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.
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