Couples in Maryland meet, fall in love, get married and begin families with the intention of raising their family and growing old together. In some instances that is reality but in others the ideal beginning ends in divorce. When children are involved the issue of child custody can be a very difficult one.
Parents typically have the best interest of their children in mind but cannot always come to an agreement of what exactly it means. In such cases, a temporary order, or temporary custody, can be issued by the court. The temporary order typically will remain in force until the issues have been resolved and the divorce finalized.
Temporary orders are not always required and are typically used in cases where there is an unresolved conflict that has led to the separation and decision to divorce. The order can also include how household and other expenses will be handled. These can include items such as car payments, insurance and mortgage payments. Spousal support is also an issue that can be addressed in this manner.
The decision to divorce is seldom made lightly. Once the decision is made, it is best if the couple can come to an agreement on issues such as child custody, spousal support and so on. This can reduce the stress and anxiety that can result from going through a divorce and benefit the children involved by keeping things amicable. A person in Maryland who is considering divorce may benefit from a conversation with an experienced family law professional who can review one’s situation and advise the client on the available legal options.