Family Law

When Parents of Adopted Children Divorce

Divorce is never easy, but the situation becomes more difficult when there are children to consider. For those parents who have adopted children, divorce can bring unique challenges. Here, the Attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss how to help your child cope with the changes that divorce brings. Understanding How An Adopted Child Experiences Divorce…

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10 Tips to Get Your Home List Ready

Written by Julia Nyman, REALTOR ® with Keller Williams American Premier Realty. To learn more about Julia Nyman’s work, please visit her blog: Homes with Julia.  Thinking About Selling Your Home? Home owners look to sell their home for numerous reasons. Some are looking to upgrade into larger spaces while others are trying to downsize into something…

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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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Same-Sex Marriage Means Same-Sex Divorce

The family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss the challenges facing same-sex couples wishing to legally separate. The 2015 Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage has continued to affect US courts in unexpected ways. While same-sex couples across the country lined up to become officially married, others exercised their newly established rights to file…

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Maintaining Your Financial Well-Being During Divorce

The family law attorneys from Rodier Family Law provide suggestions on how to best prepare for a possible separation or divorce.  If you are facing a point where marriage is no longer in your best interest, then you should begin preparing yourself. Just like any situation, being well-prepared can be invaluable. Divorce is emotional, and it…

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