At Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., we pride ourselves in offering our clients a goal oriented approach to litigation. We provide our clients with personal attention and professional representation throughout the Courts of New Jersey. We strive to provide our clients with the skill, experience, and objectivity to work through some of their most difficult situations and legal matters. We zealously pursue our clients' interests so that they may move on with their lives as smoothly as possible. Call us today and schedule your appointment.
Our workers compensation practice includes representing injured workers in workplace accidents and occupational exposures. When a client is injured on the job or suffers a serious illness or condition as a result of a working environment, we pursue all avenues to provide our clients with the remedies that are afforded under the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act. An employee who is injured in the course of his or her employment is entitled to have their employer provide medical treatment and temporary disability benefits until the worker is able to return to work. The employee is also entitled to a monetary award depending upon the nature and extent of his or her injuries. We prepare each worker's compensation claim to maximize our clients' recovery.
Ms. Brause's practice also includes civil litigation in both State and Federal Court involving personal injuries, employment discrimination, and wrongful termination. Her practice also includes workers' compensation representing injured workers and workers suffering from occupational exposures.
At Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., we provide reliable representation to people who suffer personal injuries caused by the negligent maintenance of property. These cases often arise out of incidents in which individuals slip and fall in a parking lot, in a restaurant, in a store, in some other establishment or public place, on a property owner's property, at or near a construction site, and on other premises as a result of another's negligence. The negligence could be in the form of leaving unmarked debris on the ground, allowing a slippery substance to exist on the premises, failing to clear snow and ice in a timely manner, and by creating or allowing a dangerous condition to exist that endangers pedestrians. Our attorneys have more than 60 combined years of legal experience serving people in need throughout New Jersey. Our Middlesex County premises liability lawyers believe that our success lies in our focus, which is the welfare of our clients rather than revenge toward the party at fault. Our goal is a result that both fulfills your current needs and gives you the ability to enjoy a happy, healthy future. Factors Influencing Premises Liability Cases
Extortion involves obtaining money or property from another person through the use of physical or psychological coercion. New Jersey Penalties for Indictable Crimes
The stigma of a criminal conviction can be difficult to erase. Beyond penalties such as fines and jail time, a criminal conviction can result in public sanctions that affect your employment prospects, your insurance premiums, and your credit rating. It can also damage relationships with friends and loved ones beyond repair. At the law office of Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., our Middlesex County criminal defense attorneys are relentless in pursuing justice for you. With more than 60 years of combined legal experience, we have both the skill and experience to present your best possible defense. Serving New Jersey in a Variety of Criminal Defense Cases
In the State of New Jersey, a person with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or greater who operates a motor vehicle or a boat is considered to be driving under the influence. A DWI conviction carries heavy penalties and consequences, which may include some or all of the following: fines, fees, surcharges, license suspension, installation of an ignition interlock device, jail time, hours of time at the intoxicated driver resource center (IDRC), and community service. Many of these penalties are mandatory, and often involve some period of license suspension. The consequences of a DWI conviction after being previously convicted are far more severe.
As a result of the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, alimony awards that have been entered since January 1, 2019 are not taxable or deductible on federal income taxes. Alimony awards that were entered before January 1, 2019 were and still are taxable to the recipient of alimony and deductible to the payor. This change in the federal tax law has had a significant impact on how courts evaluate claims for alimony and the amount of alimony that is or is not appropriate in each case.
The Middlesex County divorce attorneys at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., draw upon more than 60 years of combined legal experience in a variety of practice areas. Our experience allows us to serve a broad range of clients in Middlesex County and across our state. Respected throughout our community and neighboring areas for our results oriented approach, personal attention, and professional representation. Compassionate Assistance in Divorce and Family Law Cases
Parents have a duty to financially support their children. When it comes to child support in New Jersey, courts have relatively little discretion in setting the amount that must be paid. This is because the amount of child support is based on the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines that are set forth in the New Jersey Court Rules in the majority of cases. The Guidelines allow the judge to consider the child’s needs, the standard of living of each parent, each parent’s income and assets, how much time each parent spends with the child, and more. Still, it is important to note that child support orders may be modified if there has been a material and ongoing change in circumstances. Our family law attorneys can help Middlesex County residents pursue or defend against a modification if this issue arises.
Child Custody and Visitation
Child custody issues may quickly become contentious during a divorce. In New Jersey, there is a rebuttable presumption that children benefit from ongoing and frequent contact with both parents. As a result, the parents are encouraged to agree on a parenting plan themselves. If the parents cannot agree, however, the court will decide a custody arrangement for them. All child custody determinations in New Jersey are based on the ‘best interest of the child’ standard. A judge may consider a number of factors, such as the child’s physical health and safety, the child’s emotional needs, each parent’s ability and willingness to co-parent, the preferences of the child, and any other factor that may be relevant.
Our civil litigation practice includes representing individuals who suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, negligence, assaults, and civil rights violations. When we are presented with a client who was injured due to the negligence or misconduct of another, our Middlesex County personal injury attorneys work diligently to hold the responsible party accountable to provide our clients with appropriate compensation for their pain and suffering, lost earnings, medical bills, and for any other losses.
Slip and Fall Injury
Slip and fall injuries: If you are injured because you slipped and fell on property that was not maintained in a safe and reasonable condition or did not have adequate warnings about the dangers on the property, you may be entitled to seek compensation from the owner of the property or the individual or entity that was responsible for maintaining the property. Common examples of these types of claims involve a wet floor in a grocery store, a parking lot that fell into disrepair or was covered with snow or ice, or a dangerous area that was under construction.