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Legal Services

to Ensure Your Parental Rights & Your Child’s Welfare

When it comes to the welfare of your children, the law firm of Lusk & Bradford understands the importance of putting them first. Your rights as a parent are important to us, and we have the knowledge and experience necessary to represent you during a custody or visitation case. Whether you need to sue for full custody, bring up a violation of visitation schedules, or simply need a mediator to help you come to an agreement, our staff in Beckley, WV, can help you. Contact us today if you are in need of superior legal services to ensure your parental rights and the welfare of your child or children.

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Determining the Best Interest

of the Child in West Virginia

Child custody and visitation laws in West Virginia are similar to other states in the country in that the best interest of the minor child in question is always the most important aspect of the case. West Virginia courts use a few different grounds to determine what decision would be in the best interest of the child:

Stability of Child's Life
The Child's Emotional & Physical Well-Being
Routine Contact Between the Child & Both Parents

Parental Agreements & Modification

of Custody in West Virginia

In the state of West Virginia, the goal for child custody cases is for parents to come to an agreement on how to raise their child or children. A written parenting agreement is required by the court, and if it is not accepted by either parent or by the court, a new agreement must be drafted. If, however, an agreement has been reached and set in place, there are circumstances that may call for the modification of custody agreements in the future. These include:

- The Agreement is Harmful to the Child
- Loss of Employment/Income
- A Parent's Remarriage or new Cohabitation
- Reasonable Caretaking Arrangement Choices
(Day Care, Schools, After-School Care, ETC.)


Serving Families

in Southern West Virginia

Conveniently located in Beckley, WV, the law firm of Lusk & Bradford avidly serves the legal needs of families all through southern West Virginia. Whether you reside in Raleigh County, Summers County, Nicholas County, or any of the surrounding regions, we will provide you with the legal servies you need. We proudly serve many clients throughout the area, including those from: