Traditionally, couples used trial separation as a way to decide whether or not to officially end their marriage. However, today, a growing number of couples are choosing to stay separated instead of filing for divorce, even though they don’t plan on reconciling their marital differences. The reason that couples are choosing this option is for … Continue reading Legal Separation or Divorce: Which Is Better Financially?
When choosing a divorce lawyer in Bergen County, there are many factors you may wish to consider. For example, you might prefer a family attorney with extensive experience handling complex divorce and child custody issues. It may be important to you that the attorney offers free case reviews. Or your focus may be on finding … Continue reading Tips for Choosing a Divorce Attorney
A product liability case arises when someone along the chain of manufacturing or distributing a consumer product is responsible for damage caused by the product. Parties that can be held accountable through a product liability lawsuit include the manufacturer of component parts, the designer, the wholesaler, or the retail storeowner. In order for someone to … Continue reading When You Should Consider a Product Liability Lawsuit
The Fifth Amendment expresses the right to be free from self-incrimination. This clause has been interpreted to mean that defendants and suspects do not have to talk to the police and can invoke their right to remain silent when in custody. In order to remind defendants on this right, the police are required to read … Continue reading Understanding Your Right Against Self-Incrimination
If you or a loved one made the mistake of getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink, it is important to know your legal rights. Each state’s laws vary, so you should consult a local criminal defense lawyer immediately after an arrest. While every situation is different, this article looks at some … Continue reading Steps to Take If You Are Arrested for a DWI
Making the decision to file for divorce is often difficult; trying to navigate the divorce process by yourself is even more challenging. It’s in your best interest to consult a family attorney in Bergen County to help you through this trying time. Your divorce lawyer can handle your case with the sensitivity you need and … Continue reading Child Custody and Divorce in New Jersey
If you are driving with a heightened Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), police may pull you over and request to check the alcohol content in your breath, blood, or urine. New Jersey law dictates that all drivers operating motor vehicles on state roads consent to be tested for alcohol or drugs in the event that they … Continue reading Should You Refuse a DWI Test?
A signification portion of the divorce practice at The Law Firm of Walter K. Schreyer is to modify clients’ original divorce orders. Arrangements initially made during divorce hearings aren’t permanent, and we understand that they sometimes need to be revisited when our clients’ lives change. In order for someone to change a child custody or … Continue reading What Is a Post-Divorce Modification?
If you have been arrested and charged with your first DUI, the penalties are not nearly as bad as second and third offenses. However, that doesn’t mean first-time DUI sentences are a walk in the park. License suspension, fines, fees, and a jail sentence of up to 30 days are all common in New Jersey … Continue reading First-Time DUI Sentences
When someone steals another person’s information and uses it without permission, it is considered identity theft. Even though identity theft is a non-violent, white-collar crime, it can create considerable havoc on the victim’s credit history, financial reputation, and overall financial well-being. The best way for someone to protect against identity theft is to safeguard his … Continue reading Different Type of Identity Theft