Best Child Custody Lawyer In Maryland

According to Md. Code Ann. § 9.5-310(a), physical custody means – Unless the court issues a temporary emergency order in accordance with § 9.5-204 of this title, on a finding that a petitioner is entitled to immediate physical custody of the child, the court shall order that the petitioner may take immediate physical custody of the child unless the respondent establishes that:

(1) the child custody determination has not been registered and confirmed under § 9.5-305 of this subtitle and that:

(i) the issuing court did not have jurisdiction under Subtitle 2 of this title;

(ii) the child custody determination for which enforcement is sought has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court of a state having jurisdiction to do so under Subtitle 2 of this title; or

(iii) the respondent was entitled to notice, but notice was not given in accordance with the standards of § 9.5-107 of this title, in the proceedings before the court that issued the order for which enforcement is sought; or

(2) the child custody determination for which enforcement is sought was registered and confirmed under § 9.5-305 of this subtitle but has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court of a state having jurisdiction to do so under Subtitle 2 of this title.

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Best Child Custody Lawyer In Maryland

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Below is a sample case of sole physical custody in Maryland

Lewis v. Lewis

Facts:

Appellant sought reversal of an order of the Circuit Court of  Baltimore (Maryland), which declined jurisdiction under the Maryland Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, Md. Code Ann., Fam. Law § 9-201 et seq., and dismissed appellant’s child custody dispute upon finding that Maryland was not a convenient forum.

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Holdings:

The Maryland Court made the following holding:
  • In Maryland, the paramount concern in all custody disputes is the best interest of the child. In parent-third party disputes, however, there is a twist to the application of the best interest standard. The best interest of the child standard is always determinative in child custody disputes. When the dispute is between a biological parent and a third party, it is presumed that the child’s best interest is subserved by custody in the parent. That presumption is overcome and such custody will be denied if (a) the parent is unfit to have custody, or (b) if there are such exceptional circumstances as make such custody detrimental to the best interest of the child. Therefore, in parent-third party disputes over custody, it is only upon a determination that the parent is unfit or that there are exceptional circumstances which make custody in the parent detrimental to the best interest of the child, that the court need inquire into the best interest of the child in order to make a proper custodial disposition.

We have client meeting locations in Montgomery County (Rockville) and Baltimore.

Best Child Custody Lawyer In Maryland

Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today. An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.