In trying to determine a visitation arrangement that meets a non-custodial parent's need to spend time with his or her children and, at the same time, satisfies the requirement of being in the children's best interests, a myriad of factors came into play. How old are the children? Are they attending school? Are they involved in extra-curricular activities? Do you have "teenager issues" to consider? Are there geographical and travel issues involved? What are your own work and time constraints?
In many areas of this country, divorce attorneys are "a dime a dozen." Indeed, there are several hundred divorce attorneys in Northern Virginia alone. As expected, some of these attorneys are more experienced than others. Some are more comfortable litigating the matter in court, while others prefer to focus on an amicable settlement of the case. Some attorneys prioritize communication with their clients, while others become "incommunicado" for long stretches of time. Some present a calming and sensitive demeanor towards their clients' difficulties, yet others can be cold, gruff and, seemingly, disinterested in their clients' needs.