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Automobile Black Boxes As Evidence

On May 11, 2015, New Jersey’s then Governor Christie, signed legislation limiting access to automobile event data recorders, also known as “black boxes.”  Most new vehicles have these devices, which record pertinent information relating to the operation of the motor vehicle.  The law defines who owns the data recorded on these devices. The legislation states that the

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We Took the Pledge For Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession

Once upon a time, the legal profession was primarily a “white male” enclave.  Women were few and far between, and minorities of any kind were almost invisible.  Persons with disabilities were invisible.  Over time, membership in the Bar has broadened; we think to the benefit of all.  A limited population leads to a narrow focus and point of view.  We

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How Do You Identify?

Most people think that the “gender” checkbox only has two choices-male and female. However, some people are born in the wrong body, and some people don’t conform to the traditional “male-female” choices. New Jersey recently passed a law, A-1718, allowing persons to change their New Jersey Birth Certificate to reflect their true gender identity, or

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Opening Doors to the LGBT Community

Two court cases were decided with significant impact for the New Jersey (and National) LGBT community. A highly publicized case was the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, in which the Court ruled that the United States Constitution guarantees same sex couples the right to marry throughout the country. This ruling is obviously

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Expanding Your Small Business: Commercial Leases

Most small businesses reach a point where they have to move out of the founder’s basement, garage, or dining room, and lease appropriate space, whether it be offices, a storefront, a warehouse, or manufacturing.  A Lease is a significant financial investment. Be sure you understand your Lease, what your financial obligations are, and what will happen

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Terminate Parental Rights?

Many times, a custodial parent will ask a non-custodial parent if they would agree to terminate their parental rights in exchange for a waiver of child support.  Do Not Agree! Please consult your attorney.  In New Jersey, a parent cannot terminate their parental rights, nor seek to terminate the other parent’s parental rights and avoid the payment

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Implementing Etiquette into the Courtroom

Mind Blown! As an attorney, I find myself in the courtroom quite often with the opportunity to observe others. Depending on the reasons for their appearance in court, their behaviors and choice of words can effect their appearance. A more obvious observation to the public is a person’s physical appearance. If there is one time

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Determining the Amount of Child Support

In New Jersey, most child support calculations are based on a statutory formula.  This formula covers the vast majority of child support cases in this state.  The amount of Child support is based on a number of factors.    Some of these factors include:   Each parent’s income The total parental income The ratio of the income between the

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Mental Health and Your Legal Rights: Finding Peace of Mind

You can learn something new every day.I have been a practicing attorney for over 25 years.  In that time, I have helped countless clients solve varied problems, however, I have never been asked to assist to expunge a mental health history. During a consultation phone call, a prospective client was seeking to secure legal services

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What You Need to Know About NJ’s Mandatory Earned Sick Pay Leave

As of October 29, 2018, New Jersey adopted a mandatory earned sick pay law. This law applies to ALL employers and covers ALL employees. Every business owner must be aware of this law. Employees will earn one sick-leave hour for every thirty hours they work, up to an annual maximum of 40 hours. Each employer

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