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Divorce Pleadings: What Are They and How Do They Work?

As the first step in the legal process of divorce, a Complaint for Divorce (a pleading) must be completed by at least one spouse in order to initiate proceedings. While the requirements concerning the specific content outlined in a divorce complaint, also referred to in some jurisdictions as a “petition”, vary depending on the state…

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What’s the Difference Between Sole and Shared Custody?

Determining appropriate custody arrangements for minor children can be difficult when going through a divorce or separation. One of the primary concerns that may arise is which parent will gain custody of the child, or if joint custody will be established. It is important to understand the different types of custody agreements so you and…

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Five Tips to Help Ensure a Healthy Divorce

While a divorce can be a challenging time for you and your family, there are several best practices to help minimize the emotional and mental stress that you may be feeling. Here, the experienced divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss five tips to help ensure a healthy divorce. Put Your Children First If you…

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Divorce and Disability Benefits

Going through a divorce can be a difficult and stressful time, and for someone receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you shouldn’t have to worry about your divorce affecting your benefits.  In the case that you do undergo a divorce while receiving disability benefits, the experienced advisors at Rodier…

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Can a Prenuptial Be Legally Binding in Divorce Court?

A prenuptial agreement is a contract created by two people before marriage in order to protect their respective assets in the event of a divorce. Prenuptials can be legally binding in a family law court; however, they must meet certain requirements, otherwise a judge may declare them invalid. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier…

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How to Emotionally Cope with Your Divorce

Going through a separation or divorce, for any reason, can be very difficult. Having years of experience on the subject, we recognize that there are numerous ways it can impact your everyday life, and we want to share several practices that can help you through this time. Here, the family law advisors at Rodier Family…

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Receiving Child Support Services

In Maryland child support cases, both parents are presumed to be the natural custodians of their children, unless otherwise stated. As such, both parents, in addition to aunts, uncles, grandparents, court-appointed guardians and any other established natural custodian, qualify for child support services. While there are many different benefits of child support services utilized by…

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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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