Identity Theft

Identity theft continues to be a serious problem, and it is one with which we should be very concerned.  Recently, I invited David B. Watts, an experienced private investigator and author, to speak to my firm’s Client Care Program members Data Collection Via Your

By |2017-12-01T17:01:49-04:00December 1st, 2017|Announcements, Caring & Community, Municipal Court|

The Consumer Fraud Act: Not Just for Registered Home Improvement Contractors!

The Consumer Fraud Act regulates home improvements in cumulative excess of $500.00 provided on existing residential properties.  A home improvement provider that is required to comply with these administrative and business practices, but fails to do so, is strictly liable even for unknowing oversights, with

By |2019-09-11T22:06:09-04:00April 5th, 2012|Business, Litigation & Disputes, Nicole Voigt|

Lapsed Flood Insurance

Hurricane Katrina destroyed Merlin's house in August of 2005.  About two weeks before Katrina hit, he had missed a deadline to pay a premium to keep his flood insurance policy in effect for 2005 to 2006.  After Katrina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency extended a

By |2019-09-11T22:06:35-04:00March 2nd, 2012|Nicole Voigt, Real Estate|

Innocent Spouse Tax Relief

For most married couples, filing federal income taxes jointly, rather than separately, results in a lower tax bill.  However, this "all for one, one for all" approach can have a downside if questions arise about the accuracy of the return.  The general rule is that

By |2010-09-02T11:37:49-04:00September 2nd, 2010|Business|

Nicole Voigt selected to instruct Legal I and II for the SBDC Entrepreneur Certificate Program

Nicole Voigt teaches Legal I and Legal II, courses on business formation and contracts, respectively, for the Small Business Development Center, located at the Raritan Valley Community College. These classes may be taken independently, or along with other coursework as part of the Entrepreneur Certificate Program. Classes

By |2019-09-11T22:10:01-04:00January 2nd, 2010|Business, Nicole Voigt|

What is Holistic Law?

I am frequently asked to explain what “holistic law” means.  The answer is not apparent.  The theory of ‘holism’ is opposite that of “reductionism,” and espouses that a “system” cannot be determined or explained by the sum of its component parts alone, but is only

By |2015-02-22T21:44:51-04:00March 12th, 2009|Litigation & Disputes|