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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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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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