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Can a Mother Lose Custody of a Child?

patrickcrawford | October 18, 2021

Many people still assume that a mother has an automatic advantage in a child custody case. However, this has not been true in Maryland family courts for some time. The court will always look at what custody arrangement is in the best interests of the child – which, in most cases, involves both parents sharing […]

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How Does a Judge Make Child Custody Decisions?

patrickcrawford | July 30, 2021

Custody issues can be complicated when they go to court, as the law requires judges to consider certain factors when deciding what is in the best interests of the child. An Annapolis child custody lawyer can help.  Many parents facing child custody cases are able to agree on an arrangement that works for everyone regarding […]

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Who has Custody of a Child When the Parents are Not Married?

patrickcrawford | June 8, 2020

When a mother has a newborn, that mother will automatically have all of the legal parental rights and responsibilities of a mother who was married. These include the right to physical custody and the responsibility to support the child financially and emotionally. Statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that 39.2 percent […]

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Sharing Custody During the COVID

Are You Sharing Custody During the COVID-19 Crisis?

patrickcrawford | April 20, 2020

Stay-at-home orders are tough on everyone, especially if you have children at home with you who are restless or who might not understand what’s going on. The situation can become even more stressful if you are in a shared custody arrangement with your child’s other parent. This only adds to the concern and uncertainty, and […]

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The Importance of a Detailed Parenting Plan

patrickcrawford | December 26, 2019

Divorce can be more difficult when you have children for many reasons. First, worrying about the emotional effect of divorce on your kids can be stressful, as each child will handle the situation in a different way. There are also practical concerns as well as emotional ones, as you will need to settle on a […]

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Co-Parenting Tips for Parents Who Share Custody

patrickcrawford | September 18, 2019

When two parents are getting divorced, it can be easy for negative emotions to take center stage. However, if you allow your negative emotions to continue throughout your divorce and afterward, it can have an emotionally adverse effect on your child. Child custody will be a major part of any divorce case when the spouses […]

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