Custody & Visitation

Custody & Visitation

  • Custody and visitation are the legal terms for court decisions about how the child will spend his/her time between parents (or others).
  • Grandparent visitation rights are codified in the Maryland Annotated Code, Family Law Article, Section 9-102.
  • Guardianship is a sub-set of custody. Often, a third party just needs to obtain guardianship for health and/or educational purposes. This is less intrusive than custody.
  • Visitation is the part of the court order that defines when, how and where the non-custodial parent may have contact with the child.

Grandparents' Issues

Guardianship

  • Guardianship is a sub-set of custody. Often, a third party just needs to obtain guardianship for health and/or educational purposes. This is less intrusive than custody.

Custody

  • Custody and visitation are the legal terms for court decisions about how the child will spend his/her time between parents (or others).
  • Visitation is the part of the court order that defines when, how and where the non-custodial parent may have contact with the child.
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