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 […]

New Jersey’s New Child Support Termination Law is in Effect. Here’s What You Need to Know.

It was around this time last year that we briefed you on major changes to New Jersey’s child support laws. A year went by quickly…. as they so often do! Those changes to emancipation and termination took effect on February 1, 2017. Let’s briefly review what you need to know: — Q: What Does Emancipation […]

Should I fight my New Jersey cell phone ticket?

One of the most common New Jersey municipal court violations is talking or texting on a hand held device while driving (N.J.S.A. 39:4-97.3). Over one million crashes have been blamed on hand-held cell phone usage in New Jersey alone over the last decade, 750,000 of which occurred since 2009. Yet despite those grave statistics, many […]

5 Things You Learned in Law School (even if you didn’t realize it)

This article was originally published in The Barrister, the official monthly publication of the Camden County Bar Association for which DeMichele & DeMichele attorney MATT ROONEY serves as Young Lawyer Trustee. By Matt Rooney Or at least you SHOULD have learned these things. In 2015, there is an extremely active debate roiling in American legal circles about the […]

N.J. Police Car Dashboard Camera Mandate Signed Into Law

Advocates Say Bill is Win-Win for Police and Public New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed A-2280/S-1305 on Wednesday, a bill which will require select police vehicles to be equipped with dashboard cameras. A prior attempt to put dashboard cameras in police cars received a “pocket” veto. Local police departments, by state mandate, are now required to […]

New Bill Could Dramatically Affect New Jersey Traffic Court

Garden State Drivers Could Face Fines, Points and Driver’s License Suspension for Ordinary Acts Behind the Wheel A new piece of legislation working its way through New Jersey’s state legislature could have a dramatic impact on motorists using New Jersey many highway and byways. Right before Thanksgiving, the New Jersey State Assembly’s Transportation Committee unanimously approved A4461. Here […]

NJ Child Support and Work-Related Day Care

What Happens When One Parent Wants to Compel the Other Parent to Pay for a Day Care or Summer Camp? Calculating child support consumes a significant portion of any New Jersey family attorney’s time and, as I explained last week, online child support calculators should never be relied on for accuracy since they do not […]

DUI Checkpoint Video Goes Viral

Controversial Videotaped Checkpoint Stop Demonstrates Complexities of DUI/DWI Law One 4th of July weekend DUI/DWI checkpoint in far away Tennessee has made national news over the weekend when a motorist hid a camera in the passenger seat and decided to test the extent of his constitutional rights. The edited video of this encounter now has […]

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 designed to strengthen New Jersey premarital or pre-civil union agreements. Click here to […]

Grandparent Rights Remain Limited

New NJ Appellate Case Reminds Litigants, Attorneys that Grandparent Visitation is Difficult (But Not Impossible) to Secure Family Courts readily concede that grandparents (and extended family members generally) are an important part of any child’s early development. For example, New Jersey’s family courts will consider a child’s ability to interact with his or her family members […]

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