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Can a Parent Lose their Rights to Child Custody & Visitation in Maryland?

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Under Maryland law, a parent has certain child custody and visitation rights. Even if a formerly married couple completes a divorce or annulment, both parents will usually have custody or visitation rights. That being said, extraordinary circumstances can result in a parent losing their rights to child custody and visitation. For example, if a… Read More »

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Maryland Rights for Natural Parents of Minor Children

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Under Maryland law, the natural parents of a minor child have certain rights and duties, such as child custody and care. In most cases, these rights and duties expire once the child reaches adulthood. At that point, the child is not a minor and responsible for their self-sufficiency. But so long as the child… Read More »

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Key Provisions of Custody Agreements in Maryland

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During the process of a divorce, one of the most important considerations centers on the issue of child custody. Even after the completion of a divorce, both parents retain a duty to care for the best interests of their shared children. In order to streamline this process, the divorced parents can enter into a… Read More »

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Paternity in Maryland Child Support Cases

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Child support is an important issue for divorced or unmarried parents with children in common. But under Maryland law, it is not possible to award child support payments or other obligations without determining paternity beforehand. As a result, the issue of paternity is absolutely vital in matters of child support. In order to gain… Read More »

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6 Variations of Child Custody Arrangements in Maryland

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Child custody is an important consideration for unmarried parents and divorced couples. If either parent can obtain sole custody, then they have the power to control most aspects of their children’s lives. To understand the boundaries of this legal issue, the following sections will explore six concepts involved in child custody arrangements in Maryland…. Read More »

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Four Types of Child Visitation Schedules in Maryland

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If a divorced couple has minor children in Maryland, then the parents must establish a child visitation schedule. These schedules help break down the specifics of child support, ensuring that both parents play a role in their children’s lives. In many cases, the parents are able to work together and isolate a mutually agreeable… Read More »

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Emergency Child Custody Orders in Maryland

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Whatever the individual circumstances of a child custody dispute, Maryland law prioritizes the best interests of the child or children involved. When there is an emergency or other dangerous situation which presents a threat to a child, then the Maryland courts have the power to intervene to protect the child or children involved when… Read More »

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Explaining Child Custody in Maryland

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Today we will examine a vital aspect of family law in Maryland – child custody. There are seven different types of child custody in Maryland. We will explore state-specific considerations for each type of custody in the following sections. What is Legal Custody in Maryland? Legal custody refers to the power to make decisions… Read More »

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