Author: Stephanie Reid


Stephanie Reid obtained her J.D. from Regent University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University. After two years in private practice, Stephanie has opened her own law firm, Stephanie Reid Law. Her practice offers innovative web-based legal services for estate planning, family law and business clients. Stephanie also volunteers her time serving children engaged in family court proceedings, including those involved in the foster care system. She is admitted to practice law in Delaware and Maryland, and lives in Southern Delaware with her husband and two young sons.

Status of Parents in 2019

In today’s legal climate, parental rights cases are increasingly evolving across a spectrum of niche areas, including paternity, parental fitness, third-party visitation and cases involving children in foster care.   A proposed Constitutional amendment on the horizon will formally be conferring the highest honor upon the oldest familial tie. Moreover, the definition of “parent” continues […]

Buyer Beware: Consumer Protections Changes

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created to curtail predatory and unfair lending practices through the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The CFPB made great strides toward helping Americans avoid the costs of dishonest bank misconduct. The average consumer, however, must still be alert to sneaky fees, unscrupulous debt […]

2019 Trends in Voter Registration Rules and Regulations

Get your party pants on! As preparation for the 2020 Presidential election takes off in full swing, rules and regulations surrounding voter registration continue to blossom – or, fester, as the case may be. Voter registration is an important step in exercising the fundamental right to cast a ballot and support the candidate of your […]

Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Prevention: Changing Laws Relating to the Church

Recent news reports have highlighted issues within the Catholic Church – namely, indiscretions by clergy against young parishioners. Statistics released by the Catholic Church of Poland – spanning greater than 10,000 individual parishes – indicate as many as 625 children were reportedly sexually abused by approximately 382 priests over the past 28 years, with 58 […]

Tax Day: What to do if You Can’t Pay

Americans can’t help but think of Tax Day once the month of April arrives. While business taxpayers have been diligently paying Uncle Sam quarterly throughout the year, personal taxes come due but once per year – on the dreaded April 15th. This year, as Tax Day looms, many wonder what they will do if they […]

Updates and Changes to the Tax Code

Taxes – a necessary evil, of course; but one that may be (slightly) easier to deal with in 2019 thanks to major updates to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Early on, the current administration announced an overhaul to the federal taxation system, something not seen in three decades. Important changes to the IRC include an […]

Affirmative Traction: How inclusion has evolved since “I Have a Dream”

A mere 55 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, the outlook of equal treatment in schools and the workplace continues to ebb and flow according to societal, cultural and political trends. While great strides have been made since 1963, certain sects of society have yet to realize unfettered, […]

Celebrations gone wrong: workplace risks at office parties

The holidays are a time of great cheer for many, with staff members and bosses eager to put aside work stress in exchange for holiday camaraderie. While nothing kills the buzz quicker than talks of legal liability and risk avoidance, considering some of the more common issues that can arise is sound party prudence and […]

Estate planning, gift taxes, and the new tax law

When it comes time to transfer your wealth, the Internal Revenue Service will have its eye on both you and the recipient. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which took effect January 1, 2018, contains sweeping changes to personal and corporate rates, available deductions, and helpful credits. The new tax law also has a […]