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How Powers of Attorney Can Help Prevent Guardianship Proceedings

09-23-2019

Unexpected events can keep you from making important decisions, managing your general finances, and attending to other important business. When this occurs, someone else may need to handle these matters for you. Unfortunately, this is not a simple situation. Access to bank accounts and authority in business, property, and personal…

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Five Common Types of Domestic Abuse That Impact a Divorce Case

09-23-2019

Even when spouses agree on ending their marriage and getting a divorce, heated disagreements can arise during the legal process. Some divorce proceedings are more contentious than others, particularly if there are disputes over money, property, or children. Unfortunately, the loss of control your former partner is likely experiencing and…

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The Importance of Establishing Paternity for Your Child

09-23-2019

As a parent, you want to give your child every advantage in life. While having two caring, nurturing people to provide the love and support a child needs may be the ideal, it does not always work out this way. Fortunately, children brought up in single-parent homes have just as…

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New Jersey Continues to Crackdown on Gang Activity

07-25-2019

Gangs began taking root more than 40 years ago in the U.S., mostly popping up in major cities along the east and west coast. Over the past 20 years, the sheer number of gangs and the amount of people involved has increased dramatically. As a result of acts of vandalism,…

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How a Criminal Conviction Impacts Other Areas of Your Life

07-25-2019

With even seemingly minor crimes, you could face serious penalties including heavy fines and a potentially lengthy jail sentence. In addition, your conviction will remain a part of your criminal record for the rest of your life. This can have long-reaching ramifications in other areas of your life. When facing…

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Estate Planning Tips to Get Your Child Ready for College

07-25-2019

For parents of high school graduates, the summer months are often busy planning for the college semester looming ahead. Both the future college student and their family are likely to be feeling a mix of excitement and apprehension. Even if your teen is going to school relatively close to home,…

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Tips on Talking to Children About Your Divorce

07-25-2019

The breakup of a marriage is never easy. It can be particularly painful when there are children involved. Fortunately, young people are resilient and do have a tendency to bounce back fairly quickly from unpleasant events that occur in their lives. At the same time, you as a parent play…

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Early Warning Signs of Domestic Abuse

07-25-2019

In marriages in which domestic violence is a factor, it often comes as a shock to the victim when a partner acts out in a threatening or violent manner. Despite the abuser’s apologies afterwards and any vows they make to change their behavior, these tend to not be isolated incidents.…

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White Collar Crimes in Public Eye

06-15-2019

White collar crimes are typically those that involve non-violent offenses committed by people in the professional community and those holding high-level positions. They often have to do with fraud or theft crimes, in which a person uses their power to advantage. There has never been much sympathy for these types…

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Harsh Tactics Your Spouse May Use During Divorce

06-15-2019

Going through a divorce is not an easy process. This can be particularly true if your spouse did not want a divorce, and there are harsh tactics they may utilize to make the proceedings even more difficult for everyone involved. At the Law Office of Jordan B. Rickards, we can…

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Questions Before Signing a Divorce Agreement

06-15-2019

Decisions made during divorce proceedings can have a major impact on your future financial security. Getting the maximum amount you are entitled to in a divorce settlement should be a top priority.  When you need high-quality legal counsel in New Jersey, be sure to contact the Law Office of Jordan…

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Five Items That Often Get Overlooked in Wills and Other Estate Planning Document

06-15-2019

Having estate planning documents in place such as a will, living will, and powers of attorney, helps to protect you and your loved ones when the unexpected occurs. A surprising number of people tend to put off this task until it is too late. Among those who do have a…

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