Child Custody



Who Claims a Child on Taxes with 50/50 Custody?

patrickcrawford | August 28, 2023

Once you establish that you and your ex will be sharing child custody with one another equally, set a parenting schedule that works for you, and receive your court orders, you’ve accomplished a lot. One aspect of child custody that many divorcing parents forget to carefully assess, however, is the matter of who is entitled […]

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Dos and Don’ts in Child Custody Mediation

patrickcrawford | May 24, 2023

The process of determining a custody agreement for your child or children can be daunting, overwhelming, and highly contentious. The emotional toll is often significant for parents and children alike. One way to improve the ease and speed of a child custody determination is to avoid family law court and reach a solution in child […]

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Emergency Custody in Maryland: How to File & Grounds

patrickcrawford | March 29, 2023

Nothing is scarier than feeling like your child is in danger with your ex. Perhaps your co-parenting ex has started drinking again. Perhaps your co-parenting ex has made threats to take the child to an unknown location far away. Perhaps your ex is leaving the child unattended or otherwise neglected. Either way, if you are […]

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Reasons to Modify Your Child Custody Agreement

patrickcrawford | March 6, 2023

Your child custody agreement spells out both physical custody, which determines parents’ child access and visitation and legal custody, which determines parents’ decision-making authority. Both are naturally important components of your rights and responsibilities as a parent. Your current child custody orders may have worked well when you were first divorced – or when the […]

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Do You Lose Custody for Not Paying Child Support in Maryland?

patrickcrawford | March 3, 2023

Child custody and child support both represent important parental rights and responsibilities, but they cannot be used as weapons by one parent against the other. The State of Maryland – and every other state in the nation – makes determinations regarding both child support and child custody in accordance with the children’s best interests. As […]

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How to Get Custody of a Child in Maryland?

patrickcrawford | November 17, 2022

If your goal is to obtain primary or sole physical custody of a child in Annapolis, the most important first step you can take is reaching out to an experienced Annapolis child custody attorney as early in the process as possible. Whether you are facing a divorce, are seeking a post-divorce modification, or are addressing […]


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