In Maryland, there are no set rules on who will automatically get custody of the children, like many other states, the ultimate standard in determining custody is what is in “the best interest of the child.” There are statutory factors that the court must consider to determine the best interest of the child and what type of custody should be awarded Legal Custody (Joint or Sole), Physical Custody (Shared, Primary, or Sole).
Custody decisions are among the most emotionally challenging determinations that a Court makes. Maryland child custody laws do not provide a list of factors courts must consider. Instead, judges are free to look at all of the facts and circumstances of each case in reaching custody decisions.
Custody determinations are among one of the hardest decisions the Court has to make. Attorney Kaosy Umeh, Esq., is a well-established and highly regarded Maryland custody attorney serving: