infant enthusiastically sucks a bottle of milk in a stroller for a walk

02 Feb 2018

Update on Victims’ Parental Rights Bill

We have discussed the fact that Maryland rape victims may not currently terminate the parental rights of their attackers should that attack result in a pregnancy. New legislation is set to pass that will allow rape victims to terminate the parental rights of their attackers. The bill passed through the Senate last week with a…

sepia image of little boy holding a teddy bear

12 Jan 2018

Maryland Criticized for Child Custody Policies

In 2013, lawmakers in Maryland put together a special commission in order to study how the state’s courts come to decisions regarding child custody. Over an 18-month period of time, the commission listened to judges, mental health professionals and family law attorneys. The commission’s final report was issued in 2014. Despite this, state reforms have…

The true cost of a custody battle

28 Sep 2016

The True Cost of a Custody Battle

There is probably not a more important, or emotionally-charged, issue in separation and divorce than that of child custody. Custody involves not only the amount of time that each parent gets to spend with his or her children; it also encompasses the right to make major, life-shaping decisions for the children. Certainly, this is not…