What is a Seller Concession?

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A seller concession is given when the seller agrees to pay for a portion of the buyer’s closing costs or the entire amount of the buyer’s closing costs at the time of the sale. A seller concession is typically negotiated between the real estate agents at the time the contract is signed or through the… Read more »

What is an Early Settlement Panel?

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Divorces take on many different shapes and sizes, and range in legal issues and personality types. Each divorce is unique, but even the most unique divorces still have room for resolution, and do not require a trial. If you have ever experienced a family law dispute through the county family courts, then you have probably… Read more »

What is the Parent Education Program?

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Divorce will change your life. But above all, divorce will make you stressed and the stress may very well affect your mental health as well as how you parent in your daily life. If you reside in the state of New Jersey and you are the parent of a minor child or minor children, dealing… Read more »

Domestic Violence: Vacating a Final Restraining Order

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New Jersey Courts can enter a final restraining order in favor of a victim of domestic violence when the parties are in a dating relationship, had once dated, are married, or are members of the same household. Although many crimes fall under domestic violence, the most common are the following: (1) assault; (2) terroristic threats;… Read more »

Hiring an Expert for Your Divorce

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If you are contemplating or going through a divorce, there are several purposes for which you might want to hire an expert. N.J.R.E. 702 provides that if scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an… Read more »

Do You Need an Employability Expert?

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The starting point for a support discussion in any divorce case is the gathering of each spouse’s respective employment information and salaries, along with their employment and educational backgrounds. This information helps to set each spouse’s expectations about child support and alimony payments. It should be used to further any discussions about keeping or selling… Read more »

Gifts Between Spouses and Equitable Distribution

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Spouses going through divorce frequently focus their efforts on negotiating the support and custody issues in their case before addressing the division of their assets and debts. This is for good reason, of course, as concerns about how to pay bills and family structure are often more pressing than others. Yet, as the bigger issues… Read more »

Should You Move During Your Divorce?

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Oftentimes, in a situation where two spouses live together during their divorce, one spouse wishes to move out of the marital residence. This might be desired for any number of reasons, one of which is to create more peace in each person’s daily life where great turmoil might exist. But is it a good idea… Read more »

What is the Exit Tax?

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We all know someone who has sold their home in New Jersey to move to another state and complained about the dreaded New Jersey “Exit Tax.” But is the Exit Tax as dreadful as it sounds? It is the pre-payment of income tax on the proceeds from the sale of your home. Whether you are… Read more »

The Homestead Rebate and Your Home Sale

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The Homestead Rebate is a reduction in an eligible homeowner’s New Jersey property tax bill. There are a particular set of requirements to qualify. See NJ Division of Taxation – Homestead Benefit Program – Eligibility Requirements (state.nj.us). It is important for you to determine whether you are eligible for the credit. According to the State… Read more »