Child Custody and Support Articles

The Establishment of Paternity and Its Impacts on Child Custody Rights

In a typical custody dispute, the custody of a child is usually decided between two biological parents. But, if the parents of the child were not married at the time of the birth, the father’s paternity will first have to be established before the court will grant visitation or custody. Here, the experts at Rodier…

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Child Custody Concerns

Divorce, which is often a complex and difficult process, is complicated even further by child custody concerns. Here, the experienced legal professionals at Rodier Family Law touch on four common concerns regarding child custody. Maternal vs. Paternal Custody Question: As a father, am I less likely to be granted custody of my child? Answer: There…

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When Parents of Adopted Children Divorce

Divorce is never easy, but the situation becomes more difficult when there are children to consider. For those parents who have adopted children, divorce can bring unique challenges. Here, the Attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss how to help your child cope with the changes that divorce brings. Understanding How An Adopted Child Experiences Divorce…

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Domestic Violence: What To Do When You’re Ready To Leave

The idea of leaving a violent relationship can be scary to navigate on your own, even more so when you must consider how to protect not only yourself but also your children. It takes many victims months or even years to take the final step of leaving the relationship. As you prepare for this transition,…

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De Facto Parenting in Maryland

In July of 2016, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled to increase rights afforded to third party individuals that meet the criteria of “de facto” parents. The family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law examine the ruling and explain what the mandate means for Maryland families. In July, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled, in…

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Breaking Down The Concept of Nesting

The family practice attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain the concept of nesting and offer suggestions on how to determine whether it would be in a family’s best interests to implement it. Divorce is challenging and uncomfortable for every member of a family. Often, children can be impacted negatively by the changes in their daily…

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The Basics of Child Custody in Maryland

The family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law break down the legal differences between the various types of child custody in the state of Maryland. Child custody cannot be defined simply as a parent’s legal right to a role in his or her child’s life.  Parents who are awarded legal custody have the right to…

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The ‘Best Interests’ Standard

Responsible parents regularly sacrifice their own well-being for their children’s health and happiness. But when parents choose to divorce, their own emotional baggage sometimes clouds their judgment when it comes to what’s best for their child. Rodier Family Law examine the ‘best interests’ standard, a law that ensures that the well-being of the child remains…

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Summer Vacation Tips for the Divorced or Separated

Every year children eagerly await the end of the school year, as summer break is a rite of passage and one of the many perks of being school aged child. However, for parents who are divorced or separated, this time off can be a nightmare. While summer vacation can quickly turn into a stressful, chaotic…

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Tips to Help You Co-Parent

Being a parent is rewarding and fulfilling – but can also be hard. At times, co-parenting can make this already arduous task seem impossible. If your split from your partner was laden with turmoil and tension, co-parenting may be one of the most challenging aspects of your life. As cliché as it sounds, putting your…

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