Oftentimes, the last thing on the mind of someone about to embark on a divorce is how to best posture his/herself in the event of contentious litigation. However, considering this position may be essential to the ultimate outcome of the divorce. Indeed, by commencing divorce litigation, the parties are essentially asking the Court to enter their homes, and decide, among other things, who is the better parent, who has the greater need for economic support, and who owned what property and when.
Blog Archive: May 2015
One question I hear often is “Should I move my car after an accident?” In particular, personal injury clients want to know if their case will be hurt if they move their vehicle before the police arrive at the scene. The thought process behind the question fits with what we see on television and in movies – if the vehicles are moved, how can the authorities do a thorough investigation of how the accident happened? And if a thorough investigation of the accident isn’t performed, how can fault be determined?
Want Help Deciding If The New Hire Is An Employee or an Independent Contractor? Try Remembering your ABCs
If you own a business, there’s a good chance you’ve been faced with the independent contractor vs. employee dilemma. The decision isn’t always an easy one to make and since an incorrect designation can have significant negative consequences, it’s best not to decide in haste or purely on the basis of economics. Here are some things to consider the next time the issue comes across your desk:
Got an innovative idea? Starting a new business? Decided to incorporate? Now what?!
One of the first decisions a budding entrepreneur encounters when starting a new business is where to incorporate their new venture. In my corporate and business law practice, I tend to point clients in one of two directions, either their home state (the state where the business operates), or Delaware. For this article we will assume the home state of the entrepreneur is the State of Maryland.
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