One of the most difficult elements of a divorce is negotiating child custody and visitation, and for some Maryland parents of newborns, this may be even more difficult. There are a number of considerations involved in creating a visitation schedule with an infant. One of those is that the custodial parent may struggle with the idea of letting the child stay with the other parent.
When parents in Maryland get a divorce and one or both of them has ties to another country, they may want to put some rules in place about traveling with the child internationally. In other circumstances, one parent may want to take the child on an overseas trip while the other parent wants to be involved in the decision-making around that.
Maryland fathers who get a divorce are more likely to get a significant amount of time with their children or even share custody than they were several decades ago. The attitude of the legal system has shifted to one where legal custody is generally presumed. Courts are also more open to shared physical custody. However, this can present challenges if parents want equal time since it can be difficult for working parents to move children back and forth during the week.