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February 2014 Archives

Is divorce right for you?


Divorce for New Jersey residents is a huge deal. The decision of whether or not divorce is right for the relationship is not something that is taken lightly. For those who are contemplating whether the end of a marriage is something in the future, there are some steps to take to decide if divorce is the right decision.

New Jersey family files complaint against middle school

Parents of school-age children entrust supervisors, teachers and school bus drivers to live up to a certain standard of care for their children. In New Jersey, schools have a responsibility to adequately supervise children from the moment they are picked up on the school bus to when they are dropped off. Breaching this standard of care is a serious offense because it jeopardizes student safety and may result in a child injury.

Keeping teens safe from physical abuse while dating


February is National Teen Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Many teens in New Jersey and everywhere else engage in dating relationships. Most relationships are fine, but some do involve dating violence or domestic violence.

New Jersey commuters face rough path home in storms

The winter storms have been especially brutal in the northeast, with ice covering long stretches of highways. In the poor winter weather that New Jersey has experienced this year, it's important to adjust your driving behavior to the challenges of the road. Jack Kerouac wrote about his time traveling across the United States from his aunt's home in New Jersey by saying that the best teacher is experience and not someone else's point of view. With icy conditions, experience is important, but sometimes even experienced drivers can act in a negligent manner that leads to car accidents.

This Valentine's Day: Is divorce on your mind?


With Valentine's Day just a few days away, many New Jersey residents have their dinner reservations in and are wrapping up the presents for their sweetheart. This time of year also brings out the feelings and emotions associated with those marriages not in the best shape. For those considering divorce, there are some things to keep in mind.

Court says New Jersey assisted living residents can't sue

Laws and regulations in New Jersey regarding nursing homes and assisted living facilities are complicated. When dealing with a variety of different governances and procedures, the process of filing a complaint for neglect can seem daunting. An elderly family member should be living somewhere where they will be treated with dignity and respect. Complications can arise when someone tries to figure out what to do if they suffer under nursing home neglect.

Falls lead to more spinal cord injuries in New Jersey

One of the devastating parts of having a spinal cord injury is the unknown. An injury like that can have serious repercussions for your future. There have been advances in medicine, but, unfortunately, a serious injury involving your spinal cord can lead to permanent disability, lost income and a long road to recovery. Many accidents that end in a spinal cord injury can lead to high medical costs.