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 […]

N.J. may soon allow “hardship licenses.” Here’s what that means. | Rooney

By Matt Rooney __ When you lose your license to a suspension in New Jersey? It’s lost, at least until your license suspension period is up and, critically, you take the necessary steps to restore your license. Driving while suspended, even for a reason that may feel harmless or like “no big deal” to you […]

DeMichele Named “Top DWI Attorney” By SJ Magazine

The entire team at DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C. would like to congratulate our attorney and colleague Gregory DeMichele for being recognized as a 2018 “Top DWI Attorney” by SJ Magazine. ___ Gregory DeMichele has now been recognized as a top South Jersey attorney for nine (9) years in a row by SJ Magazine going back to 2010. A life-long South Jersey resident […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DeMichele Reappointed as Prosecutor in 4 South Jersey Towns

DeMichele & DeMichele is pleased to announce that veteran municipal practice attorney and firm shareholder Richard A. DeMichele, Jr. was recently reappointed as municipal prosecutor for the following South Jersey communities beginning in January 2017: Haddon Heights (Camden County) Berlin Borough (Camden County) Pine Valley (Camden County) Mullica Township (Atlantic County) Mr. DeMichele, a seasoned litigator, who devotes a […]

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 […]

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