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April 2015 Archives

Is a child custody battle brewing between Hilary Duff and her ex?

Even the most amicable divorce can become adversarial when it comes to a couple's child. New Jersey fans of Hilary Duff may be aware that she filed for divorce from her husband, Mike Comrie, in February. Court documents reveal that she requested primary legal and physical custody of their son. Comrie recently filed a response to her petition indicating that he would like joint child custody, which could put a wedge between the couple who insisted that they would remain friends despite the divorce.

New Jersey sheriffs cooperate on unpaid child support warrants

Most New Jersey parents are willing to financially support their children, even when they are divorced or no longer living with the custodial parent. However, for whatever reason, some non-custodial parents actively avoid meeting their obligations regarding their children. Numerous legal remedies are available to enforce child support orders, including arresting parents who are willfully not making their payments as ordered.

Football player falsely accused of domestic violence

Domestic abuse is a serious issue that often takes New Jersey victims a long period of time -- and a lot of courage -- to escape. It has taken years for allegations of domestic violence to be taken seriously, and it damages victims' cases every time someone makes false accusations of domestic violence. Fortunately, many jurisdictions are also taking false accusations seriously as well, and this is evidenced by the fact that an out-of-state woman who accused a former football player of abuse was recently arrested for making a false report.

Domestic violence and restraining orders

Whether you are a person being abused by your spouse or an individual accused of  abusive behavior, the issue of domestic violence is a sensitive one. When an accusation of domestic violence is raised, a restraining order may be issued. These documents are designed to prevent certain actions on the part of the alleged abuser, along with other relief allowed under New Jersey law.