Compassionate And Aggressive Child Custody Counsel

The fight for child custody is one of the hardest and most emotional battles a parent can face. While parents can work together to create an amicable child custody agreement, a disagreement can grow into a family court dispute.

At The Law Office of Robert R. Castro, we understand that protecting your family and children is your top priority. Our child custody lawyers have decades of legal experience and will work to get you the best possible outcome for your case. People facing child custody dispute can schedule a consultation at our Waldorf office and get information about their case.

Determining Maryland Child Custody

Maryland family courts will decide child custody by weighing a variety of factors to determine what arrangement is in the best interests of a child. Child custody agreements define which parent a child will live with and the legal rights of each parent. Maryland law considers both mothers and fathers equally valid for custody regardless of their gender.

The Maryland family court uses many factors when determining which parent receives custody, including but not limited to:

  • A child's age, health, disability and physical needs
  • Each parent's ability to care for a child and protect their well-being
  • Employment, income and financial status
  • A child's preference if they are at least 10 years old
  • A parent's willingness to share custody

Parents can also establish joint-custody agreements that may allow for shared legal and physical custody. Child custody agreements can also involve visitation, which is the time that a parent can visit with their child.

A child custody agreement can affect if a parent has the ability to move with a child and may play a role in determining child support payments. Modifying an established child custody agreement requires a significant change in either parent's circumstance. Because of the effect these agreements can have on your life, establishing a favorable custody agreement is important.

Lawyers Who Will Work To Get You The Best Possible Outcome

Every child custody case is different and our attorneys can give you a personalized review. Call our law firm at 301-658-7502 or email us to schedule your consultation.