Child Custody and Support Articles

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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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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Co-Parenting Strategies: How to Handle Visitation During the Holidays

The holidays are an important time to spend with family and loved ones, but complications can arise when a divorced couple is trying to navigate visitation during these times. If possible, finding an equitable way for children to spend time with both their biological mother and father during the holiday season can be extremely valuable…

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Seeking Therapy During Divorce

Seeking therapy during divorce is one of many important actions spouses can take to help a divorce progress as smoothly and amicably as possible. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss some key points regarding therapy and divorce. Therapy can Be an Effective Tool for Coping with Divorce Divorce can cause spouses…

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What do Courts Generally Consider when Determining Child Custody?

When a couple with children decides to get a divorce, the issue of child custody must be addressed. In situations where parents reach a divorce agreement outside of court, custody and visitation rights are mostly determined by the parents themselves, usually with added input from attorneys, mediators or other counsel. However, when the parents cannot…

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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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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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