Statute of Limitations for Paying Back Child Support

By Ava LawsonFamily Law Attorney

Under state laws, parents must financially support their child until they reach the “age of maturity,” which is 19 in New Jersey and 21 in New York. Once a child support order has been established in a court of law, or through a written agreement, the non-custodial parent is under legal obligation to pay a certain amount until the child …

Lost Loads: Unsecured Truck Cargo Leads to Tens of Thousands of Crashes

By Dawn SnyderTruck Accident

On American roadways, passenger cars far outnumber commercial trucks but commercial trucks pose a greater risk of serious crashes. However, both commercial trucks and passenger vehicles can cause serious accidents due to unsecured loads. According to a 2016 AAA study, debris on the roads led to more than 200,000 crashes between 2011 and 2014. Included in those crashes were more …

Thousands Die Each Year Because They Don’t Buckle Up

By adminAuto Accident

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently rolled out a campaign, called “Click It or Ticket,” to remind drivers and passengers throughout the nation to wear seat belts. Seat belts save lives. NHTSA officials note that 10,428 people not wearing seat belts lost their lives in car accidents during 2016. Enforcement of safety belt laws will be heightened …

Child Drownings Tragically on the Increase

By Dawn SnyderPersonal Injury Lawsuits

As summer approaches, so does swimming season. Seventy percent of drowning incidents take place between May and August, so that also means the risk of water accidents is at a peak. The child safety advocacy group Safe Kids Worldwide recently released its 2018 water safety study, drawing attention to the risks of water to children and what can be done …

Do You Have to Pay Child Support for a Child in College?

By Dawn SnyderChild Custody

No doubt about it, raising children brings immense financial responsibility. Often, the responsibility does not end when the child legally becomes an adult. If you are wondering whether you need to continue to pay child support while your child is in college, the answer is: it depends. Like a related question we hear often – “Can I stop paying child …

Coping with Divorce: 5 Strategies That Work

By Ava LawsonDivorce attorney

Divorce is a significant life event that has the potential to turn your world upside down. Daily routines are upset and stress levels can skyrocket during this unsettling time. Some partners may find it challenging to stay focused or productive as they struggle with the emotional aspects of this adjustment. The end of a marriage can trigger all kinds of …

Fatal Falls Among Elderly Up 30%

By Dawn SnyderSlip and fall accidents

Among the elderly, falls can be a major factor that determines quality of life. Federal statistics show that among those over age 65, about one in every four experiences a fall each year – and those who experience a fall are more likely to fall again in the future. These falls led to more than 30,000 deaths in 2016, and …