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Protecting Your Child Against Juvenile Charges

05-24-2019

Parents do their best to instill strong values in their children. Unfortunately, running with the wrong crowd, making an error in judgment, or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time could put your children on the wrong side of the law. While juvenile charges are handled differently…

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Important Assets That Often Go Undetected in Divorce Proceedings

05-24-2019

Marital property and asset division plays an important role in divorce proceedings. Decisions made have the potential to impact you, your financial security, and your ability to recover in the months and years to come. It is important to get legal guidance in regards to these matters from an experienced…

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Creating a Parenting Plan for Your Child

05-23-2019

Children benefit by having both of their parents play an active and engaged role in their lives. The New Jersey Courts recognize this and encourage both parties in child custody proceedings to work together to create a parenting plan. The following outlines tips for making a parenting plan that will…

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Older Adults and Divorce

05-23-2019

With advances in extending health and vitality on into later years, older adults find themselves with more options in terms of their lifestyle. While this has numerous benefits, one adverse impact seems to be an increasing divorce rate. Older couples who may have been married for decades are now considering…

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Four Common Crimes That Occur Over Spring Break

05-23-2019

Spring break offers a chance for college students to take their focus off classes, homework, and studying in order to have some fun. For adults, spring break offers the opportunity to enjoy themselves as well, whether it involves a weekend trip to the beach or just spending a little extra…

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Authorities Expand Guidelines for Hate Crimes in New Jersey

05-23-2019

Hate crimes target, threaten, or otherwise victimize a person or group of people based on the fact that they are perceived as different from others. Previously, these types of charges involved people of different races, religions, or ethnicities. However, authorities in New Jersey have recently moved to expand the guidelines…

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Six Things That Can Make Criminal Penalties More Severe

03-30-2019

Being charged with any type of crime in Middlesex County is a serious matter. Even an otherwise minor offense could result in serious penalties, and having an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney on side will make a big difference. We can investigate your case, review the evidence against you,…

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Shorter Jail Sentences and Job Assistance “Next Step” In Criminal Justice Reform

03-27-2019

New Jersey has been at the forefront recently in terms of criminal justice reform, seeking to loosen overly restrictive provisions that put people accused or convicted of any type of criminal activity at a distinct disadvantage. Activists insist current laws and practices target minorities and lower income populations, failing to…

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Jordan Rickards Named to Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” List

03-27-2019

Jordan B. Rickards has been selected to the 2019 Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list, an award given to the top attorneys under the age of forty.  This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state.   Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters,…

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Six Important Issues to Discuss With a New Jersey Divorce Attorney Right Away

03-26-2019

The breakup of a marriage is at the top of the list in terms of stressful life experiences. Between the tension in the home, the changes in how you and your spouse relate to one another, and the uncertainty about your life in the aftermath of divorce, there is a…

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Stepparent Rights in New Jersey

03-25-2019

Considering the number of single parents and divorces filed each year, blended families are increasingly common. The bond between a stepparent and a stepchild can be extremely close, and just as strong as one that exists between a child and a biological parent. Unfortunately, while the rights of parents in…

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Seven Common Reasons for a Name Change

03-25-2019

Your name is one of the first things other people learn about you. It may be their first impression, conveying any number of things about who you are. It is also something you yourself have to live with on a daily basis, so if your name is in any way…

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