family law.

Our offices are located in a beautiful 1875 historic building in Old Town Alexandria at 413 North Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Please contact us to set up an appointment at (703) 549 5551 or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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How Leaving Your Children at Home Alone Can Influence Child Custody Cases http://www.carlberglaw.com/blog/leaving-children-home-alone-can-influence-child-custody-cases/ Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:32:09 +0000 http://www.carlberglaw.com/?p=340 In today’s society, it is not unusual for both parents to be working. The nature of the work can be part-time or full-time, but in both instances it means the parents are responsible for delegating childcare duties. Whatever else is... Read More

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How Leaving Your Children at Home Alone Can Influence Child Custody Cases

How the parents make their decisions, and the effects that those decisions have on the children, are enormous factors in determining the outcomes of cases regarding both child custody and visitation rights.

In today’s society, it is not unusual for both parents to be working. The nature of the work can be part-time or full-time, but in both instances it means the parents are responsible for delegating childcare duties. Whatever else is happening in the parents’ lives, the best interests of the children must be their priority. Because they are both so busy, it is understandable for parents to struggle when they need to ensure their children are looked after. Separation and divorce are painful enough for a family to go through, but what happens when the children are left home alone?

What Virginia State Law Says

At the state level, Virginia law does not dictate an age where it is acceptable to leave your children home alone. Instead, the individual counties set their regulations on this matter. Social workers and members of the community are instrumental in crafting these regulations. However, it should be noted that the county regulations are still legally binding. Legally speaking, the courts will value the child’s welfare above all else. How the parents make their decisions, and the effects that those decisions have on the children, are enormous factors in determining the outcomes of cases regarding both child custody and visitation rights. The maturity level of the child is also considered in these decisions.

Maturity Levels and Child Custody

Age is not the only measure of a child’s maturity level. It is well-known that all children mature differently depending on their own growth and development and what happens in their lives while they are still young. Each county’s regulations for child supervision will differ accordingly. The circumstances of the custody case in question are also examined and weighed when determining a resolution.

Before starting a new job or changing work schedules that could potentially leave the children without a guardian to look after them, all parents should consult with an experienced family lawyer. Custody cases can be just as ugly as any other element of the divorce process; one spouse could seek to work against the other by citing their work schedules as a reason they make an unfit parent. But the parent who holds custody should include the parent without custody in ensuring their children are well cared-for, regardless of the ongoing custody battle between them. It is better to have at least one parent at home than to leave the children to their own devices.

Get Representation from The Carlberg Law Firm Today

Ready to tackle your legal issues head on? The Carlberg Law Firm provides all the experience and knowledge of a larger firm with the personal attention and commitment of a smaller firm. We represent individuals from both the District of Columbia and Virginia, and our attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of family law.

Our offices are located in a beautiful 1875 historic building in Old Town Alexandria at 413 North Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Please contact us to set up an appointment at (703) 549 5551 or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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