Shared Custody and School Choice During the Pandemic
Virtual? In-person? Hybrid? What happens when parents cannot agree? As the country continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, parents with shared custody are faced with difficult choices regarding how their children should attend school. Below is some insight and answers from a child custody attorney as to how best to deal with the decision. […]
Temporary Restraining Orders – What are the Options in New Jersey?
Domestic violence in New Jersey can include anything from serious physical violence to harassment as it is defined under the statute. When there is an allegation of domestic abuse in New Jersey, a victim can seek the protection of the Court. This is done by applying for a temporary restraining order. You can consult with […]
Divorce is never easy, even more so if you have children involved. But if you’ve decided a divorce is the only way out, make sure you’re completely prepared. Use this divorce checklist to ensure you’re taking the necessary steps to make the process as smooth as possible and reach the fairest outcome for everyone involved. […]
Employee Handbook & Policies
For years, High Swartz has worked with business owners, executives, and human resource professionals to draft and update their clients’ employee handbooks and policies. It’s because our employment lawyers understand the foundational importance of a skillfully drafted and fully compliant handbook. Whether you need revisions or a brand new handbook or policy, High Swartz can […]
Can You Get SSI for a Fibromyalgia Diagnosis?
Have you been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and unable to work owing to the severity of your condition? If so, you may be wondering if you can get SSI for Fibromyalgia. Before applying for SSD benefits, you should be aware of how the Social Security Administration views Fibromyalgia. The SSA requires rigorous evidence that you will […]
The Emerald Ash Borer Killed a Tree on My Property Line. Who is Responsible For Its Removal?
The Emerald Ash Borer insect has wreaked havoc throughout much of PA and is migrating to surrounding Mid-Atlantic states. Dead ash tree removal is a must for property owners, but the responsibility burden can sometimes cause friction between neighbors. I live in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and I’m trying to resolve a dispute with a neighbor about […]
What is a Guardianship? When an adult family member is not capable of making reasonable decisions, or a child with a developmental disability reaches adulthood, family members can petition the court to name an adult guardian. The guardian may have responsibility for the care of the person, the person’s property or both. How do you […]
Navigating the Social Security Disability Benefits Application Process in 2021
COVID-19-related restrictions impacted the way Social Security processed disability claims and appeals. Below are some answers to the most frequently asked questions. Obtaining medical records from applicants’ medical providers is a crucial part of processing applications for disability. COVID-19 has affected the staffing of physicians’ offices resulting in long delays in obtaining those records. Social […]
Let’s start with the basics. What is a trade secret? Trade secrets are intellectual property rights on confidential information. A trade secret protects any business information that gives a company a competitive edge and is unknown to others. Typically, these conditions must be present to qualify for a trade secret: The information must have a […]
What is a Copyright? Copyright law protects original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other intellectual works. Protection is available to published and unpublished works and independent of the author’s nationality or domicile. Note that even unpublished works are subject to copyright, a distinction that started after […]