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The Pros and Cons of Alternative Avenues to Divorce

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

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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How is Child Support Determined with Unmarried Parents?

There is a strong legal presumption in favor of biological parents paying child support for the care and well-being of their children, regardless of their marital status at the time of the child’s conception or birth. However, there are some unique considerations unmarried parents should keep in mind when petitioning for or disputing child support.…

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Leaving Assets to a Beneficiary While You are Still Alive

While much of the typical estate plan accounts for the distribution of your assets after your death, estate planning can also account for the distribution of assets while you are still alive. “Giving while living” is an estate planning tool that individuals should carefully consider with the help of an estate planning attorney. Here, the…

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How Getting Remarried Impacts Alimony

If you have been divorced and currently collect or pay alimony and are planning to remarry, you may be wondering how alimony is going to be impacted by your new relationship status. Here, the divorce and family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain ways in which your alimony payments may change if you get…

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Setting Boundaries After Divorce

Even after your divorce is finalized, you may still have to communicate with your former spouse, especially if children are involved. Here, the Maryland divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law offer tips to setting boundaries after divorce that are necessary in maintaining a cordial relationship with your ex.  Create a Healthy Environment After a married…

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Leaving an Inheritance to a Minor Child

While no one wants to think about the possibility of a family disaster occurring, it is always recommended to prepare for childcare and leaving an inheritance in case of an emergency. Here, the Maryland family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss why you should consider leaving an inheritance to your children and how to…

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Leaving Assets to a Charity

It is not uncommon for an individual to leave a portion of their assets to a charity that is meaningful to them. There are a variety of benefits to donating an endowment or legacy gift to a charity or nonprofit organization, and if you are interested in leaving an asset of your own to a…

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How Will Your Debts Impact Estate Planning?

Even after death, most personal debts you have do not disappear, and the burden can fall on your estate and affect the gifts that you intend to leave your loved ones. Here, the will and estate planning attorneys at Rodier Family Law detail how your debts could impact your estate planning and what you can…

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Divorce in Maryland: Know Your Rights

Divorce regulations vary from state to state, which is why it is important to review the legal requirements for divorce in your state of residence. Here, the family law and divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide a detailed overview of divorce laws specific to Maryland. What are Standard Maryland Divorce Rights? Basic Maryland divorce…

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