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January 2017 Archives

Sexual Abuse Conviction Does Not Alter Visitation

In an appeal of a divorce and custody decision in Prince George's County, The Maryland Court of Special Appeals recently held that a father's dishonesty concerning a conviction for sexual abuse of an adult does not result in mandatory modification of a visitation schedule mandating that the father have tiebreaker authority in certain decisions. Instrumental in the appellate court's determination was the fact that the court had ample evidence before it concerning the conviction at the time the initial determination was made. 

A Price is Paid for Falsely Claiming Domestic Violence

It is well known that some people often falsely allege assault or other acts of domestic violence in order to remove their spouse or domestic partner from the home or gain sole or primary custody of a child. In the recent custody case of Rex v. Rex, an unreported case decided by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. A mother filed several meritless order of protection proceedings against the father and took other actions to deny him access to his child. As a result, the trial court held that the mother manipulated the visitation schedule for no sound reason and granted the father primary residential custody during the school year. This decision was upheld by the appellate court. 

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