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How To Navigate The Holidays and Co-Parenting

Posted by Sarah I. Malik on December 4, 2018 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

With the holiday season upon us, challenges in co-parenting are more present than ever. Providing a holiday season that is memorable and stress -free for your children may be the greatest gift you can give them. For co-parents, here are a few tips that can help the entire family enjoy the holidays.

Be on top of the schedule. Review your agreement or court order in advance (especially if you have not looked it...

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Child's Counsel: Understanding Best Interest Attorney v. Child Privilege Attorney

Posted by Sarah I. Malik on February 7, 2018 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

In custody cases, especially those that are high conflict, it is not uncommon for courts to appointment a counsel for the child. This can come in two forms in Maryland: a Best Interest Attorney or a Child Privilege Attorney. In some states, the Best Interest Attorney can be called Guardian Ad Litem.

A Child Privilege Attorney (CPA) is tasked with only one job – to determine whether or not to waive the statutory psychiatric privileg...

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Back to School Season - Understanding Different Physical Custody Options

Posted by Sarah I. Malik on August 22, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (1)

With summer almost behind us, parents and children will be returning to their back-to-school schedules.  For parents that are in the process of separating, it is important to understand that in establishing a physical custody schedule for their children, schedules can change throughout the year.  Specifically, the physical custody schedule can be different for the academic year versus the summer.  This is a significant point to understand because a parent may hav...

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Primary Parental Attachment Can Be With Two Parents

Posted by Sarah I. Malik on July 29, 2013 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Parental attachment is a common phrase thrown around during physical custody disputes. One parent will likely argue that a child has a primary attachment with him or her and that a child can only have one primaryattachment figure.  The other parent willargue that a child can have an attachment with two parents and should not “lose” physical custody because of a supposed primary attachment with the other parent.  One school of thought among psychologistsis ...

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