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Legal Custody in Baltimore & Towson.

When Child Custody comes before the Circuit Court For Baltimore County, the court determines two t: Legal Custody and Physical Custody. The court does not necessarily award Legal Custody and Physical Custody to the same parents. Legal Custody refers to the power to make s long-term decisions, such as:

  • The right to make long-term educational decisions, including choosing schools, extracurricular activities, IEP programs, and sports.
  • The right to make long-term health care decisions, including vaccinations, selecting the pediatrician and mental health counselors.
  • The right to make religious decisions, including religious affiliation, baptisms, and Sunday school enrollment.
  • The right to make disciplinary decisions, including resolving questions of corporal punishment.

Joint Legal Custody in The Circuit Court for Baltimore County.

Joint legal custody gives both parents the authority to participate equally in significant decisions affecting the minor child's health, education, and welfare. To avoid a deadlock, one parent may be granted authority. If the court finds it is not in the child's best interest for the parents to make decisions together, it may award sole legal custody. When considering the question of legal custody, it is almost certain that the Towson court will examine the written communications between the parties, including email and text message communications.

Call 410-321-4994 To Meet With Baltimore County Family Lawyer Amar S. Weisman  

Please call us at C994 during our business hours to schedule a free consultation regarding your legal needs with Amar S. Weisman. It's important to note that our firm currently does not accept pro bono clients. In order to retain our legal services and receive advice, you will be required to pay a retainer fee, which is further explained in our Policy on Fees/Costs.Our law firm is conveniently located in Towson, Maryland, near The Circuit Court For Baltimore County, Towson Town Center, Goucher College, and Towson University. Our address is 1018 Dulaney Valley Road (MD-146), Second Floor, Towson, MD 21204.We proudly serve clients throughout the Baltimore area, including but not limited to Aberdeen, Abingdon, Baldwin, Bel Air, Bowleys Quarters, Brooklandville, Carney, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Edgewood, Essex, Garrison, Glen Arm, Greenspring Valley, Homeland, Hunt Valley, Hydes, the Joppa Road Corridor, Kingsville, Long Green, Lutherville, Middle River, Nottingham, Owings Mills, Parkville, Pikesville, Perry Hall, Reisterstown, Riderwood, Rodgers Forge, Rosedale, Ruxton, Sparks, Sparrows Point, Stoneleigh, Timonium, Towson, West Towson, White Hall, White Marsh, and the York Road corridor. We also have experience representing out-of-state clients.