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Mental Health Records in Custody Cases

The Maryland Court of Appeals addressed mental health records in custody cases in 2000 in Laznovsky v. Laznovsky.  In that case, the Court of Appeals found that the psychiatrist/psychologist-patient privilege was not waived by virtue of seeking sole legal custody...

A History of Substance Abuse Can Be Overcome in Custody Cases

In a June unreported opinion, the Court upheld a ruling that involved a history of alcoholism.  This is a hot-button issue that comes up more often than it should.  One side of this issue typically tries to oversell the substance abuse issue, and the other...