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Child Custody

A Compassionate Tazewell Child Custody Attorney Helps Keep Your Children with You

Tenaciously defending your parental rights

Divorce is hard on the entire family, but it’s especially tough on children, who might have fears about their own futures. At Altizer, McGraw and French PLLC, our attorneys minimize your stress by securing child custody arrangements that work best for the children and for you. We have more than 75 combined years of legal experience in giving parents and children a bright future together by taking a friendly, understanding approach to your divorce. We personalize our service to fit your needs and ensure a positive result for your entire family.

A Tazewell child custody lawyer advocates for the needs of your children

Child custody hearings are often the most emotional aspects of divorce proceedings because both spouses are typically desperate to retain custody of the children. Therefore, you need a Tazewell child support attorney to ensure you remain in good standing with the judge who decides your custody arrangement.

Various factors affect which parent receives primary custody of the children. These factors include:

  • The child’s wishes. Depending on the age of the children, they may be allowed some input about the custody arrangement.
  • The incomes and abilities of the spouses. The judge must be able to assess your parenting ability. Your income, your mental and physical state, and your lifestyle all contribute to how the judge views you as a candidate for primary custody.
  • The child’s needs. If the child has particular medical, emotional or educational needs, the judge is more likely to place him or her with the parent who can best fulfill those needs.
  • The child’s life situation. When possible, judges prefer to keep children in their same neighborhood and school so that they do not have to deal with unnecessary turbulence in other areas of their lives.

Our attorneys analyze how all of these factors affect you and then craft personalized arguments on your behalf to present to the judge. Our goal is to secure you full or primary custody of your children.

Work with our Tazewell child custody attorneys today

When you are in danger of losing your children during a divorce, call the helpful attorneys of Altizer, McGraw and French PLLC at 877-695-0258 or contact us online. We offer consultations during regular office hours, and on weekends or evenings by appointment. You can find us one block east of the Tazewell County Courthouse, in the historic Greever Hardware building between The Well Coffee Shop and the National Bank.

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  • Tazewell Office
    164 Main Street
    Tazewell, Virginia 24651
    Phone: 276-988-7979
    Fax: 276-988-6707