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Seeking safety for yourself and loved ones

It's terrifying and overwhelming when you don't feel safe in your own home. If you believe you could be in harm's way because of another person who lives in your house or who has access to you on a personal level, there are legal options available to you. You have the right to pursue the legal steps necessary to find peace and physical safety for yourself and your loved ones.

There are certain types of protective orders available to those who are facing the threat of violence. These can be effective in motivating an offending party to cease his or her actions toward you, and they also give you grounds to seek police help in the event the other party violates the order. If you have concerns about your safety, you may want to speak with a legal ally regarding the protections you should seek.

What happens if the home inspection finds issues with the home?

When you started your house-hunting journey, you were more than likely looking for particular things. Maybe you wanted a large eat-in kitchen, a Jacuzzi tub or a large backyard. Whatever it was that you were looking for, you found it.

Once you put in an offer and the seller accepted it, the real work began. One of the tasks to complete during the due diligence phase of your purchase is the home inspection. Perhaps you didn't think you needed one from what you could see, but thankfully, you erred on the side of caution and had one done. What the inspector found may now have you wondering what comes next.

An affidavit of title is important when buying a home

Buying a house is one of the biggest purchases most people will make in their lifetime. As a result, you undoubtedly want everything to go as smoothly as possible. It can certainly feel as if anything could go wrong at any moment that prevents you from closing on your New Jersey home, but as a buyer, you do have certain protections.

You likely signed a purchase agreement that contained various terms regarding the real estate transaction. You may have included stipulations as to when you could back out of the deal. This agreement protects you in many ways. Other documents can also work in your favor when buying a home, like the affidavit of title.

Is a prenuptial agreement the right choice for you?

Preparing to walk down the aisle and start a life together is an exciting step for New Jersey couples. This is a time for looking forward to marriage and other exciting things in the future, but it is also prudent to be careful and cautious before you make a major commitment. One way you can do this is by drafting a prenuptial agreement.

It may not seem necessary to take this step, especially if you are not wealthy or you don't have many valuable assets. You may also assume that a prenup is not necessary because you don't believe you'll divorce in the future. Drafting this marital contract is not assuming your marriage will end in the future, but it simply means you are planning for contingencies and protecting your interests.

Attorney Rajeh Saadeh Quoted in Forbes Article on Divorce

In an article titled Don't Forget Life Insurance During A Divorce, founding Attorney Rajeh Saadeh recently contributed a modicum of his extensive knowledge and experience in divorce and family law matters. The article tackles the complex issue of life insurance in regards to divorce situations and covers some of the issues divorcing couples must consider.

Attorney Rajeh Saadeh Participates in COVID-19 Legal Taskforce Roundtable

Last week on March 24th Attorney Rajeh Saadeh joined a panel of experts speaking on New Jersey public policy changes and updates amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. Run by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Attorney Saadeh was joined by Staci Berger and Civil Rights attorney Nina Rossi to discuss changing legislation, policy updates, and civil rights in relation to housing & community development. 

New Jersey home buying and selling: halted by COVID-19?

So much about everyday life that we simply take for granted has dramatically changed recently, hasn't it?

We refer here to the coronavirus pandemic, of course, and its seismic effects on everything from group gatherings to grocery shopping.

New Jersey divorce during a health pandemic: Is it possible?

"We know how difficult divorce can be."

We prominently note that truism on our family law website at the proven Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh in Somerville. No reasonable person underestimates the challenges that divorce can entail even in the best of times.

A key element affecting the contours of family law

The practiced legal team at the New Jersey Law Office of Rajeh A. Saadeh in Somerville has seen a broad evolution in recent years concerning factors that centrally influence family law.

Much about custody – especially expectations and judicial presumptions – has changed within the past generation, for example. As we note on our firm’s website, shared parenting has become increasingly common.

New Jersey fathers may have to fight for their custody rights

When parents go through a divorce, one of the most complicated and emotionally challenging issues to work through is child custody. Sometimes, parents are not able to resolve this issue on their own, and as a result, they have to rely on the court to make the final call regarding their custody schedule. Unfortunately, family courts sometimes still give preference to the mother over the father.

Children benefit when allowed to have strong relationships with both parents after divorce. Despite the clear evidence that they need access to both parents, there are still some who think it's best to allow the mother to have primary custody. As a result, some New Jersey fathers still have to fight for their right to have access to their kids and maintain a strong role in their lives.