Rockland County Personal Injury Law Blog

Is Facebook Cited in Divorce Cases?

Posted on January 28, 2015 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Has your marriage fallen on hard times? Are you contemplating a divorce? Make sure you avoid dragging your dirty laundry into the public arena through avenues like social media. Remember, any information you post online could potentially be used against you in a divorce case. The last thing you want to do is alienate your spouse, or friends and family members by sharing too much information. Recently, the Daily Mirror and the Washington Post reported that Facebook is now cited in about one third of all divorce cases in the United Kingdom. “Social media provides an ongoing log of our lives,” a family lawyer in the UK told the newspapers. “The sharing of written posts and pictures, often with geo-tagging, provides a record of activities that can be used in a court case.” Keep this in mind if your marriage is experiencing issues with infidelity or stress. The things you…
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How Can I Drive Safely in Poor Weather?

Posted on January 26, 2015 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Do you drive a lot over the winter months? Make sure you stay safe by planning, as poor weather, including snow and ice, can make commutes dangerous. Recently, hundreds of accidents were reported on New Jersey roadways over the weekend of January 17-20 because of issues with icy conditions. The state ended up warning motorists that conditions were poor, advising them against road travel, if possible. “If you have to travel, be careful and drive slowly,” Chris Christie wrote, in a Twitter post. “Stay home if you can.” According to NJ.com, there were more than 400 accidents and 180 aid calls reported to New Jersey State Police over the weekend. The newspaper said that the poor weather conditions led to speed restrictions on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Driving in Icy Weather As we stated above, if the weather is poor, the best thing you can do…
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Do Divorces Increase in January?

Posted on January 21, 2015 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Why is January known as the ‘Divorce Month’? CNN recently had an interesting story about how divorce inquiries tend to increase over the month, which is why it has gained its nickname. According to the news outlet, between 2008 and 2011, a rise in the number of divorces filed occurred each January, followed by a gradual increase in February before a peak in March. Additionally, “January’s more accurate description would be ‘I’m Starting to Research My Options Month,’” CNN reported. According to the station, analysts discovered that online searches for phrases like “divorce”, “family law” and “child custody” also increase during January, over the previous month (in some cases by as much as 50 percent), and continue to do so until reaching a peak in March. Do Holidays Play a Part in Divorce? So, why do divorce inquiries and actions start to increase in January? CNN reported that many experts…
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