Are You a Legal Professional?

New Jersey Homestead Laws

Most states have homestead protection laws that allow people to stay in a portion of their home, regardless of creditor actions. The idea behind these laws is that no one should be made homeless due to a reversal in financial stature. New Jersey, however, does not offer homestead protections. Instead, New Jersey homeowners who seek homestead protections may do so through the federal government (up to $22,975).

While there are no New Jersey homestead laws, links to relevant articles and resources are provided below. See FindLaw's Real Estate Law section for additional information.

Code Section n/a (New Jersey has no homestead laws, but homeowners may apply for federal homestead exemptions)
Max. Property Value That May Be Designated 'Homestead' -
Maximum Acreage (Urban) -
Maximum Acreage (Rural) -

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a New Jersey real estate attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

Research the Law

New Jersey Homestead Laws: Related Resources

Next Step Search and Browse
Contact a qualified attorney.
(e.g., Chicago, IL or 60611)