Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence in New Jersey?

Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence in New Jersey?

Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence in New Jersey? In New Jersey, domestic violence means the occurrence of: homicide, assault, terroristic threats, kidnapping, criminal restraint, false imprisonment, sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, lewdness, criminal mischief, burglary, criminal trespass, harassment, and/or stalking; against a person protected under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1990.…

Grandparent’s Visitation Rights in New Jersey

Grandparent’s Visitation Rights in New Jersey

Grandparent’s Visitation Rights in New Jersey Spending the afternoon baking cookies with Grandma, taking a fishing trip with Grandpa, or playing a friendly game of cards with the whole family, may result in a loving bond between a grandchild and their grandparents. A warm and loving relationship with a grandparent can have a meaningful and…

Civil Unions vs. Domestic Partnerships in New Jersey - what’s the difference?

Civil Unions vs. Domestic Partnerships in New Jersey – what’s the difference?

Civil Unions vs. Domestic Partnerships in New Jersey – what’s the difference? A domestic partnership is a legal term given to an interpersonal relationship between two individuals who share a common domestic life, but are not joined by marriage or civil union. In 2004 the New Jersey Legislature enacted the Domestic Partnership Act, which made…

Same-Sex Marriage in New Jersey

Same-Sex Marriage in New Jersey

Same-Sex Marriage in New Jersey Thirteen U.S. States and the District of Columbia recognize same-sex marriage; New Jersey is not currently one of them. New Jersey was, however, one of the first states to implement domestic partnerships, and since December 2006 has recognized same-sex partnerships in the legal form of civil unions. In early 2010…