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Family Law and Related Matters

Samantha Protokowicz Rodier, Esq.

Education:

  • Harford Day School, 1994
  • Garrison Forest School, 1998
  • Tulane University, B.A., Cum Laude, 2001

Law School:

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2005

Admitted:

  • Maryland & U.S. District Court, District of  Maryland, 2005

Member:

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Harford County Bar Assoication
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland
  • Harford County Chapter of the WBA
  • Baltimore-Carroll Chapter of the WBA
  • Harford County Family Law Advisory Committee
  • MSBA Family Law Section Counsel

Biography:

  • Judicial Law Clerk: Hon. William O. Carr, Administrative Judge, Circuit Court of Harford County, 2005-2006
  • Baltimore-Area Tulane University Alumni Club (Co-President, 2006-2013)
  • University of Baltimore Intellectual Property Law
  • Journal (Business Editor, 2004-2005)
  • Garrison Forest School Alumnae Board, 2009 to Present
  • Board of Trustees, Harford Day School, 2010 to 2013
  • MSBA Family Law Section Counsel, Member (2016-2017, 2017-2020)
  • Harford County Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of Maryland, President ('17-'19), Vice President ('15-'16)
  • Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy, Past Fellow (''15-'16)
  • Maryland Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member

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While the short-term benefits of divorce may make sense on paper, the long-term effects could be detrimental to divorcing spouses if they fail to look at the bigger picture. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law share some of the most common divorce mistakes and several precautions that anyone considering divorce should take.…

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When a couple with children decides to get a divorce, the issue of child custody must be addressed. In situations where parents reach a divorce agreement outside of court, custody and visitation rights are mostly determined by the parents themselves, usually with added input from attorneys, mediators or other counsel. However, when the parents cannot…

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Divorce Pleadings: What Are They and How Do They Work?

July 20, 2018

As the first step in the legal process of divorce, a Complaint for Divorce (a pleading) must be completed by at least one spouse in order to initiate proceedings. While the requirements concerning the specific content outlined in a divorce complaint, also referred to in some jurisdictions as a “petition”, vary depending on the state…

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What’s the Difference Between Sole and Shared Custody?

June 20, 2018

Determining appropriate custody arrangements for minor children can be difficult when going through a divorce or separation. One of the primary concerns that may arise is which parent will gain custody of the child, or if joint custody will be established. It is important to understand the different types of custody agreements so you and…

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Five Tips to Help Ensure a Healthy Divorce

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While a divorce can be a challenging time for you and your family, there are several best practices to help minimize the emotional and mental stress that you may be feeling. Here, the experienced divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss five tips to help ensure a healthy divorce. Put Your Children First If you…

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