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Legal matters are rarely simple, which is why Tully Rinckey PLLC attorneys like to share their knowledge about specific topics through our articles page. Here, you will find articles to help make sense of complex legal issues. If you have a legal topic you would like us to address in our articles, please email .


Divorces and deductions: Understand how the new tax law could affect you

Planning to get a divorce? If so, you might want to hurry up to avoid the impact of a major federal tax change if you are the payor. As the payee, you may be better off waiting…

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‘Children’s Bill of Rights in Divorce’ can help limit negative effects on kids

Experts estimate that today’s divorce rate stands between 42 percent and 45 percent, slightly lower than the peak years of the 1990s and 2000s, when one in two marriages…

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ERISA Disability Regulations

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 or “ERISA” applies to most private sector employee benefit plans.  Federal law already requires that participants under an…

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What is EPLI Coverage and Why Should You Care?

If you own a business and have employees, you should care about EPLI or Employment Practices Liability Insurance.  Many employers have workers’ compensation and employer…

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Survey: VA’s whistleblowing protections aren’t effective

A year since the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 was enacted, an independent report indicates the Act is not having the intended effect Congress desired on…

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Time for change: Office of Personnel Management is updating its digital records system

Time is ticking as government officials work to update the aging digital records system at the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The goal of the update is to…

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Are you entitled to a Medical Disability Retirement?

The recent change in policy to the “Deploy or Get Out” approach means that service members who have been non-deployable or will be non-deployable for 12 months or more will be…

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Case Dismissed!–Why the Texas Citizens Participation Act is an Important Tool for Civil Litigation

The Texas Citizens Participation Act (TCPA), also known as the Texas Anti-SLAPP law, is a must-read for Texas litigators and their clients.  The purpose of the law is “to…

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GDPR’s Potential Effect on Cyber Insurance Claims

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in May.  It applies to data processing by companies and organizations that operate within the European Union and…

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Parolees are not the only New Yorkers who will benefit from expanded voting rights

The recent executive order granting parolees in New York State the right to vote may do more than enfranchise formerly incarcerated individuals. The executive order reduces the…

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