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Paternal rights crucial to relationship with children


Compared to the traditional ways of times gone by, fathers are becoming more and more involved in the raising of their children. In most cases, parents and children alike view this evolution of family relationships as a positive thing. In the case of divorce, child custody, and paternal rights in New Jersey, though, it can make legal challenges more complicated.

Divorce trends and concerns for those in New Jersey


New Jersey residents who are considering divorce have many questions regarding the legal process. There are trends that have emerged about those who are considering divorce and what they're thinking. Recently, a study was conducted to find out what those trends are in a divorce legal proceeding.

Young New Jersey woman killed alongside the road

A 21-year-old New Jersey woman who was standing at the side of the road after a fender-bender died after a third car not involved in the first accident plowed into the two parked vehicles from behind. The drivers of the parked cars were both standing near their vehicles when the third car collided with them. The other pedestrian, a 49-year-old man, was taken to the hospital.

Cost to raise children is high, especially after divorce


Parents in New Jersey know how expensive their children can be. Those who are going through a divorce should keep in mind that the cost to raise children in today's society is extremely high. Care should be taken in making child support arrangements to take into account the high cost of raising children.

Is it the breed or the breeding that leads to dog bites?

Many New Jersey residents might know already that of the 4 million dog bites each year, about half involve children, and some of these lead to serious injury or disfigurement. In light of this, New Jersey pet owners and other residents may be interested to hear what one pet expert has to say about what leads up to a dog bite on a child.

School slapped with lawsuit for paddling child injury

Residents who send their children to New Jersey's schools may understand that from time to time teachers will have to discipline those children, but they still have every right to expect that punishment will not be cruel or harm a child long-term. If a school or a school employee oversteps the bounds of reasonable discipline and causes a child injury because of its recklessness, the school may have to pay the family of that child compensation.

Jane Lynch goes through divorce, expects to pay spousal support


New Jersey residents going through a high asset divorce probably know a thing or two about spousal support. No divorce is simple and having a high net worth can make it even more complicated. Spousal support is often awarded to the party in the divorce who is at a lower net worth in order to maintain the lifestyle that he or she is accustomed to having.