6 Examples of Car Accident Compensation

By Ava LawsonAuto Accident

Following any kind of vehicle collision where you’ve suffered injury or sustained major damage to your vehicle, you are probably wondering what types of compensation are available for your losses. Whether the wreck happened in New York or New Jersey, recovery can be painful, expensive and time-consuming. The best approach to getting an accurate assessment on the potential value of …

Study Finds Traffic Death Increase Related to Ridesharing Services

By Ava LawsonAuto Accident

Emerging research from Rice University and University of Chicago shows an increase in fatal car accidents after ridesharing companies Lyft and Uber began operations in cities. The research suggests that additional traffic wrought by ridesharing services is directly related to a 3.5% uptick in traffic deaths, which amounts to 987 fatalities each year. It is estimated that the costs associated with …

New Jersey Divorce Rates Among Nation’s Lowest

By Ava LawsonDivorce attorney

Divorce is an unfortunate fact of 21st century American life. Over the past 60 years, divorce rates skyrocketed in the United States, and research indicates that nearly 50 percent of all marriages today end in permanent separation or divorce. A recent report compiled by 24/7 Wall St shows that some states are better than others when it comes to long-lasting …

6 Things Most People Don’t Know About Divorce

By Ava LawsonDivorce attorney

In a perfect world, married couples would grow old together and live out their days happily. In reality, nearly 50 percent of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. The break-up of a marriage is never easy. It’s one of those things in life you think will never happen to you, and until you go through the process, it’s …

Understaffed Nursing Homes a National Problem

By Ava LawsonNursing Home Abuse

Inadequate staffing is a chronic problem in healthcare institutions that endangers patient welfare. Staff shortages in nursing homes are inextricably linked to higher reports of elder neglect and abuse. A recent report published in the New York Times reinforces concerns that staffing levels in Medicare-assisted living facilities are alarmingly inadequate. The report analyzed payroll records of nursing home aides, nurses …

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 …

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 …

Can You Change a Divorce Agreement?

By Ava LawsonDivorce attorney

As all divorcees well know, life does not always go as planned. People grow, relationships evolve, children are born, jobs are changed, and unexpected detours happen. When a divorce is made legal, both spouses will agree – in writing – on the terms of the settlement. This may be done through mediation, litigation or arbitration. Depending on the couple, this …

How To Tell Children You’re Getting Divorced

By Ava LawsonDivorce attorney

How do you break the news to your children that it’s over between daddy and mommy? There’s no easy way to inform your kids that you and your spouse are getting a divorce. Even if the announcement isn’t a total surprise, every child is different in how they process – and respond—to this life-altering news. No matter how you frame …

10 Examples of Irreconcilable Differences in Divorce Cases

By Ava LawsonDivorce attorney

In New Jersey, which allows no-fault divorce proceedings, many couples cite irreconcilable differences as justification for their split. As the term implies, irreconcilable differences is an inability for two married people to resolve disagreements or differing opinions, leading to a hostile and unhappy relationship. In such situations, where marriages are broken beyond any hope of repair, couples may agree that …