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End of the Road: Harsh Penalties for Drug Possessors

While technological advances have made shopping and communicating easier, they have also created black markets on the Internet where illegal drug transactions occur with a mouse click. These online criminal interactions not only…more

| Criminal Law

What Finances Must Be Disclosed in a Divorce?

Often, one spouse pays the bills and does the bookkeeping for the family. While this can be practical, it can leave the other spouse with little knowledge of the family’s financial situation. For this reason, a spouse might fear…more

| Family Law

Looking at the Big Picture: Deciding When to Sue

If you’ve been in an accident, whether it is a minor vehicle fender-bender or a catastrophic industrial accident, one of your biggest concerns is securing just compensation for your injuries…more

| Personal Injury

Gray Divorce: Divorce After 50

According to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, the divorce rate for couples over age 50 has nearly doubled during the past 20 years. Divorce at any age is complicated,…more

| Family Law

Mental Illness and Divorce

Roughly one quarter of adult Americans have been diagnosed with a mental disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. If you are married to a person who suffers from mental illness, you have seen the daily…more

| Family Law

Facing Burglary Charges? Here’s What You Need to Know

A New Jersey man was recently arrested for a Millburn home invasion that was captured on a nanny cam. The burglar allegedly broke into the home, beat a woman there in front of her child, and now faces charges of attempted…more

| Criminal Law

What is Failure to Warn?

Consumer products must be reasonably safe for their intended purpose. However, many products pose serious risks to consumers. When manufacturers are aware of a product’s risks, their duty to advise consumers of these risks…more

| Personal Injury

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

The primary goals of estate planning are to help manage, preserve, and protect your estate at your death or during incapacity. A number of online companies advertise do-it-yourself (DIY) wills and trusts, providing legal…more

| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Been Arrested? Now What?

Being placed under arrest can be very scary. Depending upon your offense, you may be facing severe penalties, including imprisonment and fines, if you are proven guilty. So, what should you do if you are arrested?…more

| Criminal Law

Confused About the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

If you are confused about the difference between a will and a trust, you are not alone. Both documents help protect families and indicate who will receive certain assets and make decisions upon a family member’s death. However,…more

| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

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