That is if the money has been located and you have an agreement before it has been turned over to the States unclaimed money division (good luck with that one).
If it has been held for twenty-four months or more, than you can charge up to 20%.
You cannot charge any fee if the money has not been held for at least twenty-four months, but you can charge 35% if you can get if before it it is turned over to the state.
Does that make sense?
Here, they are letting you charge more if it has been held for less time. Maybe Tony Soprano had something to do with it?
I think it would be easier to just focus on the 20% when it has been held for twenty-four months.
NEW JERSEY STATUTES ANNOTATED TITLE 46. PROPERTY SUBTITLE 6. PERSONAL PROPERTY ONLY CHAPTER 30B. UNCLAIMED PERSONAL PROPERTY ARTICLE 35. MISCELLANEOUS Current through L.2002, c. 74 46:30B-106. Unenforceable agreements
All agreements to pay compensation to locate, deliver, recover, or assist in the recovery of property reported under this chapter, made within 24 months after the date that the property is paid or delivered to the administrator, are void and unenforceable.
Agreements entered into any time after such 24-month period are valid only if the fee or compensation agreed upon is not more than 20% of the value of the property recovered, the agreement is in writing, signed by the apparent owner, and clearly sets forth the nature and value of the property and the value of the apparent owner’s share after the fee or compensation has been deducted.
Agreements entered into before the property was presumed abandoned are valid only if the fee or compensation [FN1] agreed upon is not more than 35% of the value, the agreement is in writing, signed by the apparent owner, and clearly sets forth the nature and value of the property and the value of the apparent owner’s share after the fee or compensation has been deducted.
However, nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent an owner from asserting at any time that an agreement to locate property is based upon an excessive or unjust consideration.
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