Experienced Lawyer Handling Third-Party Custody in Maryland and the District of Columbia
Disputes related to third-party child custody and visitation can be complex and painful to all parties involved, including children. At ZAVOS LAW, experienced domestic relations lawyer Michele Zavos helps to resolve problems related to third-party custody or visitation in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and all of Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
Issues in Third-Party Custody and Visitation Disputes in Washington, D.C.
Attorney Michele Zavos helps parents resolve child custody and visitation issues involving:
- Unfit parents
- Unmarried parents
- Other relatives with a legitimate interest in the child
Each situation is unique and ultimately determined by the facts of the case. Family law attorney Michele Zavos has significant experience with third party custody and visitation cases that focus on:
- How long the child has lived with or been away from a parent or third party.
- The age of the child.
- The strength of the ties between the child and the third party.
- Neglect either by a biological parent or a third party involved in the care of the child.
- Abandonment by a parent.
- Emotional or mental illness in a parent or third party.
- Criminal history of a parent or third party.
As with any child custody or visitation matter, courts use the “best interests of the child” standard as the criterion for determining the outcome of a case, whatever its specific circumstances. Like the courts, Michele Zavos focuses on the best interests of the children involved in third-party custody disputes. Within that framework, Michele develops solutions that work for her clients and their children.
Call a Child Custody and Visitation Attorney in Washington, D.C.
For answers to questions about third party custody and visitation, contact family law attorney Michele Zavos to schedule a consultation. Call 202-369-2516 or fill out her convenient online contact form to get started today.