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 […]

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 […]

New Jersey High Court to Consider Palimony Case

Will the Statue Requiring Palimony Agreements to be in Writing be Applied Retroactively? We have written extensively about the state of palimony law in New Jersey.  In February of this year we discussed the Beverly Maeker v William S. Ross decision and whether an  oral palimony agreement that predated N.J.S.A. 25:1-5(h) was enforceable.  See Case Alert: Palimony Law Gets […]

Case Alert: Palimony Law Gets Clearer in New Jersey

New Decision Requires Palimony Agreements to be in Writing We have previously discussed palimony in New Jersey.  Our discussions have focused on whether palimony agreements need to be in writing to be valid and enforceable. You may recall to specific posts which took opposite approaches to writing requirement for palimony, When it Comes to Palimony “No […]

Oral Palimony Agreement Upheld on Appeal

Oral Palimony Agreements that Predate N.J.S.A. 25:15 (h) Can be Enforceable If you are a regular reader of our legal blog you will recall we  recently discussed the enforceability of oral palimony agreements.  Our discussion was aptly titled When it Comes to Palimony “No Written Agreement Equals No Money” and focused on the published Law Division case Cavalli vs. Arena. […]

When it Comes to Palimony “No Written Agreement Equals No Money”

“I promise to support you” is worthless unless it is in writing. Palimony is when one person in a non-marital relationship seeks to enforce either a promise for support or a promise for property against the other party. On January 18, 2010 New Jersey’s statute of frauds laws were changed to specifically bar palimony claims […]

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