Petitioning for Custody or Visitation Rights When the Parents Reside in Different States

April 12, 2020

Divorce and child custody matters can become exponentially more complicated if the parents reside in different states. Varying factors such as distance and time can play a role in determining your visitation schedule and what is best for the child or children involved. Here, the family law and divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss…

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Child Custody & Children With Special Needs

March 30, 2020

Child custody is a taxing process to go through, and can often cause conflict between former spouses. The strain on many parents going through custody hearings may cause a child to struggle emotionally. The best interest of the child must be considered in all custody cases, however, with special needs children, additional considerations must be…

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How to Successfully Navigate Becoming a Single Parent After Divorce or Separation

March 15, 2020

Divorce or separation are taxing experiences on any family, and divorce with children can bring a myriad of emotions and challenges to each family member. Moving from joint parenting to becoming a single parent after divorce is a learning curve and brings many obstacles for both the parents and the children. However, there are proactive…

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Laws for Establishing Paternity in Maryland

February 13, 2020

The process of establishing paternity in Maryland generally occurs when an unmarried mother gives birth. If the mother is married, there is a rebuttable presumption that her husband is the father of their child. This article focuses on how unmarried biological parents can establish parental rights through an Affidavit of Parentage. With paternity, there are…

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An Overview of the Types of Power of Attorneys and What They Can and Cannot Do

February 7, 2020

A power of attorney is a legal document that allows one individual to appoint another individual to act on their behalf with regards to legal, financial or health matters. In the event that you become incapacitated, it is important to know that a power of attorney is valuable for granting a trusted friend or family…

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What Factors Go Into Establishing Spousal Support?

January 30, 2020

Divorce can be a trying time for any couple, and when finances are at issue the situation can become increasingly taxing. Spousal support, also known as alimony or spousal maintenance, occurs when one party supports the other party based on a court-ordered decision or an agreement between the parties. Here, the family law and divorce…

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What To Do If Your Abusive Spouse Is in Law Enforcement

January 3, 2020

Domestic violence is a traumatizing experience and many victims struggle with intense feelings of confliction when living with an abuser whom they love. Making the decision to separate or get divorced is difficult for any couple, but when the fear of imminent physical harm or even death is present, it can feel suffocating. There are…

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Estate Planning as a Small Business Owner

December 11, 2019

Estate planning can be complex and time-consuming, but knowing that your property will be handled in accordance with your wishes after your death can bring peace of mind. An estate can include a home, car and other belongings, but many individuals do not know it can also include a small business. Here, the Harford County…

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Pendente Lite Hearings, Magistrate’s Hearings, Evaluator Reports and Emergency Hearings: Terms to Know

December 3, 2019

Divorce and separation can be difficult and emotional experiences even when the decision to part ways is civil. The divorce process is challenging in itself, which is why understanding the legal terms that go with it can alleviate confusion and frustration among parties. Here, the team of Harford County divorce attorneys at Rodier Family Law…

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Will Remarriage Impact Child Custody?

November 1, 2019

It is a common concern among divorced parents that remarrying will impact their child custody rights. It is important to understand that, in most cases, a new relationship should not have a direct effect on your ability to properly parent and maintain custody of your child or children, with few exceptions. Here, the Bel Air…

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