Child Custody Lawyers in Rockville
Persuasive Negotiators & Aggressive Litigators
Protecting your most important relationships becomes of paramount importance after a
divorce. The complex issues surrounding
family law can be difficult to understand and tough to navigate on your own. With
the help of a knowledgeable child custody lawyer in Rockville, you can
understand the process and be prepared every step of the way. Our firm
works with our clients to resolve even the most complex custody situations,
including physical and legal child custody,
child support, emergency custody orders, and modification of custody orders, while promoting
the best interests of the children.
About Child Custody
There are two types of custody in Maryland:
- Physical custody, which is the time each parent spends with the child.
- Legal custody, which is the right to make decisions regarding a child’s
education, religious upbringing, medical care, and other matters involving
the child’s overall welfare.
What is in the best interests of your child? This question will be at the
center of your custody case and will ultimately determine the court’s
decision regarding physical and legal custody. In making this determination,
the court will consider several factors involving the parents, their relationship
with each other, and their relationship with the child.
At McGann Hughes, our child custody lawyers in Rockville
educate our clients on the court’s considerations regarding best
interests so that our clients understand how the court will evaluate the
information relevant to making this decision. We then advise our clients
on steps to take to promote the best interests of the child, and we work
with them to negotiate a fair custody agreement or parenting plan.
Many times, it is a client’s ultimate goal to reach a custody agreement
that promotes a strong relationship between the child and both parents,
and we support that initiative. However, if we are unable to reach a settlement,
we prepare our client for litigation while helping them to continue to
act in the best interests of their children.
Contact us online or call us at (301) 658-2494 to schedule a consultation with our child
custody lawyers in Rockville.