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September 2017 Archives

Should unwed parents receive equal access to child custody court?

For most New Jersey parents, this question seems to have an obvious answer. However, it is important to understand that jurisdictions across the nation have the right to dictate how their local legal system operates. An example is found in a Midwestern state that recently made headlines over how child custody cases involving unwed parents are handled.

Unique approach to collecting past due child support

For many New Jersey parents, struggling to provide financial support for their kids is an ongoing challenge. In households where only one parent is present, financial support from the other parent is critical to covering expenses related to raising shared children. When child support is not forthcoming, it places an enormous burden on families and on state agencies tasked with collecting unpaid child support.

How to select the best possible divorce attorney

One of the first steps that any New Jersey spouse must take when preparing to end a marriage is selecting a legal representative to guide that process. Choosing a divorce attorney can be an intimidating task. For many people, this is the first time that they have had the need for family legal services, and knowing where to begin can be a challenge.

How financial advisors can assist in property division

Some New Jersey spouses have the good fortune of a simple and easy divorce. For most, however, a number of factors will serve to complicate the divorce process, especially when it comes to matters of property division. Working through those issues can be far easier with the services of a financial advisor who specializes in divorce settlements.

Slips and trips in stores: Hazards to look out for

When walking through a mall or department store, you expect to be safe. As you browse the shops, the last thing on your mind are conditions that might be potentially dangerous. It is the property owner's or operator's duty to ensure that the premises are safe for customers. That means that if you suffer an injury on someone else's property, that individual or company might be legally responsible for the damages.