2016 Maryland Code
Family Law
Title 5 - Children
Subtitle 2 - Parent and Child
§ 5-204. Domicile of minor child

MD Fam L Code § 5-204 (2016) What's This?

(a) In general. --

(1) If a minor child has only 1 parent, the domicile of the child is the same as that of the parent.

(2) If the parents of a minor child live together, and the child lives with them, the domicile of the child is the same as that of the parents.

(b) Domicile of minor child if parents live apart. -- If the parents of a minor child live apart, the domicile of the child is the same as that of:

(1) the parent to whom custody is awarded; or

(2) if custody has not been awarded, the parent with whom the child lives.

(c) Domicile of minor child not living with parent. -- If a minor child does not live with either parent, the domicile of the child is the same as that of the person who acts in the capacity of a parent.

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