Family Law

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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Important Considerations in Entering a Prenuptial Agreement

The family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law highlight the benefits of creating a prenuptial agreement.  No one wants to plan for the end of a marriage before it begins, but a prenuptial agreement can help ensure that your interests are protected in the event that the marriage dissolves. A prenuptial agreement, otherwise known as a “prenup,”…

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