Glen Burnie Same-Sex Custody Lawyer
From our offices in Glen Burnie and Columbia, the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, provides family law counsel and representation to same-sex couples throughout Maryland. Our primary Glen Burnie same-sex custody attorney, Todd K. Mohink, has more than 20 years of legal experience and the determination to achieve his clients’ goals.
The Knowledge and Experience to Meet Your Needs
Whether you are going through a same-sex divorce or you were never married to the child’s other parent, our lawyers are available to represent you in matters regarding:
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support determinations
- Enforcement of child support orders
- Custody and support modifications
- Out-of-state relocations and parental move-aways
Same-Sex Parents Face Unique Legal Challenges
Child custody and visitation disagreements are always difficult and emotionally charged. However, same-sex couples face additional legal hurdles when trying to assert or defend their parental rights.
The greatest complication stems from the fact that many children in gay and lesbian families are adopted. When one party is the adoptive parent and the other is not, the non-adoptive parent does not have equal rights to the child.
In a similar manner, those who have children through egg or sperm donors have far more extensive legal rights than those who did not physically contribute to the pregnancy. Maryland law does not allow for de facto parents, so a domestic partner is only a third party with no legal claim to the child. The woman who gave birth or the man who donated the sperm is considered the natural parent.
Free Consultation With a Child Support Attorney
To learn more about your rights and how we can help with any same-sex family law matter involving child custody or support, schedule a free initial consultation at our offices in Glen Burnie or Columbia. Simply call the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, at 800-266-8151 today, or contact us online. Credit cards accepted.