Divorce and Separation Articles

What To Expect When First Meeting With A Family Law Attorney

The beginning stages of a divorce can be a difficult time for those involved, however, knowing you have an experienced and competent attorney who will guide you through the divorce process can help to ease some of the difficulty. Here, the attorneys at Rodier Family Law help prepare you for your initial meeting, typically your…

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How to Proceed if Your Protective Order is Denied

As experienced legal counsel, we understand that a Protective Order is often a delicate and complex subject and recognize the importance of being prepared for every possible outcome. In the case that your request for a protective order is denied, the advisors at Rodier Family Law are here to provide several options and best practices…

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Will a Private Investigator Help My Divorce Case?

In Maryland, a private investigator is a registered, licensed individual who can be hired by a private citizen or law firm to undertake investigatory law services. Private investigators are often associated with family law cases and can help to ascertain certain facts for a divorce, alimony or child custody proceeding. Here, the family law attorneys…

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Medical Insurance Coverage Options for Minor Children After Divorce

Maryland law requires parents to provide adequate financial support for their biological or adopted children, and this includes covering healthcare and medical expenses. The division of insurance and out-of-pocket medical care costs between parents is determined by the court based, on the circumstances of the case. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law…

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Are Military Assets Divided in Divorce?

There are many misconceptions surrounding military divorces, and the spouses of military personnel may have several financial fears when considering divorce. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide a general overview of divorce proceedings for military members and their spouses. Congress passed the Uniform Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) in 1982,…

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Celebrating the Holidays After Divorce

Whether you have been divorced for one month, one year or many years, the holidays can prove to be a difficult time as painful or nostalgic memory resurface. There are; however, several ways to create a holiday season that feels less stressful and sorrowful, and more meaningful and joyous. Here, the family law attorneys at…

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The Basics of Arbitration

The family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law describe what to expect before, during and after arbitration proceedings. Often  formal contracts will contain clauses that require parties to resolve their disputes through an arbitration process, but this process may also be used for family law matters where no contract is present. Many couples will use…

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Division of Marital Property

Maryland state law dictates what is included in marital property, and how it must be divided should a couple divorce. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law Group provide a brief overview of how division of marital property is handled in the state of Maryland. Non-Marital vs. Marital Property Typically any property that…

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Alimony Overview and Basics

You may have heard of alimony, as it is relief that can be granted in a Maryland divorce proceeding, but you might not know what exactly is it, how is it determined, or what are the rules around it are. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide a brief overview of alimony. …

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Limited Versus Absolute Divorce

Absolute and limited divorce are two distinct legal categories, which have their own characteristics and procedures. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law detail the distinctions between the two. Absolute Divorce Absolute divorce permanently dissolves a marriage. In an absolute divorce, the couple must bring forth grounds for the divorce. These reasons can…

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