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What to expect at your relocation hearing

Last week, we discussed in broad terms what happens when one member of a divorced couple decides to move away and the couple has minor children in common. This week, we’ll delve into what happens in the event that the non-relocating ex-spouse does not agree to the relocation request: a court relocation hearing.

Will Maryland eliminate parental rights for rapists?

The Maryland Senate is poised to pass some landmark legislation early next year—which many say is long overdue. The proposed bill has failed nine times before, but this time, members of the General Assembly are optimistic that the bill has built up sufficient support to pass. The subject of the bill: paternal rights for rapists.

Ways to prepare for a custody evaluation

If you are embroiled in a custody dispute with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, or the other parent of your child, the prospect of dealing with a custody evaluator probably is not welcoming. Custody evaluators are essentially investigators appointed by court or mutually agreed upon by the parties to review a number of aspects of the child’s life and issue a recommendation to the court regarding legal custody, physical custody and parenting time.

Resolving parenting time disputes, revisited

Halloween will be here sooner than you think. If you have become numb from seeing Halloween decorations and costumes since Labor Day, chances are that your children have not. Nevertheless annual night of haunts and delights should be a night to remember for your kids, but it may not be remembered for the right reasons if you and your ex cannot decide on who will take them trick-or-treating.

Co-parent easily during the school year by utilizing these tips

The arrival of autumn and the change in seasons signals a few things. Beyond the change of colors in the leaves and the much anticipated arrival of the pumpkin spice latte, it means back to school for kids. While kids are abuzz with the change in seasons, it can be tough to handle the switch between summer schedules and fall schedules with your child's other parent in a child custody arrangement. Handle the transition smoothly by utilizing these co-parenting tips.

Seeking relocation may be in the best interests of child

It is entirely possible for two parents to love their child but not necessarily be in love with each other. Families have a lot of different dynamics these days, and in order for child-rearing to go smoothly, a child custody arrangement need be in place to ensure everyone knows what to expect. What about when a parent with physical custody thinking about relocation? Relocating a child in a child custody arrangement may be in their best interest.

Issues facing unmarried couples and child custody

Often a person may associate child custody issues with those who are going through a divorce, but that is not always the case. Around 40 percent of babies born today are born to unwed mothers. It's not surprising that there are many custody issues for these families in the Bowie area.

Parenting agreement advisable for child custody arrangement

When married parents in Maryland make the decision to divorce, or if unmarried parents break up, it can be difficult to discern how to raise their child in separate households. While it may be difficult it isn't impossible. There are certain tools at parents' disposal to help with raising a happy, healthy child in separate households. One such tool is a parenting agreement.

Determining the 'best interests of the child' in Maryland

No matter how much acrimony and ill-will two parents going through a divorce may have between them, as parents it is their job to protect their child and give their child the love, stability and support they need during what is a difficult time. For these reasons, in Maryland any child custody and visitation orders must meet the standard of the "best interests of the child."

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