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April 2014 Archives

Parents behind on child support given weeklong chance at amnesty

Newton parents who are expected to pay child support for their children and fall behind on those payments have reason to be in constant fear of arrest. Child support enforcement is a serious matter. A supporting parent who is having trouble keeping up with the monthly payments and sticking to the terms of the child support plan must take steps to get the situation rectified.

DUI check zones scheduled for Mount Laurel

A responsible driver doesn't drink and drive. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a crime in all 50 states. If the impaired person is involved in car accidents, that person may be required to compensate any victims injured by the impaired person's negligence.

Divorce and pets

New Jersey residents who are going through a divorce know how hard the process can be. Emotions are high and many times there is a dispute about any number of issues, some big and some small. One thing that many couples do not think about what spouse will get possession of a family pet after the divorce.

Students loans and divorce

Most recent college graduates in New Jersey know all about student loans. The average debt of a college graduate is almost $30,000. Students who pursue an advanced degree can have even more debt. When couples get married they often both have student loan debt that can reach tens of thousands of dollars. If a divorce becomes imminent this debt may become a factor.

Brooklyn accident a caution for Jersey commuters

Many Jersey residents commute into New York for work, fun and simply to visit cultural landmarks. From Central Park to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, there are many things to see and do. Unfortunately, for some New Jersey residents, travelling into New York means an increased risk of being involved in a crash. Road safety is important, but with high rates of congestion and inattentive drivers, sometimes no amount of safe driving can prevent an accident and a multi-car crash can lead to a spinal cord injury or permanent disability.

Being financially ready for divorce

Now that spring has come most people in New Jersey do some sort of spring cleaning activity. Whether it's cleaning of the house, garden, or financial matters, it always feels good to have things in order. For those who are considering a divorce this year there are steps that can be taken to be prepared financially.

Recent dog bite a warning for Jersey dog owners

Owning a large animal comes with a heavy amount of responsibility, especially, when the animal is used for protection. Owners of large animals in New Jersey have a responsibility to keep potentially violent animals away from the general population. A dog bite by a large dog, like a Great Pyrenees, can lead to a significant injury. It could lead to a long hospital stay or significant injuries.

New Jersey police in Roxbury to target distracted drivers

Across the country, many institutions will be promoting safe driving during April, which is National Distracted Driving Awareness month. The spotlight on this issue may not be brighter anywhere other than one New Jersey town, which is working to curb certain activities that put people in danger on the roads each day.

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