Maryland law presumes that the husband of the mother is the child’s father because the mother is married at the time of the child’s conception or birth. Problems can arise, however, when the mother is married and someone claims paternity of her child and that person is not her husband. Although the situation between the parties…

Child custody and visitation cases in Montgomery County, Maryland and Prince George’s County, Maryland, can be challenging. Custody cases are especially challenging when protecting the custody rights of active duty military parents as the rights may differ for each servicemember. Maryland child custody rights for active duty military parents have special considerations which should be discussed…

Drug or alcohol treatment in Maryland custody cases can be a sensitive issue. Oftentimes, a parent’s successful completion of alcohol treatment, may impact a judge’s decision to grant or modify legal or physical custody. For those parents who have had alcohol or drug treatment in the past, it is normal to be concerned that your past…

Maryland law does not favor the mother over the father and assumes that both parents are fit custodians of their child. In all family law cases involving minors, the goal of the court is to find a long term arrangement that will be in the best interest of the child. Unfortunately, in some circumstances while the court…

A Maryland single parent faces many concerns and obstacles, but co-parenting with an argumentative or absentee mother or father can be an ongoing strain on both a Maryland single parent and their child. By following simple single parent dos and don’ts, you can improve your relationship with your co-parent, provide a stable environment for your…

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