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What To Expect When First Meeting With A Family Law Attorney

The beginning stages of a divorce can be a difficult time for those involved, however, knowing you have an experienced and competent attorney who will guide you through the divorce process can help to ease some of the difficulty. Here, the attorneys at Rodier Family Law help prepare you for your initial meeting, typically your…

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How to Proceed if Your Protective Order is Denied

As experienced legal counsel, we understand that a Protective Order is often a delicate and complex subject and recognize the importance of being prepared for every possible outcome. In the case that your request for a protective order is denied, the advisors at Rodier Family Law are here to provide several options and best practices…

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Will a Private Investigator Help My Divorce Case?

In Maryland, a private investigator is a registered, licensed individual who can be hired by a private citizen or law firm to undertake investigatory law services. Private investigators are often associated with family law cases and can help to ascertain certain facts for a divorce, alimony or child custody proceeding. Here, the family law attorneys…

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Drafting an Advance Medical Directive

An advance medical directive ensures your healthcare wishes and needs are met in instances where you are unable to communicate them. As a general rule of thumb, a comprehensive estate plan should always contain an advance medical directive—here, the estate planning attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain what an advance medical directive should contain and…

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New Year, New Name: Welcome to Rodier Family Law

We are excited to announce a few major changes that have taken place at our family law and estate planning firm, starting with the most obvious: we are now Rodier Family Law, formerly Protokowicz & Rodier, P.A. While honoring the legacy of Stanley E. Protokowicz’s time as head of the firm by providing the same…

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Visitation and Custody Rights of Third Parties

Child custody and visitation proceedings are controlled by strict protocols in the state of Maryland. A judge can bestow child custody or visitation rights on a third party only if certain circumstances exist. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide an overview of visitation and custody rights of third parties. Defining Third…

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Why Writing a Will Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

While weight-loss resolutions might continue to be the most popular, any estate planning attorney could tell you that resolving to write a will should be at the forefront of anyone’s list. Here, the estate planning attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain why crafting a will is so vital. A Will is Legally Binding and Shortens…

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Medical Insurance Coverage Options for Minor Children After Divorce

Maryland law requires parents to provide adequate financial support for their biological or adopted children, and this includes covering healthcare and medical expenses. The division of insurance and out-of-pocket medical care costs between parents is determined by the court based, on the circumstances of the case. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law…

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Are Military Assets Divided in Divorce?

There are many misconceptions surrounding military divorces, and the spouses of military personnel may have several financial fears when considering divorce. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide a general overview of divorce proceedings for military members and their spouses. Congress passed the Uniform Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) in 1982,…

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