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Jordan Rickards Named to Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” List


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


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


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


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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Holding the Other Parent Accountable for Child Support


Parents have a duty and an obligation to provide for their children, even if they are not living with them in the same home. For couples who are going through a divorce or in cases in which the parents were never married, child support helps to ensure the child is…

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The Possible Advantages in Filing for Divorce First


Deciding to end your marriage is a major decision. There are numerous factors to consider, such as the reactions of family and friends, financial matters, and your ability to support yourself, and the care of any children you have with your spouse. In some cases, you may be hesitating to…

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Getting the Help You Need: Domestic Violence Treatment Options


When domestic violence occurs in a home, it can have long-ranging impacts on all family members. As an experienced New Jersey family law attorney, our top priority is protecting you from your abuser and taking the steps needed to ensure your physical safety.  However, we also know that emotional recovery…

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Can I be Charged With Possession of CBD Oil?


There is increasing new evidence in support of the benefits associated with cannabidiol, or CBD. A compound in the marijuana plant, it is credited for being useful in treating symptoms associated with a variety of potentially serious diseases, as well as for eliminating the pain and anxiety patients often experience.…

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New Jersey Cracking Down on Homemade ‘Ghost Guns’


The right to own and carry a firearm is a hot topic in the U.S. today. Over the past year, a series of new laws have gone into effect which only serve to strengthen the already hard stance New Jersey takes when it comes to gun control. However, even as…

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Computer Crimes Common, Require Strong Legal Defense


Just about everyone today has a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device that allows them to easily access the internet. From the smallest child to the elderly, many of our daily activities are conducted online. As a result, it is only natural that internet crimes are increasing, as well.…

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Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Get Charges Removed From My Criminal Record?


Criminal charges are a serious matter in New Jersey. Regardless of whether you are found guilty or innocent, your arrest will result in a criminal record that will follow you the rest of your life. This can have a potentially serious impact on your personal life, career, and your finances…

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Parental Alienation: When One Parent Tries to Turn the Children Against the Other


Child custody cases often involve strong and possibly contentious feelings on the part of the parents. Whether they are an unmarried couple or in the process of getting a divorce, their relationship and the communications between them can end up becoming quite hostile and negative. However, they are required to…

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