Skip to main content

What happens if parent does not show up for custody hearing?

Virginia |

I have physical custody of the children yet there is no custody order. What happens if the other parent fails to show up for the custody hearing? I am going for full custody, both physical and legal.

Attorney Answers 1


  1. The other party has the right to notice of the custody hearing. It is their choice whether or not they choose to appear. The hearing can take place without them.

Child custody topics

Top tips from attorneys

What others are asking

Can't find what you're looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer

Browse all legal topics