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. 

Alimony Overview and Basics

September 8, 2017

You may have heard of alimony, as it is relief that can be granted in a Maryland divorce proceeding, but you might not know what exactly is it, how is it determined, or what are the rules around it are. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide a brief overview of alimony. …

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What is Power of Attorney?

September 7, 2017

Power of attorney is an invaluable estate planning tool, but what exactly is it, and how does it work? Here, the estate planning attorneys at Rodier Family Law provide a foundational understanding of power of attorney. Defining Power of Attorney Power of attorney is a document in which an individual assigns another person, typically referred to as an…

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Child Support Arrears: What They Are and How to Get Them Paid

June 22, 2017

If you are owed child support, it is essential to understand the tools you have at your disposal to resolve any issues. Here, the experienced attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain what child support arrears are and how you can collect on missed payments. Child Support Arrears Many non-custodial parents, or parents without primary custody,…

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The Significance of a Marital Separation Agreement

June 18, 2017

Deciding to separate can be a big step for any couple, and drafting a marital separation agreement is an essential part of that process. Here the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law explain some of the most frequently asked questions about this type of agreement. What is a Marital Separation Agreement? A Marital separation…

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The Establishment of Paternity and Its Impacts on Child Custody Rights

May 25, 2017

In a typical custody dispute, the custody of a child is usually decided between two biological parents. But, if the parents of the child were not married at the time of the birth, the father’s paternity will first have to be established before the court will grant visitation or custody. Here, the experts at Rodier…

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Child Custody Concerns

April 24, 2017

Divorce, which is often a complex and difficult process, is complicated even further by child custody concerns. Here, the experienced legal professionals at Rodier Family Law touch on four common concerns regarding child custody.   Maternal vs. Paternal Custody Question: As a father, am I less likely to be granted custody of my child? Answer:…

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When Parents of Adopted Children Divorce

March 25, 2017

Divorce is never easy, but the situation becomes more difficult when there are children to consider. For those parents who have adopted children, divorce can bring unique challenges. Here, the Attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss how to help your child cope with the changes that divorce brings. Understanding How An Adopted Child Experiences Divorce…

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10 Tips to Get Your Home List Ready

March 20, 2017

Written by Julia Nyman, REALTOR ® with Keller Williams American Premier Realty. To learn more about Julia Nyman’s work, please visit her blog: Homes with Julia.  Thinking About Selling Your Home? Home owners look to sell their home for numerous reasons. Some are looking to upgrade into larger spaces while others are trying to downsize into something…

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Protect Your Financial Rights During Divorce

March 10, 2017

There are many factors to consider during a divorce, including your financial rights. Here, the attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss ways to protect your financial future during a divorce or separation. Understand your Financial Position As a good life rule, it is always important to have at least a basic understanding of you combined…

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