Custody And Visitation

The attorneys at the Law Office of Marla Zide understand that going through a divorce is one of the most difficult experiences of your life. From determining matters of property division to spousal support, you may feel like the stress is more than you can bear. However, for families with young children, discussions of child custody, support and visitation can turn an already difficult divorce into a bitter and contentious battle.

Our Glen Burnie child custody attorney understands that you want what's best for you and your children. In order to ensure the best interests of your family, you need strong, knowledgeable and compassionate representation. More than just an attorney, you need a strong advocate who listens to your needs while fighting for your rights as a parent.

Some common topics of concern for divorcing parents include:

  • Child relocation: If the spouse with primary physical custody chooses to move, agreements or modifications may be required to ensure uninterrupted visitation.
  • Visitation scheduling: Parents and their children have hectic schedules. From work and school to extracurricular activities, it can be difficult to structure an amicable visitation schedule.
  • Equal rights for all parents: Formerly, mothers were often granted primary custody of children involved in divorce. That standard is changing as fathers and their paternal rights are better recognized by the courts.
  • Child support: Determining the amount of financial support can be a contentious. The Maryland Child Support Guidelines are mandatory if your combined gross income is $15,000 or less per month. If your combined gross monthly income is more, the court has discretion when making an award of child support. It is important to consult with a knowledgeable attorney when navigating these issues.
  • If a parent fails to pay the agreed amount, stiff consequences may follow.

With more than 15 years of experience helping Maryland families through the various matters of divorce, the lawyers at the Law Office of Marla Zide understand what it means to stand by a client in their time of need.

Experience You Can Rely On

As a veteran negotiator, attorney Marla Zide brings stalwart dedication to pursuing her clients' best interests. Requiring knowledge of the law as well as tact in finding common ground, Ms. Zide possesses the necessary components to navigate any negotiation.

Contact our law office to begin structuring a child custody and visitation plan that fits your lifestyle. Don't leave your personal matters to the courts. Call us today at 443-557-4153 or
toll free: 800-584-1215.