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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Associate Sarah Gable Named Super Lawyers Rising Star

December 27, 2016

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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Managing College Costs During Divorce

November 21, 2016

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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