Before 2016, it was nearly impossible for a Grandparent to obtain custody of a grandchild. This was because the burden to obtain custody was high and required the grandparent to establish that the biological parent was unfit or that exceptional circumstances existed. Fortunately, after the case of Conover v. Conover, Maryland adopted the de facto parent status. In this week’s #FamilyFriday article
By Jessica L. Estes
Currently, it is estimated that approximately one-third of the U.S. population provides care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member and spends, on average, twenty hours per week providing that care. Caring for your aging parents is not an easy task. Not only can it be overwhelming, but it may cause stress in your life which can manifest itself in various ways, including illness, depression and/or anxiety, or strained family relationships.