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Actions for Adverse Possession in New Jersey

2023-10-24T17:37:59+00:00

When someone exercises ownership and control over a piece of property long enough in New Jersey, it can become theirs under the doctrine of Adverse Possession. It sounds simple enough but there are a number of requirements that make such actions relatively rare. Here's how it works. Although the doctrine of Adverse Possession began in common law, it was later codified by statute at NJSA 2A:14-30 which states: “Thirty years' actual possession of any real estate excepting woodlands or uncultivated tracts, and 60 years' actual possession of woodlands or uncultivated tracts,  uninterruptedly continued by occupancy, descent, conveyance or otherwise, shall, in [...]

Actions for Adverse Possession in New Jersey2023-10-24T17:37:59+00:00

How to record a judge’s order in New Jersey

2023-07-25T22:04:51+00:00

So you were successful in Court and obtained a judgment effecting a piece of real property. It could be a judgment for quiet title under NJSA 2A:62-1, or for declaratory judgment under  2A:16-50 et seq, or any other number of situations where recording the judgment is necessary to protect a client in the future and ensure clear title for future buyers/owners of the property. Fortunately, New Jersey's recording statute at NJSA 46:26A-2(h) allows a court order effecting real property to be recorded at the County just like a deed or mortgage would be. But there is a process and calling the [...]

How to record a judge’s order in New Jersey2023-07-25T22:04:51+00:00
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