Tag Archives: Court of Appeals

Father loses bid to bump BIA

Amos M. Whitney and Marni B. Schwartz (submitted photos)

Best-interest attorneys in Maryland got a welcome shot of support from the Court of Special Appeals, which rejected a father’s argument that parents should be given special leeway in seeking to disqualify them.

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Dangerous standard, inequitable burden

On March 27, the Court of Appeals of Maryland issued an opinion addressing whether a juvenile court was correct in granting an adult sibling, who had been in foster care, supervised visitation with her minor siblings, against the wishes of her father and the boys’ mother.

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In re: Victoria C.

Visitation: Sibling visitation rights: Parental fitness or exceptional circumstances CoA No. 15, Sept. Term 2013. Reported. Opinion by Battaglia, J.; Greene and Adkins, JJ., dissent. Filed March 27, 2014. Petition for certiorari from Court of Special Appeals. Affirmed in part, vacated in part and remanded to Carroll County Circuit Court.

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