As Governor Hogan’s most recent amended Executive Order went into place at 8:00 p.m. on March 30, 2020, the question of where their child would be staying for the imminent future was certainly running through the minds of many separated parents in Maryland.
Blog Archive: March 2020
Effective April 2, 2020 businesses with up to 500 employees will be subject to expanded paid sick and family leave obligations.
Sick Leave - Under the new law, all employees are eligible for 80 hours of paid sick leave under the following COVID-19 related circumstances:
1. If the employee is subject to a federal, state or local quarantine or isolation;
2. If the employees advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine;
3. If the employee is symptoms and seeking medical diagnosis;
US Small Business Administration Announces New Loan Program for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Additional Resources Expected to Come Online Soon
The federal government is now in a state of National Emergency, and shelter-in-place orders are starting to be issued to protect people from COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus). States and local governments are shuttering the doors of schools, courts, and other places of mass gatherings.
In Maryland, there is no legal statute stating that a parent’s gender should be taken into consideration when awarding child custody. Still, many men believe that the court will side with women in divorce proceedings mainly because historically, this was the case, at least when it came to child custody matters.
These men do not believe that they have the same rights as the mothers of their children, legally speaking.