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September 2017 Archives

Working towards an equitable division of property

During a divorce, New Jersey couples who are ending their marriage will need to go through the process of dividing their marital property. During these negotiations, the goal should be an equitable division of such property. There can be errors, however, that might result in the opposite later on. To avoid this, there are certain things that should be considered.

NHTSA oversees auto recalls for safety issues

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the removal of unsafe vehicles from New Jersey roadways is key to keeping all drivers safe. Part of the purpose of the NHTSA is to ensure that carmakers issue recalls for vehicles that fail to meet federal safety standards or have safety defects. More than 390 million motor vehicles have been recalled since 1966, according to data kept by the NHTSA.

How to combat pedestrian deaths

Pedestrians are more likely that those in a car to be killed in a collision with a motor vehicle. This is because they have little or nothing to protect them when the accident happens. However, there are steps that New Jersey residents can take to minimize the odds of a collision between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle.

Dangers and risks of spiked wheel ornaments

Many New Jersey drivers have probably noticed at least one big rig or tractor trailer sporting spiked wheel ornaments. These ornaments have received critical attention due to their connection with accident injuries and accident risks. Trucking companies, truck drivers and the government are taking notice.

Domestic violence victims more vulnerable during disasters

When New Jersey residents face serious and life-threatening disasters, those who are in abusive situations can be vulnerable. On top of restricting access to basic human needs and increasing stress, events such as hurricanes can increase the prevalence and severity of domestic violence incidents. As such, experts say that domestic violence services should be included in assistance and services provided to disaster victims.

Co-parenting and household rules after a divorce

It can be important for divorced parents in New Jersey to establish consistent rules for their young children as they move between households. These could range from rules about bedtimes to video games to how children dress. The actual substance of some of these rules is less important than that children get a sense of security from their consistency. Parents should be prepared to compromise although there may be points on which they feel they cannot budge. If they know what these points are ahead of time, negotiations might go more smoothly.

How to deal with a difficult parent

New Jersey estranged couples with young children may struggle to co-parent after their marriage comes to an end. One parent might be particularly difficult. This could be a temporary situation that resolves itself once the parent adjusts to the divorce. However, whether or not this happens, as long as the conflict does not involve issues such as addiction or abuse, there may be ways to ameliorate the situation.

Slip and fall injuries are more likely than previously thought

New Jersey retail shoppers might not know that the risk of slipping and falling is underestimated by many companies. A study has found that while companies are liable for the injuries that may occur on their property, many do not take enough or the right precautions that can help prevent slipping and falling.

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