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Beef Bourguignon
This well-known dish has its roots from the Burgundy (known in French as “Bourgogne”) region in France, 100 km southeast of Paris. Prepared by braising the beef in a full-bodied, classic red (Burgundy) wine, it is then stewed with potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, and well-seasoned with a bouquet garni.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour + 15 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings

Get the recipe here.

Recipe courtesy of The Food Network/Ina Garten

 
Removing Candle Wax From A Wooden Table
Cold winter nights are the perfect excuse to stay in and have a romantic, candlelit dinner. Here’s how to remove the melted candle wax from your wooden table.
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DIY Divorces Recap

There’s a lot to be said for embracing a do-it-yourself (DIY) ethos. DIYers develop useful skills, sometimes discover new hobbies, and often save a great deal of money. But while plenty of DIY projects can reduce upfront costs and bring personal fulfillment, there are some things you should never, ever do yourself.

Giving your house a fresh coat of paint? Go for it!
 
Brewing beer in your garage? Sure—why not?
 
Handling your own divorce proceedings? Not a great idea.


In a recent newsletter, our colleagues at the Stevens Firm in South Carolina dig into the alarming and ill-advised trend of “DIY divorces.” Thanks to the rise of self-serve legal document providers (such as LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer), more and more people are attempting to manage divorces on their own—and their families are paying dearly for it. 

Continue reading here.
Sandra A. Brooks

sbrooks@offitkurman.com  |  240.507.1716

As a family law attorney, Sandra (Sandy) Brooks’ practice focuses on a wide range of aspects in regards to family law. She dedicates her time to assisting clients in domestic law matters including divorce, child custody and visitation, family mediation, spousal and child support, property division, and division of retirement benefits. Other matters that fall under her jurisdiction as a family law attorney include tax consequences of divorce, mediation, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, negotiating and drafting of separation agreements, domestic litigation, and post-judgment proceedings.
Cheryl L. Hepfer

chepfer@offitkurman.com  |  240.507.1717

Cheryl Hepfer is a highly-regarded attorney who has practiced family law for more than 40 years. She has been rated by her peers and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and as a top lawyer in the Washingtonian, Bethesda Magazine, and Super Lawyers.  She is past president of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
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