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What Rights Do Unmarried Parents Have to Custody and Visitation?

When a child is born to unmarried parents, only the mother is designated a legal parent automatically.  Until the child’s biological father establishes paternity, he has no legal rights to visitation, shared custody, or the opportunity to make decisions about…

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What Is the “Child’s Best Interest” Standard in Maryland Custody Cases?

One of the most difficult aspects of any divorce involving children is determining custody of children. It’s an emotional process even when the parents are in agreement, and when they’re not, the process can be even more challenging. If you…

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Creating a Summer Custody Schedule: Checklist for Maryland Parents

Both parents have rights and responsibilities related to minor children under Maryland law, so you may recall that you were required to address child custody and visitation issues in connection with divorce proceedings. Your Maryland parenting plan, which covers important…

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