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Read & Share: The 20 Fastest Growing Jobs in the Next Decade

The 20 Fastest Growing Jobs in the Next Decade   How is the Job Market Shifting Over the Next Decade? The employment landscape is constantly shifting. While agricultural jobs played a big role in the 19th century, a large portion of U.S. jobs today are in administration, sales, or transportation. So how can job seekers identify the…

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I Received an Inheritance – Will I have to Share the Money with My Ex-Spouse?

The answer to this question can go in two different directions, depending on what the recipient did with the money. When evaluating a divorce, most states view inherited funds as separate property, whether those funds were received before or after the marriage. In Maryland (and in the vast majority of states), inherited funds are considered…

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The Weekly Scenario: How Can a Trust Protect My Children’s Inheritance?

  One of the main reasons for estate planning is to provide loved ones with protection from claims of future creditors and divorcing spouses or lawsuits.  If you leave your property to your child as an outright distribution, the property will not necessarily be protected. ‘Spendthrift’ Protection There is a longstanding concept in trust law…

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Spying During Divorce Becoming Big Business

Gone are the days when divorcing spouses could only rely on a private investigator in order to gather all the dirt on their soon-to-be-ex. A combination of suspicious husbands and wives along with increasingly affordable high-tech gadgets have made it much easier for ordinary people to spy on their significant others. Such technology used to…

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Do all employees need to be vaccinated? Three things to know about the Biden Administration’s new mandate

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a sweeping 6-prong approach known as “Path out of the Pandemic” – aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.  The initiative seeks to address different areas of everyday life, including the workplace. Perhaps most significantly, the plan sets specific benchmarks and requirements for employees and vaccination – with…

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OK at Work: Biden’s Instruction for an OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard

On this week’s episode of OK at Work, Russell Berger and Sarah Sawyer discuss President Biden’s announcement that he will ask OSHA to implement an Emergency Temporary Standard that, among other things, will require employers with more than 100 employees to either mandate vaccination or to perform weekly testing. The Standard is also expected to…

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The Trouble With Lengthy Separations

Many people who notice serious trouble in their marriage are inclined to try a separation instead of moving towards a complete divorce. While this may be understandable as a bridge towards eventual change in the relationship, lengthy separations can become problematic if they linger on without end. Also, long-term trial separations without the benefit of…

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Read & Share: Who Were the Highest-Paid Athletes in 2021?

Who Were the Highest-Paid Athletes in 2021?   The financial figures in sport are enormous. The highest-paid athletes in the world make tens of millions, or even hundreds of millions per year. The global pandemic put a significant dent in the commercial aspect of many sports. Even though the teams and their owners earned significantly less during…

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The Weekly Scenario: Dynasty Trust planning

  The reasons for creating a dynasty trust vary depending upon the needs and desires of the trust settlor.  Dynasty trusts can be created to provide creditor and so-called ‘predator’ protection for the beneficiaries of the trust generation after generation. Such trusts can shield against divorce proceedings initiated against a beneficiary of the trust or…

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The Importance of Accurate Financial Declarations

South Carolina Family Court Rule 20 requires that a current Financial Declaration must be filed whenever the financial condition of a party is relevant or is an issue to be considered by the Court. As you might imagine this covers the overwhelming majority of cases, including divorce, separation, child custody, visitation, child support, alimony, contempt,…

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