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Important child custody points in Maryland

Child custody laws take just about every aspect of a child's life into account. In Maryland, the court issues an order that outlines who is going to have the child living with them and who can make which decisions for the children. You should understand some basic points if you're going through a custody case in Maryland.

Remember your child's rights during child custody

A child whose parents are going through a divorce might feel as though their entire world is changing. In a way, this is accurate. As their parent, you can take steps to reassure them that they still have two parents who love them and that they can still have a good childhood. There are several ways that you can do this, and they all have to do with making sure your child's rights are being respected.

Weighing the impacts of divorce on children

Parents who are in the midst of a divorce have to think about their children. There are many impacts that parents divorcing can have on them, but staying together just for their sake might also have some negative effects. Once you decide that divorce is inevitable, you have to determine what you're going to do to help them meet the challenges.

Don't make common mistakes that some newly single parents make

Child custody matters are one of the most challenging things that adults who divorce will have to work through. It is easy to make decisions about yourself but when you have to think about what the other parent will think about specific matters, things can be much more complex.

Don't allow your kids to play you against your ex

Children who are going through a divorce will often try to find ways to push the limits. This might include trying to play one parent against the other, so both adults must take steps to ensure this doesn't happen. Knowing some of the more common red flags that come with this situation might help you to avoid issues before they start.

Help your only child through your divorce

An only child spends a lot of time with their parents. If those parents divorce, the child might face some challenges that aren't present with those who have siblings. One of the most important things to remember when an only child is experiencing this is that the bond they form with their parents is critical. They will likely need open access to both parents so they can keep up with the need to feel close.

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