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Child Custody

Maryland family lawyers share their blog on various family law and divorce matters including child custody.

Child Custody and Substance Abuse

Primarily, family courts in Maryland consider the best interests of the child when establishing custody arrangements. To ensure that the arrangements are in the child’s best interest, courts consider several factors such as the health of each parent and their ability to care for the child. Substance abuse may affect a parent’s chances of gaining […]

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Can My Ex Take My Kids Overseas?

Child custody agreements for divorced parents are often complex and laden with many restrictions. The situation can become very complicated when a parent wishes to take their child out of the country for any period of time. Custodial parents, non-custodial parents, parents with shared custody, and those with partial custody will need to plan ahead […]

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Who Pays for Summer Camp?

For many children, summer means attending sports clinics, drama camps, and other specialty programs during the day. When the school year ends, families with school-aged children often use summer camp as an alternative to traditional childcare. In cases of divorce or unmarried parents, determining which parent will pay for these activities is an important concern. […]

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Unique Child Visitation Schedules

The alternating weekend visitation schedule is a time-honored tradition. Many courts still give this standard schedule to parents who are unable to agree on a more suitable visitation schedule, though shared custody is becoming more and more popular. However, courts will typically accept visitation schedules created by parents if they are in the best interests […]

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Interstate Child Custody

Parenting is considered an obligation on both parents for the purpose of protecting and advancing the wellbeing of their children. When children are involved, divorce decrees will usually include a parenting plan that details the conduct and responsibilities of parents. This includes details regarding custody and visitation. There is no guarantee that the parents will […]

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