Last evening, I testified before Maryland's Commission on Child Custody Decision-Making. The Commission was established by the legislature to make recommendations and to consider various aspects of child custody decisions, and includes a Judge, Master, family law attorneys, legislators and mental health professionals well-known in the area. In my testimony, I discussed the importance of limiting child witnesses to the greatest extent possible. I also advocated for a more uniform approach in contested child custody matters in the Circuit Courts. Procedures in each court, as well as the availability of services such as best interest attorneys, vary a good deal. That is why in any contested custody matter, it is imperative that you have an attorney who knows the procedures of the court your in which your case will be heard.