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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,…

Maryland’s judiciary annually make case decisions that shape the lives of families throughout Maryland. Similar to the legislature’s changes, these decisions have a lasting impact on Maryland family law. Take a look at some important updates in the following reported cases decided between January 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016. 1. Courts cannot consider polygraph…

Every year, Maryland’s legislature passes laws that shape how family law cases are handled throughout Maryland. For example, last year’s addition of “Mutual Consent” as a grounds for divorce has allowed thousands of Maryland families to efficiently divorce without the lengthy time requirements and costs associated with other divorce grounds. Here is a look at…

Navigating a Maryland child custody dispute can be frustrating and emotionally demanding. For many parents, there is nothing more important than knowing where their child will live and knowing that they will have a say in their child’s upbringing. Best Interest of the Child and Child Custody in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County Maryland child…

After a divorce, many ex-partners find it difficult to work together. However, being unable to work with each other can create a serious problem if the former couple has a child or children together. Co-parenting, or “cooperative parenting” is a parenting relationship where the two parents of a child are not romantically involved but, still…

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