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Child Custody and Unilateral Moves Out of State

In a recent case before the Court of Special Appeals, the Court addressed child custody issues when one parent makes the unilateral decision to move out of state with the child.  This case, the mother made frequent visits to her family out of state.  On the...

Child Custody Rights and De Facto Parents

In a case decided August of 2020, the Court of Special Appeals addressed the issue of de facto parents in a child custody case.  This was a case of first impression in Maryland.  The issue was whether one parent could foster a parent-like relationship of a...

Maryland Child Custody Guidelines

With regards to Maryland Child Custody Guidelines, one of the most common questions in child custody cases are how does the Court make its determinations. In Maryland, there are two sets of established, non-exclusive criteria that the Court should examine of purposes...