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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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Behaviors That Could Jeopardize Your Rights in Child Custody Proceedings

06-15-2019

As a parent, the prospect of child custody proceedings can fill you with a sense of dread. There are behaviors on your part that can impact these proceedings, putting your parental rights in jeopardy. While you cannot change the past, you can show the court that you are a reasonable…

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Self-Defense: When the Use of Force is Justified in Protecting Yourself and Others

06-15-2019

When dealing with criminal charges in New Jersey, self-defense is one of the most common types of legal defenses. While you may have felt the need to take certain actions to protect yourself, others, or your property, you could still find yourself on the wrong side of the law. Charges…

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Five Times You Need to Update Your Will

06-15-2019

Having a legally valid will in place helps ensure that your final wishes are communicated to loved ones, and it allows you to designate who will inherit from your estate. If you have not taken the time to create a will, this important task should be at the top of…

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Legal Options to Protect You Against Domestic Violence

06-15-2019

Domestic violence involves any type of physical, sexual, emotional, or financial abuse that occurs with someone you live with, are dating, or with whom you share a child. While it may start small, with occasional angry outbursts, disrespectful behavior, or stinging comments, it can quickly escalate to a potentially life-threatening…

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