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Latest in Automotive Recalls

Posted on December 9, 2016 by admin

Although many car accidents are attributed to negligence, impaired and distracted driving, or even poor weather conditions, dozens of collisions are caused by defective vehicles. When design flaws go unchecked, or lax manufacturing protocols cause defects, the potential for serious injury and death increases. Voluntary recalls are one method that auto manufacturers employ to rectify defective or dangerous parts. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2015 was a milestone year for automotive recalls, with millions of vehicles affected. The Takata airbag recall alone affected more than 70 million vehicles with frontal airbags made between 2002 and 2008. NHTSA officials dubbed it “the largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.” As of 2016, more than 150 injuries and at least 11 deaths have been caused by defective Takata inflators that spray metal shards throughout the vehicle cabin. Notable auto recalls Safety advocates who are well-versed in defective…
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Are Prenuptial Agreements Unbreakable?

Posted on December 5, 2016 by Ava Lawson

When crafted and executed correctly by an attorney, prenuptial agreements are almost always iron-clad, and used by thousands of couples who are planning their nuptials. A solid prenup is an invaluable tool for protecting pre-marital assets, including real estate holdings, private possessions acquired before the wedding and other holdings. For many couples, prenuptial agreements provide a platform for honest, open communication about not only assets, but outstanding debts and child support obligations – issues that can prove contentious if the marriage ends. In most situations, financial issues are the most antagonistic when a marriage begins to dissolve, which is why many couples prefer to have a contract in place so there is no quarrelling about assets and property entitlement.  There are certain circumstances, however, when a prenup may not hold up in divorce court. Below are some factors that may void the validity of a prenuptial agreement. Factors that can…
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Changes Ahead for Relocation of Children Law in New Jersey?

Posted on November 23, 2016 by admin

Two pieces of legislation pending in New Jersey have the potential to change the results of requests to relocate children under custody agreements. Currently, under the law established in Baures v. Lewis, 167 N.J. 91 (2001), the main case concerning relocation of residential custodial parents, custodial parents wanting to relocate have only to show that the move is being done in good faith and that relocation is not harmful to the child’s interests. Both pieces of legislation, in contrast, rest on presumptions that being geographically close to both parents is in the best interests of the child. As a result, the proposed legislation would shift the issue concerning relocation from not being harmful to the child’s interests to the whether the move is in the best interests of the child. A Balancing of Rights  The legislation, if passed, might prompt a series of legal challenges from residential custodial parents seeking to relocate for…
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