Child Custody disputes are one of the most difficult aspects in Family Law. When children are involved, there are certain recommendations that parents must consider for the best interest of their child. Evan Koslow will expertly guide you through all of the complicated aspects of a child custody dispute and will represent your child custody case with the utmost compassion, skill and professionalism.
The Koslow Law Firm can help with the following types of Custody and Support situations:
- Filing for an emergency Temporary Custody Arrangement
- Moving out of state with a minor child (Court Order Modification/Relocation)
- Grandparents/third party rights
- Paternity Actions
- Child Custody and Visitation for unmarried couples
Understanding Child Custody
There are two types of custody: Legal and physical. Legal custody gives the adult the power to make decisions regarding a child’s general health and welfare. Physical custody is the determination of who will care for the child and when.
Legal custody is very different from physical custody. The decisions considered in legal custody include education, religious affiliation, medical care, daycare and other matters which affect the child’s general health and welfare. There are two types of legal custody: sole custody and joint custody. In sole custody, one parent makes all the decisions. In joint custody, the parties are expected to cooperate with each other to decide in the best interest of the child. Joint legal custody does not mean joint physical custody. Joint legal custody means that the parties have an equal voice in deciding what is in the best interest of the child.
There are 3 different types of physical custody awarded by the court:
1. sole physical custody with visitation to the other parent,
2. shared physical custody, or
3. joint physical custody
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The Koslow Law Firm will assist you in obtaining a fair and reasonable Child Support amount, whether you are paying, or receiving, Child Support.
Understanding Child Support Payments
You should never base your Child Support on what someone else is receiving. Each case is unique and the court will consider the facts of your case when determining your specific amount of Maryland Child Support.
Receiving Child Support Payments
Not receiving court ordered Child Support? If you are not receiving child support payments from your ex even though the court has ordered them to pay, The Koslow Law Firm can have your case quickly in front of the Maryland Courts. It is understandable to try to deny visitation because there is no financial support, however, in Maryland, a parent may not deny visitation for non-payment of Child Support.