Perhaps there is no area of law that’s more important than child custody law. When we meet new custody clients, they’re eager to learn all that they can about how to protect their children. Custody decisions can drastically alter the lives of children and the parents who care for them.
Physical and legal custody
There are two types of custody in the State of Maryland. Physical custody is who spends time with the child. Legal custody is who gets to make big decisions about the child. The court can award custody to one parent, or it can order the parents to share custody. If the parents can agree on a custody plan, the courts generally honor those agreements.
The best interest of the child
When the court makes a decision on custody, it looks at the best interests of the child. The court considers who typically provides care for the child, who is more physically and mentally fit and whether the child has been separated from either parent. The child also gets to express a preference in most cases, but the court doesn’t have to follow it.
An experienced attorney makes the difference
In child custody cases, it’s important to have an experienced and aggressive attorney on your side. At S.A. Stevenson Law Offices LLC, we explore every option to help you get the best possible result in your child custody case. Our Maryland family law attorney team can prepare your case in a way that helps you present yourself in court in the best light possible.
Whether you need to establish custody for the first time or if you need to modify your current custody order, we provide you an aggressive representation that takes full advantage of Maryland law for your benefit. In addition, we can help in situations where the other parent has violated a custody order.
Contact us today
Let our team at S.A. Stevenson Law Offices LLC help you with your custody case. Our services are understanding and compassionate. We invite you to contact us today.