Domestic violence has been a hot topic in the state of New Jersey for several years now. According to an article published in 2015, eight out of every 10 domestic violence cases filed in a New Jersey municipal court were dismissed for lack of evidence or because the victims chose not to follow through with the charges. In 2014, there were approximately 52 deaths in New Jersey related to domestic violence, and, in 2013, the state was ranked 21st in the nation for homicides involving domestic partner relationships. These statistics were so alarming that the New Jersey Supreme Court formed a task force dedicated to taking a hard look at domestic violence and suggesting changes that need to be made to the law.
In a new twist in the divorce of Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams, a judge has ordered the TV star to pay his soon to be ex-spouse, Aryn Drake-Lee, the sum of $50,000 in spousal support and $50,000 in child support per month.