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What to expect after you file for divorce

March 24, 2021

For many married couples who ended up getting divorced, it was pretty evident for some time before divorce papers were filed that the marriage was heading towards an end. If you feel like a divorce is inevitable between you and your spouse, you may wonder whether there are any benefits to filing for divorce first before your spouse can. Although you may not want to subject your spouse to an unfair surprise, there are benefits to being the party who initiates the divorce. Continue reading to find out what happens after you file for divorce. You’ll Have…

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Nj state senator arrested for dwi after hitting parked vehicles

March 10, 2021

A New Jersey state senator was arrested for DWI (driving while intoxicated) on Friday, March 4, 2021. Continue reading to find out what happened.  State Senator Arrested for DWI in Jersey City The Jersey City Police Department has reported that New Jersey State Senator Sandra Cunningham was arrested on the morning of March 4, 2021, after she allegedly hit three parked cars. State Sen. Cunningham, who was not injured in the accident, claimed she was not intoxicated at the time of the crash and that she was having an adverse reaction to her medication. Former New Jersey Governor Jim…

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Vote is expected on bill that would remove minimum criminal sentences in nj

March 2, 2021

The New Jersey Senate recently passed a bill that aims to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for a variety of criminal offenses. State Senate Swiftly Passes Mandatory Minimum Sentence Reform Bill Senate Bill S-3456, which would eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for 29 criminal offenses, was approved without discussion last month, which allowed the measure to proceed to an Assembly committee meeting for deliberation. Crimes for Which Mandatory Minimums Would Be Eliminated The current version of the bill seeks to eliminate the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences for criminal offenses under New Jersey law such as: Second-degree robberyBurglaryOfficial misconductPerjuryBriberyMoney launderingTampering…

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It’s official: new jersey has legalized marijuana

February 24, 2021

Well, there you have it: marijuana is officially legal in the state of New Jersey. After a failed legislative push in 2019, the new law finally came to fruition on Monday, February 22, 2021 after Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills into law.  While New Jersey residents have known for some time that the Garden State would be following in the footsteps of the other parts of the country that have already legalized marijuana, there are still some important questions that must be answered. For example, can you still be arrested for possessing or using marijuana? Will you be allowed…

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Most common issues in child custody cases

January 24, 2021

Child custody is easily one of the most complex matters under family law. Not only are the stakes and emotions high for all the parties involved, but the outcome of child custody matters can have an outsized impact on the lives of the children involved in such matters.  Below are some of the most common issues that arise in complex and disputed child custody cases. Read more: Child Custody Laws In New Jersey Relocation Relocation is often the most contentious issue that can arise in child custody cases, especially if the parent of primary residence seeks…

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9 most frequently asked questions about new jersey workers’ compensation

January 4, 2021

Below are some questions that workers who are injured on the job or who develop an occupational illness have about their rights under New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation system.  Who Is Eligible for Workers’ Comp Benefits? Any person who is employed for wages or salary is entitled to Workers’ Comp, regardless of the worker’s age or whether they are a part-time or seasonal employee. Read more: Covid-19 Workers’ Compensation For Medical Office Workers What Should I Do after a Workplace Accident? The first thing you should do is to notify your supervisor or your employer of your injuries. Although…

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Do all commercial trucks have black boxes?

November 2, 2020

Nowadays, commercial trucks come equipped with black boxes, but did you know that wasn’t always the case? Up until 2014, commercial vehicles weren’t mandated to have black boxes installed in their vehicles, meaning that anyone who was injured in a truck accident and looking to file a claim had a much more difficult time doing so than exists today. Continue reading to find out what exactly a black box is and how it can be useful in a personal injury case.  Read more: Liability Issues In Nj Trucking Accidents What is a Black Box? A black…

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6 things you should do after a car accident in new jersey

October 22, 2020

Car accidents are an all-too-frequent occurrence in New Jersey. If you’ve never been through a car crash before (or even if you have), you should familiarize yourself with how car accidents occur, what to do following your accident, and the law governing car accident claims in New Jersey. A car collision can be a jarring experience for any person. After a crash, it can be difficult to think about what you need to start doing to protect your rights and interests, especially if you  need to make a claim for compensation for injuries or property damage. Steps you should…

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Will i have to pay a surcharge after a dui in new jersey?

October 12, 2020

A conviction for a DUI in New Jersey can result in a wide variety of penalties, including potential jail time, fines, and suspension of your driver’s license. In addition, a conviction for A DUI will also lead to the imposition of a surcharge by the Motor Vehicle Commission. A surcharge is a penalty that must be paid in addition to any fines and penalties ordered by the court as part of your sentence. If you are facing a DUI conviction in New Jersey (especially if you have had prior DUI or DWI convictions), you need to understand how surcharges…

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What crimes can be expunged in new jersey?

September 22, 2020

New Jersey gives certain individuals who have been arrested and convicted of a crime the ability to wipe their record clean after serving their sentence and proving that they are a productive member of society. This process, called expungement in New Jersey, is particularly helpful for offenders committed to a law-abiding life, as a criminal record can follow a person for the rest of his or her life and adversely impact his or her ability to seek education, employment, or housing.  What Is Expungement? Expungement is a legal process that results in the court issuing an “order of expungement,”…

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