Child Custody and Religion in a Virginia Divorce
Religion may be an important aspect of a child's life, which may be cause for conflict after the parents are no longer raising the child together. In a Virginia divorce, legal custody standards typically apply to who will have the right to be making the important decisions on behalf of the child, including a child's religious upbringing. Regardless of any differences in religious beliefs the parents may have, it is in the best interest of the child that the parents agree to this in advance, and such issues are usually covered within a written agreement (Marital Separation or Settlement Agreement). In the long run, it is best to have all child-related issues agreed upon and settled before the divorce is final.