CHANGES TO NEW JERSEYS CHILD SUPPORT AND EMANCIPATION STATUTES

A variety of issues are addressed during a divorce proceeding. Bank accounts need to be divided, a decision with regard to the marital house must be made and, if there are children, child support needs to be calculated.  As you would assume, child support is for the benefit of the child. Until recently, without a court order or consent of the…
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$900,000 Gale & Laughlin 2016 Personal Injury Settlement ranks among the best in New Jersey

Handling personal injury matters requires attorneys to not only be well versed in the law, but also to have extensive knowledge about medical terms and procedures. Gale & Laughlin has been assisting personal injuries clients for years, helping them recoup what they deserve.  Personal injury matters provide compensation to the injured party in an attempt to make them whole.  We…
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NEW JERSEY LANDLORD NOT ENTITLED TO LATE FEES FROM SECURITY DEPOSIT

Renting an apartment, house or condominium is commonplace among many people. Perhaps you have moved home from college and do not want to reside with your parents or you are about relocate for your job.  In both instances, the terms of the lease signed by the landlord and tenant will dictate the ongoing tenancy. Thus, it is extremely important that you understand…
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BURDEN ON NJ ADULT CHILD TO SHOW THAT NONCUSTODIAL PARENT SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TOWARD GRAD SCHOOL

For many of us, including myself, our studies extended beyond college. For many teachers it may be a master’s program and for  attorneys, law school. Regardless of your career path, furthering your education requires you to continue to pay tuition. An Ocean County Superior Court Judge in J.C. v. A.C. has ruled that a child of divorced parents who is over…
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Numerous New Jersey DWI offenses/convictions may be challenged in court

As reported by NJ.com: A New Jersey State Police sergeant has been charged with records tampering for allegedly skipping a required step in the calibration of alcohol breath-testing devices, documents show. The disclosure could open up more than 20,000 DWI cases to court challenges, according to a copy of a letter sent to court administrators and obtained by NJ Advance…
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NJ WORKERS’ COMP CARRIERS CAN SHARE IN THIRD-PARTY RECOVERIES

New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Benefits include, but are not limited to, medical benefits. These benefits are for all necessary and reasonable medical treatment, prescription expenses and hospitalization services related to the work injury. In many instances an individual, in addition to pursuing his/her rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act, may also sue the tortfeasor who caused these injuries. The issue of reimbursement…
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NJ SUPREME COURT RULING PROVIDES HOAs RECOURSE FOR FAULTY WORKMANSHIP

For many people a great starter home is a condominium unit. This takes the responsibilities of maintaining the grounds, shoveling snow, etc. and places it on the Home Owners Association (“HOA”).  In return, you are required to pay a monthly fee. For some, this provides more freedom and the ability to enjoy a variety of activities, while others would prefer to own…
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$900,000.00 GALE & LAUGHLIN SETTLEMENT FOR BROADSIDE COLLISION

(As reported in the New Jersey Law Journal) Our client was driving down West Main Street in Freehold Borough and the defendant was headed the wrong way on Throckmorton Street. The defendant's vehicle crossed West Main Street without stopping and struck our client's front driver's side causing her to strike a third vehicle stopped at the intersection. Our client sustained…
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PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS IN NEW JERSEY

It’s the summer time at the Jersey Shore and all you want to do is go to the beach.  You could go to Sea Bright, Belmar or Point Pleasant – the list is endless.  Perhaps even walk onto the beach in Deal.  The problem in many places is the actual access to the beach.  Many beachfront homes, beach clubs, restaurants,…
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