Legal Question in Family Law in Maryland

if 1 parent is temporarily incarcerated and signs his custodial rights to a grandparent and the other parent is NEGLECTFUL would this keep the children from being displaced out of family care if social services became involved

Asked on 10/07/13, 9:46 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Robert Sher Wagshal and Sher

There is a strong preference for parental supervision, so it would depend on the degree of neglect by the non-incarcerated parent, and what impact that is having on the welfare of the children. If social services recommends it a court might be amenable to a temparary guardianship by the grandparent while the parents are rehabilitating.

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Answered on 10/07/13, 9:58 am

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