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People’s financial and medical situations change. Some of these changes lead to the need to modify an alimony agreement. In July 2017 the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, heard a case on appeal from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, Camden County. It involved an ex-husband’s request for a reduction in alimony based on a change in circumstances due to the loss of his job. The Family Part judge had refused to grant the modification.

The case in question was Beden v. Beden. Mary Beden and Lance Beden had been married for about 30 years when they divorced in 2010. Their property settlement agreement stipulated that Lance would pay Mary $800 per week in permanent alimony. This alimony was to stop only upon the death of either party or the event of Mary’s remarriage.

Lance fell behind in his payments, and in October 2014 Mary went to family court to have his alimony obligation enforced. The judge ordered Lance to pay what he owed and to sell the marital home the couple had shared in order to meet his obligations. Lance did not appeal this decision but neither did he comply.

On Wednesday, Paul Frischer, 59, from Franklin Lakes was arrested and charged for allegedly hitting a pedestrian in Garfield with his SUV and leaving the scene of the accident.

As reported in the Bergen Record, Mr. Frischer was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, endangering and injured victim, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash and failure to report a motor vehicle crash. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office revealed that Mr. Frischer, a building superintendent, was charged in the hit and run accident on Monday that killed Giovanni Rivera, age 42.  Mr. Rivera was hit at approximately 7:00 p.m. om Monday evening and was left lying in the street on MacArthur Ave. in Garfield. He passed away at Hackensack University Medical Center on Wednesday morning.  The accident occurred near a special needs group home in Garfield. A funeral is scheduled on Saturday in North Bergen.

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Personal injury law in New Jersey can be defined as any bodily injury or emotional distress a person suffers. When that harm is caused in whole or part by another party’s negligent, careless, reckless, or intentional behavior, then the injured party may be entitled to collect compensation.

In order to learn more about your rights and what you can do to protect those rights, it is important that you understand some basic facts about personal injury law in New Jersey.

 Personal injury law is a branch of civil law that deals with legal disputes that arise when one party, the plaintiff, holds another party, the defendant, responsible for harm suffered as a result of an accident. In order to receive compensation, or damages, from the defendant, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was, in fact, at fault.

If you are involved in a New Jersey divorce, about to file for divorce, or believe that your spouse is contemplating divorce, you should be aware that social media can be used both for and against you. While it is always wise to think twice before emailing, texting, or posting, it is especially important to do so when divorce is an issue. Remember, messages that take an instant to transmit cannot be taken back once you hit that “send” button.

The use of all types of social media by New Jersey divorce attorneys has increased steadily over the past several years. What you say, text, email, or post can be used against you as your divorce proceeds. On the other hand, an experienced New Jersey divorce lawyer can also use your spouse’s posts to support your allegations.

Social media postings, etc., can be used…

On August 28, 2018 the Mahwah, NJ Police Department disclosed that earlier this month on Route 17 North a truck carrying candy overturned as the result of a road rage incident.  The tractor trailer flipped on its side after the driver of an SUV cut in front of the truck to slow it down because he thought the truck was being operated recklessly.

As reported in the Bergen Record, which includes video of the crash captured on a dash cam of a driver behind the accident, the police posted news of this event in advance of the Labor Day holiday weekend to warn drivers of the hazards of overly aggressive driving.  Fortunately, neither driver was seriously injured in the accident.

The driver of the truck alleged that the driver of the SUV hit his brakes while changing lanes causing him to lose control of the tractor trailer.  Both drivers were issued traffic tickets for failure to signal, failure to maintain lane and careless driving.  The driver of the SUV also was written up for delaying traffic.

Do-It-Yourself Divorces in New Jersey Are Legally Dangerous

Requirements for Filing for a New Jersey Divorce

If you and your spouse have decided to divorce and have a reasonably amicable relationship, you might be tempted to get a “do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce.” Maybe you’ve seen the internet packages that offer the possibility of a quick, inexpensive way to end your marriage. The prospect of proceeding without attorney fees are enticing, but in most cases, a DIY divorce is not recommended. The main reason is this: You don’t know what you don’t know!

Our New Jersey child relocation attorneys Discuss the New Standard for NJ Parental Relocation

A new ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court has changed the standard that courts must use as a guideline when deciding child relocation cases. For the past 16 years, they turned to the Baures factors to help them determine whether or not to allow a custodial parent to relocate with the child to another state. The 2001 case upon which this standard was based was Baures v. Lewis.

Baures: The Standard in Parental Relocation

Our New Jersey Child Custody Attorneys Examine the “Best Interests of the Child” and New Jersey Custody Cases

If you have been involved in a New Jersey child custody or parenting time case, you’ve probably heard the phrase “best interests of the child.” New Jersey law mandates that the child’s best interests must be of paramount importance in every family law decision, but what does that phrase really mean?

Best Interests of the Child: Who Decides?

Our New Jersey Slip and Falls Attorney Answers Some Commonly Asked Questions About New Jersey Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents are very common. Luckily, in most cases, the injuries are minor. However, this is not always the case. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or death as the result of a New Jersey slip-and-fall accident, you might be eligible to recover damages.

If you believe that the accident was due to the negligence of another party, it is important that you seek the advice of a knowledgeable New Jersey slip-and-fall attorney who will use their expertise to analyze your case and let you know whether or not it would be worth your while to pursue a lawsuit.

Our New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses the Issue of Parental Alienation

Divorce is often contentious. When one of the parties harbors feelings of anger and betrayal, then it can lead to some degree of parental alienation. When that behavior becomes obsessive, true parental alienation occurs and can endanger the relationship with your child. If you suspect that your child is intentionally being driven away from you, then you need the assistance of a New Jersey parental alienation lawyer.

While New Jersey judges vary in the way they treat parental alienation, they do all agree that it is usually in a child’s best interests to maintain a positive relationship with both parents. Your Aretsky Law Group, P.C., parental alienation attorney will do all that is necessary to protect your child custody and parenting time rights.

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