Laws for Establishing Paternity in Maryland

February 13, 2020

The process of establishing paternity in Maryland generally occurs when an unmarried mother gives birth. If the mother is married, there is a rebuttable presumption that her husband is the father of their child. This article focuses on how unmarried biological parents can establish parental rights through an Affidavit of Parentage. With paternity, there are…

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What Factors Go Into Establishing Spousal Support?

January 30, 2020

Divorce can be a trying time for any couple, and when finances are at issue the situation can become increasingly taxing. Spousal support, also known as alimony or spousal maintenance, occurs when one party supports the other party based on a court-ordered decision or an agreement between the parties. Here, the family law and divorce…

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What To Do If Your Abusive Spouse Is in Law Enforcement

January 3, 2020

Domestic violence is a traumatizing experience and many victims struggle with intense feelings of confliction when living with an abuser whom they love. Making the decision to separate or get divorced is difficult for any couple, but when the fear of imminent physical harm or even death is present, it can feel suffocating. There are…

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Pendente Lite Hearings, Magistrate’s Hearings, Evaluator Reports and Emergency Hearings: Terms to Know

December 3, 2019

Divorce and separation can be difficult and emotional experiences even when the decision to part ways is civil. The divorce process is challenging in itself, which is why understanding the legal terms that go with it can alleviate confusion and frustration among parties. Here, the team of Harford County divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law…

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Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Spouses

November 1, 2019

Divorce is a stressful event that complicates almost every aspect of life—maintaining civil relationships with your ex-spouse, managing financial shifts and handling post-divorce day-to-day responsibilities become muddled even further when childcare is involved. Here, the team of Maryland family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law offer some tried-and-true co-parenting tips for divorced spouses to ensure…

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How Are Retirement Accounts Divided During Divorce?

September 30, 2019

Dividing assets during a divorce can be stressful for both parties, especially when it involves retirement funds. Here, the Harford County divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss how 401(k) plans and other defined-contribution retirement plans can be divided during a divorce. What are Different Types of Retirement Accounts? Both 401(k) plans and IRA plans…

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Everything to Know About Postnuptial Agreements

September 29, 2019

While you may be familiar with the intricacies of prenuptial agreements, many individuals are unaware of the importance of postnuptial agreements and what they mean for couples going through a divorce. Here, the Bel Air divorce lawyers at Rodier Family Law provide an overview of postnuptial agreements as well as the differences and similarities between…

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The Pros and Cons of Alternative Avenues to Divorce

September 4, 2019

While there are alternative options available that couples can consider when ending their marriage, a litigated divorce is one way to ensure your individual situation is properly assessed by experienced divorce attorneys. By choosing divorce over alternative avenues such as mediation, your attorney can assist you in pursuing what is legally yours as a result…

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What You Need to Know About Divorce When You Have Adopted Children

August 19, 2019

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 Getting Remarried Impacts Alimony

June 30, 2019

If you have been divorced and currently collect or pay alimony and are planning to remarry, you may be wondering how alimony is going to be impacted by your new relationship status. Here, the divorce and family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain ways in which your alimony payments may change if you get…

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