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July 2014 Archives

New Jersey lawmakers pass new alimony bill


When couples decide to end their marriage, various decisions need to be made. In addition to making their individual decisions regarding the divorce settlement, couples must deal with the impact of state laws on how certain issues are handled. When it comes to alimony, state laws can limit the length of time a spouse can receive spousal support following a divorce.

Jewel and husband seeking divorce


Even the marriages that appear to be the most stable have struggles once in a while. When these difficulties become too much, New Jersey residents might consider whether divorce is the best option. Recently, long time companions Jewel and Ty Murray announced that they are seeking a divorce.

How car seats can prevent New Jersey child injuries

The purpose of car seats is to properly secure babies and children while they are travelling in a car. The New Jersey law dealing with car seats is applicable to those children eight years and younger who weigh less than 80 pounds. Proper safety for children is a priority for parents even when their children are under the supervision of someone else at school or at day care. Accidents involving children can be devastating, especially a car accident where a child is not properly secured in his or her car seat. Improper use of a car seat can lead to child injury or worse.

Preparing for a divorce


Although divorce among New Jersey residents may be common, it does not make the process any less significant or emotional. Because divorce can be such an emotional time, most people do not come to the decision to seek divorce until they have thought about it for a long time. For those who are considering a divorce, there are a few important preparation steps. .