Child Custody Law FAQS
Child custody can easily become of the most bitter aspects of a divorce and legal separation. In general, custody can be divided into legal and physical custody, as well as sole and joint custody. The parent with legal custody determines where the child will go to school, their doctor, their religious affiliation, etc. Physical custody indicates where the child will live.
A parent may have sole physical or legal custody, or one or both aspects may be shared with joint custody. The court will decide on custody matters based on the best interest of the child. If sole physical custody is awarded, visitation will also need to be addressed by the court.
- How does the court determine what is in the best interest of my children in a child custody case?
- Who has custody of a child if there is no court order?
- How many overnights is joint custody?
- Is Maryland a “Mother State”?
- What age can a child choose which parent to live with in Maryland?
- Can a father be denied joint custody?
- What qualifies as parental alienation?
- Can a father take a child out of state without mother’s consent?
- Can I file for custody online in Maryland?