Family Law

Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Spouses

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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Resources for Battered Spouses in Maryland

Domestic violence is a tragic yet all-too-common occurrence that can result in life-long emotional and physical damage. Battered spouses deserve justice, and the state of Maryland offers several resources to help victims of domestic violence begin their healing journey, take action and gain confidence. Here, the compassionate family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide…

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

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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Co-Parenting Strategies: How to Handle Visitation During the Holidays

The holidays are an important time to spend with family and loved ones, but complications can arise when a divorced couple is trying to navigate visitation during these times. If possible, finding an equitable way for children to spend time with both their biological mother and father during the holiday season can be extremely valuable…

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Seeking Therapy During Divorce

Seeking therapy during divorce is one of many important actions spouses can take to help a divorce progress as smoothly and amicably as possible. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss some key points regarding therapy and divorce. Therapy can Be an Effective Tool for Coping with Divorce Divorce can cause spouses…

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New Maryland Gun Laws Impact Protective Orders and Victims of Domestic Abuse

New gun laws, which went into effect on October 1st, 2018, will have a direct impact on victims of domestic abuse and those who file a protective or peace order against a spouse. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss these new laws, including Extreme Risk Protective Orders (ERPO), and the potential…

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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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