The Law Offices of
Edward S. Cooper, Esq.

Man Arrested has $44k in Unpaid Tolls and Traffic Violations

Last Friday, July 21st, Newark resident Antonio L. Laracuente, 37, was caught passing through an EZPass toll on the George Washington Bridge without paying. Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said than an officer spotted him driving though a lower-level toll at 7:45 a.m. in his 2012 Honda Acord when the EZPass signboard read “toll unpaid”.… Continue Reading

Paying Child Support Through the Probation Department

Any time the parents of a child or children divorce, part of their divorce settlement agreement will be a child support component. Child support is determined using a strict set of guidelines provided by the state of New Jersey, and exact payment determinations vary on the income levels of both parents, how much time each… Continue Reading

Will I Lose my Home in the Divorce?

Many of our Union County divorce clients come to us concerned over losing their home in the divorce settlement agreement. Understandably, individuals who owned a home or property prior to their marriage wish to retain possession of those properties after their divorce. However, there is no easy or definitive answer to the question “Will I… Continue Reading

Loss of Employment and Alimony Reductions

New Jersey’s Alimony laws allow for changes to alimony and spousal support agreements when certain circumstances change significantly, and permanently. One of these such changes is the loss of employment of the supporting party. Lawmakers understand the burdens any loss of job can place upon an individual, and as such allow these individuals to petition… Continue Reading

Economic Abuse May be Considered Domestic Violence

New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic of Domestic Violence Act (N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19) lists eighteen different types of abuse which are considered by law to be acts of domestic violence. While most of these actions are physical in nature, like assault, harassment, and false imprisonment, a recent New Jersey case demonstrated how certain actions which can impact… Continue Reading

Cohabitation and Alimony Modifications

In many Union County divorces, alimony is a key component of the divorce settlement agreement. Alimony is calculated based on a number of different factors, including the duration of the marriage, the lifestyle the couple enjoyed during the marriage, and both spouse’s income and earning potential. Many times however, the factors that alimony is initially based… Continue Reading

Modifying Alimony Based On a Prospective Retirement

Alimony orders are based on a number of different factors, but cannot possibly take into account future changes to the economic status of either individual. Certain “changed circumstances” which are permanent can call for a modification of the existing alimony agreement. One of these scenarios is the retirement or prospective retirement of the supporting party. Thankfully,… Continue Reading

Police Seize $50,000 of Drugs from Plainfield Homes

On Tuesday, April 25, police seized $50,000 of drugs and $1,200 of cash from two different homes in Plainfield, NJ. Authorities claim one man, suspect Michael Mitchell, 37, was using the two homes to manufacture and distribute Heroin, Cocaine, and Marijuana. Plainfield police reportedly found  20 grams of raw heroin, 1,650 folds of heroin, more… Continue Reading

New Testimony in Linden Officer’s Fatal DUI Crash Case

On March 20, 2015, former Linden police officer Pedro Abad left a strip club, reportedly drunk, in the early hours of the morning, and proceeded to drive the wrong way down the West Shore Expressway, subsequently crashing into a truck, killing two passengers, and critically injuring a third. The deceased passengers include fellow Linden police… Continue Reading

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Linden, NJ 07036