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March 2014 Archives

Basking Ridge man killed in car accident

As you increase in age, your body changes. Your body can take longer to heal, recuperate and get back to normal after an accident. A hospital stay resulting from a car accident can be longer for an older person. And in some cases an elderly person is more at risk of being killed in an accident. If a loved one is killed in an accident, the aftermath can be difficult to grapple with. Fortunately, when a person is killed by another driver's negligence, New Jersey law allows surviving family members to recover monetary damages in a civil lawsuit.

Stock options and divorce

New Jersey couples who have reached the end of a marriage may have many issues with property division, among other complications to deal with during divorce proceedings. One item that couples may have to address is the division of stock options in a property settlement incident to the divorce.

Which gets the tax exemption for children after a divorce?

Tax day is less than a month away. New Jersey residents who are divorced with children will need to figure out which parent gets to claim the tax exemption. Unless the parents agree otherwise, under IRS rules the parent who is the custodial parent gets the tax exemption for the minor children.

Elderly abuse video a caution for New Jersey nursing homes

New Jersey nursing home providers know that the training and support they provide to their care aides and staff is important. Oftentimes, the staff is the most important part of providing a safe and nurturing environment for a loved one. When that sense of responsibility is broken, it can lead to elder abuse. This can take many forms, some of it willfully neglectful or hurtful. Nursing home neglect is a sign that things need to change in the structure of how a nursing home operates to better suit the needs of its patients.

Why everyone should have financial literacy before divorce

In some marriages, the reality is that one spouse may often take the lead on family finances. Sometimes, this means the other spouse may know very little about the bigger financial picture of the marriage. Unfortunately, when a divorce becomes a possibility, these spouses may have a harder time being prepared for the proceedings and eventual outcome.

NFL player Derek Wolfe says seizure linked to spinal injury

A spinal cord injury can have long-term effects if not treated properly. People who suffer these injuries while at work or due to someone's negligence could see their health risks increase in the long-term. But, advances in science have made serious spinal cord injuries easier to live with, even though there can still be lingering side effects months or years down the road. Some side effects from a spinal cord injury even kept a player out of the Super Bowl.

Infected pet rat bite serves as warning for New Jersey parents

A pet bite can cause plenty of damage to an unaware child or adult. A bite by an infected animal can even cause death if not treated correctly. Animal providers have a responsibility to care and adequately vaccinate their animals. Pet stores have a responsibility to see that their animals are safe to be sold as pets. If a store fails in this responsibility, they may face liability for selling an unsafe animal. Animal bites are a serious concern for parents in New Jersey.

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