When will the judge hear my N.J. family court motion?

By Matt Rooney _ Planning ahead is important, and family court is certainly no exception to the rule. Unless you can meet the stringent threshold for an emergent motion, your New Jersey family court motion could take a month or longer to work its way from your attorney’s office’s mail bin to an actual hearing […]

What is a Gray Divorce?

By Matt Rooney __ “Gray divorce” isn’t a legal term, but it’s a phenomenon that is having a bigger impact on American society. It’s true that overall divorce rates have generally declined in recent years. Some of this trend can be explained by declined marriage rates. In 1960, almost three-quarters of all U.S. adults were […]

Matt Rooney Named “Top Divorce & Family Attorney” by SJ Magazine

DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C. would like to congratulate our attorney and colleague Matt Rooney for being recognized as a 2018 “Top Attorney” by SJ Magazine. ___ SJ Magazine “Top Attorneys” are selected through a poll in which only fellow New Jersey attorneys are permitted to nominate and vote for their colleagues working in a variety of practice areas. Attorney are […]

Will federal tax reform kill the alimony deduction?

It now appears very likely that Congress will pass a tax reform package, one which the President will sign into law. What’s less clear is exactly what that final legislation will look like since the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed significantly different bills. That means a conference between the two separate houses […]

What is Alimony “Pendente Lite” in New Jersey?

The most commonly asked first question asked between a lawyer and their client during a divorce case concerns the financial situation between the spouses going forward. During many divorce cases, a single spouse struggles to support himself or herself and their children, too, all while the divorce proceedings drag on for months to a year. […]

DeMichele Shares Insight on Ethical Advocacy for Rich & Famous Divorce Clients

On Thursday and Friday this, firm attorney Rick DeMichele is presenting a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) class to the attendees at the New Jersey Child Support Training Conference. Rick’s ethics presentation is titled “Ethically Advocating for the Rich or Famous Divorcing Client.”  New Jersey lawyers who attend this seminar are eligible for 1.5 ethics credits. Lawyers who attend the conference […]

Yes, a married couple’s savings habits factor into N.J. alimony

The actual assets you and your spouse own — homes, vehicles, bank account balances, retirement accounts, etc. — are subject to equitable distribution when you’re undergoing a divorce in New Jersey. That’s a different subject for a different divorce post. Today’s inquiry: Does a pattern of regular savings during the course of a marriage factor into […]

Lump Sum Alimony – Is it Right for You?

Is Lump Sum Alimony Right for You? Alimony (which is also commonly referred to as a spousal support or spousal maintenance) is usually paid at regular intervals. The fundamental purpose of alimony is to keep the financially dependent spouse in the lifestyle that was enjoyed during the course of the marriage. In many cases, this is […]

N.J. Court: Russian man can’t run from one family case while pressing another

By Matt Rooney, Esq. | DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C. The wheels of justice turn slowly. Everyone knows that. A New Jersey Appellate court recently added a new wrinkle: you can’t stop the wheel for one case while trying to speed-it-up for another related one. In the Matison v. Lisnyansky decision, which was just approved for publication on […]

5 Tips for Negotiating Your New Jersey Divorce Settlement

Five Tips to Help Settle Your Divorce In New Jersey, the vast majority of divorce cases settle without having a divorce or dissolution trial. In most cases, at some time during the litigation the parties will enter into some type of negotiation. The settlement negotiation can occur in various forms. The negotiation can be direct between […]

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