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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COVID-19 and Its Potential Impact on Divorce and Child Custody

December 1, 2020

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, families across the country have had to learn to adapt to a new normal. Virtual learning for our children in lieu of physical school, work-from-home initiatives becoming standard in a variety of industries, and more time spent in close proximity to our families in our…

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How to Gain Full Custody Of Your Children If You Are Leaving an Abusive Relationship

October 31, 2020

As a parent, your children are your entire world. Ensuring that they remain safe, healthy and secure is truly what matters most.  While it is one thing for you and your ex-spouse to not be able to co-parent effectively, if your children are in danger or have been previously impacted by an abusive parent, you…

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An Overview of the Different Types of Joint Custody in Maryland

July 31, 2020

In Maryland there are two types of custody that are important for parents to determine regarding their children when the parents do not live together. There is joint legal custody and shared physical custody, and it is important to know the difference between them if you desire to share the custody of your children with…

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Dating As a Parent Post-Separation

July 21, 2020

If you and your spouse have just recently separated, the idea of entering the dating world may be on your mind. If you are a parent interested in dating after separation, but are wondering how this decision may impact you and your child, the qualified divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law have provided guidance on…

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Third-Party Custody and Your Rights

July 14, 2020

Generally speaking, when a custody battle ensues, it is the parents that are fighting for custody rights of their children. However, in some instances, third-party individuals such as grandparents, aunts and uncles or other loved ones become involved in the child custody process. Here, the qualified child custody attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss the…

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Who Pays for the Children’s Medical Expenses After a Divorce?

June 29, 2020

Filing for divorce and discussing child custody can be a time consuming, frustrating and emotionally taxing process. In the process of determining child custody and responsibilities of each parent, there are a myriad of financial situations to consider, such as paying for your child’s medical expenses.  Here, the divorce and child custody attorneys at Rodier…

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An Overview of Adoption as a Stepparent After Divorce

April 22, 2020

When fighting for custody of a child, the process can be confusing and emotionally draining. As a stepparent, understanding what rights you may have to your stepchildren can be extremely complex, leading to a lengthy litigation process and frustration on both sides. Here, the divorce and child custody attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss the…

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Petitioning for Custody or Visitation Rights When the Parents Reside in Different States

April 12, 2020

Divorce and child custody matters can become exponentially more complicated if the parents reside in different states. Varying factors such as distance and time can play a role in determining your visitation schedule and what is best for the child or children involved. Here, the family law and divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss…

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