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Hence, the court could not have articulated any harmful effect, since there was no evidence to support such a finding. The court also vacated the remainder of the visitation prohibitions without remand. Boswell filed a motion for reconsideration and for a stay, alleging that the Court of Special Appeals had incorrectly applied an “actual harm” standard rather than the best interests of the child standard to the visitation issues. Donathan would not actively discipline the children and this arrangement was generally followed. Donathan's role with Ryan and Amanda during visitation was to play with them and participate in outings and activities that they had planned with their father. Marcia Kabriel Marcia Kabriel was the court-appointed social worker who investigated the Boswell's situation and made a recommendation concerning custody and visitation in an October 30, 1995, report. There was therefore no showing that the restriction was necessary to prevent any adverse impact on the children.”Boswell, 118 Md. The motion and stay were denied on December 5, 1997, with the court maintaining it had applied the correct standard, that being the best interests of the child with a required factual showing of actual harm in order for visitation to be restricted. At trial, she testified that after conducting over 20 interviews with the parties, her conclusion was that Ryan and Amanda had bonded well with both parents. Kabriel recommended that the children's primary residence remain with Ms. Boswell be granted liberal visitation to include a week with the children each of the summer months along with every other weekend and Wednesday evenings. Kabriel did not initially suggest overnight visitation on Wednesdays, she later recommended this due to the difficulties the children were experiencing in dealing with their parent's separation and the acrimony between them. Kabriel indicated that while both children were “confused” by their father's relationship with Mr. Donathan were not present during visitation, she focused her answer on the effect that any relationship of Mr. Boswell's, heterosexual or homosexual, would have on the children:“In any situation like this as the children adjust to a parental separation, divorce and the realignment of parents with new partners, it's very, very important whether that is the same sex or an opposite sex partner that there be a very slow period of exposure to the-to the children of that-that new partner. J., and ELDRIDGE, RODOWSKY, CHASANOW, RAKER, WILNER and CATHELL, JJ. Respondent appealed to the Court of Special Appeals, which vacated the judgment of the circuit court, including all of the visitation restrictions. Thus, the trial over which circuit court Judge Lawrence Rushworth presided lasted five full days (March 12, 13, 14, and April 1, 4, 1996). Boswell claimed these statements demonstrated undue prejudice toward his case. On April 5, 1996, the parties reached agreement on the financial issues and the judge ruled from the bench on visitation. In its written order filed on April 26, 1996, the court limited Mr. Clearly the Court is convinced that ․ there is a relationship, at least up until this time, and no concern to change before this time, that [Mr. The Court of Special Appeals, in In re Adoption, 103 Md. 1, 12, 651 A.2d 891, 897 (1994) stated: “This right is in the nature of a liberty interest that has long been recognized and protected under the state and federal constitutions.”In the context of most family law disputes over children, the State's interest is to protect the child's best interests as parens patriae, which is in accord with the State's interest in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens. We have described the best interests of the child standard as being “ ‘of transcendent importance’ ” and the “ ‘sole question’ ” in familial disputes; indeed, it is “therefore not considered as one of many factors, but as the objective to which virtually all other factors speak.” Taylor v. 290, 303, 508 A.2d 964, 970 (1986)(quoting in part from Ross v. Nancy Polikoff, American University Law School, Washington, DC; Beatrice Dohrn, Lambada Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., New York City, all on brief, for respondent. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals and hold that the correct standard to be applied is the best interests of the child, with visitation being restricted only upon a showing of actual or potential harm to the child resulting from contact with the non-marital partner. This appeal arises from an order of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, restricting Respondent's visitation with his children. We granted certiorari and affirm the judgment of the Court of Special Appeals. This Court concurs with the procedural history and facts of this case as presented in the opinion of the Court of Special Appeals. Two children were born of the union, son Ryan born in 1988 and daughter Amanda born in 1991. On February 2, 1995, the Boswells were ordered to meet with the Department of Social Services, which was to report to the court regarding custody and visitation. Boswell filed a counterclaim for absolute divorce in July 1995 and Ms. Even though the parties filed a pretrial order on December 12, 1995, stating that the only contested issues were alimony and counsel fees and projecting a one-day trial, no final agreement was entered before trial. Boswell's visitation with his children:“[W]here there is a ․ paramour involved․ I have often, time and time again, restricted visitation. * * * [I will hold] down the ․ visitations of both the weekend and Wednesday and [restrict] during this period any overnight visitation. That should proceed deliberately and very slowly.* * *[C]hildren in a situation like this really need to be reassured that they have the affection and the continuing relationship of each parent ․ and that-that no other person, no other relationship will-will interfere with that.” (Emphasis added).
Standley testified that “the weekend visits seem to have become, in the last few weeks, more pleasant and the children don't ․ seem to be as distressed.” In testifying about the “during the week” visitation, Dr. Ed.2d 551 (1972)(discussing the right of parents to raise their children); Prince v.
We seek to clarify that only one standard is used in determining whether to restrict parental visitation in the presence of non-marital partners, bests interests of the child, but we also want to emphasize that when a court is engaging in a best interests analysis, reasonable maximum exposure to each parent is presumed to be in the best interests of the child. They want them together and so the whole situation would be confusing to them.” (Emphasis added). 645, 652 (1944)(observing that “the custody, care, and nurture of the child reside first in the parents”); Skinner v.