Maryland Child Custody Lawyers
Our Family Law Attorneys Can Help
Divorce is a complicated and painful process for both spouses. When a couple
has children, it can be even more difficult. Before the divorce is finalized,
you must establish who the children will primarily live with and how parenting
time will be split.
Types of Custody
There are two types of custody:
legal. Typically, one parent is given physical custody of the child, meaning
the child will spend the majority of his or her time with this parent.
However, in some cases, parents are granted
split custody, meaning the child will spend at least 35% of his or her time with each parent.
Legal custody is the right of a parent to decide long-term plans and decisions
for the child’s life, such as education, religious upbringing, discipline,
and medical care. Both parents can have legal custody of a child even
if one parent has
sole physical custody.
When determining custody, the judge will rule in favor of what’s
considered to be in the child’s best interest. In some cases, a
judge can decide that sole physical and
custody belong to one parent because the other poses a threat to the child’s
Put Our Experience Work for You
An excellent divorce attorney can help you protect your relationship with
your children. At the Law Office of Robert Castro, P.A. our lawyers are
here to help with your child custody case. During your consultation, we
will review the factors a judge will look at when determining custody
and work to establish the best custodial agreement for you and your children.
Contact one of our experienced lawyers today. We serve the following counties: Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert,
Prince George’s, and Anne Arundel. You can reach us at (301) 870-1200
or by telling us a little about your case on our online form. Your first
consultation is free.