Child Custody

Maryland Law Blog

4 Common Mistakes People Make in Child Custody Arrangements

March 18, 2021

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 […]

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How Protective Orders Can Affect Custody Arrangements

February 1, 2021

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 […]

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What to Include in a Prenuptial Agreement

November 19, 2020

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 […]

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What Step-Parents Should Know About Child Custody

September 4, 2020

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 […]

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How Does Custody Work for Unmarried Parents?

August 19, 2020

Families come in all different shapes and sizes. Some include children from previous relationships, some include parents that are divorced or separated, and some include children of unmarried parents. If you have children with someone you are not married to, you might be wondering how child custody works in Maryland. Here’s what you need to […]

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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Child Custody Agreement?

July 24, 2020

Determining custody for your child/children is a big deal. It can shape how they grow up, their relationship with their parents, and even determine their level of safety. You don’t want to leave anything up to chance when it comes to caring for your children, and working with an experienced child custody attorney in Baltimore […]

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The Facts About Child Custody in Maryland

June 11, 2020

Before you file for custody in Maryland, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the different aspects of the child custody process. When you educate yourself on this process and work with the right Baltimore County child custody lawyer, you can get a better understanding of how custody works in Maryland and improve your chance of […]

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MD Judiciary Statement Concerning Child Support

April 7, 2020

Despite the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, Custody and Child Support Orders remain in effect. Below is part of the text of the statement from the MD Judiciary: “Statement from the Maryland Judiciary on MattersConcerning Children & Families: With schools closed and courthouses restricting operations to reduce exposure to COVID-19, custodians who live apart might […]

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COVID-19: Co-Parenting During a Pandemic

March 26, 2020

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has already begun affecting our day-to-day life. Precautions are being taken, social distancing is being encouraged, children are home from school, and business closures mean many Americans are without jobs. Though these drastic changes may be temporary, people all over the country are searching for ways to cope. Co-parenting can be […]

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How to Navigate the Custody Process

February 3, 2020

When you go through a divorce or a breakup and there are children involved, the process can be complicated and emotionally taxing for you and your ex-partner. Understanding how custody agreements commonly work will help you better navigate this process and allow for the best outcome for your child. Step 1: Child Custody Petition At […]

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