Ms. Zimmerman is an Associate with Nichols Zauzig Sandler and concentrates on family... more
Ms. Zimmerman is an Associate with Nichols Zauzig Sandler and concentrates on family law. Prior to joining the firm, she completed a one-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Richard B. Potter in the 31st Judicial Circuit, Prince William County Circuit Court. This unique opportunity to work alongside a judge and see firsthand the reasoning behind judicial decisions provided Ms. Zimmerman w... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.