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Protecting Your Rights In Child Custody And Support Cases

Any divorcing parent will tell you that determining child custody is an extremely emotional process. Likewise, child support orders can significantly affect your financial situation. To get through it all while protecting your parental rights and finances, turn to an attorney like Margaret Oliver or Lauren Leffler.

At Oliver Leffler Law, they help parents in and around Maryland’s Howard, Carroll and Anne Arundel counties navigate the child custody and support processes with as little added stress as possible. Margaret and Lauren are lawyers who are committed to helping parents protect their relationships with their children. They can also assist with obtaining, enforcing or modifying child support orders.

To work with an experienced, compassionate family law attorney, contact our attorneys online or call 410-740-1180.

Putting Children’s Best Interests First

In Maryland courts, providing stability for the children is the main concern when it comes to child custody decisions. There are two types of custody that will need to be decided, including:

  • Legal custody: This is the right to make major decisions involving education, religious upbringing, discipline, medical care and other matters concerning a child’s welfare. If you can effectively co-parent with your spouse/partner, joint legal custody may be the right choice for you. If not, there are other options available.
  • Physical custody: This determines who will provide a home for the child and make day-to-day decisions when the child is under their care. Usually both parents are able to provide a home for the children, and shared physical custody is the right choice. When that is not possible, there are other options available.

When it comes to legal custody, parents usually receive joint legal custody, sharing in decision-making. For physical custody, all sorts of parenting plans can be negotiated or decided by a judge, determining where the children will spend which nights, weekends, vacations and holidays with which parent.

Margaret and Lauren are experienced mediators and litigators and help their clients work together cooperatively. This benefits divorcing parents, since they will likely have to work together in the future for the benefit of their children. If your spouse is being unreasonable in custody demands, however, Margaret and Lauren can represent you in court and work to ensure that your rights and those of your children are safe.

Contact A Columbia Parental Rights Lawyer Today

Even if you and your spouse can work together on a custody plan, attorneys like Margaret and Lauren can make sure that you do not give away any parental rights. To arrange a consultation, contact us online or call 410-740-1180.

Practicing Attorneys

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Lauren N. Leffler

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Alana L. Quint

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Margaret H. Oliver