New Jersey Domestic Violence Laws

Domestic Violence is a serious and widespread problem in the United States. New Jersey has enacted a set of laws that help protect victims of abuse. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, please contact your local police department as soon as possible for help.   The first step in getting a formal order … Continue reading New Jersey Domestic Violence Laws

New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawsuits

New Jersey defines a wrongful death as a death “caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default of another”. The conditions that caused the death must be such that, if the deceased person had lived, they would have been able to bring a personal injury claim to court.   In this respect, a wrongful death … Continue reading New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawsuits

How do You Find Out if Your Spouse is Hiding Assets

  Unfortunately, some spouses try to hide assets before or during a divorce to avoid having to share them with their soon-to-be ex spouse. However, divorcing spouses in New Jersey can use the power of “discovery,” to help them find hidden income and other assets. The first step in dividing assets during a divorce is … Continue reading How do You Find Out if Your Spouse is Hiding Assets

Why it’s Not a Good Idea to File Your Own Divorce

  Filing a New Jersey Divorce is a complex process. There are several details of your current and future life up for negotiation, forms to be filed with the court and eventually standing in front of and addressing a judge. Along the way there are several obstacles and loopholes to avoid. The courts call representing … Continue reading Why it’s Not a Good Idea to File Your Own Divorce

New Jersey Dog Bite Statutes

More than half the states make the dog owner liable if their dog causes an injury, whether or not the owner had reason to think their dog was dangerous. Although commonly called dog-bite statutes, many of these state laws cover all kinds of injuries inflicted by dogs, not only bites. The New Jersey Dog Bite … Continue reading New Jersey Dog Bite Statutes

New Jersey Personal Injury Guidelines

This article will attempt to answer some of your questions regarding the New Jersey laws that will affect your injury case, whether you are involved in an insurance company settlement or a personal injury lawsuit.   Time Limits for New Jersey Personal Injury Lawsuits The first, and most important rule to understand in any case, … Continue reading New Jersey Personal Injury Guidelines

Reopening a New Jersey Divorce Case

Sometimes people become unhappy with the outcome of their divorce and wonder if they can “reopen” their New Jersey divorce case to change child support, alimony or the basic distribution of assets.   The answer to this will depend on the types of changes you would like to make and whether you can show compelling … Continue reading Reopening a New Jersey Divorce Case

New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawsuits

New Jersey defines a wrongful death as a death “caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default of another”. The conditions that caused the death must be such that, if the deceased person had lived, they would have been able to bring a personal injury claim to court.   In this respect, a wrongful death … Continue reading New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Will Lawmakers Find Compromise on Alimony Reform?

New Jersey lawmakers agree that the state’s alimony laws need an overhaul, however, they will need to reach a compromise in order to come up with a solution. Compromise is often hard to come up with when dealing with divorce.   Under the current law, alimony terminates when either party dies or there is the … Continue reading Will Lawmakers Find Compromise on Alimony Reform?