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Mother in fight for child custody over medicinal marijuana use

A mother is currently fighting for the return of her daughter after authorities removed the child from her care. The matter came about because the mother gave the child a homemade concoction that included marijuana in an effort to soothe the child's symptoms of a seizure. The matter has caused a great deal of outrage within the community, with people deeply divided over how the child custody case should be handled. For parents in Maryland and elsewhere who are advocates of medical marijuana, this case serves as a warning of the potential consequences.

Father could have lost child custody and adoption battle

An unusual case has led to awareness of a fathers' rights issue that is often overlooked by Maryland residents. A young man fought hard for the right to raise his daughter after the child's mother placed her for adoption. He is now sharing his story in the hopes of helping other men understand the steps that must be taken to secure child custody rights. 

Utilizing the pediatrician during divorce and child custody

Many Maryland parents have gone to great lengths to establish and nurture a close connection with their children. Open communication is essential to good parenting and is something on which many parents pride themselves. Those same parents are often distressed to find that during divorce and child custody issues, their children are often unwilling to discuss those matters in depth. 

2-year battle of pet lovers for 'child custody' of family dog

Many couples in Maryland and elsewhere have pets that they regard as members of their families. For these families, custody of pets after a divorce is as concerning as child custody. Unfortunately, the law sees any pet in the same way as a piece of furniture or other property.

Mother loses child custody case over prostitution

When two Maryland parents are unable to come to terms over how to share custody of their children, the matter can end up going before a family court judge. Once a child custody case reaches the court, both parents can quickly lose control, and things can change in a very short period of time. An example is found in a case in which a mother lost custody of her two children, only to gain them back in appeals.

Friends in need in divorce

Friends A and B got together and talked about things. One of the things they discussed was Friend C's divorce and co-parenting agreement forged with her former husband. Friend B confided to Friend A, "I would never be able to do that." B said she could never give up her daughter for half of the time and she didn't think any good mother could.

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