Should You Contest Your Divorce? A Divorce Lawyer Answers

October 17, 2023

Divorce can be a complex and emotional process. When years of commingled lives end in disagreement it can be difficult to reach a settlement with your spouse that suits everyone’s needs. In this article, the experienced attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss four reasons why you should contest your divorce. What is a Contested Divorce?…

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Four Tips for Hiring an Attorney During Divorce Mediation

September 22, 2023

Divorce can be a complex and emotional process, especially when hiring an attorney. In this article, the experienced attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss four tips for hiring an attorney during divorce mediation.    What is Divorce Mediation? Divorce mediation is an out-of-court process in which each spouse meets with a mediator to determine issues…

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What You Need to Know About Financial Settlements After Divorce

September 22, 2023

Divorce can be a complex and emotional process, especially when your finances are split. In this article, the experienced attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss six things you need to know about financial settlements after divorce.    Many People Run Through Their Settlement Money Quickly Many divorcing people burn through their settlement money rapidly. It…

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How to Manage Disagreements Effectively When Co-Parenting

March 20, 2023

Co-parenting can be a challenging experience, especially when there are disagreements between the two parents. It’s not uncommon for co-parents to have different parenting styles, beliefs, or preferences which can lead to conflicts. However, managing disagreements effectively is crucial to maintaining a healthy co-parenting relationship and ensuring the well-being of the children involved. Below the…

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Custodial Interference: What Is It and What Are the Legal Consequences?

November 29, 2022

When a court orders custody of a child, the party or parties that are awarded custody are responsible for the child  under the terms of the custody order. However, it is often the case that a non-custodial parent or family member can act unilaterally by attempting to take the child into their care directly against…

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What to Look for in a Family Lawyer

October 14, 2022

Choosing the best family law attorney may help you feel more at ease and achieve better outcomes, whether you’re thinking about divorce, trying to resolve custody issues, coordinating an adoption, or dealing with another family law issue. Below, the attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss what to look for in a family lawyer.    Positive…

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How is Private Adoption Different From Public Adoption?

March 9, 2022

Adopting a child is a document intensive, and sometimes lengthy, but fulfilling process. Understanding the process and requirements before beginning is essential to ensure that you can proceed successfully. Below, our team of family law attorneys discuss the step-by-step process for private adoption in Maryland.    Private Versus Public Adoption Private adoptions do not involve…

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An Overview of Adoption by a Private Party in Maryland

June 24, 2021

Adoption is a comprehensive but rewarding process for many families. There are a plethora of requirements associated with adopting a child, and unforeseen roadblocks can pop up no matter how straightforward the case may seem.  If you are looking to adopt the child of someone you already know, that can add another layer of complexity…

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Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence

March 15, 2021

If you or a loved one is either currently experiencing or has suffered through domestic violence, it can be intimidating to speak up and reach out for help. Everyone deserves freedom from an unhealthy relationship and domestic violence, and the divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law want you to know that you are not alone.…

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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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