August 31, 2020
Tracey Coates and Carlos Lastra Provided Commentary in Article titled “Lawmakers, experts weigh changes to Maryland’s child custody court process”
Tracey Coates and Carlos Lastra provided commentary in an article written by Samantha J. Subin titled: "Lawmakers, experts weigh changes to Maryland’s child custody court process," which was published in The Maryland Daily Record on August 26, 2020.
“But evaluators can cost upwards of $30,000, depending on the county, said Tracey Coates, who co-chairs Paley Rothman’s family law practice.”
“Even when there isn’t a definitive finding of abuse, parents can be penalized for bringing the claim to light and lose credibility in the court, added Coates.”
“Another draft recommendation, which aims to establish a rebuttable presumption, could create space for individuals to strategically file an illegitimate claim, said Carlos Lastra, co-chair of Paley Rothman’s family law practice. “The unintended consequence is that it will clog the system and actually take away judicial resources from legitimate cases,” he said.”
The full article, "Lawmakers, experts weigh changes to Maryland’s child custody court process," can be found in the June 2020 edition of The Maryland Daily Record.
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