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Parenting plan process rolls out in Maryland custody cases

The term will mark Mary Ellen Barbera’s eighth and final full session as Court of Appeals chief judge. Barbera, the first woman to serve as Maryland’s top jurist, will reach the state’s mandatory judicial retirement age of 70 next September.

Maryland’s new parenting plan process for custody matters went into effect earlier this year and aims to prioritize the best interests of children and encourage collaboration between parents. A parenting plan determines how parents will care for children and make ...

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Custody changes urged

The long-held presumption under Maryland law that divorced parents be given joint legal and shared physical custody of their children must be replaced with a clear focus on the best interest of the child, a state commission examining custody issues concluded in a report released Monday.

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