February 9th, 2024

Navigating Slippery Slope of Winter Accidents

With winter in full swing, and slick road abounding, here are a few things to keep in mind before you hit the road. MD/VA/DC are all a “contributory negligence” states. This means that in order…

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February 8th, 2024

Why Millennials Are Embracing the Pre-nup and You Should Too

Prenuptial Agreements (“pre-nups”) have historically been associated with a negative stigma or a bad omen for marriage. As well as the misconception that only wealthy individuals need them. However, the number of couples entering into…

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February 5th, 2024

For Purposes of FLSA Many Workers Currently Treated as Independent Contractors May Need to be Reclassified

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently implemented a significant change in the classification of employees and independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is a federal law that applies to most…

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February 2nd, 2024

Facing the Chill: Strategies for Breaking Your Marriages Groundhog Day Loop

After years of marriage, it is not uncommon to feel like you are stuck in a Groundhog Day experience in your relationship. Communication has broken down. You feel disconnected from one another. You are living…

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February 1st, 2024

Pulling Back the Curtain on Insurance

As February 1st marks National Car Insurance Day, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on the often-overlooked importance of safeguarding ourselves on the road. While it may not boast the glamour of holidays like Valentine’s…

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February 1st, 2024

January Federal Tax Updates

INDIVIDUALS In United States v. Cacchione, 133 AFTR2d 2024-________, a Pennsylvania Federal District Court denied a Net Operating Loss carryback generated by an S corporation loss when the taxpayer could not prove that he had…

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January 29th, 2024

Beyond the Courtroom: The Benefits of Mediation in Family-Centric Divorces

Divorce is an intricate process, and when children are involved, finding a method that prioritizes cooperation becomes paramount. Mediation offers distinct advantages, particularly in fostering resolutions that cater to the unique needs of families. What…

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January 19th, 2024

The State of Recreational Cannabis Regulation in the DMV

While cannabis is still classified as a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act, making it illegal at the Federal level, many states have enacted or proposed regulatory schemes governing the use, possession, cultivation,…

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January 8th, 2024

Child-Centered Divorce Month Feature: Private School After Divorce: Who Pays?

The primary focus during a divorce is maintaining stability for the children. Ensuring that a child continues to enjoy the familiarity rooted in his or her school community can be an important benefit. Hopefully, divorcing…

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January 1st, 2024

Maryland Minimum Wage Increase Starting Jan. 1, 2024

Labor costs go up for Maryland employers starting January 1, 2024, thanks to the Fair Wage Act of 2023 (aka Senate Bill 555). Signed by Gov. Wes Moore in April, the new law boosts Maryland’s…

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