It is not surprising that many child custody disputes in Annapolis and elsewhere are difficult to resolve. A lot of times, parents are indeed able to come to an agreement either by themselves or with the assistance of a court-appointed arbitrator, but this is not always the case. When parents are unable to resolve the dispute, it is often left to a family law judge to make a decision about the child custody arrangement. As a recent article by an Annapolis doctor points out, the judge will take into account several factors, one of which may be the advice of a child psychiatrist. For those seeking custody of their child, a little background about when the advice of a psychiatrist is sought may prove to be informative.
Anyone seeking support enforcement in Maryland knows the difficulties. The economic recession has made collecting child support seem impossible.
Maryland residents may know that when it comes to divorce, it can be difficult to negotiate a division of marital property. Essentially, premarital property, which is property owned by each party prior to the marriage, is generally considered their separate property and not subject to division. It is the property acquired during the marriage that becomes the focal point of any property division agreement. While each case is determined on its own facts and circumstances, a recent divorce involving Nelson singer Matthew Nelson demonstrates that property distribution even includes the family pets.
Child custody issues can be complex and confusing in Maryland. One challenging issue involves visitation rights for grandparents. Can a parent who has custody of a child refuse to allow the grandparents to see the child? The answer really depends on the situation.