D&D Attorney Matt Rooney Will Serve 2nd Three-Year Term As Bar Association Trustee

HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J. — DeMichele & DeMichele P.C. is pleased to announced that our attorney Matt Rooney has been confirmed by his peers to serve a second, consecutive three-year term on the Camden County Bar Association (CCBA)’s Board of Trustees. His new term will expire in 2021. Matt Rooney has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2014. […]

Can I record my soon-to-be former spouse?

By Matt Rooney _ It is not unusual for divorcing spouses to want to know whether it’s okay to record — with video or audio — the other party. And as is the case with many questions in the legal arena? The answer is complicated and often highly circumstantial. First and foremost, you should always consult […]

Who gets the ring in a New Jersey divorce?

By Matt Rooney _ It is not uncommon for divorcing spouses to inquire as to who gets to keep one of any couple’s most expensive pieces of personal property: the engagement ring. While there are few “bright-line rule” in family court, this particular issue is relatively straightforward for most divorce litigants.  In New Jersey, engagement […]

What happens when my kids’ other parent won’t consent to an international trip?

With 60-degree weather hitting the Garden State this week (!), we’re all reminded that spring 2018 is right around the corner. That means many of you will be planning spring break and/or summer vacations with your children starting now. Some of your plans may take you to exotic international destinations including Mexico, the Caribbean, or […]

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. […]

N.J. Court Weighs in on Transgender Minor Child’s Name

A case known as Sacklow v. Betts appeared in the Superior Court of New Jersey on March 17, 2017. The issue at hand was that a minor who was transgender requested a name change to suit her gender. The sixteen year old transgender youth wished to be have their name changed from Veronica Betts to […]

Parental Alienation at the Onset of Divorce

Recognizing the Signs of Parental Alienation During Divorce (and How to Protect Your Children’s Interests in Court) Divorce by it very nature brings about a series of relationship changes.  The spousal relationship is not the only relationship subject to change.  Family relationships involving in-laws almost always change.  The parents and grandparent’s relationships with the children […]

FYI: Your N.J. License Plate Holder Could Fetch a Significant Fine

As a prosecutor and defense attorney in New Jersey municipal courts, I rarely get through a court session without at least one defendant expressing surprise over being ticketed for his or her license plate holder. We’ve all seen them (click here for an example), most commonly after we’ve bought or leased a vehicle from a […]

Weather Update for Tuesday, March 14th

You undoubtedly know by now that most of the Northeast (and South Jersey included) are anticipating a major winter storm/blizzard late Monday night through Tuesday afternoon. Here at DeMichele & DeMichele, we’re watching closely and will make a decision as to whether we’re open on Tuesday, March 14th once more information available either later this […]

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