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YouTube videos lead one family to child custody woes

Many Maryland residents have firmly entrenched opinions about the online video sharing platform YouTube. While some find informative and educational content on the site, others feel that it offers little more than an opportunity to waste precious moments throughout any given day. For one family, YouTube has led to a serious child custody issue, one that could have long-ranging ramifications.

Does lengthy divorce wait impact child custody issues?

For many Maryland parents, one of the most stressful aspects of a divorce is figuring out how to share the joys and responsibilities of parenting. It is not uncommon for spouses to spend the bulk of their negotiating time and effort on child custody matters. As multiple states wrangle with the issue of mandatory waiting periods for divorce, parents should consider how such restrictions might impact their own custody path.

Child custody split 3 ways in unusual legal ruling

Faced with the need to determine the care and custody of a child, family law courts in Maryland and elsewhere are tasked with looking into which living arrangement will serve the best interests of the child or children at the center of any given case. In most instances, the court is weighing the options presented by the child's mother and father. There are child custody cases, however, in which the parties do not fit the traditional family mold.

Kids: tips to cope with your parents’ divorce

There are a lot of tips out there for parents on how to help their child cope with divorce. But what about tips for children of parents that are divorcing? Your parents may divorce at any age, which means you may be faced with their split when you are 14 or even when you are 40.

Consider the timing of divorce and child custody matters

Embarking on a divorce is a time of significant uncertainty, especially for Maryland spouses who share children. Parents want to make this process as easy as possible on their kids, and will go to great lengths to structure divorce and child custody around the needs of their children. One thing that is often overlooked, however, is timing. Choosing when to initiate a divorce is important, and finding the best possible timing can have a significant impact on how children will weather the change in their family structure.

Father seeks more child custody rights to help daughter

Some Maryland residents are aware of a viral video in which a young teenage girl speaks very disrespectfully. The clip, which comes from a recent episode of Dr. Phil, has been turned into memes and otherwise spread across the Internet. The 13-year-old girl featured in the video has obtained a degree of fame from the appearance, and her father is displeased. He is now asking a court to grant him a child custody modification to try and gain control over his daughter.

Child custody battle looms for parents of deceased toddler

A highly controversial case is currently receiving widespread media attention, in Maryland and across the nation. The case centers on a couple's 2-year-old daughter who died of pneumonia, and the choices made by her parents that may have contributed to that death. The matter involves a harsh conflict between parental rights and the obligations of the state to protect the best interests of the child. A child custody battle over the couple's surviving six children could be on the horizon.

Child custody case focuses on adoption procedures

A highly emotional and complicated custody battle is playing out in one southern state, and many Maryland readers are closely following the story. An adoptive family is fighting to keep their daughter, while her biological father is struggling to regain custody of the little girl. The case is anything but simple, and has led to debate across the nation on matters of child custody and adoption.

New study supports child custody rights of fathers

Recent research could have a significant impact on custody cases in Maryland and across the nation in which fathers seek more time with their very young children. The research looked at data collected from young people whose parents ended their relationship before the children were 3 years old. The results suggest that dads who keep their children for overnight visits while they are very young have a stronger bond than those who did not have overnight visits with their fathers as part of their child custody agreement.

January brings rise in divorce, child custody cases

According to divorce attorneys, January brings a predictable spike in the number of divorce filings. That may be due to spouses who simply cannot bear the thought of spending yet another holiday season with their current partner. For others, the decision to file has been in the works for some time, but they didn't want to start the process near the holidays. No matter the reason behind the decision to file a divorce and child custody case, it is important for Maryland spouses to be cautious in their actions.

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