There may be no legal battle with stakes as high as a child custody dispute. Time with one's children is invaluable. Under Maryland law, the objective in any child custody case is to meet the best interests of the child. Of course, every child's interests are unique and in order to protect your parental rights and come up with a suitable child custody arrangement, it can be crucial to have a skilled family law attorney by your side.
While Maryland's child custody laws are fairly complex, they do provide a process parents can use to resolve their disputes. A recent case has served as an unfortunate example of what can happen when the legal process is not respected. The case involves two children who were taken by their father to Tunisia in 2011.