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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

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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The Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement in Maryland

January 26, 2024

In the realm of family law, prenuptial agreements have emerged as powerful tools that go beyond the stereotypes often associated with them. For couples in Maryland, considering a prenuptial agreement is not a sign of mistrust, but rather a proactive step towards financial security and mutual understanding. Here, Rodier Family Law attorneys discuss the benefits…

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Starting the New Year Fresh: Resolutions for Healthy Co-Parenting After Divorce

January 15, 2024

As we head into a new year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the past and set intentions for a brighter future. For divorced parents, navigating co-parenting dynamics can be challenging, but it’s crucial to prioritize the well-being of your children. In this blog post, the experienced attorneys at Rodier Family Law explore resolutions…

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The Best Interests of the Child: How Courts Decide Custody

December 21, 2023

In family law, when it comes to determining custody arrangements during separation or divorce, courts prioritize the best interests of the child above all else. Understanding how this crucial principle shapes custody decisions is fundamental for parents navigating these challenging circumstances. Below, the experienced child custody attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss how child custody…

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Maryland’s Will Formalities: Ensuring the Validity of Your Will

December 1, 2023

Drafting a will is a pivotal step in securing your legacy and ensuring your wishes are honored after your passing. However, in Maryland, as in many other states, there are specific formalities that must be adhered to for a will to be legally valid. At Rodier Family Law, we understand the importance of navigating these…

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Child Custody and the Holiday Season: Coordinating Celebrations

December 1, 2023

The holiday season is usually a time of joy and celebration, but for families navigating child custody arrangements, it can also bring unique challenges. Balancing festive traditions and time spent with loved ones becomes even more intricate when parents are no longer together. At Rodier Family Law, we understand the importance of maintaining meaningful holiday…

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