Sharing our thoughts, photos and personal details on social media is so ingrained in many peoples’ lives that we do not think twice about the wealth of information left behind for anyone and everyone to discover. But it should be a thought and consideration if you find in yourself heading towards a divorce or custody litigation. As part of the discovery process you will likely have to produce complete copies of the history of your social media accounts. It does not matter if your accounts are set to private - there is still a duty to provide the relevant discovery.
Blogs by Allison McFadden
1. What made you become a lawyer?
I started out in college as an education major, thinking that I wanted to teach and eventually become a professor. I did not enjoy my education classes at all, and by chance I took a legal writing class as an elective. It focused on persuasive writing, and I found that I really enjoyed it. That planted a seed, and got me to start looking into law school. I ended up working for a year after college before going to law school, and that solidified the decision for me.
2. What is it like being a woman in a male dominated field?
It can seem like everything changes after a divorce or separation, and back to school is no exception. If you are newly separated, this might be the first year you are not there to drop your kids off on the first day of school. Or if you have recently moved as a result of the divorce, your kids might be nervous about starting at a new school.
My previous blogpost talked about an opportunity to get an extra $250-$500 in your child’s 529 courtesy of the State of Maryland. The deadline for applying to that program, “Save4College State Contribution Program.”, was May 31, 2019. If you missed the opportunity to participate this year, set a reminder for next year!
Tax Day 2019 has passed and most people don’t even want to think about tax returns for another nine months. If you’re going through, or recently went through, a divorce, filing taxes is one of the many simple things in your life that has changed. You no longer get the tax benefits of filing as a married couple. You are now filing single, with fewer or no dependents, might no longer have a mortgage interest deduction, etc. This year we saw great change as the taxability of alimony completely changed, eliminating the one tax advantage (commonly known as the “divorce subsidy”) that the gov
The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.
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