Baltimore County Child Custody Lawyer: The Dividing Line

Child custody in Maryland

Divorce is rarely an easy matter—even if the split is amicable.  When children are involved, the stress of divorce is multiplied.  Although everyone knows the post-divorce landscape will be different, no one knows what that looks like until experiencing it themselves.

Given the difficult process of divorce for some couples, a knowledgeable divorce attorney is essential.  We have handled family law and divorce matters for years, and we understand lower conflict divorce enables better decision making by parents—for themselves and for their children.

The best custody arrangements are those agreed upon by parents—not ordered by courts. During the divorce process, parents must either agree or submit their case to the court for a decision on the custody of their children.  In Maryland the different types of child custody include the following:

  • Sole legal custody gives one parent authority to make important medical, educational, religious, and residential decisions.  Joint legal custody gives both parents a voice in major decisions on behalf of their children.
  • Physical custody is the authority to provide residential care for a child.  Shared physical custody divides parenting time between both parents.  Shared parenting does not mean equal time and requires a high degree of coordination between divorced parents.

For parents unable to reach a custodial agreement, the court will take into account factors that bear on the best interests of their children in reaching a custody decision.  Divorce is rarely easy—especially on children.  If thinking about divorce, contact our Baltimore divorce lawyers for help keeping conflict low, and your future bright.  Call Huesman, Jones and Miles, LLC today at our Hunt Valley, MD office at (443) 589-0150 to schedule a consultation with one of our reputable Maryland child custody attorneys or contact us online.

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