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Divorce can be a traumatizing experience, especially when there are children involved. While you may be ready for the relationship to end, it is equally important to prepare for all the changes that will accompany it.
With a dedicated family attorney, you can better match today's decisions with your long-term goals. At the Law Office of Andrei Blakely, your long-term conditions are a huge factor in the plan we set forth today. While divorce is just a piece of the new life you are about to embark on, the choices made during this time will greatly affect your life in the future. We want to put you in the best position possible.
Any family court in Montgomery County, MD, will decide who gets custody of the children in a divorce by first assessing what is in the children's best interest. While the court may award full custody to one parent, our firm takes the approach of negotiating a custody agreement between both parties.
Several factors are considered when determining what the actual custody agreement will be. Work-life balance, income, and residence are only a few of the designated 25 or so factors that Maryland considers in making a custody determination.
Montgomery County, MD, family courts designate two different kinds of custody: legal custody and residential custody. While legal custody dictates who makes major life decisions for the children, residential custody is more concerned with the children's everyday lives. In addition, legal custody can either be granted as sole legal custody, in which one parent makes all of the legal decisions for the children or joint legal custody, in which both parents must come to an agreement.