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Category: Child Custody

What Happens When Our Kids Graduate? Navigating Post-Divorce Support May 22nd, 2024

Divorce is a life-altering event that affects not only the couple but also their children. A divorce decree, whether after a trial or a settlement between the parties will include provisions for custody and support of the children, but parents often wonder about their responsibilities once the kids reach adulthood and graduate from high school. …


Supervised Visitation in Maryland March 25th, 2024

When family strife is out of control, children often get caught in the middle, which can be highly traumatic. Ensuring the safety and well-being of children should always be a priority, but sometimes, the parents can’t provide this without help. For families navigating through separation or divorce, maintaining a healthy relationship between the child and …


Vacation Schedules For Divorced Parents February 28th, 2024

Every parent has to plan their lives around the many vacations of their children. Whether it’s childcare, celebrations, or travel, planning for these times can present a real challenge. When a couple split up, the calculations can get even more complicated, especially when the parents are no longer getting along. The well-being of the children …


Can I Move My Child Out of State? September 18th, 2023

When the need or opportunity arises, adults can find themselves moving to another state. This is particularly likely in Maryland, which borders four other states and the District of Columbia. This decision can be more complicated if there are children in the mix, particularly if there is shared custody with another parent. Maryland has very …


Will Marijuana Legalization Affect Child Custody in Maryland? July 19th, 2023

As of July 1, 2023, marijuana has been legalized for recreational use in Maryland, so parents may question whether this will impact a custody case. Unfortunately, the answer is not as clear as the change in state criminal law. As with many factors that a judge looks at to decide custodial rights in Maryland, legal …


Managing Back to School Challenges August 29th, 2022

When a family is split by divorce, any life transition presents potential pitfalls, and starting a new school year is no different. The kids may be enrolling in a new school, trying out a new after-school activity, or simply need to submit documentation like permission slips or immunization records. For example, in Montgomery County Maryland, …


National Parents’ Day July 20th, 2022

In 1994, the US Congress passed a law declaring the fourth Sunday of July to be National Parents’ Day – a day to celebrate this role in the lives of children, young and old. The day is intended to recognize outstanding parents who act as role models and to promote responsible parenting. When the relationship …


Child Support When the Situation Has Changed June 22nd, 2022

Whether it’s a divorce or a dispute between unmarried parents, child support is one of the most critical ways that Maryland Family Courts have the power to ensure children get the care they need. It is one of those terms that gets used a lot, but not everyone understands the basics of child support. Some …


Child Support Laws for Maryland Parents March 24th, 2022

Parents in Maryland are financially responsible for their children until they reach the reach the age of majority, which is 18 or if they are 18 and still in high school, until graduation. Both parents are expected to contribute to  their children’s health, education, and maintenance.  These responsibilities exist whether the parents are married to …


Child Custody and Visitation in Maryland February 24th, 2022

When it comes to family law in Maryland, few issues are more sensitive and potentially controversial than child custody. Loving, caring for, and supporting children is rewarding, demanding and highly personal, so when parents disagree, it’s a recipe for a major battle. The Circuit Courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia as well as …


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