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Practice areas: Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Adoption, Domestic Violence
Dawn Merino is an experienced family law / divorce attorney. She has practiced family law exclusively for 22 years. She is skilled at identifying your particular issues and employing the correct strategies for your case. Attorney Dawn Merino can...
Practice areas: Child Custody, Family, Divorce & Separation
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Practice areas: Child Custody, Mediation, Divorce & Separation, Workers Compensation, Criminal Defense
Amanda Schmidt was born and raised in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. She attended Glen Burnie High and graduated from Washington College with a B.A. in sociology, a minor in psychology, and a concentration in pre-law. While attending Washington...
Practice areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Contracts & Agreements, Adoption
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If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.