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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

The Role of a Family Law Attorney: What to Expect

June 24, 2024

Divorce can be one of the most challenging experiences a person can go through. It signifies the end of a significant relationship but also involves complex legal processes and emotional stress. An experienced family law attorney, like those at Rodier Family Law, can guide you through this difficult time, ensuring your rights are protected and…

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Summer Vacation & Custody Agreements: Tips for Stress-Free Trips

June 5, 2024

Summer vacation should be  a time for relaxation, adventure, and creating lifelong memories. For families navigating child custody arrangements, planning for those adventures can add layers of complexity and stress.  At Rodier Family Law, we know how hard it can be for parents to plan summer vacations while following custody agreements. We want to help…

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Co-Parenting During Summer Break: Tips for a Smooth Transition

May 7, 2024

Summer break is a time of joy and excitement for children, offering a break from the daily school routine and a chance to explore new adventures. However, for divorced or separated parents, it can also present  co-parenting challenges.  Shared custody arrangements during this extended break require careful considerations, including planning, clear communication, and a focus…

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Estate Planning After Major Life Events

April 23, 2024

Planning for the future is essential, especially when it comes to protecting your assets and ensuring your loved ones are taken care of. Estate planning is a crucial step in securing your legacy and providing peace of mind for yourself and your family.   Life is full of changes, and major life events can significantly…

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Domestic Violence and Divorce: Seeking Legal Protection

April 19, 2024

In the state of Maryland, navigating the complexities of domestic violence and divorce requires a keen understanding of the law and a compassionate legal team. At Rodier Family Law, our Harford County divorce lawyers recognize the sensitive nature of these cases and are committed to guiding our clients through the legal process with empathy and…

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Alimony in Maryland: What You Need to Know

March 27, 2024

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a critical aspect of divorce proceedings, particularly in Maryland. As a small, women-operated family attorney law firm, we understand the nuances and intricacies of alimony law in Maryland. Here, the experienced attorneys at Rodier Family Law dive into the essentials of alimony, shedding light on key concepts and…

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Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce: Which Is Right for You?

March 12, 2024

Navigating through divorce can be emotionally challenging and legally complex. Understanding the key differences between uncontested and contested divorce can help you make informed decisions about your future. In this blog post, the experienced divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law delve into the realm of uncontested vs. contested divorce and shed light on which option…

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Navigating Custody Decisions: Joint vs. Sole Custody for Your Family

February 22, 2024

Are you facing the challenging terrain of custody decision-making amidst a divorce or separation? At Rodier Family Law, we understand the complexities of these decisions and strive to guide families through the process with clarity and compassion. s unique circumstances. In this blog, we explore the nuances of joint and sole custody, shedding light on…

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Estate Planning for Blended Families: Special Considerations

February 13, 2024

Blended families are becoming more common nowadays, adding layers of complexity to family life. To keep things fair and secure, it’s crucial to plan your estate carefully. While blending families is all about love, it also means we need to think ahead and plan for any tricky situations that might pop up later on. Below,…

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