Family Law

Receiving Child Support Services

In Maryland child support cases, both parents are presumed to be the natural custodians of their children, unless otherwise stated. As such, both parents, in addition to aunts, uncles, grandparents, court-appointed guardians and any other established natural custodian, qualify for child support services. While there are many different benefits of child support services utilized by…

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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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How to Proceed if You are Denied Child Custody

Losing custody of your child(ren) is heartbreaking, but it is important to calmly assess the situation, and focus on the critical steps you must take after this happens. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law detail how you should proceed if you are denied child custody. Listen Carefully to the Judge’s Decision Unless…

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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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Associate Sarah Gable Named Super Lawyers Rising Star

Rodier Family Law Associate Sarah Gable was just named  as a rising star in the recent Super Lawyers publication. See the announcement of the exciting news here: http://profiles.superlawyers.com/maryland/bel-air/lawyer/sarah-m-gable/48d4f784-7284-4967-b700-d3a675acb9e1.html

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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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Managing College Costs During Divorce

If you have college-aged children, the process of divorce can be further complicated by changes in your financial aid eligibility and that of your ex-spouse. The family law attorneys of Rodier Family Law suggest ways of preparing for and better managing college costs during divorce. Whether you are a parent of a newly blended family,…

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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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