How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Tina Your Own Question

Tina, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 33162
Experience:  JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
Type Your Legal Question Here...
Tina is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I am looking for court cases that define the word reside

Customer Question

I am looking for court cases that define the word "reside" and also "care and control". I have the definition from Blacks law dictionary however I need cases that have this inforamtion in it. Thank you
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Tina replied 5 years ago.
We need to know what type of case you are referring to, in what context these words are being used, and which state law you are referring to please.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Sorry...I can see how that would be important..Laughingtitle="Laughing"/>. State of Maryland. Education Article 7-301...Each person who has legal custody or care and control of a child who is 5 years old or older and under 16 shall see that the child attends school or receives instruction as required by this section. AND each child who resides in this State and is 5 years old or older and under 16 shall attend a public school regularly during the entire school year unless the child is otherwise receiving regular, thorough instruction during the school year in the studies usually taught in the public schools to children of the same age.
Expert:  Tina replied 5 years ago.
Care and control would relate to who has guardianship or LEGAL custody of the child.

"Resides" relates to the child's state of permanent residence. This is the same as their legal guardian or custodial parent.

Best regards XXXXX XXXXX



Even if you have a subscription with JA, please press the ACCEPT button so I may be credited and paid for my time by JA and then request follow-up assistance from me if necessary. Positive feedback and a BONUS are always appreciated. Thank you very much.

NOTE: This open forum is for educational purposes only. It does not and cannot constitute legal advice based on rules of professional conduct. I understand that you may be disappointed by the answer you received if it is not favorable to your situation. I work diligently to provide you with the correct answer under the law, whether it benefits you or not. Please do not shoot the messenger if it is not the answer you wished to hear. As always, I continue to be dedicated to providing you with professional and courteous service.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks so much...I am looking for previous cases that state that. Do you know of any?
Expert:  Tina replied 5 years ago.
Are we referring to guardianship or primary custody?

If I try to find cases, I need the facts or you will likely tell me that my answer is wrong.

Thanks. Smile
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I am so sorry again. I was charged under section 7-301 of the education article in the code of maryland. We had one hearing and I was found guilty. However I filed an appeal. The year before the charges were bought I homeschooled my child. The following school year I sent her to live with her father in another country. The charges are from the time when the child was living with her father outside of the USA. In court my attorney argued that 1. I did not have legal custody of the child the father did. 2. at the time of the charges I did not have care and control the father did. 3. The child did attend school in that country and we had the report card. However I was found guilty. Part of it was because the state said that the child resident was here in MAryland because the child had lived in maryland the previous year. and the other part the judge said was because even the the report card stated school year 2008-2009 the grades started Oct 2008. So he found me guilty for Sept 2008. We did try to explain that the grades received in October were from the work the child did in Sept and Oct was the date that the report card came out however i was still found guilty.


So I have been advised that next time I should agrue the reside and care and control more strongly. This is why I am looking for cases that have been heard before. We did argue the same definations that you gave me the first time in court but still lost. Thanks again for your help.

Expert:  Tina replied 5 years ago.
So you need caselaw to cite on an appeal to prevail on the appeal in this case?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes...Thanks so much for understanding!
Expert:  Tina replied 5 years ago.
Yes. I understand. But the amount I might receive from the price you listed for this question doesn't even cover my time trying to determine what the question is.

I gave you an answer that would justify my time. What you are actually looking for is easily worth hundreds of dollars of time, perhaps thousands as learning to perform legal research well is something we spend many years doing with access only to pay per service legal databases.

Your least expensive course of action is to look for a paralegal, not an attorney, to perform some research for you.

Take care.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
< Previous | Next >
  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
  • My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer. Eric Redwood City, CA
  • I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight. Michael Wichita, KS
  • PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent. Three H. Houston, TX
  • Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!! Elaine Atlanta, GA
  • It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem. Tony Apopka, FL
  • Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it. Lee Michigan

Meet The Experts:

  • Tina



    Satisfied Customers:

    JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
< Last | Next >
  • Tina's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
  • Ely's Avatar


    Counselor at Law

    Satisfied Customers:

    Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.
  • JPEsq's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor
  • Law Educator, Esq.'s Avatar

    Law Educator, Esq.


    Satisfied Customers:

    JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law
  • FiveStarLaw's Avatar



    Satisfied Customers:

    25 years of experience helping people like you.
  • Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.'s Avatar

    Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.


    Satisfied Customers:

    7+ years of experience handling various legal matters.
  • Dimitry K., Esq.'s Avatar

    Dimitry K., Esq.


    Satisfied Customers:

    Multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation and administration.