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Tag Archives: Father’s Rights

Are child custody issues taken as seriously as child support?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

If Maryland is like the rest of the country, then fathers in this state are more likely to be a noncustodial parent following a divorce or a paternity action. This means that in most cases, the father will pay child support in order to provide for the financial needs of his child and will… Read More »

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Debate ensues over fathers’ rights in paternity cases

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A lively debate over the custody rights of unwed fathers is going on in another state. Maryland readers may want to pay attention to this debate, as it raises important issues with respect to Maryland’s own paternity laws. A proposal now under debate in this other state’s legislature would apply to unwed couples who… Read More »

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Maryland officials offered father custody of slain child

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Maryland social workers had called the father of an infant boy shortly after the child was born to see if the man could assume custody. Sadly, he was not in a position to do so at the time of the request. However, once his situation had improved, he initiated a child custody fight with… Read More »

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New Maryland law: Some prisoners do not need to pay child support

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A state law that went in to effect October 1st provides that prisoners with Maryland child support orders will not have to pay support while incarcerated. Specifically, while child support does not terminate altogether when a person goes to jail or prison, under the new law any inmate who has to serve more than… Read More »

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Maryland parents on equal footing in family courts

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

One possible misconception in Maryland is that family courts favor women. Yet, according to recent statistics, mothers and fathers are on equal footing in child custody and child visitation cases. The perceived misconception may come from the fact that most parents decide child custody/visitation issues outside of the courtroom. The majority (over 90 percent)… Read More »

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