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What exactly does sole legal custody mean in Virginia if in exchange for dropping child support you received sole custody of your daughter and the father can only visit if you approve?

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Sole custody means you have all the power. You can choose to keep the father out of their life until the children turn 18 if you want to or you can allow visits.
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