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Q: Have case effecting hundreds of homeowners in Vernon, where town is producing intentionally fraudulent assessments.

Low end homes are being intentionally over assessed, and high end under assessed violating state constitutional rights to fair and equitable treatment. Using numerous methods including not comparing property size, or condition, assigning fraudulent unusable codes. Have compiled spreadsheets of top... View More

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Q: i want to consolidate 2 adjacent lots what type of deed to I use?

I own two adjoining lots both are standard lots however I want to consolidate them into one lot which will lower my property tax assessment

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answered on May 28, 2024

You could survey both lots into one parcel, then have a lawyer draft a legal description and deed for the entire parcel. But the grantor cannot just convey to himself as you would need another party or entity as the grantee. You do not state why you wish to do this, and I cannot see an... View More

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Q: How do I find an honest competent attorney to take on a very complex and nuanced real-estate case ?
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answered on May 13, 2024

Start calling the NJ attorneys here on Justia.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Q: will title insurance protect my home from my son and his lawyer?they have plans to take and sell the home

deceased wife and myself are on title

son and his lawyer want to cash in

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answered on May 4, 2024

Title insurance is irrelevant. You need to retain an experienced mortgage foreclosure defense and civil litigation attorney. Expect to pay for one hour of attorney time to review all the documents and provide you with the best way to proceed. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: son stole items from mom and dad after moms funeral how do you hande a case like this? no job, no car, no friends

ejection, trust, arrest?

hired lawyer to try and steal home

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
answered on May 3, 2024

I'm sorry but this is not the type of matter our firm handles. Either you need to contact a lawyer who handles estate litigation or civil litigation (where you are seeking damages as a result of his actions).

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Family Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: son stole moms laptop, cell phone, cross, keys, mass crads. crdit cards, debit cards, guest book the day of her funeral

no job, no car, no frigs, nds, in therapy, no degree, pays no room and board ever

he and lawyer conspiring to steal dads home and cash in

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answered on Apr 30, 2024

Hire a NJ attorney to sue Son for possession (or ejectment) and possibly for conversion. Legal advice from Justia will not help you actually protect your home.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: If your neighbor has a tree in his yard and one of his branches is on your property is it your responsibility.

If the branch is in your yard and their are bugs on it and you spray bug spray which kills the tree can you be liable even if the branch where you sprayed the bug spray is on your side?

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answered on Apr 13, 2024

If a branch from your neighbor's tree extends onto your property, the responsibility for maintaining that branch is a bit of a legal gray area and can vary depending on local laws and regulations. In general, you have the right to trim the branch back to the property line, but you should not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: will a no traspassing sign prtevent squatters from taking over my house as their house. do I need a picture of the sign

do I need a posted sign also to prevent the above

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

No sign alone is going to prevent squatters from taking or trying to take over your house. A properly secured house, with constant video monitoring, will help. If you have the budget and comply with local laws an armed security guard will make a big difference.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Elder Law for New Jersey on
Q: my 39 yearold son is conspiring with lawtyer toget me out of my home..they want tocash in ..can i prosecute?

son is 39, no job, no car, no degree, no freinds, goes to therapy.......trashed the house....has not done laundry inmonths

Matthew Schutz
Matthew Schutz
answered on Mar 8, 2024

I guess the first question is what is your goal here? If it is to get your son out of your house, the short answer is yes. Based on what you've written here and assuming he does not pay you any form of rent, you probably should file an ejectment action. An ejectment action is different than... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: my 39 year old son is conspiring with a lawyer to defraud me....the lawyer has my son spying on me to get me out of my h

the 39 has sensors all over the home...he has no car, no job, no degree, no friends...he goes to therapy

they want to cash in the home and leave me on the street..how can i prosecute?

can i get an ejectment ? an iron clad trust? file for conspiracy and fraud?

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answered on Apr 5, 2024

I am sorry to hear this. Are you the sole owner of the home? Does your son live with you as a tenant and stopped paying rent? If your son does not own the home and does not have any type of lease with you, you could seek to have him removed from your home. However, it is best to consult with an... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Tax Law, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: How do property taxes work on unregistered houses on one piece of land in Puerto Rico through inheritance?

My grandfather has past away leaving my grandmother as sole owner of the land with the main house being registered and current with property taxes. There are three siblings my mother, a middle brother (who sadly also past), and a younger brother. The younger brother convinced my grandfather when he... View More

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

In Puerto Rico, property taxes are assessed by the Municipal Revenue Collections Center (CRIM). When a house on a piece of land isn't registered with CRIM, it can indeed lead to complications, including the potential for back taxes once the property is properly reported. Given that your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Land adjacent to my proprty was a paper St. for 40 years. Now a lot, and avail 4 sale. Shouldn’t it go to adjcnt owners?

Shouldn’t it have gone to the adjacent owners when the street idea was abandoned and not become a lot? What is the law for ownership of paper streets in NJ?

Matthew Schutz
Matthew Schutz
answered on Dec 4, 2023

There is not enough information to give you a definitive answer. There are two possibilities. If the right-of-way is an easement for the public road, then you have a claim. If the right-of-way for the road was sold to the municipality outright, then you do not. You would need to have the title... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: What is PR law regarding disbursements of property as the heir of my mom who passed away(1989) before her mom(2003)?

My grandmother's property who passed away is being disbursed, and is the wish of my mom's sister to keep it; my mom's siblings have set a price for the house which is nowhere near the appraised valued. They claim that the decision was made amongst them (the living children)... View More

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answered on Nov 16, 2023

In Puerto Rico, the rights of heirs in property disbursement are governed by the local inheritance laws. If your mother passed away before her mother (your grandmother), generally, you and your siblings, as her direct descendants, would inherit your mother's share of your grandmother's... View More

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Q: Can deed restrictions from a past deed be enforced if they were not on the deed provided at closing?
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answered on Nov 13, 2023

Hire a NJ attorney to search the title. It sounds like there are covenants that run with the land even if they are not in a later deed conveyance.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Business Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hello, I have 2 suites with levelset against the same person/ company in stage 3 deadline 1 yesterday 1 today HELP

i am lost the one yesterday i did mandoroty arbitration if you could please spare me a phone call I am a small one man copration with 1 employee and on the verge of bankruptsy there is 38,000.00 owed to me. i went after tthe customers homes with the leans she refused to sign for the cert mail. and... View More

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answered on Nov 9, 2023

You are going to need to retain an experienced civil litigation attorney. You are a corporate entity so you must retain counsel. In determining your choice of an attorney, there are many factors to consider, including but not limited to and you should look at how the attorney is you should also... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for New Jersey on
Q: Does this revised law under 12 UFC 531 apply only and solely to real estate or also employer to employees?
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answered on Nov 9, 2023

The reference to "12 UFC 531" seems to be incorrect or a typographical error. In the context of U.S. law, "UFC" typically does not pertain to legal statutes. It's possible you're referring to a section of the U.S. Code (U.S.C.), which is a compilation of federal... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and International Law for New Jersey on
Q: My obligations regarding a piece of property in Italy I inherited after my mother passed?

I have one third of a third of a property in Italy. No appraisal has been done. My aunt who has a third requests money for taxes and maintenance which equates to hundreds of dollars on my end. I asked to be bought out of my obligation or sell the property but no movement in either case. She has... View More

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answered on Nov 7, 2023

As an owner, you have certain rights and responsibilities, including paying for taxes and maintenance. However, if you are interested in relinquishing your ownership or selling the property, the details of how this can be done are governed by Italian law. It's advisable to consult with an... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I reduce liability by leasing my property to an LLC, who would then sub-lease property?
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answered on Oct 16, 2023

That is never going to work. A primary residence cannot be placed in an LLC. An LLC must have 3 members or more for it to be a valid legal entity. If you do not have an LLC custom-drafted by an experienced corporate attorney, it may not be worth the paper it is printed on. There must be a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: My lease says i have to follow HOA rules but we were never given the rules. Should we have agreed to them at lease sign?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 13, 2023

No you should not have agreed to follow HOA rules without first receiving and reviewing them. When asked, I always caution clients to obtain and read extrinsic documents like HOA rules, T&Cs, addenda, etc. before signing any agreement incorporating those items because, once you sign it,... View More

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