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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The ‘Best Interests’ Standard

July 25, 2016

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

July 14, 2016

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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