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New Jersey accident victim suffered serious personal inury

New Jersey intersections, like many other crossroads throughout the country, are often busy, dangerous places. Most four-way intersections are secured with traffic lights or stop signs; however, that does not necessarily guarantee motorist or pedestrian safety. A recent Tuesday morning crash shows how suddenly and unexpectedly a serious collision can occur and result in personal injury, especially if a particular incident involves driver negligence.

A man was at a busy intersection where he reportedly saw the traffic light in front of him turn green. As he began to navigate a turn, another driver headed in the crossing direction failed to stop at a red light. That driver's vehicle slammed into the side of the man's car as he was turning.

How to make sure your parallel parenting plan makes sense

It's not easy to make choices during your divorce that will make sense for your New Jersey family for years to come. This requires that you set aside your own personal feelings and consider what will work best for your children long-term. Many parents choose to negotiate a joint custody plan, but you may not be certain that you can make this work with your soon-to-be ex. 

If there is no way that you and the other parent can work well together, yet you feel strongly about providing your children regular access to both of you, parallel parenting may be the right choice. This custody plan offers your kids the ability to maintain strong relationships with both parents, yet the parents will have very little direct interaction. Before you make any final decisions, however, you would be wise to consider the long-term implications of your choices.

Immigration issues are central focus of recent court ruling

Anyone in New Jersey who is concerned about the impact of criminal proceedings on U.S, immigration law cases may be interested in a recent case in another state. The situation involved a man who was twice taken into police custody and twice ordered released by the court. However, on both occasions, instead of releasing the man, jail officials continued to detain him until U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrived to take him into their custody.

The man was arrested on suspicion of assault. A judge ordered that he be allowed to remain free while awaiting his next court hearing. Jailers instead kept the man in jail and ICE officers came and took him to a detention center. He was there for several weeks, which reportedly caused him to miss a scheduled court hearing.

3 suffer fatal personal injury in recent New Jersey crash

A mother in New Jersey recently shared thoughts about her 23-year-old daughter who, along with two other young women, was killed in a motor vehicle accident. Here mom described her as someone who would have made a very good counselor because she had a knack for reading people. Hours before she suffered a fatal personal injury, the daughter joined two of her best friends from high school for a reunion before one of them deployed in the U.S. military. Two of them were apparently apparently estranged, and the night was meant to mend some fences between them.

The other two women were ages 23 and 24. Police say their vehicle and a tractor-trailer collided at a crossroads at about 11:50 p.m. Two of the women were pronounced dead at the scene. The other initially survived her injuries and was transported to a hospital for emergency treatment. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries some time later.

Getting through your divorce by following an amicable path

When you got married, you may have thought back on the heartbreaks and breakups you experienced as a teen or when even younger, and perhaps you felt glad that you would never experience those feelings again. After all, you found the love of your life and intended to spend the rest of your years happy with him or her. Of course, intentions do not always work out as hoped, and you are now facing a divorce.

To your surprise, ending your marriage may not have the same devastating feelings that your childhood breakups did. That could be because you have reached a higher level of maturity and know that relationships do not always work out. In fact, you and your spouse may have amicably agreed that divorce was the best for both of you.

Immigration law changes in New Jersey re driving privileges

Governor Phil Murphy has reportedly made a lot of people happy by agreeing to sign a bill into law. The new law will prompt changes regarding immigration, in particular the ability of an undocumented person to apply for a valid driver's license. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants residing in New Jersey are expected to apply for driving privileges now.

The mother of a toddler, age 2, said she sometimes drove in the past without a license to take her child to a nearby park to play or to go to her doctor's appointments. Upon learning about the new law, the woman said she hardly could find words to describe her joy. She said she is so relieved and happy that she will now be able to drive without worrying about her legal status.

Immigration and naturalization: Good news for Liberians

In New Jersey and elsewhere, many immigrants are of Liberian ethnicity. In the past, such people have been ineligible for certain immigration and naturalization programs. While many of them have been living and working in the United States for a long time, they have only been able to do so under Deferred Enforced Deportation statuses.

The DED policy has been subject to much controversy. Many immigrants say they have been worried that the president was going to cancel the program, thus leaving them at risk for removal. However, a provision in a bill that was recently passed allows Liberians to apply for permanent residency in the United States.

Naturalization applicants must have good moral character

Many people come to New Jersey and other parts of the United States in hopes of finding new opportunities. If you left your native land to come to this country, it was undoubtedly a major decision for you. After all, you likely had to leave behind loved ones and everything you knew in your homeland.

Still, you came to see the United States as your home, and now, you want to become a naturalized citizen. You likely already know that this process can be long and difficult, so it is wise to know as much as possible about the proceedings so you can better prepare. One area you may need to gain more information on relates to good moral character.

Judge rules on several family law issues in actress's divorce

While it remains to be seen how many New Jersey married couples will file for divorce before 2019 ends, it is likely that many who do will encounter challenges in their cases. Family law issues can be quite complex, especially if there are extenuating circumstances, such as allegations of abuse or financial crimes. Actress Julianne Reeves shares a child with her former husband,  a man whom she says has not only been abusive but has used illegal drugs and committed financial crimes, as well.

The child's father is relying on an experienced attorney to do his talking for him in court. The attorney has aggressively protected his client's rights, and has informed the court that he can show evidence that the child's mother is lying. The evidence reportedly suggests that Reeves is not as bad off financially as she has told the court, and also that the allegations against her ex are false.

US immigration issues that may affect New Jersey residents

New Jersey is home to thousands of immigrants. U.S. immigration law is complex, and each immigrant arrives at a U.S. border under his or her own set of unique circumstances. A recent protest was held in another state by women who say that the federal government needs to reform its policies because women and children are not being protected when they are living under custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The women recently visited a privately-owned detention center. Before speaking with residents there, they say they had an opportunity to talk with ICE officials. The women later said the ICE agents' statements were not corroborated by detainees, who painted a much different picture of what life is like for them in detention.

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