If I have joint custody of my toddler with my ex-husband but end up pregnant (not married, but in committed relationship) can he take me to court for full custody and is that a good agruement?
Yes, he can take you to court, but he can do so regardless of your pregnancy. First, however, your Ex must establish that there has been a material change in circumstance. Although more information is needed regarding your pregnancy, I would think most judges in Maryland would consider another child to be a material change. If material change is found, then a Judge would consider whether a modification granting the father "full custody" is in your child's best interest. You should consult with a local attorney who routinely handles family law matters in the County where the Judgment of Divorce is enrolled to discuss your specific circumstances in order to answer your specific questions.
Please be advised that this response does not constitute "legal advice," nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. You should seek counsel of an attorney before taking any actions or deciding not to take any actions.
I agree with Mr. deHaven. I would add that when the judge considers whether it is in your daughter's best interest, the judge will do so looking at the entire circumstances of both parties, not only at your pregnancy. I too would recommend that you speak with an attorney.
Please be advised that any information or advice given herein does not constitute an attorney client relationship. Further, before taking any actions or deciding not to take any actions, you should seek counsel of an attorney. This forum cannot provide you with the anyalysis and detail necessary for a full and accurate opinion to be rendered.
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