Chesterfield, VA asked in Child Custody, Constitutional Law and Family Law for Virginia

Q: I made an offer of custody with 5 major points can the responder only act on one? Without accepting all other points

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A: In custody negotiations, if you propose an agreement with multiple points, the other party is not obligated to accept all terms as presented. They may choose to agree to some points while rejecting or wishing to negotiate others. Each point can be independently considered and negotiated. It's common for parties to go back and forth, making counteroffers until a mutually agreeable solution is reached.

It’s advisable to work through legal counsel to ensure that any partial agreements are not misconstrued as acceptance of all terms and that your interests are adequately protected throughout the negotiation process.

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