The Court’s sole focus is to determine what is in the best interests of the child. The Court begins its analysis with a presumption that a child’s best interests lie with joint custody by both parents. Ms. Goldenberg can help you evaluate whether the specific facts in your case are likely to influence the judge to consider sole custody. Whether she is representing the husband or the wife, the litigation and resolution of child custody cases is the primary focus of her litigation practice.
Child support is basically determined by guidelines in Virginia which take into account the mother’s and father’s earning potential and then factors in daycare and medical costs. The attorney’s role is to ascertain the other party’s earning potential and convince the court why the circumstances of a particular case justify a deviation from the guidelines. Spousal support is similar.