Child Custody in West Virginia

Determining Child Custody

The word “Custody”, as in Child Custody, has become politically incorrect in West Virginia and has been replaced with “Shared Parenting”. In the past one parent had custody and all legal decision-making authority for a child. The other parent had visitation and minimal rights. Under the current scheme, both parents generally have shared decision-making authority and must[…]

Child Custody during Christmas

Christmas Custody Schedules in Divorce

How do divorcing parents handle the issue of Christmas and other holiday periods in custody disputes? What kind of schedules do West Virginia Family Courts order in Child Custody Cases?  In a perfect world, every child would have the benefit of waking up to two loving parents every Christmas morning. The sad reality is that[…]

Avoiding Co-Parenting Conflict

Avoiding Co-Parenting Conflict after Divorce

Divorced and separated parents frequently struggle with issues around communication with each other. Your child’s other parent is often the only other person who is interested in all the details of your child’s life. Though these communications were often handled casually when you were together, the interactions change after the relationship ends. Some parents complain[…]