Custody & Visitation

JENNIFER MCANANY v. ERIK S. MCKENZIE

Child custody — Holiday visitation — Abuse of discretion Erik McKenzie sued Jennifer McAnany in 2012 for joint legal and physical custody of their child who was not yet one year old at the time. Beginning on September 10, 2012 ...

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TANYA MAJIED v. ROBERT ANDERSON

Child custody — Sole legal and physical custody — Motion to modify The appellant, Tanya Majied, brought these consolidated appeals to challenge two orders issued by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County in favor of Robert Anderson, her former ...

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TARA TREGER v. CALEB WADE

Child custody — Sole physical and legal custody — Willful withholding of child This appeal arises from the circuit court for Frederick County’s written order dated October 4, 2018, awarding Appellee, Caleb Wade (“Wade”), primary physical and sole legal custody ...

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A.A. v. AB.D.

Child custody — Discovery sanction — Best interests of the child In this appeal from a modification of child custody, we resolve that the best interests of the child standard is the leading consideration for the court in deciding whether ...

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A. U. v. E. P.

Child custody — Gender bias — Father This is an appeal from a judgment of the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County that denied A. U.’s petition for custody of his minor child, “K.” He raises numerous contentions on appeal, ...

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ANDREW PECKERAR V. CATHLEEN PEARL

Child custody — Modification — Contempt Andrew Peckerar and Cathleen Pearl are former spouses who are the parents of three minor children. Their divorce has been acrimonious. They have had poor communication between themselves and, as a result, had difficulties ...

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STARSHA SEWELL v. JOHN HOWARD

Child custody — Circuit court jurisdiction — Law of the case Starsha Sewell, appellant, and John Howard, appellee, are the parents of two minor children. On July 29, 2014, the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County entered an order granting ...

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FRANCESCA GIBBS v. WILLIAM DAVID CHALK

Child custody — Best interests of child — School choice Appellant Francesca Gibbs (“Mother”) and appellee William David Chalk (“Father”), agreed to share joint physical and legal custody of their two-year-old daughter (“Daughter”) and six-year-old son (“Son”). Their ensuing disputes ...

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IN RE: K.A.

Child custody — Transfer to noncustodial father — Mother unwilling/unable to care for child L.A. (“Mother”) appeals an order of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, sitting as a juvenile court, which denied her exceptions to a family law magistrate’s ...

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