Working For The Best Interests Of The Child

Whether your custody case is straightforward or complex, you want an attorney who can guide you through it as effectively as possible. That requires experience and familiarity with Maryland’s child custody and child support statutes. You can rely on child custody attorney Alice G. Pinderhughes for knowledgeable representation regarding your custody needs no matter how complex the case. Our lawyer at Alice G. Pinderhughes, P.A. Attorney At Law has worked with child psychologists in cases where there were allegations of abuse or parental unfitness. Learn how she may help with your family law concerns.

Child Custody And Support

In Maryland, separated or divorced parents may be granted physical or legal sole custody or joint custody. Physical custody governs where the child will live. Legal custody gives the parent(s) the right to make decisions regarding the child’s welfare, such as education, religion and health care. Visitation, or child access, is usually granted to the noncustodial parent. Unless there are serious parental fitness concerns, the court generally favors the child maintaining relationships with both parents.

The amount of child support is determined by issues including each parent’s income, the number of children, health care and child care expenses, and alimony. Exceptions to the guidelines may be granted in high-asset cases. Discussing your case with a lawyer is the best way to learn how the guidelines may apply to you. To schedule an appointment regarding your family law concerns, please contact us online or call 410-671-5151. Our attorney represents clients in Maryland throughout Montgomery County, Howard County, Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Harford County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City.