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Are Maryland's child support laws currently unfair?

The General Assembly is considering a major overhaul of Maryland's child support laws. If the legislation currently pending in a number of bills is successful, it may drastically affect thousands of people who currently depend on child support and thousands more in the future whenever parents in the state divorce.

How custody agreements have changed (mostly for the better)

Years ago, custody arrangements between divorced couples pretty much looked alike from one family to the next. The divorced mom had primary custody (and all the headaches of raising children mostly alone). The divorced dad was relegated to seeing his kids only on a couple weeknights a month and alternate weekends and usually felt (rightfully) estranged from their daily lives.

How to make child custody exchanges safe for all

Having to live life under a child custody arrangement is not only difficult for you as the parent but also for your children. The arrangement could benefit both parents, but wind up hurting you more than the other parent. It all depends on how the exchange of custody is handled each time by both parents. Today, we will take a look at how to make the exchange of child custody safe for all parties involved.

An important tool to help prove your status as primary caretaker

No one has ever said that being a parent is easy. When your child is a baby and a toddler, you have to watch your little one 24-hours a day like a doting mother hen to ensure that he or she is safe and out of danger. That's in addition to the tremendous amount of time spent on other tasks, e.g., cleaning, bathing and changing diapers.

How can I prevent conflicts with the other parent of my child?

Most newly-wed spouses never believe that they're going to get a divorce. However, not all marriages end in "happily ever after." If you're in a marriage that has an expiration date like this, and you also have children, you will need to carefully plan your divorce in a way that minimizes the potential for emotional wounds, disagreements and difficulties during the process. You will also want to create a parenting plan that seeks to reduce the chances of parental disagreements later down the road.

Foreign travel guidelines to protect against child abduction

As difficult as it is to believe, parents sometimes kidnap their own children, take them to foreign countries and refuse to bring them back to their rightful home in violation of child custody orders. Although the chances of this happening to you are probably slim, if the other parent of your child is a foreign national, it's definitely in the realm of possibility. As such, you may want to add some extra protections and security against the threat and potential of a child abduction by including special language within your parenting agreement.

Terminating the parental rights of a deadbeat parent

There are a variety of reasons why you might want to terminate the parental rights of the other parent of your child -- especially if he or she is a deadbeat. Maybe you want to move to another state for a job opportunity or a better life, but the other parent won't give permission. Maybe you want your new husband or wife to adopt your child and the other parent protests. Finally, maybe you want to protect your children from a potentially dangerous mother or father.

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