Child Custody and Support Articles

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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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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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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