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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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
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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
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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
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VIDEO: What is a New Jersey child support hearing officer?

When you and your children’s other parent end up embroiled in a child support dispute, most parents expect to have their “day in court” after motion papers have been filed. For parents who aren’t married and/or have never been married, there’s typically an
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UPDATE: Former NY Jet’s new contract will pay child support arrears

Regular readers of our New Jersey legal blog will recall the story of Antonio Cromartie, the former New York Jets cornerback who fathered 13 children and paid $336,000 annually in child support. The latest? He recently signed on with the Indianapolis Colts and a portion of Cromartie’s $3 million salary was reportedly designated for child
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Can I reduce my N.J. child support obligation by going back to school?

The short answer? No. Not in New Jersey. The unpublished (and therefore non-binding) Appellate Division decision in Zavaglia v. Bray is instructive. Long story short, a father appealed an order of the Mercer County Superior Court denying his application to reduce his child support
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