Divorce and Separation

Man removing his gold wedding ring as a sign that he is getting a divorce.

Divorce and Separation

Divorce and separation are difficult experiences for any family, even when the decision to part ways is civil. However, when a couple's separation is not mutual or involves anger, hurt feelings, betrayal or violence, the process can be especially challenging. Whether you and your spouse have decided to part ways after one year or 50 years together, the need for legal representation never subsides.

The attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide guidance and representation to clients in the following areas related to divorce and separation, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Filing and Pursuit of a Limited or Absolute Divorce
  • Drafting and Negotiation of Marital Settlement Agreements (Separation Agreements)
  • Alimony
  • Division of Marital Property
  • Division of Civilian and Military Retirement Assets
  • Mutual Consent Divorce
  • Litigation Services and Representation at Trial
  • Representation before the Courts including, but not limited to:
    • Magistrate's Hearings
    • Conferences
    • Evaluator's Reports
    • Pendente Lite Hearings
    • Emergency Hearings

We also frequently assist clients with issues relating to spousal or other domestic abuse, including the pursuit of or defense against protective orders and peace orders. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, please contact us immediately to discuss your options. 

For more information about the services listed above or your individual family law circumstances, please contact us to schedule a consultation. 

COVID-19 and Its Potential Impact on Divorce and Child Custody

December 1, 2020

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, families across the country have had to learn to adapt to a new normal. Virtual learning for our children in lieu of physical school, work-from-home initiatives becoming standard in a variety of industries, and more time spent in close proximity to our families in our…

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How to Gain Full Custody Of Your Children If You Are Leaving an Abusive Relationship

October 31, 2020

As a parent, your children are your entire world. Ensuring that they remain safe, healthy and secure is truly what matters most.  While it is one thing for you and your ex-spouse to not be able to co-parent effectively, if your children are in danger or have been previously impacted by an abusive parent, you…

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Protecting Your Assets Without a Prenup: Here is What You Should Know

October 25, 2020

When a married couple decides to part ways, more than just their relationship is often divided. From joint bank accounts and loans, to shared property and assets, many couples may find themselves struggling to effectively divide their assets in the midst of a divorce, especially if it is not an amicable one. That is why…

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The Link Between Social Media and Divorce

October 8, 2020

Social media is ever-present in today’s culture, and while it can be entertaining, it can also play a significant role in unhealthy relationships and marriages. In recent years, social media has begun to play a role in many divorce cases, from proof of infidelity through text messages or social media, to domestic violence and emotional…

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What Happens to Your Digital Assets After Death?

September 22, 2020

When you pass away, it is likely that you have established a comprehensive estate plan delegating your assets to the respective beneficiaries. At least, it is heavily recommended that you create one! While ensuring our physical assets are accounted for is typically more straightforward, have you considered what happens to your digital assets after death? …

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Talking to Your Children About Divorce

September 14, 2020

When it comes to divorce, your entire family is impacted. While you and your ex-spouse may feel the brunt of the emotional pain, children are also affected by these changes and their normal day-to-day experiences can be quite altered. That is why speaking to your children appropriately about divorce and making an effort to co-parent…

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Estate Planning & Pets: Making Sure Your Pets Are Cared For

September 1, 2020

For many individuals, their pets have a huge place in their hearts and it can be all too easy to worry about what will happen to them if you should pass. Thankfully, there are many ways that you can include your pet in your estate plan to ensure their security and care, no matter what.…

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Money Matters You Should Not Overlook During Divorce

August 20, 2020

The process of divorce can bring financial issues or discrepancies that may exist between you and your partner to the forefront. Remaining proactive in the financial planning process is vital to achieving a smooth divorce process, fully understanding your financial needs and benefitting from settlement negotiations. Here, the Harford County divorce attorneys at Rodier Family…

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An Overview of the Different Types of Joint Custody in Maryland

July 31, 2020

In Maryland there are two types of custody that are important for parents to determine regarding their children when the parents do not live together. There is joint legal custody and shared physical custody, and it is important to know the difference between them if you desire to share the custody of your children with…

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