Construction permits are issued by municipalities for construction activities on homes within their jurisdiction. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) oversees Uniform Construction Code compliance and enforcement and advises municipal officials, as needed. In the DCA’s bulletin 06-1, the DCA provides guidance for inspection of existing work done without proper permits. Where a…

This article was published in May. We have had many inquiries.  Here is an encore presentation: A Power of Attorney and a Health Care Power of Attorney for Young Adults  A power of attorney and a health care power of attorney are important documents for young adults to prepare.  Once one turns eighteen years old,  he or she becomes an…

Shanahan & Voigt, LLC is proud to support Love Has No Color’s Fill A Backpack Fundraiser! Love Has No Color (LHNC) is an organization that works to help impoverished Native American children. LHNC is collecting donations of school supplies for children living at the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana. Shanahan & Voigt, LLC is helping…

A Complimentary Presentation by: Robert J. Shanahan, Jr., Esq. New Jersey Attorney at Law, Concentrating in Estate Planning and Elder Law June 9, 2017, 1:00 p.m. Hunterdon County Senior Center, Route 31 County Complex 4 Gauntt Place, Building # 1, Flemington NJ 08822 (908)788-1359 Passing on personal possessions is an issue for everyone! Owners of…

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) is a go-to approach for businesses and households seeking to save money on various tasks.   However, when it comes to navigating law, DIY can ultimately cost much more than any initial savings.  We handle many matters which are created or made worse by DIY legal decisions that were made without legal counsel….

Most Property Inspection Reports Contain Disclaimers When purchasing real estate, buyers typically hire a qualified inspector to review the property and advise of visible defects.  When engaging an inspector, a buyer signs an agreement with the inspector.  Understandably, these agreements typically include disclaimers which limit the inspector’s liability for conditions which are not visible during…

(Law Day: This is an encore publication of a previous blog) “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all Men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness; That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among…

 Personal Possessions. Those writing a last will and testament, as we say in the law, often overlook “personalty”. We tend to focus on the money aspect of our estate: who will get our accounts , our IRA’s, our life insurance policies. We don’t spend time thinking about who will get our possessions. This is a…

The Small Business Development Center The Small Business Development Center at Raritan Valley Community College provides business owners and entrepreneurs, whether pre-venture or already operational, with an opportunity to receive counseling services for a variety of areas important to the successful operation of a business.  Counselors provide guidance on areas such as business planning, marketing…

Flemington, New Jersey Law Firm seeks paralegal for litigation and administrate law practices. Experience in probate litigation, guardianships, Medicaid applications and Fair Hearing Appeals required.  The opportunity to work in additional litigation areas exists and, therefore, please note additional experience when applying. A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience is required.  A four year…