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Court of Appeals will review denial of visitation following same-sex divorce

Maryland’s top court has agreed to decide if the former same-sex partner of a child’s mother has the parental rights of custody and visitation because the decision to conceive the child was mutual and the couple married – but later divorced – after the child’s birth.

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Md. appellate court gives father another chance at custody

A Maryland appeals court has revived a father’s challenge to a judge’s award of primary physical custody to the child’s mother, saying the jurist was wrong to have simply approved a family magistrate’s recommendation regarding custody after the father objected.

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Court of Appeals asked to review denial of visitation following same-sex divorce

The former same-sex partner of a child’s mother has asked Maryland’s top court to review lower-court decisions denying that person the parental rights of custody and visitation, though the decision to conceive the child was mutual and the couple married — but later divorced — after the child’s birth.

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New Yorker concedes Md. court’s jurisdiction in seeking paternity test, appellate court holds

A New York man cannot say Maryland courts lack jurisdiction over him in a child-support proceeding after he sought a Prince George’s County Circuit Court order for a paternity test and for information regarding the support request by the Maryland mother who claims he is her child’s father, a Maryland appeals court has held.

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Mother trumps grandparents in custody case, court says

In a family-law dispute involving three generations, a Maryland appeals court has said custody of twin boys should be awarded to their mother — even though a Baltimore judge concluded they would be better off with their maternal grandparents.

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Child custody bills battle in Senate committee

Two contrasting child custody bills came before a Senate committee Tuesday, with one measure saying the focus of judicial decisions must be solely on the best interests of the child and the other stating that judges should begin with a presumption that the estranged parents be given joint legal and shared physical custody of the child.

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Hearing shows rift on custody decision-making

Two contrasting views of Maryland child custody law came to the fore at a Senate committee meeting Thursday, with a state commission saying the focus of judicial decisions must remain solely on the best interests of the child and several lawmakers responding that courts should begin with a presumption that the parents be given joint legal and shared physical custody of the child.

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