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. 

The Basics of Arbitration

October 24, 2017

The family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law describe what to expect before, during and after arbitration proceedings. Often  formal contracts will contain clauses that require parties to resolve their disputes through an arbitration process, but this process may also be used for family law matters where no contract is present. Many couples will use…

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How to Proceed if You are Denied Child Custody

October 18, 2017

Losing custody of your child(ren) is heartbreaking, but it is important to calmly assess the situation, and focus on the critical steps you must take after this happens. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law detail how you should proceed if you are denied child custody. Listen Carefully to the Judge’s Decision Unless…

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Estate Planning Basics

October 2, 2017

In this article, the estate planning attorneys at Rodier Family Law lay out the steps individuals should take to ensure that in the event of your passing, your family is provided with instructions on the division of your estate. The creation of an estate plan is not generally the first item on anyone’s to-do list.…

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Division of Marital Property

September 18, 2017

Maryland state law dictates what is included in marital property, and how it must be divided should a couple divorce. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law Group provide a brief overview of how division of marital property is handled in the state of Maryland. Non-Marital vs. Marital Property Typically any property that…

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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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Limited Versus Absolute Divorce

July 24, 2017

Absolute and limited divorce are two distinct legal categories, which have their own characteristics and procedures. Here, the family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law detail the distinctions between the two. Absolute Divorce Absolute divorce permanently dissolves a marriage. In an absolute divorce, the couple must bring forth grounds for the divorce. These reasons can…

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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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