Tips to Help You Co-Parent

May 5, 2016

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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Facing Custody Issues During a Child’s “Tender Years”

April 25, 2016

With gender neutrality becoming the norm, mothers and fathers are generally accepted to be equally fit to parent. With this acceptance also comes the idea that joint physical custody should occur earlier in a child’s life if the parents are no longer living together as a couple. However, there has been a slight exception to…

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Pitfalls to Avoid During a Custody Dispute

April 14, 2016

It’s an unfortunate situation, but all too familiar: Parents unable to agree on major decisions that affect their minor children. Whether it’s the child’s primary residence, or which type of schooling is best, parents who are separated or going through the divorce process often find themselves in a contentious battle when there is not a…

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Spousal Support for Men

March 7, 2016

Consider this common scenario: a couple separates, the husband makes significantly more than his wife. The husband’s current income will allow him a more comfortable standard of living post-divorce than that of his wife.  The wife will more than likely seek alimony, and if she can demonstrate a need for spousal support, the court will…

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How Do I Change My Child Custody Agreement?

February 10, 2016

The family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain the steps an individual should take when seeking modifications to an established child custody agreement. Child custody arrangements are one of the most debated topics during divorce. However, if a divorced couple finds that their initial arrangement is not working out, there are two primary ways…

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How to Tell If Your Custody Agreement is Working for You and Your Children

January 26, 2016

The family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain methods for determining if a divorced couple’s child custody agreement is a good fit. While navigating through the divorce process, many questions and disputes can arise. Aside from dividing marital assets, such as the family home or rights to a business, many divorce cases also address…

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What Is the Difference Between a Judge and a Magistrate?

January 12, 2016

The family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain the difference between a circuit court judge and a magistrate. The words judge and magistrate are often used interchangeably in legal terms, and there is a common misconception that they represent the same person. However, judges and magistrates have different roles and responsibilities within the legal…

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Children, Divorce and the Holidays

December 14, 2015

The family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain methods for helping children of divorce during the holidays. While the holidays are a time of family fun for many, this time of year can prove to be more difficult for children whose parents have recently split or are in the process of splitting. The changes…

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Types of Child Custody in Maryland

August 14, 2015

The family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain the differences between the varying types of child custody in Maryland. For couples going through a divorce, determining the future for any children under the age of 18 can oftentimes cause confusion and distress. Answering the question, “Who will get custody of the children?” is typically…

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Parenting Agreements: Taking a Proactive Step in Co-Parenting

January 22, 2015

If you are going through a divorce and have children, one the most significant decisions you will need to make involves how you and your ex-spouse will continue to parent together. While the concept of “together” may seem in conflict with the fact that you are separating, raising your children is a top priority.  You…

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