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Co-Parenting During Divorce

How is child custody determined? Parents may work together to determine custody of their children. This is generally done before the divorce is final. That determination may also be made by a judge in a court of law during divorce proceedings. The best interests of...

Grandparents’ Rights in Maryland Explained

Grandparents often play a vital role in their grandchildren’s lives. They may be important role models and are generally people that they can look up to. Of course, grandparents have also been known to spoil their grandchildren from time to time. Maintaining close family relationships can be difficult when couples decide to separate or divorce. It directly impacts their children’s…

Child Custody and Relocation Laws in Maryland Explained

Relocation Laws and Child Custody in Maryland When a couple decides to separate, one partner usually moves out of the marital home. They will typically be in their own residence for a significant amount of time before one or both spouses decide to file for divorce. At least one person must be a Maryland resident when filing for divorce. If…

Parenting Plans in Maryland: Everything You Need to Know

When parents decide to separate or divorce, there are many things that need to be decided. First and foremost, custody and visitation of their children is a major concern. That’s where parenting plans come into play. What is a Parenting Plan? A parenting plan is an agreement that determines how a couple’s children will be raised. The document should be…

How To Establish Paternity in Maryland From the Experts at JC Law

Paternity is important, and there are many factors to take into account when establishing paternity. Parents are responsible for the schooling, health and the general well-being of their children until they become adults. Mothers and fathers continue to care for their children long after they’ve graduated high school and college, left the family home and gone on to pursue careers…

Child Visitation FAQs

What is child visitation? Child visitation is a process that allows separated or divorced couples to spend time with their children. A visitation schedule is usually prepared by the couple or by a judge in a court of law. The schedule should be designed to take the child’s education, holiday and vacation schedules into account. Both parents should have equal…