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July 2015 Archives

Arming New Jersey residents with divorce knowledge

There are many reasons that couples seek to avoid divorcing, even if it is actually in their best interests to get a divorce. Some people are afraid that they will become social pariahs or that their children's lives will be detrimentally affected by the divorce. Other couples are simply afraid of what will happen in a divorce case because they are unsure of how their particular circumstances will play out during the divorce proceedings.

Public opinion on same-sex marriage is diverse

Same-sex marriage may have been legalized across the country by the Supreme Court, but that does not mean that the battle is over. There are many legal ramifications still being played out in many different states and the question of religious beliefs is still pervasive in the minds of many. Understandably, there are many who are curious about how the country is handling same-sex marriage. Questions of religious belief and widespread acceptance are still quite pervasive in the United States.

What are the legal requirements for divorce in New Jersey?

While each state has its own laws regarding divorce, there are many laws that are similar across state lines. For example, nearly all states require that at least one member of the marriage be a resident of the state in which they are seeking a divorce. This is true in New Jersey as well. There are other requirements that are similar, but slightly different, and some requirements that are specific to a particular state.

Helping parents with their custody arrangements

It should come as no surprise that the most hotly contested issue in divorces that involve children is the custody agreement. Every party involved wants what is best for the child: the mother, the father and even the courts. You might think that this would make the custody arrangement simple, but the problems arise because each party has their own opinion of what is best for the child. This is especially true for the parents, who may understandably have emotional biases that affect their perceptions.

Domestic violence bill continues to move forward in New Jersey

A few weeks ago, we reported on a bill that would affect the ability to own firearms for convicted domestic violence offenders. The domestic violence bill had recently been approved by the Assembly Law & Public Safety committee, meaning that it was one step closer to becoming passed into law. Among other things, this bill would require individuals convicted of domestic abuse to forfeit ownership of their firearms while they have a domestic violence restraining order affected against them.

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