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Parental Kidnapping

Laws current as of November 27, 2023

What can the court do if the other parent denies or interferes with my visitation or custody rights?

If the judge determines that the other parent has unreasonably denied or interfered with your visitation granted by a custody or visitation order, the judge can take any of the following actions against the other parent:

  • order that your visitation be rescheduled;
  • change (modify) the visitation or custody order to make sure that the other parent obeys the order in the future; or
  • make the other parent pay your court costs or attorney’s fees.1

1 MD Code, Fam. Law § 9-105