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…

In Maryland, a person may be eligible to obtain a Maryland protective order when the petitioner is abused by a spouse or romantic partner. To protect victims from continued harm, Maryland courts have the power to issue a protective order that can last up to one year to protect the petitioner from the perpetrator. While…

Custody disputes between parents can be extremely difficult especially in cases of contentious divorces or separations. To help the court make a custody determination, a Maryland Child Custody Evaluation may be ordered by a Maryland Circuit Court Judge or Magistrate. One or both parents may voluntarily request the assistance of a Maryland Child Custody Evaluator….

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