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6 Things Every New Jersey Home Buyer Must Know

6 Things Every New Jersey Home Buyer Must Know

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Buying a home may be the American Dream, but without the right knowledge and guidance, the buying process can quickly become a nightmare. The good news is that you can minimize hassles and stress by understanding a few basics, and by having a skilled real estate attorney by your side. Whether you’ve already been through a nightmare and don’t want to repeat it the second time around, or this is your first time buying a…

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What Is A Certified Civil Trial Attorney And Why Do You Need One?

What Is A Certified Civil Trial Attorney And Why Do You Need One?

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If you’ve experienced an injury at work or at the hands of a medical professional, if you’re involved in a criminal trial or in a worker’s compensation case, then not just any attorney will do. There are instances when a certified civil trial attorney is vital, and for good reason. Certified civil trial attorneys are required to meet standards set by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, proving that they have the education, experience and…

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The Outcome Of Your Personal Injury Case May Depend on ERISA Law

The Outcome Of Your Personal Injury Case May Depend on ERISA Law

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ERISA, short for The Employees Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, is a series of federal laws that sets minimum standards for retirement, health, disability and other benefits plans. The laws do not require employers to provide employees with benefits plans, or even offer a minimum set of benefits, but it does regulate the operation of those plans when they exist. There are two types of ERISA plans: insured, and self-funded. An insured plan means…

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Want To Sell Your House One Day? Rethink Those Solar Panels.

Want To Sell Your House One Day? Rethink Those Solar Panels.

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It’s popular to “go solar” these days. If you’re like many New Jersey residents, you’ve probably had at least one solar company knock on your door promising huge returns for little to no investment. Too many of these solar companies have created more problems than they’ve solved, not least of which is scamming customers and then promptly going out of business. Not every solar company does business this way, but some notorious ones have, and…

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Bankruptcy FAQ Part 3: What To Expect Afterwards & How It Affects Your Future

Bankruptcy FAQ Part 3: What To Expect Afterwards & How It Affects Your Future

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In this three-part series, we’re answering some common questions about bankruptcy, including what debt is (and isn’t) affected, what to expect from the process, and finally, how bankruptcy affects your future. It’s understandable to have concerns about your ability to recover financially after such a significant step, but it helps to be prepared so you’ll understand the risks and be armed with the knowledge you need to make the most of your fresh start. Can…

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Bankruptcy FAQ Part 2: What To Expect From The Process

Bankruptcy FAQ Part 2: What To Expect From The Process

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In part 1 of this series, we talked about which debts do and don’t qualify for discharge and some important things to know about your responsibilities. In this article we’re going to talk about common questions related to the process itself, from what the different chapters mean to what happens as your case progresses. Next up we’ll talk about what happens after bankruptcy, but if you have any questions in the meantime you can always…

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A Municipal Court Attorney Helps With Traffic Tickets, DWIs And More

A Municipal Court Attorney Helps With Traffic Tickets, DWIs And More

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At one time or another, a large percentage of otherwise law-abiding citizens find themselves on the wrong side of a municipal ordinance. From parking and speeding tickets to disputes with neighbors, offenses may be inadvertent or simply careless. Other offenses like shoplifting and domestic violence may accompany underlying issues that can include mental illness or anger management issues. Whatever the municipal offense or the circumstances around it, having a municipal court attorney on your side…

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Bankruptcy FAQ Part 1: Your Debt, Risks And Responsibilities

Bankruptcy FAQ Part 1: Your Debt, Risks And Responsibilities

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If you’re stuck under a mountain of debt and feel like you’ll never find your way to the light, you may be considering bankruptcy. And that means you probably have a thousand questions about what to do and how your choices will affect you now and into the future. Here are answers to some common questions and concerns about filing bankruptcy in New Jersey, but you should always contact your attorney for counsel that pertains…

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What A “Super Lawyer” Means When It Comes To Your Legal Needs

What A “Super Lawyer” Means When It Comes To Your Legal Needs

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The law firm of Mikita & Roccanova is pleased to announce that William P. Mikita has been selected to the 2017 Super Lawyers list issued by Thompson Reuters, for his third consecutive year in the area of Personal Injury. You may have seen the Super Lawyer designation in a number of places and on any number of attorney sites. Each year, Super Lawyers Magazine features its list of selected attorneys across 70 practice areas who…

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How To Deal With The Emotional Challenges Of Buying A Home

How To Deal With The Emotional Challenges Of Buying A Home

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Home ownership is deeply embedded in the American Dream. It’s where so many of us start families or build memories. A home can be part of a family legacy or a stepping stone to bigger and better things. With all those expectations, is it any wonder that this particular dream can quickly turn into a waking nightmare of stress and anxiety? Even the smoothest of purchases can be stressful, but that doesn’t mean you can’t…

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