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Towson Child Custody Lawyer | Legal Custody | Joint Legal Custody.


Leading Legal Custody Lawyer

Amar S. Weisman brings more than thirteen years of experience advocating for parental rights of mothers and fathers in Baltimore County. He helps clients understand legal custody which is the most misunderstood family law concept in Maryland. 

What is legal custody?
the right and obligation to make Long-Range Decisions

What is NOT legal custody? 

  • Routine educational decisions
  • Routine medical decisions
  • Routine dental delicious. 
  • Day-to-Day discipline 
  • Parental access issues 
  • Problems with the visitation schedule
  • Scheduling issues 

Examples of Legal Custody Decisions

  • Obtaining passports and visas for international travel 
  • changes in school
  • Big medical decisions, like approving chemo fir cancer
  • Switching from one religion to another 

Maryland Law Provides Dispute Resolution Tools To Parents 

The public policy of the State of Maryland is to encourage the resolution of disputes between parents who disagree about who should have legal custody and provides options for what to do when two parties with joint legal custody are deadlocked and cannot make a decision.One common mechanism is for the Circuit Court Judge/Magistrate or the Consent Agreement/Parenting Plan to specifically designate a tie-breaker or one of the two parents who gets to make a decision when two parents have talked and simply cannot agree. The best practice is for the way that the parties communicate about legal custody to be specified, verifiable, and, sometimes, to incorporate neutral third-parties.  making process, like a Private Mediation located on the Fifth Floor of the County Courts Building at 401 Bosley Avenue. Parent Coordinators may be empowered to make day-to-day physical custody decisions but Maryland Law does not appear to allow them to decide long-term legal custody questions.

Is Joint Legal Custody Appropriate For Your Baltimore County Family?

There is a strong trend in child custody litigation in Circuit Court for Baltimore County and the Circuit Court for Harford County in favor of awarding joint legal custody unless there are multiple red flags. The individual judge has a judicial discretion to determine whether an award of joint legal custody is appropriate. For this reason, opposing joint legal custody requires planning, strategy, and the presentation of convincing evidence to the court.The strongest indication in child custody matters that joint legal custody is appropriate is when both parents have a strong track record of communicating and working together including during the period of separation to reach a reasonable settlement.

Call 410-321-4994 To Meet With Towson Child Custody & Family Law Lawyer Amar S. Weisman.

Please Call (410) 321-4994 during business hours to schedule a free consultation for the purpose of deciding whether you want to retain Amar S. Weisman. The firm does not accept pro bono clients at this time. To retain legal services and advice, you must pay a retainer, See Policy on Fees/Costs. The law firm is located in the heart of Towson near The Circuit Court For Baltimore County, Towson Town Center, Goucher College and Towson University, at 1018 Dulaney Valley Road (MD-146), Second Floor Towson, MD 21204. We represent clients throughout the Baltimore area including 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 have also represented a number of out-of-state clients. The law firm does not guarantee the results in any matter.