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Is it legal to OWN a machete in New Jersey? (Decor purposes only)

I bought a machete online about 2 hours ago because I thought it looked cool and I figured it would be nice to display it on my wall. I have no intentions to carry it, use it for illegal purposes, or ...
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Can this 7% annual interest penalty on NJ security deposit be applied after the lease has ended?

Below is the penalty to which my question refers. The landlord NEVER gave info on where the deposit was held (at the outset or annually) as is required by law. The landlord also changed the account ...
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Are there successful ways of getting out of a reverse mortgage?

My father in-law took out a reverse mortgage several years ago. He later passed away. It wasn't until after his death that we learned about the reverse mortgage. He died approx. 4 years ago this ...
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Work place photos/images

Can my employer force or require me to take a photo of myself? And then display the image publically at my work location?
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May One Turn Left at a Stop Sign When the Car in the Left Street Is Turning Right? (diagram provided)

After stopping at the stop-sign at a 4-way intersection (2-way stop), is it legal to turn left if the car on the left is turning right? I am asking about New Jersey law in particular. Please provide ...
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What does “no-fault” auto insurance coverage look like for vehicle damage?

I am asking specifically about New Jersey, which is a no-fault state. Everything I've been seeing online about no-fault insurance refers specifically to PIP and the source of coverage for any ...
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Is employer responsible for tree damage to car parked in their lot (New Jersey, USA)?

During high winds a tree branch fell on my car while parked at my workplace. The cops were called, but the responding officer said that it was private property and my employer's responsibility. He ...
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Is a firearms id card required to own, possess, or use a rifle or shotgun in a shooting range in NJ?

Is a firearms id card required to own, possess, or use a rifle or shotgun in a shooting range in NJ? I know there is an exception for inheritance but what about a gift or out of state gift? Would it ...
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When does a bill become law?

I am confused by both of these NJ bills: A5217 and A1969 Both are nearly identical, and both indicate "Be it enacted". Are they now the law? They appear to modify existing law. Nevertheless, that ...
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60 Days Notice for Teacher Contract

I am a teacher in NJ. I am relocating to a new state over the summer and I will have to resign from next year's job (I haven't signed a contract for next year but it's expected that I resign anyway). ...
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Leash laws for service animals in New Jersey

I'm inquiring about the nature of leash laws for service animals in New Jersey. I know that under federal and state law, service animals are required to be permitted to many places of public ...
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Can I go after my employer for false promises? New Jersey

I work for a wireless retailer and at the time of Black Friday me and my co-workers were told from the 11/22 - 11/25 we would be receiving commission for the stores sales. For my store it’s only me ...
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Periodic Statements in Pennsylvania

I live in PA, car was leased in PA, leasing company is in NJ. I've never received a statement. Ever. Not monthly, not quarterly. In fact when I called today, I was told "we don't send statements." ...
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What remedies are available for failure to pay the orderd amount of child support in NJ

In my divorce decree which was in Texas, I was ordered to pay child support, which I paid. In the decree right above the judge's signature was a notice in bold letters that stated that failure to pay ...
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Easement laws in New Jersey, not sure how to proceed

I bought a property which at one point in time had a functional garage at the back of the property and a driveway leading to it. Since then the roof has collapsed but the cinder block walls and ...
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which quitclaim deed do I need?

The owner of the house is deceased, and still has mortgage to pay. The wife would like to take over the home, and pay for it whole. With this circumstance, which quitclaim deed is needed?
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What is a transfer of title document?

My father passed away, and I want to put the house under my mothers name. The loan servicing company is asking for a transfer of title document. I am unsure what that is, or how I would go about ...
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Landlord Slow on Critical Repairs

I moved into an apartment in northern New Jersey about a month ago. The apartment building contains 3 total units, one on each floor. I live in the 2nd story unit which was renovated right before I ...
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How easy can a divorce be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction?

Two people are married for 20 years. They used to live in Pennsylvania but moved to New Jersey across the river and lived there for two years. Wife gets kicked out around January 1 by husband so she ...
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What can I do if police did not record video in car dashcam for a traffic ticket in NJ, USA?

Are police required to record in car dashcam video for traffic tickets in NJ, USA? A town in NJ said not all of their police cars record video. Is there any way to find out if they aren’t telling the ...
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Can direct payments around the court harm a divorce case?

During a divorce proceeding the court ordered the father to pay 1xxx a month in child support through the court/state supervision arrangement. The mother is living away from the father with the child....
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What are the laws for ventilation in bathrooms in NJ rental units?

I remember reading somewhere previously that landlords are required by law to have working ventilation in bathrooms for their properties. Unfortunately, I can't find where this is stated. Does ...
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Waiver of liability: can I be required to waive an institution from liability from its negligence?

A certain University in New Jersey is holding a conference and organising an afternoon of excursions and leisure activities. It requires that participants sign a waiver containing the clause (emphasis ...
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Can a tenant be obligated to pay rent and be forced not to live in the unit?

I’m on a month to month lease. I gave my landlord 41 days notice of intent to vacate, but they are saying they need 45 days as in the lease. The lease says I am responsible for the rent for the month ...
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How to deal with threats involving suspension of auto license?

I passed through cashless E-ZPass booths several times between New Jersey and New York in December and January. I don't have a monthly pass, but I'm willing to pay the fees. The issue is that I never ...
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Cursing in NJ by an Elected Official Councilman

What is the statue number that addresses an adult (an elected official) cursing at another adult publicly in New Jersey?
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What methods do lawyers use to find hidden property and assets during divorce

When divorce attorneys are helping clients, what methods do they have at their disposal to find assets and property that has been hidden by their opponents clients? Is there a proper phase for this ...
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Can a person sign away alimony after marriage

Hypothetical question: Mary and Sam have been married for 20 years. During the marriage both persons commit adultery and reconcile at different stages of the marriage. Let's also say there is still ...
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What are the restrictions of a probationary driver's license in New Jersey for a 28-year-old

I'm having a hard time understanding what restrictions New Jersey puts on a probationary driver's license for someone who is 28 years old, as most of the explanations online are geared towards ...
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Taking my child's school to court

I am a special educator with a child who is in her second ear of preschool right now. She has a language delay and struggles socially (due in large part to the language delay.) She is doing extremely ...
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Can my employer expend more of my PTO than is necessary to meet 40 hours?

I am an exempt employee. A few weeks ago, I worked worked a lot of hours between Monday and Thursday due to a project deadline. I had already planned to take off the day on Friday and informed my ...
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Is it ethical or legal for journalist to request info from school district staff against their own rules?

This below screenshot is from the top of my latest article. There is a crisis at a New Jersey school and staff members have pictures that definitively prove wrongdoing. Many are afraid to come forward ...
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Ex wife moving out the country with my daughters

My ex-wife is planning to move out of the country (to France) next year with my daughters (12 and 10 years old respectively). We have shared custody. I pay alimony (been paying for 7 years, 3 more to ...
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Is it legal for an apartment manager to give my personal info to a renter without my permission

I live in an apartment in New Jersey and I received an email from someone I don't know today. He said he lives in the same building and asked if I work from home and am interested in being his dog ...
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Politically charged emails sent to entire University

I am an undergraduate student at Rutgers University, in New Jersey. Today I received the following email sent to my Rutgers address: Members of the Rutgers Community: We are writing to you in ...
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Advice on second-hand smoking in apartment building (USA)

I live in an apartment building in the State of New Jersey, USA area. A neighbor living a floor above me smokes cigarettes all day on his balcony. The smoke consistently travels down and through my ...
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Car Seat Placement

I have been told that in most states, children of a certain size must be placed in a child car seat and that seat must be attached in the rear auto seat. I am most interested in New Jersey. Is this ...
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At what stage of production is marijuana illegal?

We are in New Jersey, USA. We have a client who has some abandoned warehouse space. I suggested re-purposing it as a giant greenhouse. Our choice of plant for maximum profit is obvious. Legalized ...
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In reference to a citizen's complaint of official misconduct, in what rule is “proximity” to the crime specified?

This is a followup to No probable cause found in NJ for citizen complaint of official misconduct by chairman of Port Authority. Judge ruled complainant has no standing I forget the exact terminology,...
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No probable cause found in NJ for citizen complaint of official misconduct by chairman of Port Authority. Judge ruled complainant has no standing

UPDATE: Common law was abolished in New Jersey in 1979. Another source. I am a journalist with minimal legal experience. Over the past three weeks I attended a probable cause "hearing" in New Jersey. ...
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Can grand juries indict people without the prosecutor asking?

According to this article about Bridgegate: Then, in a dramatic twist, Brennan called for any New Jersey citizen currently serving on a grand jury to exercise their legal right to summon him to ...
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Dollar value in verbal agreements

Background: This story describes how a waitress told a patron a bottle of wine was "thirty seven fifty" and turned out to be $3,750. It's not mentioned but for the sake of the question assume the ...
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Non payment on (Phone) Handset Lease

I am in a situation where my friend was not able to get a phone contract under his name, and I being a good friend agreed to add a line to my account and leased a phone for him (all under my account). ...
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NJ Estate: is there a time frame for settlement and distribution?

I'm a beneficiary in an estate in NJ with another beneficiary (my brother who I don't talk to) that is the executor. We both get a 50% share. All assets have been disposed of and now there is nothing ...
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Husband is in Jail and wife has the posession the car in his name, how can he remove his name from title/registration in NJ

I know someone who is in jail and his ex-wife has the possession of the car which is registered in his name in the state of NJ and car is paid off. How can he remove his name from title/registration ...
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Closing an inactive LLC

In 2008 I formed an LLC in the state of New Jersey for a business which never ended up coming off the ground and thus generated no revenue at all. I did not file any annual reports for this LLC and, ...
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Is it legal to vote in the state of New Jersey in the primary if you turn 18 by November election day?

I am trying to determine if it is legal to vote in the New Jersey state presidential primary if you're 17 years old, but turning 18 by November election day. I honestly thought that it was a ...
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Marital property in NJ: spouse have right to use car?

The question is simple, but the situation is anything but. The bare bones info: my friend's son is a new driver who just had a minor, but scary, brush with the law. There is an extra car in this ...
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In New Jersey USA, if married couple buys a house, is the default “tenants in common” or “joint tenants”?

In New Jersey USA, if a married couple acquires real estate, is it by default "tenants in common" or "joint tenants" (if not expressly stated on the deed)?
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Unilaterally changing house from “joint tenants” to “tenants in common”

I need to unilaterally change a house's ownership from "joint tenants" to "tenants in common" without the involvement of the other owners. I don't trust the other owners anymore! (In New Jersey, if it ...