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Maryland Child Custody Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Child Custody Laws

Code SectionFam. §5-203, 9-102
Year Uniform Child Custody Act Adopted1957
Joint Custody an Option?Yes, §5-203(d)(2)
Grandparent Visitation Rights Recognized?Yes, §9-102
Child's Own Wishes Considered?No; 9-103 Child 16 yrs. old may petition for change of custody

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