Child custody is a critical divorce-related issue, and if you were initially denied custody of your child, you are most likely looking to win custody back so you can continue to be a part of your child's life. Please continue reading and speak with our Maryland family law attorney to learn more about how we can help you through the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
There are two primary types of child custody: physical and legal custody. When a court determines which parent gets physical custody, they are essentially deciding on which parent the child will primarily live with. Of course, both parents want to spend time with their child, though in most cases, one parent will receive primary physical custody. That being said, legal custody is often regarded as the most important form of custody, as it will determine whether a parent has the legal authority to make certain key decisions on behalf of the child, such as the child's education, religion, the types of medical treatment a child may receive, and more.
Maryland courts will consider a wide array of factors when determining custody, though the core of your custody agreement will revolve around the best interests of your child. Courts would prefer to split custody evenly, though if they determine that doing so is not in the child's best interests, then they will not. In certain cases, one parent will be awarded sole custody of a child, especially if the court determines that one parent is either a threat to a child or is incapable of responsibly raising the child.
If you are a parent who was not initially awarded custody due to a certain condition, you may be able to seek custody in the future, as long as you can prove to the court that you have corrected the issue that prevented you from obtaining custody from the start. Our firm has helped countless individuals obtain modifications over the years, and we are here to do the same for you.
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