Most parents don't want their children to know that mom and dad are not getting along, but when you are dealing with custody and child support issues, negative feelings and emotions can quickly rise to the surface. It can be hard to put your differences aside when you feel like you are not being treated fairly and someone else isn't holding up their end of the bargain.

The most important thing to remember when dealing with child support and custody arrangements in Virginia is that they exist for the best interests of your children. The court wants to see your children thriving in the proper custody situation and establishes child support orders to help them grow and live in a positive, productive environment.

Determining custody is not like dividing up property in a divorce: Who gets the house and who gets the boat? Your children are human beings with feelings and needs, and it is vital that parents remember that as they make important custody decisions.​