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November 2012 Archives

Wild turkey animal attacks tarnish Thanksgiving season

While the Thanksgiving holiday is over, New Jersey residents should be grateful that their dealings with turkeys ended at the dining room table. People in other communities are not quite so lucky and will probably have to continue to fear animal bites from wild turkeys long after the holiday feast.

Family adopts 4 children during National Adoption Month in NJ

November of each year is National Adoption Month, which is intended to encourage adoption and highlight the need for adoptive families. Families considering adoption may want to consult an experienced family law attorney to find out what is involved.

Recent NJ decision may expand options for injured motorists

A New Jersey appellate court recently overturned a lower decision that held both a limo driver and an outpatient surgery center liable for two people's serious injuries from a car collision. The decision clarifies who is responsible to compensate those injured in car accidents.

Hurricane is especially tough for domestic violence victims

As many readers in New Jersey and the surrounding East Coast are aware, Hurricane Sandy has had a devastating effect on many people's lives. They have been without power, and gas shortages and public transit outages have made it almost impossible to get around. The hurricane also appears to have particularly affected domestic violence survivors. The disruptions that the hurricane caused may force some survivors to feel the need to go back to their abusers.

Nj snowstorm auto accident kills officer's parents

A New Jersey police officer who probably conducted his own fair share of accident investigations is now grieving the loss of his parents after a fatal auto accident during New Jersey's recent spell of winter weather. Unfortunately, many car accidents occur in winter weather, oftentimes with tragic results.

Divorced dad contests DNR order for son

Many noncustodial parents are concerned that they will not have a say in critical decisions regarding their child's education or medical treatment. In New Jersey, courts deciding child custody cases attempt to give both parents a say in such decisions when it is in the best interest of the child to do so. But even when the court recognizes a parent's rights, those rights can sometimes be frustrated by an ex-spouse or by third parties. One father in New York recently expressed his frustration with a medical decision made by his ex-wife.

Forensic experts investigate dog attacks

A retired sheriff's deputy now spends his time traveling the country investigating dog attacks. While the man did not report having ever visited New Jersey to investigate a dog bite, he has worked with law enforcement, prosecutors and attorneys from many states who were interested in his opinion on different types of dog bite claims.

Divorce leads to auction of Rolling Stones memorabilia

Readers in New Jersey may find it interesting that Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and his ex-wife sold off memorabilia spanning four decades from Ronnie's involvement with the band. The sale is a result of the couple's divorce, which was finalized in 2011.