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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Opioid epidemic produces apparent spike in grandparents raising children

I’ve written in the past about how challenging it is for grandparents to secure custody, or even visitation rights, in family court. The process can prove daunting. That’s because biological parents are presumed to have a constitutional right to have a say over how their children are raised; this right supersedes the rights of other blood […]

New York Jets star pays $336,000 per year in child support

By Matt Rooney, Esq. | DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C. We’ve seen our fair share of substantial child support obligations and unorthodox familial challenges here at DeMichele & DeMichele representing both payors and child support recipients, but this story might take the cake. Susan Edelman of the New York Post recently reported that New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie is obligated […]

What happens to frozen embryos in a New Jersey divorce?

The “infertility” dilemma remains an open one for divorcing couples Changes in technology and the American family generally continue to provide family courts with new challenges. Lawyers naturally need to adapt and innovate in order to keep up with these developments and serve their clients. A great example lies in the realm of the fertility arena. On […]

Rooney installed on CCBA Board of Trustees

Matt Rooney to serve as Camden County Bar Association trustee for 3-year term On Friday, DeMichele & DeMichele attorney Matt Rooney was installed as a member of the Camden County Bar Association’s Board of Trustees. According to the CCBA: The Camden County Bar Association (CCBA) is dedicated to improving the administration of justice, advancing the interests of the legal […]

Happy New Year from DeMichele & DeMichele

Everyone at DeMichele & DeMichele wishes you a happy and prosperous New Year. There will be plenty to discuss here at our law blog throughout 2013. New court rules are taking effect, and a number of cases pending before New Jersey’s trial and appellate courts will have a profound effect on our clients. As always, […]

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