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
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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
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N.J. might let marriage counselors, social workers initiate firearm seizures

Marriage counseling often proceeds the initiation of divorce litigation for patently obvious reasons. Even when the divorce complaint is filed, separating couples often continue to utilize various types of mental health professionals — including social workers and counselors — for helping with
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SCOTUS landmark gay marriage ruling affirms status quo for New Jersey same sex couples

Historic ruling is largely symbolic for the Garden State where same-sex marriage has been legal since Fall 2013 Friday’s landmark ruling by the United State Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges will feature prominently in law school text books for decades to come, having
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Gay Marriage Faces Critical New Test in New Jersey

What Does Last Week’s Major Mercer County Decision Mean for Same Sex Couples? A Few Things… As our own Rick DeMichele told CBS KYW radio back in May, it is only a matter of time before New Jersey’s courts once again take
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Legislature Moves to Strengthen Premarital Agreements

New Law Makes It Harder to Modify, Set Aside Premarital or Pre-Civil Union Agreements in New Jersey Family Court Among the bills signed into law by Governor Chris Christie at the end of last week’s legislative session in Trenton was S-2151/A-3315, a law
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What is the Matrimonial Early Settlement Program (MESP)?

Understanding the Matrimonial Early Settlement Program MESP You are going through your divorce.  You have carefully completed your case information statement, tirelessly worked on completing your answers to interrogatories, and collected all the relevant documents for your document production.  The evaluations for
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Rick DeMichele Interviewed on KYW 1060

DeMichele Gives Analysis of Same Sex Marriage to CBS Radio’s Dave Madden Yesterday Delaware enacted a law that permits same sex marriage.  The law becomes effective July 1, 2013. Today, our Rick DeMichele was interviewed by CBS Radio journalist David Madden.  Rick, shared his thoughts on the potential impact the Delaware law would have
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