Understanding Marital Tort Claims in a Divorce

November 9, 2021

If you are handling the divorce process and on top of that you have been abused or subject to misconduct by your spouse, you might be entitled to seek compensation for your damages. All too often problems arise during a marriage that leads to a divorce. A culmination of events and emotional isolation a person feels are common catalysts in seeking a divorce.  As divorce attorneys, we regularly see a husband or wife discount or downplay the severity of the […]

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Diversionary Programs: Am I Eligible for a Conditional Dismissal in NJ?

July 6, 2021

Many first-time offenders who have never had contact with law enforcement and don’t really understand the legal system often have an overwhelming fear of being arrested for the first time. This unsettling uncertainty is because they don’t know what to expect. Still, they fear the negative consequences of having the arrest and possible criminal conviction on their record forever and the impact on their job, reputation, family, and community. We all make mistakes or have moments where we exercise poor […]

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Arraignments, Understanding Their Role In Criminal Cases

June 12, 2021

An arraignment occurs when the government declares the offenses or crimes you are accused of. An arraignment is a rather straightforward process. The judge first reads out your criminal charges and then asks whether you plead guilty or not guilty. Either way, the defense attorney will typically enter a not guilty plea for you. Arraignments for misdemeanor charges take place on the first court appearance. On the other hand, arraignments for actual felonies (in New Jersey) occur after the indictment. […]

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New Jersey Prisoners to be released to help slow the spread of Covid-19

March 17, 2021

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, some people who are currently in the state’s jails while awaiting trial will be released. The ruling, which came in early February 2021, is another reflecting New Jersey’s progressive stance on judicial reform. While the move by the NJ Supreme Court was actually a rejection of a proposal to release hundreds of people currently residing in the state’s jails while awaiting trial, the high court […]

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New Supreme Court Order and Youth Debt-Forgiveness

November 23, 2020

New Jersey Juvenile Justice System Continues To Support Youth Debt-Forgiveness With New Supreme Court Order In July 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered that hundreds of juvenile warrants that were more than five years old, in addition to what amounted to $140,000 in fines for youth who had failed to appear in court and been subject to other discretionary fines, be expunged. The warrants that the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered be expunged were for non-violent fourth-degree offenses, such […]

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