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by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA New Jersey is an income cap state for purposes of nursing home level of long-term care services. Nursing home level of services includes nursing homes, assisted living and most home care. The income cap is 300% of the Federal Benefit Rate (FBR). For 2015, 300% of the FBR is $2,199. This figure is indexed for inflation. This means that if an individual’s income exceeds... 

Same Sex Divorce and Domestic Partnership Mediation

Same sex divorce and dissolution of domestic partnership mediation can help your partner and you end your marriage or domestic partnership on amicable terms. If things aren’t working out between the two of you, both of you can seek a divorce mediator. However, before you do, you should know that same sex marriage is not legal in every state and the laws to grant a divorce are different from straight... 

How to Prepare for a Day in Orange County Family Court

When it comes to Orange County divorce cases, most of them require at least one hearing in a family court. Dreading going to court already? No need to fret, when it comes to divorce courts in California, there are only a few things that you should keep in mind to make sure you go into the court prepared. There are a few set of rules and procedures that should be taken into account when going to any... 

Wandering and Autism: Wearable QR Codes

Wandering and Autism: Wearable QR Codes By Erin Wilson, Founder, If I Need Help.org Last year, New Yorkers rallied to change laws regarding school safety and making tracking devices available to vulnerable people. According to Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response and Education (AWAARE), a 2011 study conducted by the Interactive Autism Network through the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that: Roughly... 

Wandering and Autism: Wearable QR Codes

By Erin Wilson, Founder, If I Need Help.org Last year, New Yorkers rallied to change laws regarding school safety and making tracking devices available to vulnerable people. According to Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response and Education (AWAARE), a 2011 study conducted by the Interactive Autism Network through the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that: Roughly half, or 49%, of children with... 

NHTSA nominee wants to make better use of data

In a Senate committee hearing, Mark Rosekind, President Obama’s choice to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), said that the agency needs greater resources to keep up with consumer complaints and better tools to analyze data. Rosekind said that the number of complaints made to the agency has recently increased from 45,000 to 75,000 per year. Meanwhile, he said, there... 

OPWDD with Regina Filannino

OPWDD with Regina Filannino Our guest this week is Regina Filannino, Executive Director of Advocates for Exceptional Children.  Join host Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., and Regina to discuss the Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).   [powerpress]. View On WordPress  Read More →

OPWDD with Regina Filannino

Our guest this week is Regina Filannino, Executive Director of Advocates for Exceptional Children.  Join host Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., and Regina to discuss the Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).     .  Read More →

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Renews Push for Reform of Military Sexual Assault Prosecutions

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has told Politico that she is planning to push for a new vote on her military sexual assault reform bill. Last year, the senator’s bill was defeated in Congress. Gillibrand’s bill sought to put the decision to prosecute sexual assault cases into the hands of prosecutors, not commanding officers. But those who dissented, including Senator Claire McCaskill, say... 

Study finds limitations to auto safety technology

With the recent wave of technological innovations in auto safety, and the promise of even greater developments to come, a vision is taking shape of a future where human error has been removed from the safety equation. However, that time has not yet arrived, and an over-reliance on these new tools in their present form can actually be dangerous. Land departure warnings, blind spot detection and lane-keep... 
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