Family Law and Related Matters
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Samantha Protokowicz Rodier, Esq.
- Harford Day School, 1994
- Garrison Forest School, 1998
- Tulane University, B.A., Cum Laude, 2001
- University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2005
- Maryland & U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2005
- 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
- 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
How to Manage Disagreements Effectively When Co-Parenting
Co-parenting can be a challenging experience, especially when there are disagreements between the two parents. It’s not uncommon for co-parents to have different parenting styles, beliefs, or preferences which can lead to conflicts. However, managing disagreements effectively is crucial to maintaining a healthy co-parenting relationship and ensuring the well-being of the children involved. Below the…Read More
What Is the Impact of Infidelity on Divorce?
Infidelity is one of the most common reasons for divorce. When one spouse cheats, it can cause significant emotional pain, trust issues, and damage to the marriage. In addition to the emotional impact, infidelity can also have legal implications in a divorce. In this article, Rodier Family Law explores the impact of infidelity on divorce.…Read More
Five Ways to Prepare Before Filing for Divorce
Filing for divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, but preparing beforehand can help make the process go more smoothly. Below, the experienced attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss five ways to help you be more prepared before filing for divorce. Meet with an Attorney Before filing for divorce, meet with an attorney…Read More
How to Resolve Complex Divorce Issues through Divorce Mediation
Divorce is a complex process and many parties wish to reach a settlement rather than litigate their divorce. Divorce mediation can be an alternative to the court system, by allowing divorcing couples to resolve their differences in a more private, less adversarial setting. Below, the experienced divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss how to…Read More
Four Financial Mistakes to Avoid During a Divorce
Divorce can be a difficult and stressful time, both emotionally and financially. During this period, it is essential to be mindful of your financial decisions to avoid making mistakes that could have long-term consequences. Below, the experienced divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss four financial mistakes to avoid during a divorce. Not Being…Read More
How to Adjust Your Custody Agreement Without Litigation
Adjusting a custody agreement without litigation can be a difficult and emotional process, but it is sometimes necessary to ensure that the child’s best interests are met. Below are some tips on how to adjust your custody agreement without filing a contested court action. Communicate With the Other Parent if Possible Before making any…Read More
What to Do When Your Spouse Won’t Sign the Divorce Papers
Divorce is an emotional process, but it can be even more complicated when only one partner wants to get out of the marriage. In addition to paperwork involving custody, assets and other commingled property, the start of the divorce process is often sending a settlement proposal to the other side. But what do you do…Read More
Can Your Child Choose Their Custodial Parent?
One of the most challenging issues that arise following a separation or dissolution of marriage are the decisions surrounding custodial arrangements. Will the child live with a parent, someone else, or share time with more than one guardian? While parents may disagree over what is best for their child, a child may also have their…Read More
Custodial Interference: What Is It and What Are the Legal Consequences?
When a court orders custody of a child, the party or parties that are awarded custody are responsible for the child under the terms of the custody order. However, it is often the case that a non-custodial parent or family member can act unilaterally by attempting to take the child into their care directly against…Read More
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