Physical Custody: Smart Solution or Big Problem? - A
thoughtful article by a Maryland-based mediator with practice advice
for parents looking at custody issues.
Rights To Custody - This site is informative and has some
quite different features. There is a chat room, message board,
articles on topics of interest to fathers, book reviews, statistics,
parenting plans, guide to parenting evaluation process and an
extensive list of links. A unique feature is the Parent Time
Tracker (PTT). PTT is free software available for downloading
which keeps track of parenting time either used or denied. There
are list of attorneys and guardian ad litems recommended and not
recommended with comments.
Locate: Child Care - A
statewide computerized child care resource and referral counseling
system sponsored by the Maryland Committee for Children, Inc.
Offers information on all regulated center-based facilities,
family childcare, nursery schools, kindergartens, school, age
programs, child development centers and Head Start programs available
throughout the State of Maryland.
Parents using LOCATE are given information on appropriate
childcare facilities based on their specific needs.
Children of Separation and Divorce Center (COSD)
The Center provides a variety of services to Maryland residents.
COSD recently published "Talking to Children About Separation and
Divorce" which can be ordered from the site. This is a non-profit
center in Columbia, Maryland, which maintains the website as a public
Parenting Plans and Custody Agreements
Single parents use
software to create quick and easy legal documents to file in court
and share an online co-parenting calendar. The Custody
Agreement is for decisions about housing and co-parenting schedules.
The Parenting Plan is for decisions about healthcare, education,
religion, communication, safety, travel, childcare/daycare,
drugs/alcohol, sports/activities, and much more. When signed by the
judge, these documents become a court order and any violation is
against the law.