Dealing with an Ex that Doesn’t Follow the Agreement

Co-parenting with an ex is not always easy, but it’s certainly more difficult when your ex refuses to comply with a custody agreement. A custody agreement is a legally binding agreement that must be followed by both parties. If one spouse doesn’t comply, it’s up to the other to decide the appropriate next steps. Here […]

Grandparents’ Rights in Child Custody

Grandparents play a vital role in the upbringing of children. Their love and nurturing spirit benefit not only the child but also themselves. Unfortunately, sometimes grandparents can be caught in limbo when it comes to child custody. Do they have child custody rights to their grandchild? How can they go about getting custody of their […]

5 Considerations for Child Custody

When parents decide to divorce or separate in the state of Maryland, there is an urgent need to determine how they will share custody of their children. If they can’t determine custody on their own, they will need to enlist the help of a judge. The judge will decide on child custody based on a […]

Custody Laws in Maryland

All co-parents need to be familiar with the laws that surround child custody. Although there are federal custody laws that you’ll have to abide by, Maryland also has a set of unique custody laws that you will need to follow. Check out some of these Maryland-specific child custody laws     Types of Child Custody […]

What Are Good Reasons to Get Primary Physical and Sole Legal Custody?

You’re ready to separate from your spouse or partner, but don’t think co-parenting is the best option for your child. That’s why you want to request primary physical and sole legal custody of your child. If you have sole custody, your child will live with you full time, subject to the other parent’s possible visitation […]

Why Summer is the Best Time to Modify Parenting Agreements

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Summertime for kids is the best time of the year. There’s no school, and they get to do plenty of fun summer activities. Although this is a fun time for kids, it can pose a difficult time for parents. With no school and more time spent at home, it can be difficult to allocate time […]

How Shared Calendars Can Make Co-Parenting Communication Simpler

Co-parenting can be hard, but shared calendars make it a little easier. When a relationship goes south, kids are often stuck in the middle. Shared calendars make it easy for parents to communicate with each other and create a healthy co-parenting environment. There are plenty of shared calendar websites and applications to choose from. Here […]

Do De facto Parents Have Child Custody Rights?

Nowadays, families are complex and come in a lot of different forms. You may have developed a loving, parent-child relationship with a child who is not biologically yours. The term “de facto parent” reflects the complexities of families and gives these parents certain rights to a child. If you want to learn more about the […]

4 Common Mistakes People Make in Child Custody Arrangements

When you and your spouse or partner break up, it leaves children in an awkward position. Child custody arrangements are created to set children up for success and to help parents navigate co-parenting amicably. When a judge is deciding on a custody arrangement, one wrong move can affect the outcome. Here are four common mistakes […]

How Protective Orders Can Affect Custody Arrangements

Protective Orders are a common tool of legal enforcement in domestic cases. They protect spouses against one another when one party has been violent towards the other. Although protective orders provide legal protection for a spouse, they can cause confusion when it comes to child custody. Keep reading to discover all of the ways a […]

What to Include in a Prenuptial Agreement

While prenuptial agreements aren’t the most romantic thing to do before getting married, making one can provide personal and peace of mind for soon-to-be-married couples. Nobody ever thinks they’ll end up getting divorced, but in case you do, prenuptial agreements can make the divorce process easier for every party involved. Take a look at what […]

What Step-Parents Should Know About Child Custody

Approximately 40 percent of families in the United States are blended ones. That means that there are approximately 40 million families who are trying to navigate co-parenting and the rolls the step-parent should play in their stepchildren’s life. As a step-parent, you don’t automatically have legal parental responsibility for your step-child, but there are ways […]