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Archive for December 2018

Why Older Couples Need a Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement can be useful for couples of any age. Between the high divorce rate and the better quality of life older adults generally experience today, it is not uncommon for couples to fall in love and get married well into their 50s, 60s, and beyond. Age, maturity, and lessons learned from previous relationships…

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Getting Retirement Benefits in Divorce

Filing for divorce not only signifies the end of your marriage, but it also signals the end of any hopes and plans you may have had with your spouse for a future together, including how your retirement benefits will be divided. This can be a scary prospect, particularly if you rely on their income and…

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When Verbal Abuse Rises to the Level of Domestic Violence

For women or anyone who has been the victim of verbal abuse, coming forward and getting the legal help and emotional support they need can be an intimidating process. Unfortunately, they may have either gotten used to downplaying the situation or they may mistakenly blame themselves for the abuser’s actions. This is particularly true in…

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Officer Involved Shootings: Protecting Yourself in Interactions With Law Enforcement

While we are indebted to local and state police for keeping our communities safe, a troubling trend has caught national attention. Officer-involved shootings continue to make headlines throughout the country, with controversy over the use of deadly force. A recent case proved fatal for a Millvale man, as authorities continue investigating the circumstances surrounding the…

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Choosing an Executor/Administrator for Your Will

Having a legal, valid, and up-to-date will in place is crucial to ensuring that the people you love inherit from your estate, while helping them to avoid the time consuming and costly probate processes. In addition to a thorough inventory of assets and distributions you want made, one of the most important parts in creating…

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Misdemeanor and Felony Charges in New Jersey

Being charged with any type of crime is a serious matter. In addition to the possible criminal penalties you face, such as fines, court costs, and the potential for a jail sentence, your charges can have long-ranging impacts in other areas of your life. A conviction means a criminal record that follows you forever, potentially…

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