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§ 9-101.2. Parents guilty of murder

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, § 9-101.2
§ 9-101.2. Parents guilty of murder
Denial of custody or visitation
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, unless good cause for the award of custody or visitation is shown by clear and convincing evidence, a court may not award custody of a child or visitation with a child:
(1) to a parent who has been found by a court of this State to be guilty of first degree or second degree murder of the other parent of the child, another child of the parent, or any family member residing in the household of either parent of the child; or
(2) to a parent who has been found by a court of any state or of the United States to be guilty of a crime that, if committed in this State, would be first degree murder or second degree murder of the other parent of the child, another child of the parent, or any family member residing in the household of either parent of the child.
Supervised visitation
(b) If it is in the best interest of the child, the court may approve a supervised visitation arrangement that assures the safety and the physiological, psychological, and emotional well-being of the child.

Credits

Added by Acts 2006, c. 112, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Family Law, § 9-101.2, MD FAMILY § 9-101.2
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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