best interest of the child Archives - Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams

For many parents ending a relationship can be difficult. For same-sex parents, ending a relationship with the biological parent of their child once meant that they forfeited all rights to visit and spend time with the child once the relationship terminated. Since the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruling in Conover v. Conover, non-biological parents,…

One of the biggest disputes in divorce proceedings is figuring out what should happen to the marital home in Maryland. For most divorcing couples, the marital home is the most valuable asset acquired during the marriage and that may cause complications in a Maryland divorce proceedings. Generally, most families are emotionally attached to the marital home, and…

In Maryland, retroactive child support or back child support, can be ordered by a judge if no support is paid before the final support order is entered. Retroactive child support is also known as back support because it starts accumulating “as far back” as the date of the filing. 
If the parents were married, retroactive child…

Guardianships are similar to custody, but a guardianship does not require the guardian to be a parent of the minor child. To obtain guardianship of a minor child in Maryland, you must file a petition with the Circuit Court and notify all interested parties of your intent to obtain a guardianship. In Maryland,  any interested party has…

January is the month of rejuvenation. For many people, this is the time of year to close the door on last year’s problems and focus on the upcoming year’s potential. The start of the New Year is an excellent opportunity to make life improvements, such as starting the divorce process in Maryland. In the United States,…

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