When to Consider Sole Legal Custody of Your Child

November 1, 2021

Deciding whether or not to move forward with filing for sole legal custody of your child can be both an easy and difficult decision. Prior to filing for sole custody, you will want to take all things into consideration and understand the full meaning of sole legal custody. Below, the experienced and professional family lawyers…

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How to Create a Beneficial Custody Agreement With the Help of an Attorney

September 30, 2021

Navigating child custody and visitation rights with a spouse can be a difficult process. Working with a child custody attorney is a beneficial way to make this process easier. Attorneys are equipped to handle the legal intricacies of child custody, a courtroom scenario, or an uncooperative spouse. Below, the child custody attorneys at Rodier Family…

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What to Do When Your Ex-Spouse Is Not Following Your Custody Agreement

July 2, 2021

Divorce already places strain on a family, especially if children are involved. An ex-spouse that refuses to follow the agreed-upon parenting plan heightens the stress even more. If your ex refuses to follow the parenting plan decided by the Courts, there are steps you can take to file for contempt. Here, the Bel Air child…

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When Should You Request a Change in Your Custody Arrangement?

July 1, 2021

After a divorce and custody matter is settled or resolved at trial, there are times where custody arrangements may need to be modified thereafter in order to fit a family’s new or changing circumstances.  Several instances may warrant material changes which would permit a party to request that a court modify custody or visitation to…

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An Overview of Adoption by a Private Party in Maryland

June 24, 2021

Adoption is a comprehensive but rewarding process for many families. There are a plethora of requirements associated with adopting a child, and unforeseen roadblocks can pop up no matter how straightforward the case may seem.  If you are looking to adopt the child of someone you already know, that can add another layer of complexity…

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4 Things You Should Avoid in the Midst of a Custody Case

May 24, 2021

If you are currently going through a divorce, adding on a battle over the custody of your children can add another layer of stress and uncertainty. It is important to understand how decisions you make as a parent can affect your child custody case. In order to ensure the best outcome in your case, you should…

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What to Do When You Are Concerned for Your Child’s Safety During Visitation

April 27, 2021

Custody rights can feel hard to navigate, especially if you worry for your child’s safety when they are with the other parent. Here, the team of Bel Air divorce and family lawyers at Rodier Family Law outlines the legal avenues you can take to protect your child if you are concerned for their wellbeing during…

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What Are the Differences Between Alimony & Child Support?

April 27, 2021

Financial situations both during and after a divorce can get very messy very quickly, whether it is paying off mutual debts or deciding who will take ownership of the marital home. One of the most frequent financial issues to arise are those of alimony and/or child support, and whether or not a spouse is entitled…

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What Same-Sex Couples Should Know About Divorce

December 18, 2020

Same-sex couples across Maryland have had the freedom to marry since January 1, 2013. Two years later, the landmark Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same sex marriage across the country, allowing same-sex couples to unify their love just as any other heterosexual couple would. However, while monumental movements have been made regarding…

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What Are the Differences Between Legal and Physical Child Custody?

December 10, 2020

Creating an optimal child custody scenario that is both feasible for the parents and in the child’s best interest can be hard work. With the coronavirus pandemic altering traditional custody and divorce proceedings, parents have had to adapt to these continuously changing times to abide by local and federal regulations. They must also ensure they…

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