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Samantha P. Rodier

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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

Will Remarriage Impact Child Custody?

November 1, 2019

It is a common concern among divorced parents that remarrying will impact their child custody rights. It is important to understand that, in most cases, a new relationship should not have a direct effect on your ability to properly parent and maintain custody of your child or children, with few exceptions. Here, the divorce and…

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Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Spouses

November 1, 2019

Divorce is a stressful event that complicates almost every aspect of life—maintaining civil relationships with your ex-spouse, managing financial shifts and handling post-divorce day-to-day responsibilities become muddled even further when childcare is involved. Here, the team of Bel Air divorce and family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law offer some tried-and-true co-parenting tips for divorced…

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Should I Create an Estate Plan If I Have No Children?

September 30, 2019

Just because you do not have children does not mean that you should skip creating a proper estate plan. In fact, there are several important reasons why you should create a comprehensive estate plan so that your property, assets and even medical wishes can be handled the way you want. Here, the estate planning attorneys…

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How Are Retirement Accounts Divided During Divorce?

September 30, 2019

Dividing assets during a divorce can be stressful for both parties, especially when it involves retirement funds. Here, the Maryland divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss how 401(k) plans and other defined-contribution retirement plans can be divided during a divorce. What are Different Types of Retirement Accounts? Both 401(k) plans and IRA plans can…

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How Does Life Insurance Affect Your Estate Planning?

September 30, 2019

Estate planning is a difficult yet necessary part of life; while it revolves around an uncomfortable subject, it is important to provide a plan for asset distribution in order to take care of your loved ones, valuables and remaining debts after you die. In addition to knowing the ins-and-outs of estate planning, it is also…

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Everything to Know About Postnuptial Agreements

September 29, 2019

While you may be familiar with the intricacies of prenuptial agreements, many individuals are unaware of the importance of postnuptial agreements and what they mean for couples going through a divorce. Here, the Maryland divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide an overview of postnuptial agreements as well as the differences and similarities between prenuptial…

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Resources for Battered Spouses in Maryland

September 29, 2019

Domestic violence is a tragic yet all-too-common occurrence that can result in life-long emotional and physical damage. Battered spouses deserve justice, and the state of Maryland offers several resources to help victims of domestic violence begin their healing journey, take action and gain confidence. Here, the compassionate family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide…

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The Pros and Cons of Alternative Avenues to Divorce

September 4, 2019

While there are alternative options available that couples can consider when ending their marriage, a litigated divorce is one way to ensure your individual situation is properly assessed by experienced divorce attorneys. By choosing divorce over alternative avenues such as mediation, your attorney can assist you in pursuing what is legally yours as a result…

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What You Need to Know About Divorce When You Have Adopted Children

August 19, 2019

Divorce is a stressful and difficult situation for all individuals involved, both parents and children. However, if you are going through a divorce and you have adopted children, it is important to understand that this life event may have a heightened impact on your children due to their life experiences. Adopted children may have a…

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