Child custody laws vary greatly from state to state. The Maryland child custody laws consider diverse factors and
supporting variables, which become determinative for deciding on the custody.
Some of them include the:
- Sincerity and potential abilities of the parent
- Age, health, sex and number of children
- Character and reputation of the parents
- The relationship established between the parent and the child
- Financial status and the geographical proximity of the parents
Two different types of child custody are found in Maryland.
They include the legal custody, where the decisions for the well being of the child are made by the parent and the physical custody.