New Jersey may be one of the smaller states, but it is currently the
most densely populated state. This state was named for the British
islands though it was mostly inhabited by Swedish immigrants and Dutch
immigrants in the seventeenth century. After succumbing to British
rule, New Jersey later became a prominent battle site for the
Revolutionary War. After the Colonies claimed victory, New Jersey
With statehood came laws. These laws are not much different than any
other state, but slight variances make New Jersey laws original. Many
of these laws include bankruptcy laws, divorce laws, labor laws, gun
laws, drunken driving laws, expungement laws, and laws in regards to
Since 2005 filing for bankruptcy has become a more in-depth and
difficult process. The Bankruptcy Act of 2005 created new regulations
on who are able to qualify for different kinds of bankruptcy. The act
is designed to decrease unnecessary abuse on the national bankruptcy
system. Since the paperwork required has now tripled in amount, it is
often advised to consult a bankruptcy attorney. If any paperwork is
filed incorrectly or any portion is left out, the case will be
Online companies and software are available for personal use as well as
attorney consultation. Prior to filing an attorney can assess the kind
of bankruptcy for which an individual qualifies. New Jersey currently
has two kinds of bankruptcy for personal use: Chapter Seven bankruptcy
and Chapter Thirteen bankruptcy.
New Jersey has its own set of state requirements for those who are
filing for bankruptcy. In order to have a legal New Jersey divorce
individuals must first be state residents for no less than one year.
New Jersey law also states that those filing for divorce must remain
within state line until the divorce proceedings are complete.
When individuals live in different counties, either individual may file
for divorce in his or her own county or that of his or her spouse. All
divorce cases are sent to the county circuit courts, so in which county
an individual resides is important. If a divorce petition is filed to
the incorrect county, the case will be dismissed.
New Jersey law states that the amount and form of conviction an
individual will receive for driving under the influence depends on any
prior offenses. A first conviction can also increase, as well any
subsequent convictions, if aggravating circumstances surround the
incident. For instance if a minor was in the motor vehicle or if the
individual was driving over the speed limit, he or she will have
greater consequences than if he or she had not. Having a blood alcohol
content double the legal limit of 0.08 percent can also aggravate a
New Jersey law requires all individuals possessing handguns to have a
permit in their possessions. Unlike other states, New Jersey also
requires that an individual have a permit to purchase a handgun.
Handgun registration is not required, though police records are
necessary when a handgun is transferred from one individual to another.