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February 2018 Archives

Quality parents raise quality children

Statistics show that roughly 40 percent of first marriages end in divorce. That number increases to 60 percent for those married for a second time. When these separations occur, New Jersey parents should be aware that they are divorcing each other and not their children. Therefore, noncustodial parents should make an effort to be in their children's lives even if they are no longer living in the same household.

IIHS study reveals the benefits of automatic backup braking

A recently released study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggests that the number of backup accidents in New Jersey and around the country would be reduced by 62 percent if every vehicle was equipped with a rear automatic braking system. This kind of crash could be reduced by a further 16 percent when automatic braking technology is combined with rearview cameras and sensor arrays according to the nonprofit road safety group.

Court rules against sperm donor's request for parental rights

New Jersey sperm donors may not be allowed to assert paternity rights based on the decision in a case that occurred in New York. In this case, a lesbian couple who married in 2014 made an informal agreement with a man to donate sperm so that they could have a child.

The benefits of ADAS-based features

With Tesla testing its Autopilot program and tech suppliers like Harman International creating prototypes for futuristic cars, fully autonomous driving seems to be just around the corner. However, these developments will take years to be refined and made available to the public. In the meantime, several new safety features are already saving lives. Drivers in New Jersey may want to know more about assisted driving technologies in particular.

Decide living arrangements early in divorce process

New Jersey couples deciding to separate or end a marriage must make important decisions about their living arrangements during and after the divorce. Each individual must balance individual desires with the logistical and financial reality of their situation in order to reach an informed decision. Unfortunately, the timing of these decisions coincides with some of the most emotionally challenging periods of the divorce process.

Harley-Davidson announces recall of 251,000 motorcycles

New Jersey residents who own Harley-Davidson motorcycles may soon be receiving recall notices. The Wisconsin-based company has announced that it is voluntarily recalling more than 250,000 motorcycles manufactured between 2008 and 2011 to fix a problem with the anti-lock braking systems. Harley-Davidson says that it will cost approximately $29.4 million to address the issue, which affects the CVO Road Glide and V-Rod models. Almost 175,000 of the motorcycles covered by the recall were sold to customers in the United States.

For EMS workers, fatigue may be an issue

Fatigue, both physical and mental, is a major risk for emergency medical service workers in New Jersey and across the nation. It can lead to accidents as well as poor decisions when providing patient care. This is why the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the National Association of State EMS Officials have come together to create guidelines protecting EMS workers.

Actor Jesse Williams to pay over $50,000 a month to ex-wife

The dramas portrayed on the hit television show "Grey's Anatomy" captivate viewers in New Jersey and around the country, but the divorce of one of the show's stars, Jesse Williams, has switched attention to his real life. A court has approved a petition from his ex-wife to raise his monthly spousal and child support payments from $33,242 to $50,695 per month.

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