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January 2013 Archives

Infection from dog bite costs woman legs, fingers

In a story that may be of interest to our readers here in New Jersey, a woman from another state lost both of her legs and her fingers after she broke up a dog fight between her two pets. Her family thought initially that she had simply sustained an insignificant dog bite on her finger and a scratch; however, her family took her to the hospital after she began vomiting and suffering a fever a couple of days after the bite.

New Jersey man arrested on domestic violence and assault charges

As Sussex County, readers know, relationships can be very difficult at times. Sometimes arguments become heated and emotions rise very quickly, often resulting in an individual saying or doing something he or she may regret later. What results is sometimes characterized as domestic violence. Domestic violence is a very serious and troubling experience for anyone involved. Accusations of domestic violence should be taken seriously by authorities and the court.

Adoption ban puts American families' plans on hold

Readers in Newton, New Jersey, who are looking to adopt internationally should be aware of a recent ban put into effect by the Russian government, which has issued a law placing an immediate ban on the adoption of Russian children by Americans. When the ban went into effect it was not supposed to affect those parents who had already obtained court approval for their adoptions. But unfortunately, parents who have obtained such approval have been unable to pick up their children after traveling to Russia. The cause is partly due to the uncertainty Russian officials have about the scope of the law. It has become a very controversial issue in the area of family law.

State seeks child support from man who donated sperm

New technological advances are constantly changing the way many New Jersey residents live their daily lives. It may be hard to imagine life without the Internet, smartphones and MP3 players. Interestingly, these advances in technology can bring about some interesting legal questions, including issues relating to child support.

New Jersey house fire leaves child dead; negligence to blame?

A recent house fire in New Jersey claimed the life of a six-year-old child and left another child with severe injuries. The child who did not die went to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation but had also been burned. The children's parents, along with another child, were able to escape the fire without serious injures. It is unclear what the cause of this fire was, but it broke out in the middle of the night.

Nascar CEO's alimony payments to ex-wife unsealed

For readers in Newton, New Jersey, and elsewhere, divorce can be a difficult thing to go through. Therefore, it is understandable when spouses wish to keep the details of this area of family law private. Recently, the CEO of NASCAR was unable to keep the details of his 2008 divorce confidential when a judge reversed the earlier order of another judge, unsealing the divorce records.

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