Child Custody, Support & Visitation
Experienced in Handling Contested Custody Disputes
Child custody can be a critical and sometimes contentious issue when parents are no longer together. You want to do what is best for your child, but you may have disagreements about an appropriate custodial arrangement and child access schedule or about certain aspects of his or her upbringing such as religion, education, health care or residence.
At McNamee Hosea, our child custody lawyer understands your concerns. We will work closely with you to help establish custody and visitation arrangements that serve your interests and the best interests of your children.
Types of Child Custody
Generally, there are two types of child custody:
- Legal custody: This grants one or both parents the right to make decisions regarding the child's health, welfare, education and religious training.
- Physical custody: This concerns where the child will reside.
If parents cannot reach an agreement, the court will make a decision based on the best interests of the child. The court considers many factors in fashioning an appropriate custodial and visitation arrangement, including the fitness of the parents, the character and reputation of the parents, material opportunities affecting the future life of the child, the ability of the parties to communicate and more.
Our child custody attorney can review your situation and attempt to develop an appropriate custodial and child access plan. If this is not possible, we will diligently represent your interests in a court of law.
Child Visitation & Modifications
In addition to handling custody matters, our family law attorneys can also help you with related family law issues involving visitation rights, custody modifications and relocation matters. We understand that family law matters are emotional and sensitive. You can rest assured that we will handle your case with understanding, and we will dedicate ourselves to working toward a solution that helps serve both you and your children.
Call for an Appointment with Our Maryland Family Law Attorneys
If you are going through a divorce, separation, or child access dispute and have concerns about who will care for your children, we can help. Contact our Maryland child custody and visitation attorneys online or call 301-441-2420 to schedule a meeting with an experienced attorney. We will work with you to define what your goals are and what the best way is to achieve those goals.
- Lindsey K. Erdmann
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