There is no requirement that you have an attorney, but it is not advisable. Child visitation cases can involve complex issues, and there are many factors that a judge considers when determining the best interest of the child. Many attorneys offer free consultations. You should at least speak with one about your case prior to going to court.
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If you meet income requirements you may be able to qualify for legal services free of charge from the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, which provides pro bono attorneys for those who cannot afford representation. Link is below.
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