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Nicholas De Metro, Esq., APM
Montclair Divorce Mediation

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80 Park Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
USA
973 747-6428
Fax: 551 580-7551

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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Montclair Divorce Mediation provides divorce mediation to New Jersey couples who are facing the prospect of divorce. Mr. De Metro understands how stressful the divorce process is to you and your spouse and to your family, especially the children. One of his main goals is to make the divorce process much less traumatic for you and your family. To accomplish this, Mr. De Metro helps couples engage in a process geared to non-adversarial dialog, assisting them in identifying issues and guiding them to resolving those issues. Mr. De Metro, is a licensed New Jersey attorney and provides legal information to the divorcing couple while always remaining neutral. He believes the couple should have sufficient information so that they may make the best decision for them and their children. He is an Accredited Divorce and Family Professional Mediator and uses his vast experience of 25+ years to help couples reach a mutually satisfactory agreement regarding their future, including the division of marital assets and debts, alimony, child support, parenting plans,as well as co-parenting immediate and long term issues.

Professional Background

Nicholas De Metro is a licensed attorney in New Jersey since 1991, and is an Accredited Divorce & Family Professional Mediator with New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators since 2010. Mr. De Metro is Chairperson of the NJAPM Accreditation Committee and served on NJAPM Board of Directors. He is also a Founding Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators.

Experience

Nicholas De Metro has helped hundreds of couples in negotiations and mediations of divorce and other family law issues. He now devotes 100% of his practice to divorce mediation. His prior legal experience included being a divorce litigator, handling thousands of real estate cases, bankruptcy issues and representing clients in commerical transactions, as well as handling commercial and contract litigation. He has also served for multiple years as a Judge for the American Bar Association's Law School Mediation Forum.

Degrees

Nicholas De Metro attended Rutgers University graduating in 1982, with a B.A., and Rutgers School of Law graduating in the fall of 1990, with a J.D.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
5/23/06    Rutgers University - The Center for Children and Family    Divorce Mediation Seminar - 40 hours
    NJAPM, N.J. ICLE, & APFM    Each year at least 12 hours of CLE and Advanced Mediation Training

Approach

Nicholas De Metro utilizes various mediation styles in an effort to best assist his clients through the divorce mediation process. Mr. De Metro helps couples by identifying topics and issues that the couples may not have thought about or realized existed. He also provides options and various ways to resolve those issues. Mr. De Metro takes the time to explain relevant N.J. divorce law to his clients, so that they better understand and can make the best decisions for themselves and their children. Mr. De Metro seeks to provide balanced, fair, and reasonable settlement agreements, which permits both parties to move forward in their lives.

Fees

Mr. De Metro offers clients hourly and flat rate mediation services. Payments are accepted by check or credit card and no retainer is required.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues) (600 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (500 mediated)
  • Family
  • LGBT
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Pet Mediation

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Counselor

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.