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. 

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February 15, 2018

In Maryland, a private investigator is a registered, licensed individual who can be hired by a private citizen or law firm to undertake investigatory law services. Private investigators are often associated with family law cases and can help to ascertain certain facts for a divorce, alimony or child custody proceeding. Here, the family law attorneys…

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Drafting an Advance Medical Directive

February 9, 2018

An advance medical directive ensures your healthcare wishes and needs are met in instances where you are unable to communicate them. As a general rule of thumb, a comprehensive estate plan should always contain an advance medical directive—here, the estate planning attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain what an advance medical directive should contain and…

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New Year, New Name: Welcome to Rodier Family Law

February 5, 2018

We are excited to announce a few major changes that have taken place at our family law and estate planning firm, starting with the most obvious: we are now Rodier Family Law, formerly Protokowicz & Rodier, P.A. While honoring the legacy of Stanley E. Protokowicz’s time as head of the firm by providing the same…

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Rodier Family Law is Excited to Welcome Krystle Acevedo Howard to the Firm

February 5, 2018

Rodier Family Law is pleased to announce that Attorney Krystle Acevedo Howard will be joining our family law and estate planning firm on February 5, 2018. We know that she will play a valuable and vital role within the firm, upholding our values and commitment to our client’s needs both in and out of the…

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Visitation and Custody Rights of Third Parties

January 20, 2018

Child custody and visitation proceedings are controlled by strict protocols in the state of Maryland. A judge can bestow child custody or visitation rights on a third party only if certain circumstances exist. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide an overview of visitation and custody rights of third parties. Defining Third…

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Why Writing a Will Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

January 16, 2018

While weight-loss resolutions might continue to be the most popular, any estate planning attorney could tell you that resolving to write a will should be at the forefront of anyone’s list. Here, the estate planning attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain why crafting a will is so vital. A Will is Legally Binding and Shortens…

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Medical Insurance Coverage Options for Minor Children After Divorce

December 23, 2017

Maryland law requires parents to provide adequate financial support for their biological or adopted children, and this includes covering healthcare and medical expenses. The division of insurance and out-of-pocket medical care costs between parents is determined by the court based, on the circumstances of the case. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law…

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Are Military Assets Divided in Divorce?

December 19, 2017

There are many misconceptions surrounding military divorces, and the spouses of military personnel may have several financial fears when considering divorce. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide a general overview of divorce proceedings for military members and their spouses. Congress passed the Uniform Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) in 1982,…

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Celebrating the Holidays After Divorce

November 25, 2017

Whether you have been divorced for one month, one year or many years, the holidays can prove to be a difficult time as painful or nostalgic memory resurface. There are; however, several ways to create a holiday season that feels less stressful and sorrowful, and more meaningful and joyous. Here, the family law attorneys at…

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If you would like to schedule your initial consultation, please contact our office at (410) 803-1839, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will make it our priority to get you into the office to meet with an attorney of your choice in order to discuss your case and our potential representation of you as soon as possible. Please note that we charge a reduced fee for our consultation services.

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