Posted by Richard DeMichele | Jan 31, 2017 |
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)
Posted by Matt Rooney | Jan 26, 2017 |
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, cal...
Posted by Matt Rooney | Jan 03, 2017 |
Plenty of prospective clients here at
DeMichele & DeMichele call our office to schedule an initial consultation and
want to know
whether or not they have a case. What too few of them ask? How long he or she has to file a claim before it's too late for all intents and purposes. We refer to this...
Posted by Matt Rooney | Dec 01, 2016 |
Technology's ever-evolving impact on family law cases — particularly in the arena of
divorce, child support and alimony — is always one of my favorite topics here at the DeMichele & DeMichele legal blog. This week, we got an interesting case out of Kansas on the controversial topic of sperm dono...
Posted by Matt Rooney | Nov 18, 2016 |
You may have seen this eyebrow-raising story over the last few days, but a North Pennsylvania couple
made international news when the husband allegedly caught his wife in the act of adultery through the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle, more popularly known as a
drone. The video has since gone...
Posted by Richard DeMichele | Nov 17, 2016 |
The Burlington County Courthouse in Mt. Holly, NJ.
Helping New Jersey parents resolve difficult
child support and
child custody disputes is at the heart of what we do here at
DeMichele & DeMichele. Recently, D&D attorney
Matt Rooney was successful in representing a single mother of three chi...
Posted by Richard DeMichele | Nov 03, 2016 |
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; thi...
Posted by Matt Rooney | Nov 02, 2016 |
Figuring out child support
can be a complicated affair, and there are many variables at play, but an Ocean County, New Jersey judge may have added one more to the mix. On Tuesday, Ocean County Superior Court Judge Lawrence Jones ruled that a parent could be compelled to pay extra child support ...
Posted by Matt Rooney | Oct 28, 2016 |
actual assets you and your spouse own — homes, vehicles, bank account balances, retirement accounts, etc. — are subject to
equitable distribution when you're undergoing a divorce in New Jersey. That's a different subject for a different divorce post.
Does a pattern of reg...
Posted by Richard DeMichele | Oct 17, 2016 |
Two South Jersey Court facilities are scheduled to be closed for security training.
The New Jersey Court system will have two closures in October in South Jersey. The first closure will be the Executive Campus Building in Cherry Hill. The building will be closed on Wednesday morning October 19, ...
Posted by Matt Rooney | Oct 11, 2016 |
You've been pulled over on one of New Jersey's many highways, byways or local roads.
Then you hear the dreaded words:
“Can you please step out of the car, Sir/Mam?”
You may be under suspicion for driving while intoxicated (DWI). If you were pulled over, the officer believes he or she had prob...
Posted by Matt Rooney | Sep 29, 2016 |
What happens when the marriage ends but monies earned
during the marriage arrive in your checking account or mailbox? The New Jersey Supreme Court is currently considering that question. Defendant Bernice Aucoin-Thieme wants New Jersey's top court to rule that equitable distribution is based on ...
Posted by Matt Rooney | Sep 20, 2016 |
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 parents to “r...
Posted by Matt Rooney | Sep 19, 2016 |
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 intermediary step before a judge gets in...
Posted by Matt Rooney | Sep 16, 2016 |
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 C...
Posted by Richard DeMichele | Sep 06, 2016 |
Updates from the Ongoing Ashley Madison Lawsuit
For those unaware, AshleyMadison.com is a social networking site that, for a fee, facilitates extramarital affairs.
The company previously advertised its services with racy billboards and campaign taglines such as:
“Life is short. Have a...
Posted by Matt Rooney | Sep 01, 2016 |
One of the most serious consequences for DWI convicted drivers in New Jersey is
the potential for loss of employment. Some employers might fire employees outright because the ability to drive is essential for the job. Transportation could become an issue regardless of the actual position's job d...
Posted by Richard DeMichele | Aug 31, 2016 |
Vacations and Holidays Can Lead to Divorce.
When you work at a busy divorce practice you meet many people who say I really want to get divorced but now is not the right time. The following expressions are almost commonplace in our office..
“If I can just get through the holidays…”
Posted by Matt Rooney | Aug 29, 2016 |
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 obligation a...
Posted by Matt Rooney | Aug 22, 2016 |
new legislation — passed by the New Jersey State Senate earlier in August —
would permit many of New Jersey's suspended drivers to drive to work.
If the bill clears the Assembly and is signed into law by the governor, suspended drivers would be able to drive to-and-from work (onl...
Posted by Matt Rooney | Aug 19, 2016 |
Are you driving in New Jersey between August 19th and September 5th? According to
the New Brunswick Patch, over 180 New Jersey jurisdictions are participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign through Labor Day Weekend. Here is
Posted by Matt Rooney | Aug 18, 2016 |
It's such a controversial and poorly understood issue that
there is currently a bill before the New Jersey legislature, sponsored by a Cape May County-based State Senator, designed to improve driver education pertaining to traffic stops.
Can you remain silent when a police officer pulls your ov...
Posted by Richard DeMichele | Aug 10, 2016 |
Is Lump Sum Alimony Right for You?
Things to consider when deciding on lump sum alimony.
Posted by Matt Rooney | Aug 05, 2016 |
Ocean County Judge: Attempting to Get Your Ex-Spouse Fired Could Result in a Restraining Order Against You!
By Matt Rooney | DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C. Most non-lawyers associate
physical acts with
domestic violence. Victims know the truth can prove to be a lot more complicated.
A recent unpu...
Posted by Richard DeMichele | Aug 04, 2016 |
Charges in Glassboro Municipal Court Reduced
Earlier this summer, our firm represented a client charged with two criminal offenses, Receiving Stolen Property N.J.S.A. 2C: 20-7A and Criminal Mischief N.J.S.A. 2C: 17-3A (1). Our client was an undergraduate student at Rowan University who was facin...