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What is a power of attorney?

A power of attorney is a written document by which a person (the “principal”) appoints another person as an “agent,” with the authority to perform certain acts on his or her behalf. Typically, powers of attorney are estate planning documents used alongside wills and living wills.  However, […]

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What are the penalties for marijuana possession in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, it is unlawful to obtain or possess a controlled substance unless that substance was obtained by a valid prescription from a practitioner. Despite other states recently legalizing marijuana, New Jersey still considers marijuana a controlled dangerous substance for which you cannot obtain a prescription. […]

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What is the impact of social media on my lawsuit?

Social media has the ability to significantly affect litigation and may sometimes provide key evidence in cases.  Typically, social media may be used as evidence in personal injury, criminal and divorce matters, but it can be used in any type of case. As a result, it is […]

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal both under federal and state law. In New Jersey, employees are protected under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. N.J.S.A. 10:5-1. Sexual harassment may occur to both men and women, whether the alleged harassment was intentional or not. There are […]

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Speeding Violations and New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission

In New Jersey, receiving a ticket for speeding not only results in fines, but also motor vehicle penalty points that accumulate with each violation. The number of points a driver receives increases with excess speeds within New Jersey. A driver who is ticketed going between 1 and […]

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Practicing in Federal Court: Tips from the Bench

On October 12, the Bergen County Bar Association is presenting a Continuing Legal Education Seminar, “Practicing in Federal Court: Tips from the Bench.”  The program will feature a panel comprised of The Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo (United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey), The […]

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Reckless Driving in New Jersey 

In New Jersey, a person is guilty of reckless driving if they “drive[] a vehicle heedlessly, in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person property[.]” N.J.S.A. 39:4-96. If property […]

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How can I enforce the child support order in New Jersey?

My child’s father or mother is not keeping up with their child support payments. How can I enforce the child support order in New Jersey? Delinquent child support payments are considered a debt called “arrears.” Because child support is ordered pursuant to an Order of the Court, […]

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My spouse and I are getting a divorce. Does a mom or stay-at-home parent automatically receive custody of my child?

No, a mom or stay-at-home parent does not automatically receive custody of a child under New Jersey law. It is important in answering this question to differentiate between legal custody and physical custody.   Legal custody is the authority and responsibility for making major decisions concerning the […]

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I hired a home improvement contractor to perform renovations on my home. What should I know?

The Contractors’ Registration Act (the “CRA”) requires that no one offer to perform, engage, or attempt to engage in making or selling home improvements unless they register annually with the New Jersey Department of Consumer affairs. Home improvement contractors must also maintain and file proof of a […]

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