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 […]

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 […]

New Jersey’s New Child Support Termination Law is in Effect. Here’s What You Need to Know.

It was around this time last year that we briefed you on major changes to New Jersey’s child support laws. A year went by quickly…. as they so often do! Those changes to emancipation and termination took effect on February 1, 2017. Let’s briefly review what you need to know: — Q: What Does Emancipation […]

U.S. State Will Now Treat Family Pets (More) Like Kids in Divorce Cases

In forty-nine American states? Cats, dogs, and other household pets are treated no differently than property (“chattel” is the legal term) in the divorce process. They’re no different or more special than a table, set of china or family automobile when the time comes to set custody schedules, calculate child support and divide property, real […]

Kansas court rules sperm donor isn’t liable for child support

Technology’s ever-evolving impact on family law cases — particularly in the arena of divorce, child support and alimony — is always one of my favorite topics here at the DeMichele & DeMichele legal blog. This week, we got an interesting case out of Kansas on the controversial topic of sperm donorship and child support. In […]

Firm obtains ideal child support, custody decision in Burlington County

Helping New Jersey parents resolve difficult child support and child custody disputes is at the heart of what we do here at DeMichele & DeMichele. Recently, D&D attorney Matt Rooney was successful in representing a single mother of three children for whom the biological father, among other alleged shortcomings, neglected to provide any financial support. In […]

N.J. Court: Gifted Kids May Deserve More Child Support

Figuring out child support can be a complicated affair, and there are many variables at play, but an Ocean County, New Jersey judge may have added one more to the mix. On Tuesday, Ocean County Superior Court Judge Lawrence Jones ruled that a parent could be compelled to pay extra child support when a child is […]

U.S. state launches first-ever child support payment app

Residents in one U.S. state now have a revolutionary new way to pay (and receive) child support. Georgia’ Department of Human Services has reportedly launched a full-service mobile app — called GA DCSS —  specifically designed for making child support payments. The app also permits parents to “review payment history, view scheduled appointments, and receive notifications/alerts on important information […]

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