INTERSTATE JURISDICTIONAL CUSTODY DISPUTES

The recent reported Court of Special Appeals decision Cabrera v. Mercado, filed on September 28, 2016, is a complicated custody case involving a married couple’s infant child, with allegations of domestic violence, flight by one of the parties, and custody actions initiated in two jurisdictions: one filed by the husband in the Circuit Court for
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DE FACTO PARENTHOOD – Court of Appeals Opinion

A new case decided in Maryland’s highest court may have far-reaching implications for third parties seeking custody of or visitation with children. Michelle and Brittany Conover, a lesbian couple, divorced, and Michelle, the non-biological parent, sought visitation with Brittany’s child.  The child was conceived and born prior to the marriage of the parties.  The child
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