When parents are separating with the intent to divorce, child custody is often one of the most difficult issues parents face. Parents struggle with coming to terms with the fact they may not see their child every day and what is the best custody schedule for their children. If parents are not able to agree upon a custody schedule themselves, either alone or via settlement, negotiations, mediation, or another alternative dispute resolution process, the Court will decide a custody schedule in the best interest of the children. Tracey feels very strongly that it is best for every child if two parents can reach an agreement on a custody schedule in the best interest of their child, versus having a Judge, a stranger, decide what is best for their family.
Custody issues are not limited to biological parent disputes. Tracey can also provide representation in third party custody matters, including de facto parenthood cases.
Sometimes custody cases involve other states, whether a parent wishes to move, a parent has relocated without the consent of the other or whether it is simply an interstate case. Tracey handles Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) cases where she helps to either bring your custody matter to Maryland or ensure that the case is removed from Maryland to the more appropriate venue.
Custody in Maryland is always modifiable, provided there is a material change in circumstances and it is in the best interest of the child. Tracey regularly handles child custody modification cases, whether you want to modify an existing custody Agreement or Consent Order, or an Order of Court.
The Law Office of Tracey L Perrick takes pride in our devotion to understanding your needs and objectives. Our Howard County Family Law Attorneys have a proven track record of advocating our clients’ rights during all phases of the divorce process, negotiations, and court appearances. We have experience with child custody and our Howard County lawyers are familiar with the intricacies of the Maryland Family Courts. Let us help you!