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Child Custody

It’s important to know that your children are the most important people involved with a divorce. The courts are going to look at what is in the best interest of the children involved and that they need to receive the proper care and attention. Henley & Henley are dedicated to ensure that you get the best possible outcome when it comes to the custody of your children.

There are two types of child custody in Maryland:

1. Legal Custody

Legal Custody allows the parent the power to make major life decisions on behalf of their child. This includes education, medical care, & even religion. Legal custody is generally broken out into 3 different categories:

  • Sole Custody
  • Joint Legal Custody
  • Joint Legal Custody with a tie breaker

2. Physical Custody

Physical Custody is the ability to make decisions for your child when the child is “physically” with the parent. For example; if a child lives with a specific parent, they will have physical custody. Physical custody has a big influence on how child support is calculated. Physical custody is generally broken down into two different segments:

  • Primary Physical Custody
  • Shared Physical Custody

Henley & Henley have helped hundreds of parents to get the best possible custody agreements for their children. We understand how stressful this process can be on you and your children & make it our mission to achieve your goals and fight for you in the most cost effective manner.

Call us today at 410-734-5536 for a consultation with one of our awards winning family attorneys. We will help you to evaluate your current situation to best determine the next steps.