Zoning and Planning

Zoning and Planning

Zoning and planning refer to the regulations of developing and construction. In New Jersey, the laws vary throughout the different municipalities. Property and home owners must abide by these statutes when making changes to their properties or constructing a new building by obtaining the proper building or zoning permit. The process requires the owner to … Continue reading Zoning and Planning

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Housing Discrimination: Know Your Rights

Housing Discrimination: Know Your Rights

Although civil rights laws passed in the 1960’s prohibit housing discrimination, it is still a pernicious practice nationwide. Under the Federal Housing Act (FHA) and The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), it is illegal to discriminate in the selling, renting, financing of houses, or any other housing-related transaction. The LAD applies to owners, real … Continue reading Housing Discrimination: Know Your Rights

Domestic Violence Can Happen To Anyone

Domestic Violence Can Happen To Anyone

Domestic violence affects individuals in every community, regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, or sexual orientation. Officially speaking, the definition for such is a way for one partner to gain power and control over another through actual or threatened sexual, emotional, physical, or economic abuse. Domestic violence does not have to manifest as physical abuse; … Continue reading Domestic Violence Can Happen To Anyone