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The interpretation, application, and enforceability of divorce agreements are not governed solely by contract law

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October 3, 2013 at 4:23 pm

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A stated intention to leave property to a child does not constitute an enforceable contract

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October 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm

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Where a party makes a claim of fraud or misrepresentation, the party objecting to the judgment must establish the fact of misrepresentation or fraud and demonstrate a material misrepresentation made with intent that it be relied on, coupled with actual detrimental reliance.

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October 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm

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Parties to an existing contract may, by mutual assent, modify it

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September 29, 2013 at 4:20 pm

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When a contractor bills a private owner for work to improve real property, the bill is deemed approved and certified within twenty days of the owner’s receipt of the bill, unless the owner provides within that time frame a written statement of the amount withheld and the reason for withholding payment

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September 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm

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Contract construction

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September 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

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Every New Jersey contract carries with it an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing

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September 17, 2013 at 5:34 pm

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As a general rule one who does not choose to read a contract before signing it cannot later relieve himself of its burdens

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September 10, 2013 at 8:30 am

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Parties may included a provision in their settlement agreements for payment of fees in the event of need for legal enforcement of the terms of settlement

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September 10, 2013 at 8:25 am

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An attorney hired on a contingent fee basis and later discharged before completion of the services is not entitled to recover fees on the basis of such contingent agreement; instead, he or she may be entitled to recover on a quantum meruit basis for the reasonable value of the services rendered

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May 26, 2013 at 10:55 am

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