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What Expenses Are Covered by Child Support Payments? Is the Expense of Auto Insurance For a Newly Licensed Driver Included?

March 30th, 2016 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

The New Jersey Child Support Guidelines, Appendix IX-A to the Rules of Court, provide us with parameters for what is (or is not) included within child support. While parents can negotiate the specific terms in an Agreement or Consent Order to delineate their respective obligations, in the event same is not specifically stated or was not anticipated at the time, the Guidelines will likely apply.  

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Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act to Become Effective in May 2016

March 15th, 2016 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

A new law to expand protection for NJ victims of domestic violence, the Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act of 2015, was signed by Governor Christie in November 2015 and will become effective in May 2016. This law broadens the definition of victims eligible for protective orders to include victims not previously covered under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991.

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Do You Have the Right to Take Cellphone Videos of Police Activities?

March 2nd, 2016 | Written by Richard P. Cushing, Esq.

Citizen witnesses have sometimes been known to videotape and thereby expose police misconduct. You may wonder whether, if you thought the police were misbehaving, you would have the right to videotape that conduct, or if the police could prevent you from doing so and perhaps even confiscate your phone and/or arrest you. 

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