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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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COVID-19’s Impact on Divorce, Custody and Other Family Law Cases

The Daily Record in Maryland covering family law recently published an article in which The McKeon Law Firm’s own Attorney Shelly McKeon was quoted. There’s no question that the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic turned our nation inside out, forcing us…

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Know the benefits of shared parenting

Finding a parenting plan that benefits your children is the goal of child custody trials and mediation sessions. One option that's possible is shared parenting. In this type, each parent has the child for equal amounts of time. This has benefits…

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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…

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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…

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