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Child Custody

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    Factors Your Judge Will Consider for Care

    Every case is different, and your judge will consider several factors. Here is a list of the primary factors that influence custody laws in Maryland:

    • Who is the primary caregiver?
    • Are they fit for that role?
    • What kind of character and reputation do they have?
    • Does a custody agreement already exist?
    • Can they maintain a reasonable family relationship?
    • What does the child prefer?
    • Are they materially fit?
    • What’s the age, health, and gender of the child?
    • Is the primary residence located near the other parent and family members?
    • What is the length of the separation?
    • Has the parent abandoned or surrendered custody in the past?

    Parents can always agree to these terms outside of a court setting. These factors are only considered if both parents cannot agree on custody through the mediation process.

    Need Help with Custody Laws in Maryland? Call Zirkin and Schmerling Law

    Child custody is a significant decision that requires a lot of planning. A custody court case will decide the future of your child and who cares for them. That’s why you need the right legal representation.

    The wellbeing of your child is important, and Zirkin and Schmerling Law can help you navigate the tricky legal process. We are here to help you get the ruling you deserve. Your case is important to us, and we take the time to walk you through your options, how we will approach your case, and we put our expertise to use to help you achieve the results you want. Contact us today to schedule your free, no obligation consultation by calling 410-753-4611.

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