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August 2015 Archives

Child custody considerations in New Jersey

It is one of the most common questions and biggest issues during a divorce: how can I make sure to get a fair custody agreement? When a couple is getting a divorce, there will obviously be many changes to their lives, but chief among these for parents is usually how often they will or will not get to see their children. It is understandable that the custody arrangement will be high on their list of concerns and priorities.

Legal assistance with New Jersey child custody arrangements

Child custody is one of the most hotly contested issues in a divorce. In many divorces, it remains hotly contested well after the divorce proceedings are concluded. Nearly all parents want to spend time with their children, and when they are legally prohibited from spending as much time with their children as they would like, it is understandable that they would be upset and frustrated. Still, it is important that both parties in a divorce abide by child custody and support orders or risk facing serious legal consequences.

What are New Jersey's domestic violence laws?

As in many states, New Jersey recognizes and provides protection from domestic abuse, be it physical, economic, sexual or emotional. What you might not know is that such abuse does not have to be actually applied but merely threatened for individuals to seek legal protection. The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act prohibits more than a dozen criminal offenses, including sexual assault, harassment, criminal trespass and stalking. Because of the severity with which New Jersey law treats domestic violence charges if you are accused of domestic violence, it is extremely important that you take legal action in your defense.

An attorney may help you avoid a domestic violence conviction

When people are accused of domestic violence, it is not something that they should take lightly. Alleged victims of these crimes are often the only one's heard, but their side is not the only one authorities should be listening to, as it may not be the complete and honest truth. Anyone who has been accused of domestic violence should be sure to have their story heard, so that the case can be handled fairly.

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