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Will Remarriage Impact Child Custody?

It is a common concern among divorced parents that remarrying will impact their child custody rights. It is important to understand that, in most cases, a new relationship should not have a direct effect on your ability to properly parent and maintain custody of your child or children, with few exceptions. Here, the Bel Air…

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Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Spouses

Divorce is a stressful event that complicates almost every aspect of life—maintaining civil relationships with your ex-spouse, managing financial shifts and handling post-divorce day-to-day responsibilities become muddled even further when childcare is involved. Here, the team of Maryland family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law offer some tried-and-true co-parenting tips for divorced spouses to ensure…

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Should I Create an Estate Plan If I Have No Children?

Just because you do not have children does not mean that you should skip creating a proper estate plan. In fact, there are several important reasons why you should create a comprehensive estate plan so that your property, assets and even medical wishes can be handled the way you want. Here, the estate planning attorneys…

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How Are Retirement Accounts Divided During Divorce?

Dividing assets during a divorce can be stressful for both parties, especially when it involves retirement funds. Here, the Harford County divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss how 401(k) plans and other defined-contribution retirement plans can be divided during a divorce. What are Different Types of Retirement Accounts? Both 401(k) plans and IRA plans…

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How Does Life Insurance Affect Your Estate Planning?

Estate planning is a difficult yet necessary part of life; while it revolves around an uncomfortable subject, it is important to provide a plan for asset distribution in order to take care of your loved ones, valuables and remaining debts after you die. In addition to knowing the ins-and-outs of estate planning, it is also…

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Everything to Know About Postnuptial Agreements

While you may be familiar with the intricacies of prenuptial agreements, many individuals are unaware of the importance of postnuptial agreements and what they mean for couples going through a divorce. Here, the Bel Air divorce lawyers at Rodier Family Law provide an overview of postnuptial agreements as well as the differences and similarities between…

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Resources for Battered Spouses in Maryland

Domestic violence is a tragic yet all-too-common occurrence that can result in life-long emotional and physical damage. Battered spouses deserve justice, and the state of Maryland offers several resources to help victims of domestic violence begin their healing journey, take action and gain confidence. Here, the compassionate family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide…

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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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