University of Baltimore Law Forum


The Court of Appeals of Maryland held that a child is considered a third party for purposes of sibling visitation rights. In re Victoria C., 437 Md. 567, 591, 88 A.3d 749, 764(2014). The court further held that the sibling seeking visitation with a minor sibling must first make a prima facie case showing parental unfitness or exceptional circumstances before the court can apply the best interest of the child standard.