Nitti & Nitti Attorneys at Law is proud to provide informative and personalized counsel to clients walking through various legal challenges. From divorce to real estate matters, we are there for clients every step of the way. Whether you have concerns about your time with your children or want to better understand the taxes involved in your real estate transaction, our Roseland lawyers are ready to answer your questions. You can browses our FAQ section below or contact our firm directly at (973) 226-4141 for more detailed information. We offer free initial consultations!
Family Law FAQ
If you cannot reach an agreement with your spouse outside of court on all matters—child custody, child support,property division, alimony, and more—you will have to go to trial. This process can take at least 18 months to be resolved. In many cases, it can take more than two years for a contested divorce to be finalized. When you come to Nitti & Nitti Attorneys at Law, we do everything possible to make your divorce as quick as possible.
The total cost of your divorce depends on a number of different factors. Most importantly, are you and your spouse willing to negotiate? If so, you can resolve your divorce in a more affordable manner. The quicker you come to terms you can both agree on, the less you will have to spend on mediation and legal services. Mediation is often the most effective and affordable way to resolve a divorce. It can reduce the amount of time you and your spouse spend arguing over / discussing matters and allow both parts to get a favorable agreement when handled correctly.
In New Jersey, the courts strive to make sure that minor children have frequent and continuing contact with both parents so long as there aren't any aggravating circumstances such as a past of child abuse or domestic violence. If you are the non-custodial parent, you can petition for visitation rights so that you can spend time with your child. Outside of extreme situations or factors, parents have the constitutional right to spend time with their children. A visitation schedule may be developed to ensure a fair amount of parenting time is set aside for the non-custodial parent. Fathers and mothers have equal rights when it comes to custody agreements and visitation plans.
Depending on your divorce or family law situation, mediation may be a viable option. Typically, it is suggested that you retain a mediator as early in the process as possible if it is appropriate. However, if both sides are not willing to talk through a settlement or negotiate in any way, the mediation process will ultimately fail. Mediation is most likely to be successful once both parties have come to term with the idea of working together and compromising on some of the things they want.
Real Estate FAQ
If you are looking to purchase a home, it is important to understand how long this process can take so that you are fully prepared. From contract to closing, it could take less than 30 days in some cases depending on the type of mortgage being used or whether you are planning to pay in cash. Discuss your buying situation with our firm today to get a better idea of your specific timeline.
While not technically required unless the lender requests it, it may still be a good idea to get a survey. This allows you to have a clear understanding of your property lines should any future disputes or issues arise.
There are certain taxes that the seller and buyer may have to pay when involved in a real estate transaction. For example, a seller will be required to pay a transfer tax depending on the exact sale price. Likewise, the buyer will be required to pay their own transfer tax should the property value exceed $1,000,000.
Yes, it does. This is especially true if the oil tank is underground. You should make sure to have the tank tested for any leaks and the soil tested around the tank location. In some cases, the soil or water table in such areas could be contaminated. This type of damage can be extremely expensive to remedy.
There is a common misconception pushed by sellers that their home is being sold "as is" and the buyer must simply accept it the way it comes. However, if they buyer has an inspection right in the contract, this isn't necessarily true. While the seller isn't required to make repairs that are mentioned in the buyer's home inspection findings, the buyer does have the right to cancel the contract and have their deposit refunded should the seller not comply.
Not technically, it is simply the anticipated date. The final date will only be made if one party serves a Time of the Essence demand setting for the closing date. Typically, this notice should be provided at least 10 days prior for the other side in order for it to be enforceable. If you need a specific date to be enforced, it is important to discuss this early on with the buyer / seller to ensure you are both on the same page regarding the timeline. From there, you can take the necessary legal steps to enforce this date.
More questions about real estate or family law matters? Contact our firm at (973) 226-4141 to get answers.