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How to improve relationship with children during visitation

A child custody case does not have to be the downfall of your relationship with your children, no matter the outcome. Even if you have reduced visitation rights you can still improve your relationship with your children during those visits. Here are some tips to make that happen in Maryland.

Sometimes evenly sharing custody is best for everyone

If you and your children's other parent divorce or split up, your initial instinct may be to fight for every inch of custody privileges you can. However, this may not be the best thing for you or your children in the long run. Once the survival instincts fade and the crisis levels out, many parents find that evenly sharing parenting duties and privileges ultimately creates a healthier, more well-rounded life for everyone in the family.

Common child custody mistakes made by single parents

It's never easy raising child alone. It can be even more difficult when a single parent has to head to court to fight a child custody battle he or she thought would never come. Mistakes can happen during the process and may hurt the outcome you were hoping for in the custody fight.

How do I make joint custody work?

Joint child custody is sticky situation for millions of families across the country. Many parents, even those who naturally get along, might have trouble handling a joint custody arrangement. If this is the case, there are steps to take to make the situation as easy going as possible. So, how do I make joint custody work?

Should your children have a say during your divorce?

Divorce doesn't just impact you and your spouse. Your children's lives are changing as well. Should they be able to tell you what they want as you figure out a parenting plan and get a child custody agreement in place, or should you just do what you think is best for them? 

Same-sex custody case lawsuit allowed to proceed

A same-sex custody case lawsuit is allowed to proceed after a U.S. District Court judge in Vermont issued a ruling this week. The lawsuit was filed by a woman whose former civil union partner left the country with the couple's child instead of sharing custody. The judge ruled the lawsuit could proceed because one of the defendants is set to be sentenced in a separate criminal case.

How to solve a child custody dispute in Maryland

Child custody issues crop up all the time in Maryland and not many parents know how to solve them. These issues can sometimes be solved easily, but there are times when others need to get involved. The many of child custody issues in Maryland are solved before they reach the court level due to the options explained below.

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