Medicaid.  When a loved-one has to leave their home for a nursing home and Medicaid benefits are needed, there is always a fear that the State will “take” the house.  This is especially true when a child has previously moved into a parent’s home to act as the parent’s caregiver.  Once the parent moves into…

The Five Year Look-Back, pertains to an application for Medicaid.  Medicaid is a Federal program that is administered by the individual states. Its purpose is to pay the medical bills of the indigent. Medicaid also pays for nursing home care when an elder has less than two thousand dollars. Medicare does not pay for nursing…

Attorney Nicole L. Voigt is the January 2016 spotlight member of Commercial Real Estate Women, Inc. New Jersey (CREW NJ).  To review CREW NJ’s interview of Ms. Voigt, click HERE.  CREW NJ is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1982 that promotes communication and interaction between experienced commercial real estate professionals in New Jersey. CREW NJ…

When Can Commercial Tenants Appeal? N.J.S.A. 54:3-21 authorizes any aggrieved tax payer to file an appeal, subject to other jurisdictional requirements.   The Superior Court has confirmed that, if tenant’s lease term covers an entire tax year, and the tenant is require to pay the real estate taxes applicable to the premises, the tenant is generally…

What is Attorney Review:  In New Jersey, standard form real estate contracts typically used by realtors must, by law, include an attorney review provision.  As per this standard provision, within three business days, either parties’ attorney may “disapprove” of the standard form contract and propose revisions, or cancel the deal.  If this is not done…

In a January 8, 2013 opinion, the Tax Court of New Jersey addressed the issue of whether roll-back taxes may be imposed upon loss of an agricultural assessment, when the subject property undergoes no change in use.  The case involved a Raritan Township property which benefited from a reduced agricultural assessment for many years, despite…