Dependable Child Custody Lawyer in Newport News, VA
Fair solutions that protect your parental rights
Child custody is often one of the most contentious issues in a Virginia divorce. Too often, parties allow emotions to override reason and get locked in a fight that prolongs the process and drains their finances. Though the Law Offices of Timothy H. Hankins is a staunch advocate for your parental rights, our firm cautions against unreasonably trying to limit your spouse's access to the children. We help you set reasonable goals for parenting time, and guard against allegations designed to make you appear unfit. Our reasoned approach to this aspect of divorce begins the healing process, helps you adjust to co-parenting with your ex-spouse and limits the toll your divorce takes on you and your children.
Strong defense against assaults on your character
One of the cruelest ploys used in divorce proceedings is to accuse the other spouse of behavior that would mark that spouse as an unfit parent. Unfounded allegations of alcoholism, drug use, sexual misconduct and domestic violence can undermine a parent's standing before the court and damage his or her chances of obtaining sole or joint custody. In contentious divorces, you want an attorney with enough experience to represent you capably when the stakes are raised. Timothy H. Hankins has more than 30 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer, arguing court cases that include assault, sexual assault and drug possession. We vigorously defend any allegations that would impact your custody or visitation rights in Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown and throughout eastern Virginia.
Skilled custody and visitation rights attorney creates practical plans
No matter how you currently feel about your spouse, you must concede that your children see him or her differently, and to impose your view upon them would do more harm than good. To limit the impact of your divorce on your kids, you need a custody plan that provides them with stability. A lawyer for family law can advise you based on your unique circumstances, with deference to our years of experience in family court. Timothy H. Hankins helps you negotiate workable settlements of legal and physical custody, sole or joint, as well as visitation. If your ex is incapable of safely supervising your children, we will do everything possible to impress upon the court the need to limit privileges in the best interests of your children.
Consult an able child custody attorney in Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown & the surrounding areas
If you face a tough custody battle in Virginia, Timothy H. Hankins has the experience necessary to protect your parental rights. Call us today at 757-525-9883 or contact our office online to schedule a free consultation.