What Happens If Business Partners’ Marriage Is Failing? Can The Business Survive?

February 22, 2016

By: Mary Cushing Doherty

high swartz, couple, entrepeneursEffective lawyers tailor their suggestions for resolution based on the personalities of the parties. The most difficult cases are where the couple gets emotionally entangled in the divorce. When the couple has also been business partners, the lawyers could (should) appeal to their business sense. People who are hurting, and become vindictive, often find a way to be more and more difficult and sometimes destructive. Fortunately, most business people want to make money. Accordingly, the job of the lawyer is to appeal to the good business sense of getting past the divorce so her or his client can resume productivity in the work place and in her/his life. Continue reading “What Happens If Business Partners’ Marriage Is Failing? Can The Business Survive?”

Real Insight into How Divorce Impacts Children

February 17, 2016By: Mary Cushing DohertyThe American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers released a video titled The Voices of the Children of Divorce in November 2015.  I’m thrilled I was involved in the production of this video over the past two years, because it provides important insight into the effects of divorce and custody litigation on a child.Continue reading “Real Insight into How Divorce Impacts Children”

Dealing with a Legal Issue Across State Lines

February 12, 2016By: Kevin Cornishhigh swartz, disputeConsider this scenario: Your family decides to spend a week in the summer on the Maryland Eastern Shore. You rent a house for the week from a friend of a friend; you don’t know the owner, but your friend assures you he is a “good guy.” When your family arrives at the house, it’s beautiful … except for the flood that has occurred in the bathroom. It seems clear that the previous renter left a mess, and now the hardwood floors are damaged, and you realize the water has leaked down to the floor below. Continue reading “Dealing with a Legal Issue Across State Lines”

I Give All The Rest, Residue and Remainder of My Estate to My Rabbit, Princess Sophia

February 11, 2016By: Stephanie A. HenrickHigh Swartz, princess sophia“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Continue reading “I Give All The Rest, Residue and Remainder of My Estate to My Rabbit, Princess Sophia”

Employment Law Protections for Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer’s

February 9, 2016By: James ShrimpThis post originally appeared in the Local Living Magazine on February 2016 issue.High Swartz, handsAccording to the Alzheimer’s Association website, 5.3 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s, with 5.1 million of those being 65 years of age or older. Barring a yet undiscovered treatment or cure, by 2025, the number of senior citizens with Alzheimer’s will be 7.1 million and by 2050, the number may reach 13.8 million. Continue reading “Employment Law Protections for Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer’s”

Courts, Schools Can Limit Contact by Difficult Parents – in Custody Cases and Elsewhere

February 8, 2016By: Thomas D. Rees, Esq. and Elizabeth Early, Esq.high swartz, difficult kidTom Rees is a partner in High Swartz’s employment and litigation group and devotes significant time to representation of independent schools.  Liz Early is an associate in High Swartz’s family law group. Continue reading “Courts, Schools Can Limit Contact by Difficult Parents – in Custody Cases and Elsewhere”

Mediation v. Arbitration

February 3, 2016high swatz, mediation, arbitrationMost people know what litigation is, likely due to wisdom gleaned from television, if not from personal experience.  They probably also know that litigation is not something they want to be a part of if it can be avoided.  Litigation can be a long, expensive and demanding process as it’s not usually easy to resolve a legal problem.  What’s not so commonly known, is that there are alternative legal methods for resolving claims.These alternatives may be better suited to resolving a specific issue and can prevent the headache and expense of litigation.  These techniques are collectively known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) and while  there are many different types of ADR, by far the most popular methods are mediation and arbitration. Continue reading “Mediation v. Arbitration”