Special Civil Cases are Never a Winner Take All

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Special Civil Court in New Jersey is for monetary disputes up to $15,000.00. Often times your client either believes they owe nothing or are owed the full amount plus legal fees. The answer often lies in the middle. I represented a client in Warren County Special Civil Court for a … Read More

Landlords Always Get an Order Moving for Warrant of Removal for Future Non Payment of Rent

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A landlord often just wants the tenant out and move on with looking for a new tenant. However, if the tenant is able to bring all the money owed on the complaint to court on the date of the hearing the landlord must accept and cannot move for a warrant … Read More

Vacating an Old Final Restraining Order in Morris, Essex, and Sussex Counties New Jersey

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Final Restraining Orders in New Jersey are permanent and can ruin a person’s life years after the event occurred.  When a temporary restraining order is issued by a judge, the defendant has 10 (ten) days to either retain the services of a private attorney or handle the hearing themselves. Often … Read More

A Good Title Team Can Make All the Difference

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When you represent the buyer in a closing, you have the choice to select your own title company to conduct all the title work and prepare the closing documents. Picking a reliable title company can mean the difference between a smooth closing with happy parties and a disaster that goes … Read More

Always Have an Agreement Ready Prior to an FRO Hearing

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I have learned that you always have to be prepared to resolve a Final Restraining Hearing on the day of trial.  There are usually only 10 days between a court issuing a Temporary Restraining Order and the hearing for a Final Restraining Order. These are emotional parties that had to … Read More

Real Estate Taxes – Who Pays Them and When?

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At the time of closing, most often, the issue of real estate taxes causes confusion and frustration for both parties.  Real estate taxes are pro-rated so both parties only pay their portion of taxes owed for the time they own the property. Since taxes are paid on a quarterly basis … Read More

Property Taxes Pro-Rated at Residential Real Estate Closings

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As everyone knows New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the United States and therefore property taxes are a big part of residential real estate closings. Taxes are paid quarterly and therefore real estate taxes are pro-rated at the time of closing so both parties only pay for the … Read More

Appellate Court Denies Defendant’s Attempt to Reopen Pre-Trial Detention Hearing

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The New Jersey Superior Court denied a defendant’s attempt to reopen a pre-trial detention hearing in a recently published decision.  The defendant did not retain counsel prior to the pre-trial detention hearing and the State proffered a photograph to implicate the defendant during the hearing. The trial court granted pre-trial … Read More

Gun Charge Dismissed on First Appearance in Union County

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Last week, I represented a client charged with a second-degree possession of a unlawful weapon, a handgun, possession of a magazine clip, possession of marijuana under 50 grams and a slew of motor vehicle charges.  Any gun charge in New Jersey faces a mandatory jail sentence even if there are … Read More

AK-47 AR-15 Gun Bust During Newark Raid

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A loaded AK-47, a semi-automatic, an AR-15, a revolver, two additional handguns, and a 50-round capacity gun magazine were found during a Newark raid on the 100 block of First Street in Newark, New Jersey. The Newark Police Public Safety Director states “It is utterly pathetic how these guns make … Read More

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