Parental Rights Archives - Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams

In Maryland, stepparent adoptions represent one of the most common forms of adoption. Most Maryland stepparent adoptions occur when one parent is largely absent or has completely abandoned the child. In this case, a Maryland stepparent will petition the Maryland Circuit Court to establish legal parental rights to a child. What is a Maryland Stepparent…

According to the People’s Law Library of Maryland “establishing a Maryland guardianship is a formal, public, legal process initiated when someone files a petition with a Maryland Circuit Court to be appointed guardian for an “alleged disabled person.” Why File a Maryland Guardianship Petition for Your Adult Child in Prince George’s County, Maryland and Montgomery…

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…

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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