Simple assault may be called simple, but in the eyes of the justice system, it is anything but. Assault is assault no matter which way you look at it, and putting nice adjectives in front of it does not make it any less severe. In fact, the term “simple” can be misleading, as a simple…

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Slip and fall claims are some of the most common types of claims brought to civil court. However, that does not make them the most successful. Slip and fall claims are difficult to prove, and unfortunately, it is not uncommon for an insurance adjuster or a court to decide that the accident was the result…

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Divorce is expensive, and for many people, the expenses do not end after the judge hands down a final order. People forced to make support payments for years after parting ways with their spouses, some in the form of child support, others in the form of alimony. Though child support is a give-in in any…

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Like most states in the Union, New Jersey is seeing a major overhaul of drug laws. Many of the changes have to do with marijuana. Marijuana is no longer being called “the gateway drug” by lawmakers everywhere, but rather, more and more regulatory agencies are citing it as a cure—a cure for pain, mental disorders,…

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What are the Child Support Laws in New Jersey? Child support is necessary in all divorce cases involving children. How much child support a person has to pay depends on a number of factors. In most cases, child support is only necessary until a child turns 18. The child support agreement may include stipulations that…

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Governor Christ Christie, in one of his last acts in public office, has granted a pardon application filed by Jordan B. Rickards on behalf of a client. The client had suffered from a serious substance abuse addiction in the 1980s and 1990s, and accumulated too many convictions to be eligible for an expungement.  He worked…

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The Law Office of Jordan B. Rickards has prevailed in a petition for post-conviction relief in Somerset County Superior Court, resulting in a seven-year-old indictment being dismissed, and allowing for the client to proceed unhindered in her immigration application. The client had pleaded guilty in 2011 to endangering the welfare of a child and had…

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Tips for Hiring a Divorce Lawyer This is a difficult time in your life, and hiring a divorce lawyer is the last thing you thought you’d have to do. We understand. At Rickards Law, we listen to our client’s needs and strive to get the best results possible. We’re here to support you and help…

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Finding Help After a Car Accident Injury Getting hurt in a car crash can be devastating. Car accident victims often sustain severe and debilitating injuries that require multiple surgeries, lengthy hospital stays, and months of follow-up visits to the doctor’s office. Moreover, traffic accident injuries often mean that the victim cannot return to work and…

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What Happens If Police Arrest You for DUI? Many New Jersey motorists don’t take drinking and driving seriously. They think they can have several beers and still drive safely. They may think that as long as they don’t cause an accident, they won’t get caught or face charges. This would be wrong on both accounts….

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