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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Child Custody & Children With Special Needs

March 30, 2020

Child custody is a taxing process to go through, and can often cause conflict between former spouses. The strain on many parents going through custody hearings may cause a child to struggle emotionally. The best interest of the child must be considered in all custody cases, however, with special needs children, additional considerations must be…

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How to Successfully Navigate Becoming a Single Parent After Divorce or Separation

March 15, 2020

Divorce or separation are taxing experiences on any family, and divorce with children can bring a myriad of emotions and challenges to each family member. Moving from joint parenting to becoming a single parent after divorce is a learning curve and brings many obstacles for both the parents and the children. However, there are proactive…

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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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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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