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7 Personal Injury Claim Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

7 Personal Injury Claim Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

In 2020, approximately 190,783 car accidents occurred in New Jersey. Unfortunately, anyone who drives or rides in a car is at risk for a collision. A collision shakes up your life and can leave you with lifelong injuries. However, you have the legal right to request...

How to Choose a DUI Lawyer: Everything You Need to Know

How to Choose a DUI Lawyer: Everything You Need to Know

Charges for driving while impaired or under the influence can vary from a misdemeanor to a felony offense. Consequences often involve a driver's license revocation, jail time, or even fines of $10,000 or more. If you're facing charges or you're reading this for...

What can you expect when taking the naturalization test?

If you are an immigrant living in New Jersey who has always wished to become a United States citizen, you can prepare for the naturalization test. Once you have your interview and pass, you can look forward to a whole new future. This is what to expect with the...

Will your car be impounded after a DUI arrest?

Your life can turn upside down if you are arrested for driving under the influence in New Jersey. Even if you are not convicted, you can expect to have your driver's license suspended and your car to be impounded. This is what that means for you. Vehicle impoundment...

6 signs your spouse hides assets from you

Money issues often are at the root of many divorce cases. When couples separate, money sometimes comes to forefront, pushing away almost every other issue. This may come as no surprise. And for some, it may come as no surprise to learn that their estranged spouse is...

A Guide to Hiring an Immigration Lawyer in Newark, NJ

A Guide to Hiring an Immigration Lawyer in Newark, NJ

Are you aware that approximately 1.6 million people get stuck in an ever-expanding U.S. backlog immigration court? From stringent immigration laws to inadmissibility, immigration can be a complex and overwhelming process. Hiring an attorney can be an invaluable...

How to extend your status for CW-1 visa in New Jersey

If you are a foreign worker in New Jersey on a CW-1 visa and your status is about to expire, you can file a petition seeking an extension of your status. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services now considers this limited accommodation to facilitate the current...

Tax avoidance or tax evasion?

Every year, most New Jersey residents must file a federal and state income tax return. Those who are self-employed may have additional returns to file on a quarterly or annual basis. Taxpayers are encouraged to take any credits or deductions that they qualify for in...

What keeping the family home can do for parents

Going through a divorce without little ones can already be a balancing act. But if you’re reading this, chances are you are working on plans for an ideal post-divorce living situation for you and your children. You and your ex-spouse are planning to part ways, but is...

Fatal DUI risks

Drunk driving continues to be the reason for many fatal accidents in New Jersey and around the country. Persons dealing with substance abuse issues might not exercise proper judgment, choosing to get behind the wheel of their car while intoxicated. Of course, even...

Pregnant Immigrants face inequities to prenatal care

Many immigrants settle in New Jersey and have families. Prenatal care is an essential part of health for pregnant people and their babies. A recent study revealed that pregnant immigrants face inequities in prenatal care. IMMIGRANTS MOST IMPACTED The study, conducted...

Basics of perm labor certification

The Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor runs the permanent labor certification program, also referred to as PERM. The purpose of the PERM program is to ensure that U.S. citizens are not passed over in favor of foreign nationals when...

What are the areas of negotiation in plea bargaining?

When a New Jersey resident has charged with a crime they do have options. Depending on the situation, plea bargaining is one of them. There are different areas of negotiation for a plea bargain. UNDERSTANDING PLEA BARGAINS A plea bargain is an opportunity offered to a...

How does the adjustment of status process work?

Applying to be a permanent resident in the United States is more commonly referred to as getting your green card. If you’re applying for a green card in New Jersey and have never heard of adjustment of status, it may be helpful to have a basic understanding of what to...

Is there a link between depression and violence?

Many residents of New Jersey suffer from depression. While some seek help and are able to keep their mental health condition under control, others might not be so lucky. A study explores whether there’s a link between depression and violence. UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION...

Crucial steps to take when considering divorce

Your marriage has seen better days, and you know that those days are now numbered. It no longer feels right to be married to a disconnected spouse who continuously argues with you and conceals things from you. Now that divorce...