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February 2013 Archives

Dog bite leaves New Jersey infant fighting for life

While oftentimes people may suffer disfigurement and unexpected medical expenses in connection with a dog attack, for one New Jersey family, a dog attack has left their infant in critical condition. The child was being treated at a nearby hospital.

International child custody case ruled on by Supreme Court

In New Jersey, the decision of whether to award joint or sole physical custody is often highly disputed in court. The situation becomes further complicated when the parents live in different states, or even, different countries. However, the United States Supreme Court has recently issued an opinion which will make it possible for parents in the U.S. to have their day in court when dealing with a child custody dispute when the other parent lives abroad.

Model files for divorce from movie director

Dissolving a marriage can be a difficult decision to make. Often, it is followed by a string of other questions relating to the divorce, such as who will get custody of the children and who gets to keep the SUV. Families in New Jersey and elsewhere must make these types of decisions in order to move on with their lives and start fresh. Recently, a model who was married to a famous movie director filed for divorce.

New Jersey nursing home neglect victims may receive more help

With the help of a group of concerned citizens, disabled adults who use nursing homes and other residential living facilities may soon receive additional help from the state in cases of alleged abuse. This important protection offered by the state, along with the option of a personal injury lawsuit, can help those who suffer from nursing home neglect address improper treatment.

New law in New Jersey helps military parents with child custody

For many parents, dealing with child custody and visitation can be very stressful for the children and the parents. Often, there are difficult decisions to be made. Courts have to consider several factors when determining what is in the best interests of the child. This determination becomes further complicated when one of the parents serves in the military and has to spend significant periods of time away from their children while deployed. While a military parent's deployment used to be used against the parent in making child custody and visitation decisions, in New Jersey, that is no longer the case.

Bills passed in New Jersey may help domestic violence victims

Victims of domestic violence are often put into difficult situations, causing them to feel trapped. It may seem impossible to find any solution using the law. Recently, the New Jersey State Assembly has recognized this, and in response has just passed two bills that may make it easier for victims of domestic violence to seek the help they need.