divorce & domestic violence in maryland

06 Oct 2015

Divorce & Domestic Violence in Maryland

Domestic Violence in Maryland: Grounds for Divorce Chronic domestic abuse, known as “cruelty of treatment,” is one of the grounds for divorce in Maryland – but the abuse must persist for an extended time period. If an abused person is being subjected to domestic violence in Maryland, he or she may need to seek the…

Child holding on to parent

03 Sep 2015

Joint Custody Considerations

Under Maryland law, custody of a minor child is defined in terms of “legal custody”; “ physical custody ”; “sole custody”; “shared custody” and “ joint custody ”. When making a custody determination, Maryland judges and magistrates apply a legal standard known as the “child’s best interests” and determine where the residence of the child…