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Enforcing your New Jersey Prenup

These days, prenuptial agreements are not only for the likes of Hollywood celebrities. They provide spouses at all income levels with financial and other protections. Enforcing New Jersey prenups is easier now, thanks to changes in state laws. It is no longer possible to overturn prenups based on their being unconscionable, either when the agreement […]

Workers’ Compensation Claims: Beware of Going It Alone

The State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently published its revised Guide to Workers’ Compensation Law. The foreword to the guide states that it is a compilation of workers’ compensation laws as they relate to New Jersey and that it is intended to be used by the public. However, the guide […]

How to Protect Your Assets in Bankruptcy

When contemplating bankruptcy, many people assume that the process leaves them with no assets, but in many cases, that is not true.  Federal exemptions, which can be used in a bankruptcy case in New Jersey,  protect certain property from being included in the assets available for distribution among your creditors. People also often assume that […]

The Workers’ Compensation Process

If you have been injured at work or caught an illness as a result of your job, you may have a claim for workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault program, but there are some exceptions to this. For example, if the employer or the employer’s insurer can prove that your injuries were caused by […]

What a Relief It’ll Be to Finally Be Divorced

Getting divorced is often cited as one of the top-three most stressful life events alongside moving and bereavement. Coming through the other side of the divorce process can provide a huge sense of relief. While many lawyers prolong the fight to ensure that their clients perceive they have gotten a good outcome, there are also […]

What if I Get Injured and My Employer Is Not Insured?

Workers’ compensation provides no-fault compensation payments for employees injured in a workplace accident. The plan also covers employees who contract workplace illnesses and provides compensation to families of employees who die as a result of a workplace incident. The program requires employers to carry insurance with a reputable insurer or to self-insure. Employers who wish […]

When Is a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Your Best Option?

The two most common forms of bankruptcy available to an individual are the Chapter 7 bankruptcy and the Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  (For individuals with a large amount of debt and many assets that the person wants to protect, a Chapter 11 bankruptcy may be appropriate.)  Chapter 7 bankruptcy is widely used when there are no […]

Workers’ Compensation in Cases of Death

Workers’ compensation is designed to reimburse employees who are injured in the course of their work and are either unable to work or must reduce their hours or modify their role as a result of their injury. Workers’ compensation also covers situations in which a worker is killed as a result of a workplace accident […]

When Is a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Your Best Option?

Knowing when to use Chapter 13 bankruptcy instead of the alternative Chapter 7 process requires an understanding of the main differences between the two types of bankruptcy. A Chapter 7 is for someone with a limited amount of property, all or most of which will be exempt from sale by the bankruptcy trustee.  When there […]

When Worker’s Compensation Does Not Apply

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault program, which means that if you are injured or become sick and are unable to work because of an accident at the workplace, you are entitled to compensation for your inability to work. Surviving spouses and dependent relatives of workers killed as a result of workplace accidents are also entitled […]

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