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Effective August 1, 2022, the Law Office of Marla Zide has merged with the Law Office of Kelley Spigel. Click here to learn more about ZSTS!


Effective August 1, 2022, the Law Office of Marla Zide has merged with the Law Office of Kelley Spigel. Click here to learn more about ZSTS!
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Protecting Your Relationship With Your Child

Child custody matters can turn bitter quickly. Every parent wants what is in the best interests of their child. However, when time with their child is threatened, tempers can flare and disputes can arise.

The attorneys at the Law Office of Marla Zide, LLC, understand how crucial child custody and visitation matters are. With nearly five decades of combined experience, we will work together with you to protect both your and your child’s interests.

Considering The Different Types Of Custody

There are two distinct parts to child custody: physical and legal. Physical custody refers to where the child resides and spends time. Legal custody refers to the right to make crucial decisions regarding the child’s upbringing, including those related to education, religion and more.

Maryland courts prioritize the best interests of the child in custody and visitation cases. When possible, courts will act so the child can maintain a healthy relationship with both parents. Throughout the dispute, we will fight for your parental rights and a workable resolution.

Assisting With A Wide Array Of Custody Issues

Whether your dispute is related to a divorce or separation, our child custody attorneys provide guidance on a wide array of complex legal issues concerning your children, including:

  • Establishing a parenting time schedule. This can include everything from weekday schedules to holiday plans to how transfers of your child will occur.
  • Determining child support. Child support provides ongoing financial support for the needs of your child, with payment amounts calculated by the state.
  • Petitioning for or fighting a modification or enforcement. Agreements may need to be modified in situations such as if a relocation is requested or enforced, or when one party is not complying with parental arrangements.
  • Advocating for the rights of all parents. We represent the rights of all parents, including advocating for the parental rights of fathers.

Our team comprises experienced negotiators and litigators. Many custody disputes benefit from coming to a resolution out of court. However, sometimes going to court is necessary. We will represent your interests throughout the dispute to help you make informed decisions and find common ground when possible.

Discuss Your Case With Our Firm

When time with your child is in jeopardy, disputes can become emotional and overwhelming. Contact our lawyers in Glen Burnie to determine how we can assist. Schedule an initial consultation with us by calling 443-557-4153 or by sending us an email.