Firework Laws in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 2 minutes

firework

While fireworks actually predate American history by a few thousand years, fireworks have been a long standing symbol of American Independence since 1777. Original celebrations of our independence included the firing of guns and cannons. While that has understandably fallen out of public favor due to safety concerns (imagine blasting a cannon in your backyard…

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No New Year’s Resolutions

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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Should you make a budget and track all of your spending to make sure you follow it? Sure, but is making a New Years resolution really going to make you do it? Probably just the opposite. Almost all New Year’s resolutions fail in the first few months of the year.  My New Years resolution each…

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Tis the Season for Trouble with Visitation

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Family Law | Reading Time: 3 minutes

It’s that time again! Many families are gearing up for gift-giving, turkey cutting and coordinating their family photos. But some families are trying to figure out which parent gets what time with their children.  When parents make the decision to no longer share a household, it becomes difficult to organize and schedule where the children…

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Tis The Season For DUI Enforcement

by Dave Gormley | Posted in DUI/DWI & Criminal Law | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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When you are out driving around Southern Maryland during the holiday season, you may notice more police out on the roads as well.  While most of us think of this as the most wonderful time of the year, law enforcement tends to view it as one of the deadliest times of the year. They will…

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Avoiding Holiday Related Scams

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Civil Law & Consumer | Reading Time: 6 minutes

santa lineup

A little education can go a long way when it comes to avoiding scams. If you just know what to look out for, you can avoid a lot of holiday related scams. And you may be able to avoid even being targeted by scammers. They usually prey on the unsuspecting. If you read this post,…

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Dave Gormley’s Rant Against The 4th

by Dave Gormley | Posted in What's New With Us | Reading Time: 2 minutes

If we would all start wishing each other a Happy Independence Day we could move this holiday to the first Friday in July.  With the 4th of July falling on a Monday, this year is a perfect example of why it would be better to celebrate Independence Day on a Friday.  After all, Independence Day and…

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