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October 2019 Archives

Will my prenup benefit my divorce procedure?

Many people sign prenuptial agreements when they are blissfully in love and with a conviction that they will never have to go through a divorce. They may not think in detail about how signing the documents could affect their future. All prenuptial agreements are tailored to the specific financial circumstances and preferences of the couple. Whether you will be set to benefit from the terms of your prenuptial will depend heavily on the situation.

Community service sentencing can reinforce inequity

People in New Jersey often think of community service sentences as providing a win-win situation. People who are convicted of crimes, usually misdemeanors with fines attached, may be able to work through their sentence without harsh jail time or hefty fines they cannot afford. At the same time, society can benefit from their labor. However, a study released by the Labor Center and School of Law at UCLA indicates that community service sentencing does not avoid the overall inequities and problems with the criminal justice system. In particular, researchers say that people serving these sentences may suffer many of the same effects associated with heavy court debt.

How arrest rates are affecting younger generations

New Jersey residents may be interested in learning that about one quarter of arrests are for consuming alcohol or drugs without permission. Statistics show that 9% of arrests for men and 8% of arrests for women are connected to drugs while 11% of arrests for women and 16% of arrests for men are linked to underage drinking.

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