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Protecting coastal resources takes priority

 New Jersey's coastal resources are some of its most valuable assets, and the state is doing everything possible to manage those resources well.

The Office of Policy Implementation in the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection oversees land use to regulate activities that may "exacerbate flooding and... impact the health and quality of our streams, estuaries, coastal waters, wetlands, wildlife habitat and drinking water."

Are your New Jersey child support payments no longer feasible?

Like most good parents in New Jersey, when you divorced, your main priority was to make the situation impact your children as little as possible. You hopefully had the opportunity to discuss the changes that were about to take place, perhaps even explaining what they might expect and how they could reach out for support if they were feeling low. You'll be glad to know children are quite resilient and adaptable by nature.  

When kids have the opportunity to maintain healthy, active relationships with both parents after divorce, they fare best. That doesn't mean your situation will be perfect, as no circumstances are. It does mean you can remain hopeful that your kids will be okay. With regard to adult issues, such as child custody and child support, you'll want to know where to seek support for yourself as well as your children. If you run into trouble meeting your child support payments, it's critical you understand the legal process of seeking modification

How to Effectively Co-Parent With an Ex

Divorce is rarely easy for couples in New Jersey. When kids are in the mix it can be even more difficult, especially when it comes to making decisions jointly. TheBump.com offers the following co-parenting tips, which will allow to rear your children in a loving and responsible manner, even if you and your ex aren’t on the greatest terms.

Honor Your Kids’ Opinions

The best way to deal with custody and summer break

If you are a divorced parent in New Jersey, you might think that once you have agreed upon a custody agreement that you will not have to address the subject again. While figuring out parenting time can be fairly easy when the children are young, things can change dramatically as they get older. Between their busy activity schedules and your desire to take them on fun vacations, summer break often results in the need to modify the original plan. 

According to NJ.com, cooperation between both parents is one of the most important things in order to keep stress and chaos at a minimum. Discussing summer plans well in advance, as in a minimum of 60 days before a proposed vacation, is imperative. This allows both parents to figure out details and communicate about misunderstandings.

Property division can be major source of division in divorce

As you head for divorce, you are naturally worried about all of the belongings you and your spouse have accumulated over the years. Who will end up getting which items as part of your divorce proceeding?

Unfortunately, property division remains a major source of conflict among divorcing couples. Here is a glimpse at how the state of New Jersey handles the distribution of property during a marital breakup.

Appealing a decision in a civil litigation case

When a company in New Jersey loses a civil litigation case, it may seem like the end of the line for the business, especially if the judge's award to the plaintiff is large. However, there are some instances when an appeal is possible, and the company may not even have to pay the award before an appeal is completed.

Neither party can appeal a case simply because they don't like the verdict. According to the New Jersey Standards for Appellate Review, the grounds for an appeal rest primarily on whether an error was made during the trial, and if so, whether that error affected the outcome negatively. The appellate review goes over the court records in looking for a mistake; neither party can submit new evidence. Errors that an appellate court may identify include the following:

  • Errors in the instructions given to the jury
  • Juror misconduct or improper influence
  • Judge's abuse of his or her discretionary power in determining the outcome
  • Jury error in verdict against the weight of evidence
  • Error in the establishment of the facts of the case
  • Counsel's remarks improperly influence the jury

The opioid crisis and changing family dynamics

With the opioid crisis still having a firm grip on Americans across the nation, countless children are left in tricky and desperate situations. Child custody is an area that has extended beyond typical family separations and into a widespread public issue. New Jersey, along with many other states, has seen a rise in the number of grandparent-led households as a result of the crisis.

For a plethora of grandparents, considering child custody is a bigger concern than planning one's retirement. NBC News comments on the ways the opioid crisis has shifted family dynamics over recent years, resulting in grandparents taking full child custody of their children's children to rescue them from unhealthy environments. Some children even go to foster care when grandparents are not in the picture or simply cannot take on the massive responsibility of childrearing. In fact, 30,000 more children entered foster care in 2015 than in 2012, as NBC shared. Most state and federal officials blame the opioid epidemic for this major shift. 

Fighting unnecessary costs of employee injuries

At Weiner Law Group, LLP, one of the most common problems we encounter with New Jersey workers' compensation cases is the tendency for injured workers to act hurriedly due to a misapprehension of the statute of limitations. This sometimes leads injured individuals to attempt to pursue the costliest therapies possible, including surgery, on a just-in-case basis.

We find that the long-term effects of this attitude are disastrous, not only for the companies who see insurance costs skyrocket from major claims, but also for the injured people. This is especially true when we deal with back injuries. Even the most debilitating acute effects of disc problems often become manageable over the course of a few months, but we still see impatience and suffering leading to the pursuit of expensive tests and surgical procedures.

Maximizing success during divorce negotiations

Choosing whether to negotiate a divorce settlement or go through the process of litigation may not be an easy decision, especially if you are still nursing feelings of resentment and anger toward your spouse. However, understanding the long-term ramifications of drawn-out litigation may allow you to consider the benefits of coming to a settlement agreement without the help of the court.

If you and your spouse can arrive at an agreeable settlement for issues related to child custody and asset division, you may find yourself in a more positive place when the divorce is behind you. To facilitate the most beneficial outcome, you may want to consider several suggestions for making the settlement process as painless as possible.

Reviewing the issue of parental relocation

After your divorce in Parsippany, it no doubt took you a good deal of time to for you and your kids to become acclimated to your new situation. Now your ex-spouse is coming to you saying that he or she wants to move away, and that he or she wants the kids to come along. Countless clients have come to us here at the Weiner Law Group LLP in the same situation, dejected at the thought of having an even lesser role in their children's lives. Like them, you will be pleased to hear that you do not have to sit idly by and watch this happen. 

Section 9.2-2 of New Jersey's Revised Statutes states that while your kids are under the age of majority, they cannot be moved out of the local jurisdiction without the consent of both you and your ex-spouse. This means that he or she must inform you of his or her intentions prior to relocating, and that you have the opportunity to dispute the move. 

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