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§ 9-101.1. Evidence of abuse considered

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 9. Child Custody and Visitation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. In General (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 9-101.1
§ 9-101.1. Evidence of abuse considered
“Abuse” defined
(a) In this section, “abuse” has the meaning stated in § 4-501 of this article.
Evidence of abuse considered
(b) In a custody or visitation proceeding, the court shall consider, when deciding custody or visitation issues, evidence of abuse by a party against:
(1) the other parent of the party's child;
(2) the party's spouse; or
(3) any child residing within the party's household, including a child other than the child who is the subject of the custody or visitation proceeding.
Arrange custody or visitation that provides for protection
(c) If the court finds that a party has committed abuse against the other parent of the party's child, the party's spouse, or any child residing within the party's household, the court shall make arrangements for custody or visitation that best protect:
(1) the child who is the subject of the proceeding; and
(2) the victim of the abuse.

Credits

Added by Acts 1991, c. 98, § 1, eff. July 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1995, c. 12, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1995; Acts 2006, c. 112, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 9-101.1, MD FAMILY § 9-101.1
Current through legislation effective through May 16, 2022, from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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