In 2015, New Jersey officially reported 61,659 incidents of domestic violence. According to already outdated reports, a domestic violence incident occurs approximately every 8 minutes and 52 seconds.   New Jersey's Domestic Violence Prevention Act The New Jersey Domestic Violence Prevention Act applies to relationships such as a current spouse, ex-spouses, any current or former member of the household, current or former significant others, existing or future parents of the children, among many other combinations not considered by the New Jersey legislature. Fortunately, courts have interpreted the New Jersey Domestic Violence Prevention Act fairly broadly, protecting untraditional relationships as well. For example, domestic violence survivors do not need to be … Continued
If you are pulled over for a DUI, you are probably experiencing a high level of stress and fear. Many who are pulled over are first time offenders, not understanding what their rights are or how to proceed.  It is important that you know your rights in order to protect yourself and your case. A DUI attorney is able to advise you on the procedure, your rights, and the next steps in the process in order to achieve a favorable outcome. Field sobriety tests and rights Drivers may not realize that they have a right not to perform field sobriety tests; the law does not obligate any driver to perform these … Continued
The issue of child custody arises when a married couple seeks a divorce, two unmarried people cannot agree who should house and care for the child, when both parents die or disappear from the child’s life, or when a parent or legal guardian is determined to be unfit or poses a danger to the child. All states agree that child custody arrangements must be based on the best interest to the child. However, the determinants for custody vary from state to state. These are frequently asked questions regarding child custody law in New Jersey.  Are There Different Types of Custody? Yes. Custody arrangements consider legal custody or who will be … Continued
There are over 565 municipalities within the state of New Jersey, according to the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. While many cities and towns have similar codes, laws and regulations, each municipality can pass and enforce its ordinances as long as they do not circumvent state or federal law. If you are charged with a traffic offense or city ordinance violation in Sea Girt, New Jersey, there are many advantages to consulting with a local municipal law firm. An individual that is charged with a traffic offense or violation of specific municipal laws can often be subject to expensive fines and penalties, time-consuming court appearances, the burden of collecting … Continued
Brokers and Brokerage firms operating in New Jersey are bound by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and New Jersey law to treat individual and institutional customers with the utmost care and confidentiality. Additionally, brokers and brokerage firms, at times, require legal representation. A Securities Arbitration Law Firm in New Jersey can represent and protect investors and brokers alike when there is an issue of financial harm, or employer or regulatory abuse Types of Breaches in Financial Duty to an Investor Fraud Unauthorized trading Any time a broker purchases or sells a security without prior authorization from the investment client, fraud has occurred. Margin Investing that is excessive or unsuitable … Continued
Meeting with an estate law attorney can be helpful, yet overwhelming.  Many individuals don't know what the right questions to ask or information to gather.  In an effort to simplify your experience with your estate law attorney, we have included the most common concerns and questions that clients ask their estate law attorneys. 1. Is a Will Really Necessary? If you pass away without a will in place, the state of New Jersey will have a court appoint an administrator to manage your estate.  An application must be made to the court and a bond must be posted.  Typically, a family member serves as the administrator if they submit the … Continued
In the state of New Jersey, the crime of domestic violence is taken seriously with higher penalties than most other crimes and more complicated procedures.  While many people know the importance of hiring a domestic violence attorney as soon as possible, there are still many more that do not understand the necessity to be expertly represented. In this blog, we will go over the process of being charged with domestic violence and how a domestic violence attorney is the most effective resource through the entire procedure. What Qualifies as Domestic Violence? Before discussing the court process, it is important for all alleged offenders to understand the components of the crime … Continued
An instrumental component of real estate law is understanding how easements may affect property ownership, renovation, and what residual effects they have. In layman’s terms, an easement allows an individual to enter your property without having the ownership interest in said property. Some may also call an easement "nonpossessory interest" in the property. New Jersey laws recognize easements. They affect both commercial and residential properties, although some commercial easements may enter residential properties, and vice versa. The rights of property owners are directly affected by these indirect interests, making them contentious issues that require attorney intervention. Two general categories of easements exist – easement appurtenant and easement in gross. Easement … Continued
Divorce is rarely easy, even when the relationship between the parties is amicable. This is primarily because terminating a marriage requires couples to grapple with a number of complicated issues, including property division, spousal maintenance and shared parenting time. All of which, can take an enormous emotional and monetary toll on the parties involved. Property division in New Jersey This could get hairy New Jersey is an equitable distribution state when it comes to dividing marital possessions upon divorce, which means that all of a couple’s assets must be allocated equitably. However, this does not always mean that a couple’s property will be allocated equally, but only that it will … Continued