Divorce and Separation

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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. 

What to Do If Your Spouse Isn’t Cooperating During Divorce Proceedings

July 19, 2022

Deciding to split up when a marriage is no longer working is already a difficult decision to make. It can be even more challenging when one partner refuses to go through with your previous agreements. Below the attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss the route to take if your spouse refuses to cooperate during divorce…

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What are the Differences between Mediation and Collaborative Divorce?

July 19, 2022

Making the decision to get a divorce can be one of the most difficult choices in your life. When obtaining a divorce you can go through the mediation process or a collaborative divorce. Below our experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorneys discuss the difference between mediation and collaborative divorce. Mediation Mediation is an alternative conflict resolution…

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Five Mistakes That May Interfere With Your Child Custody Case

June 6, 2022

Divorce is a challenging process and if children are involved, it can be especially tough. It’s important that you do not let your personal complications, as well as actions, interfere with your case. Mistakes happen, but some have consequences that can affect your child custody case. Below, our experienced and professional family law attorneys at…

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What to Do If You Aren’t Receiving Child Custody Payments

June 6, 2022

Even when each parent is doing their part, child custody, child support and other co-parenting agreements can be challenging to manage. If your ex-partner is declining to contribute regardless of the court order, this can cause a physical, emotional and financial strain on the custodial parent. Below the experienced and professional attorneys at Rodier Family…

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Potential Complications When Dating During the Divorce Process

April 20, 2022

It’s not unusual for a separated spouse to reenter the dating scene before their divorce is officially finalized. People move on, it’s natural, but it’s also undeniable that the timing of a new relationship can impact one’s divorce process. If you are considering dating during the divorce process, it is essential that you consider the…

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Can I Avoid Court When Filing For Divorce?

April 20, 2022

Appearing in court can be a high-anxiety experience, especially during the divorce process. In Maryland, it is not required to spend the entire process in and out of court dates. Here at Rodier Family Law, our experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorneys discuss what can be done to avoid many trips to the courthouse during the…

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Overlooked Steps Involved in the Divorce Process You Need to Know About

March 9, 2022

Many couples going through a divorce are experiencing this process for the first time. Those who are new to the divorce process can overlook certain steps that are necessary for protecting assets and other critical details that may impact your future. It’s important that you don’t rush through a divorce because simple yet important  things…

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How is Private Adoption Different From Public Adoption?

March 9, 2022

Adopting a child is a document intensive, and sometimes lengthy, but fulfilling process. Understanding the process and requirements before beginning is essential to ensure that you can proceed successfully. Below, our team of family law attorneys discuss the step-by-step process for private adoption in Maryland.    Private Versus Public Adoption Private adoptions do not involve…

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Types of Custody and How Maryland Courts Establish Co-Parenting

March 2, 2022

If you and your ex-spouse have decided to file for joint custody, it’s important to understand how the court will establish it. Below, the attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss the various types of court-ordered custody and how Maryland courts establish custody rights to co-parents.    Different Types of Custody Rights in Maryland In the…

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