Divorce, Child Custody & Property Rights
If you are getting divorced or working through any other family law matter, you don’t have to go it alone. P. Scott DeBriun can help you navigate the tricky elements of all aspects of family law in Central Virginia.
Our firm is experienced in legal representation for all family law matters including:
- Property division
- Fathers’ rights
- Child custody
- Child support, including changes in circumstance and demands for back support
- Marital agreements
- Child visitation and support
- Grandparents’ rights
In the Best Interests of the Children
You love your children and you want to do what is best, but dealing with the courts and your children’s other parent can be emotionally difficult. Child custody and visitation can be contentious, and you want experienced legal guidance to help you truly meet that best interests standard.
P. Scott De Bruin can help. Our lawyer has practiced family law in Lynchburg since 1987, and he understands the concerns and fears of parents when it comes to custody arrangements and visitation rights. He can explain how the law is applied in cases like yours and the types of arguments you need to make to achieve that best interests standard.
Will you have shared or sole custody? The trend is clearly for joint or shared custody, but such a plan can be complex, especially for young children. Because every custody situation is different, there is no “one-size-fits-all” parenting plan. You want an attorney like P. Scott De Bruin to help you work through the options and negotiations necessary to create a parenting plan and visitation schedule that work for your children.
Abuse and neglect cases involving Virginia Department of Social Services (DSS) can be overwhelming for the parents. Our attorney represents parents in these cases and can help you work to keep your children. Anyone being investigated by DSS should contact an attorney before speaking with the social workers from the agency.