Two Sides Clash over NJ Alimony Bill

Two Sides Clash over NJ Alimony Bill

December 31, 2014

As reported by the DailyJournal.Com, talks over competing alimony reform bills are becoming as heated as the divorce fights they both aim to regulate. A group proposing to overhaul New Jersey’s alimony laws says legislation proposed by the New Jersey State Bar Association to do the same thing would hamper actual reform needed in the …

How do you recommend someone that is currently serving a Mandatory Minimum Sentence, but the state of PA currently changed the rules for to proceed?

November 13, 2014

PA currently changed the Mandatory Minimum Sentence Law. I have a family member serving that sentence. He has already served 7 years, and has an additional 7 years. He is serving more time that people that have done worse crimes. What do you recommend since the law has changed in PA…. What should we do?

How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Attorney for You

September 16, 2014

Let’s say you were injured in an accident and you have been unable to work while you are on the mend. Your loved one recommends that you hire a lawyer so that you can sue the driver of the car that caused the accident, but you don’t know where to begin. You will have a …

Prenuptial Agreements In New Jersey Now More Difficult To Amend

June 18, 2014

Under recent amendments to the New Jersey Uniform Premarital and Pre-Civil Union Agreement Act, premarital agreements will be more difficult to amend. Therefore, it is imperative that both parties fully understand their rights and obligations before signing on the dotted line. Essentially, a “prenup” is a written contract executed prior to marriage, which outlines the …

Are Medical Errors The Third Leading Cause Of Death In The United States?

May 18, 2014

For years, experts have estimated that medical errors impacted approximately 98,000 patients in in the United States each year. However, a new study suggests that medical mistakes may be far more common — roughly four times the original figure. The latest research, which was published in the Journal of Patient Safety, predicts that preventable adverse …

NJ Supreme Court Rules PTI Not an Option After Trial

May 14, 2014

As reported by the the New Jersey Law Journal, New Jersey’s pretrial intervention (commonly known as PTI), designed to divert less serious criminal cases from prosecution, is not available after charges have been tried and guilty verdicts are returned, the state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. PTI is not now and never has been a sentencing …

Defending A Drug Possession Charge In Pennsylvania

April 18, 2014

While drug possession is one of the most common and minor drug offenses in Pennsylvania, the penalties can still be severe. Depending on the type of drug and the amount, you could face costly fines and significant jail time. Proving drug possession Under Pennsylvania law, a conviction for drug possession requires proof, beyond a reasonable …

NJ Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Contraband – Not Enough Evidence to Support Detaining Vehicle or K-9 Search

April 1, 2014

As reported by NJ.com, a New Jersey state appeals court has ruled that heroin found after a motor vehicle stop in June 2011 cannot be used as evidence against a North Plainfield man because police improperly detained the vehicle and used a drug-sniffing dog. Appellate judges upheld a lower court’s ruling that there was an …

Mother Awarded Attorneys’ Fees Due to Father’s Repeated Custody Filings

March 21, 2014

In D.C. v. J.S., 151 Montgomery Co. L. Rep. 29 (2013), the court addresses whether an award of counsel fees is appropriate under the custody statute 23 Pa. C.S. § 5593, which awards counsel fees to a party if the court finds the conduct of another party was obdurate, vexatious, repetitive or in bad faith, …

Financial Support in Exchange for Sex

Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court found that a Husband’s refusal to pay for the financial support of the family because the Wife refused to have sex with him amounted to psychological force contemplated by the criminal statute’s definition of rape, Boykai v Young.  This Superior Court reasons that the Husband’s actions constituted sexual intercourse without …

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