Child Custody Disputes Are Often The Most Difficult Part Of Divorce. We Are Here To Help.

Establishing custody and a visitation schedule is by no means an easy aspect of a divorce. You want to look out for the best interests of your child and make certain their lives are affected as minimally as possible. At our firm, we understand that this is an emotionally tolling time for your family. We will be here to help you review your situation and identify an arrangement that best suits your family's needs.

We are the Catonsville, Maryland, Law Office of Kevin L. Beard, P.A. Our legal team serves families throughout the greater Baltimore area in all types of family law matters. Our firm is committed to providing comprehensive services that address both your immediate and long-term needs, as well as individualized attention.

What Is Visitation?

Visitation time refers to the time that the non-custodial parent spends with their child or children. Typically, a visitation schedule is established based on the best interests of the child and is dependent upon which parent has physical and legal custody. If you are faced with a dispute or simply need an objective opinion from a knowledgeable lawyer, we can help you with your needs. Our attorneys will look to establish a schedule that fits the needs of your family, and we can also assist in establishing visitation schedules for non-biological custody matters involving grandparents' and third-party rights.

"From the very first time I met with Kevin, I felt that I had someone on my side that would fight for my daughter, just as hard as I would. Because of this dedication I have been able to raise my child in a safe, secure and stable home. Kevin has your back and is always on your side – for as long as you need." — Kim

The Best Interests Of The Children: The Standard Used To Determine Custody

The granting of custody will determine which parent will be the primary decision-maker to look out for the general welfare of the child. In some instances, this can be granted as sole or joint custody (meaning both parents have equal opportunity for input). The courts will look at a number of different factors to determine custody, including:

  • Primary caretaker during the marriage
  • Whether or not fault was established in the divorce
  • Parent/child relationships
  • Economic resources of both parties
  • Preferences of the child (depending on age)

We Will Protect Your Parental Interests. Contact Us Today.

Custody disputes are often highly emotional, and for good reason: your relationship with your child is on the line. You should work with lawyers who care about the outcome of your situation and take an interest in your case. You'll find that at our firm. Please contact us at 410-929-7197 or 888-366-6439 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys. We look forward to speaking with you.