N.J. might let marriage counselors, social workers initiate firearm seizures

Marriage counseling often proceeds the initiation of divorce litigation for patently obvious reasons. Even when the divorce complaint is filed, separating couples often continue to utilize various types of mental health professionals — including social workers and counselors — for helping with
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State bans DWI offenders from operating NJ Transit trains

One of the most serious consequences for DWI convicted drivers in New Jersey is the potential for loss of employment. Some employers might fire employees outright because the ability to drive is essential for the job. Transportation could become an issue regardless of
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Important: New Jersey changes its child emancipation law

Major changes were signed into law last week that will profoundly impact support payors and recipients throughout the State of New Jersey. Here are the basic details from NJChildSupport.org: On January 19, 2016, Governor Christie signed S-1046/A-2721 into law. This law establishes 19 as the
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Big changes coming to college contribution disputes in New Jersey?

New Jersey Legislature may consider radical changes to college contribution process in family court system The New Jersey Legislature recently passed landmark alimony reform; could college contribution reform be next? One Burlington County legislator wants to lead the charge. Let’s take a
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N.J. Police Car Dashboard Camera Mandate Signed Into Law

Advocates Say Bill is Win-Win for Police and Public New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed A-2280/S-1305 on Wednesday, a bill which will require select police vehicles to be equipped with dashboard cameras. A prior attempt to put dashboard cameras in police cars received
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New Jersey Enacts Alimony Reforms

Compromise Legislation Signed into Law, Placing Limits on Judicial Discretion in Awarding Spousal Support Governor Chris Christie signed A845 on Wednesday and, in so doing, dramatically changed aspects of how alimony (also referred to as “spousal support”) are determined in the State
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D&D Attorney Analyzes ‘Gun Restraining Order’ Proposal on Fox 29

ROONEY: Process Proposed by Senator “[c]ould actually take months and cost you a lot of money and court time to get your weapons back” DeMichele & DeMichele attorney Matt Rooney visited with the Fox29/My9’s Chasing New Jersey on Monday to discuss a controversial new proposal from the
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New Jersey Bail Reform is Gaining Momentum

Supervised Pretrial Release Instead of Bail Last week we wrote about a report released by the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Joint Committee on Criminal Justice. As a result of the committee’s report two bills have been introduced in the New Jersey Legislature S
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Child Support “Reform” in NJ

New Jersey Senate to Hold a Hearing on Proposed New Jersey Emancipation Law Two weeks ago, our attorney Matt Rooney wrote about proposed legislation that would fundamentally change emancipation in New Jersey. (See Automatic Emancipation Bill Introduced in New Jersey for background). The bill,
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