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Marital Separation Agreements for Military Couples

If you are in the military (or married to a military service member) and considering a separation or divorce, there are usually two options available: (1) you can negotiate a Marital Separation Agreement; (2) or you can pursue a divorce through the state court. Deciding whether you should get divorced or remain married but separated…READ MORE

Author: Larry Burch

Can I Require My Employee To Be Vaccinated?

It was a relief when Pfizer and, then Moderna, released that they had both developed an effective Covid-19 vaccine.  We saw a light at the end of the tunnel.  The state and local governments have released plans for the roll-out of the vaccines to those populations most in need, starting with health professionals, first responders,…READ MORE

Author: McMillan Metro Editor

New Year, Same Pandemic

As we begin 2021, we are still faced with Covid-19 affecting every part of our lives.  While hope is on the horizon as vaccines are being produced and distributed, we must continue to proceed thoughtfully as we face these challenges. Besides the changes that the vaccine will bring, there are several important updates from the…READ MORE

Author: McMillan Metro Editor

Enforcing (and Defending Against) Military Dependent Support Guidelines

Although each of the military services (except the Air Force) imposes a requirement that its members provide support for dependents, enforcing the dependent support guidelines is often difficult.  A commanding officer does not have the authority to take support directly from a service member’s pay or allowances and give it to dependents even if there…READ MORE

Author: Larry Burch

Military Dependent Support Requirements

If your spouse (or child’s parent) is on active duty in the US military, you may be able to seek support through the military.  Each service has implemented dependent support guidelines that provide different levels of support for military dependents.  The Navy’s Dependent Support Guidelines provide generous support amounts for dependent spouses and children (that…READ MORE

Author: Larry Burch

Montgomery County Restaurant Relief Grant Program

For those of you who own restaurants in Montgomery County, Maryland, the County Council has approved an $8-million state-funded Restaurant Relief Grant Program.  Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to eligible restaurants, food trucks, caterers, wineries and breweries and similar entities that directly provide food service. Applications open Friday, November 20, 2020, and…READ MORE

Author: Michael A. Faerber

Maryland Governor and Montgomery County Executive Impose New Covid Restrictions on Many Local Businesses

Effective November 10, Governor Hogan, by Executive Order, has imposed or restored certain Covid restrictions against the ability of Maryland businesses to fully operate.  The Governor’s Order also allows counties to impose more restrictive regulations: Montgomery County did just that by imposing a more restrictive regulation (also effective November 10). Both Orders primarily limit business…READ MORE

Author: Peter E. Ciferri