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Archive for June, 2012

NJ Palimony Claims

In order to win a palimony claim in New Jersey, you must have a written agreement evidencing the intent of the supporting party to continue to support the supported party after the termination or the relationship or on the death…

Increase in Scope of DNA Samples in NJ

On June 14, 2012, the New Jersey State Legislature adopted a bill proposed by Senators Nicholas Sacco, representing Bergen and Hudson counties, and Paul Sarno, representing Bergen and Passaic counties which expands the collection of DNA to include samples from…

Modifying Visitation in NJ

Visitation, when decided by the court, is often not what one, or both, parties want it to be. Often there are orders relating to supervised visitation or no overnights which are distressing for the parent who does not get to…

Same-Sex Unions and DOMA in NJ

Although New Jersey has been the focal point of same-sex marriage issues this month, it is worth discussing changes in the laws of other states which may ultimately bear on NJ. Last week the federal appellate court for the first…

Warrantless Search and Seizure in NJ Apartment

Defendant was convicted of possession of cocaine; receiving stolen property, a handgun; and second-degree unlawful possession of the stolen handgun when police conducted a warrantless search of his bedroom. Newark detectives appeared at defendant’s suspected address in Essex County. Police…

Arrest and Automobile Search in NJ

A warrantless search occurring following the arrest of a motor vehicle driver is not to be limitless. It is to be limited to the person and the surroundings within their immediate reach, such as under the driver’s seat when the…