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Parental Kidnapping

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 a party to a custody/visitation order has unreasonably denied or interfered with visitation granted by a custody or visitation order, the judge can take any or all of the following actions against the other parent:

  • order that the visitation be rescheduled;
  • change the conditions of the visitation or custody order to make sure that the other parent obeys the order;
  • make the parent who denied or interfered with the visitation rights pay court costs or attorney’s fees of the other parent.1

1 MD Code, Fam. Law § 9-105