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Archive: 2021

Estate Planning for Blended Families

Sep 24, 2021 | Written by: John G. Manfreda, Esq. |

Many families include children from prior spousal relationships. During the lifetimes of both spouses, joint decisions can easily be made regarding family finances that are fair to all concerned....

Can Accepting Responsibility for Drunk Driver Make You Liable for Accident?

Sep 9, 2021 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

On June 1, 2021, the Appellate Court held in Vladimir Diaz v. Herbert J. Reynoso that a volunteer who promised the police that he would take responsibility for an intoxicated driver could potentially...

An Important Update on Cohabitation in New Jersey

Sep 2, 2021 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Cohabitation in New Jersey can be complex and very fact-sensitive.  Our webpage on this subject contains helpful information, articles, and references.  We have also blogged extensively on this...

“Timothy J. Piazza’s Law” Signed by Gov. Murphy

Aug 27, 2021 | Written by: Tracy B. Bussel, Esq. |

We have all heard stories about hazing at the hands of fraternities and sororities. Some of us have even experienced such while attending college. This conduct, however, not only affects college-age...

Special Trusts for Special People

Aug 26, 2021 | Written by: John G. Manfreda, Esq. |

My previous blogs have addressed the question of what type of estate plan might best suit your family.  Estate planning for the modern family tends to be efficient and beneficial for traditional...

The Current State of Dog Bite Liability in New Jersey

Aug 25, 2021 | Written by: Jacob A. Papay, Jr., Esq. |

Recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court analyzed the current state of a dog owner’s liability in Statute and Common Law for injuries to others from the bite of the owner’s dog.  Goldhagen v....

EEOC Guidance on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

Aug 13, 2021 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination by employers on the basis of sex and other factors.  Federal law does not, however, provide a specific definition of “sex” in...

Recent Updates in NJ Domestic Violence Law

Aug 5, 2021 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

There have been two recent published opinions from the New Jersey Appellate Division that address family law cases involving domestic violence.

Can Employers Inquire About COVID-19 Vaccine Status Without Violating HIPAA?

Aug 5, 2021 | Written by: Kelly A. Lichtenstein, Esq. |

COVID-19 vaccines and masks continue to be hot topics for schools, businesses, and governments.  Prior blogs by Sharon Flynn and Leslie Parikh have addressed whether employers can require existing or...

Is It Appropriate to Require That New Hires Be Vaccinated?

Jul 30, 2021 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

In light of the uptick in positive COVID-19 cases and the presence of the Delta variant, employers are again faced with decisions concerning the vaccination status of employees and new hires.