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  • Upcoming changes in expungement law in New Jersey

    As people may know, expungement is a tool that permits people to erase criminal histories in state and local criminal history records. A new law will be going into effect in April that will aid people

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  • What may the recent impact of changes in New Jersey's alimony law mean for you?

    This article summarizes some of the recent changes and how they modify past law on the awarding of alimony What happened to permanent alimony under the revised NJSA 2A:34-23 What used to be permanent

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  • Recent Appellate and Supreme Court decisions involving the DCPP in Title 9 cases

    Some recent important decision concerning DCPP and fact-finding and custody hearings DCF v E.D.-O a NJ Supreme Court case concerning fact-findings As always, cases involving the Division of Child Prot

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  • What to Watch Out for When Involved in an Accident

    Why it is always best not to leave the scene of an accident even if one is not aware of a direct contact with a person or object Criminal and motor vehicle statutes regarding "leaving the scene of an

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  • Pleading to traffic offenses in New Jersey for out-of-state drivers

    This article is just to give out-of-state drivers a little background before taking a plea for a driving offense in New Jersey where the consequences may be unforeseen for the state where they are lic

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  • Recent Updates in case law involving fact-finding hearings

    Recent higher court decisions are placing higher requirements on proof of harm or risk of harm when trial courts make findings of abuse or neglect Challeging the Division's Evidence when at a fact-fin

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  • Recent Appellate Division decision in NJ helpful for parents in fact-finding hearings

    This synopsis of the recent decision of Division of Child Protection and Permanency v. M.C. (May 2014) will be helpful for many parents fighting the Division in fact-finding hearings. Fact-finding hea

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  • NJ Traffic Laws and recent court decision on driving while texting

    A recent decision by the New Jersey Appellate Division deals with the issue of texting while driving Previously, I wrote on the issue of driving while distracted in light of the bus driver who is being charged with homicide by auto as a result of his killing an 8-month old bab...

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  • NY and NJ toughen penalties on cell phone users

    NewYork State has recently passed tougher new laws against distracted drivers who talk or text on their cellphones while driving. On June 1, 2013, they increased the points levied from 3 to 6 points for those who are caught. According to a news report in Long Island iNewsday/i, t...

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  • Recent NJ Supreme Court decision reinforces rights of parents in Title 9 fact-finding cases

    The Supreme Court of New Jersey just issued a new decision that will have a far reaching impacted for parents involved with the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly the Division for Youth Family Services). The name of the case is NJ Div. of Youth Fam...

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