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Michael J. DeTommaso

Founder & Managing Partner
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Somerset County Divorce Attorney

Michael DeTommaso is a family law and divorce attorney and founding Partner of DeTommaso Law Group in New Jersey. Since being admitted, Mr. DeTommaso has represented countless clients with family issues throughout the State of New Jersey including divorces, complex equitable distribution and support matters, child custody, and parenting time. He has been awarded the designation of Certified Matrimonial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, which is a designation achieved by only 2% of the attorneys in the State of New Jersey.

Mr. DeTommaso has earned a reputation throughout New Jersey as a relentless and aggressive litigator. He is known for his strategic representation in divorce and family law matters. One of the core values of the firm Mr. DeTommaso founded is the implementation of strategies tailored to the unique facts and circumstances of each individual client’s case as they apply to the case and statutory law in the State of New Jersey.

Mr. DeTommaso has appeared in family courts across New Jersey, and he utilizes his knowledge of the Rules of Court and discovery to aggressively investigate an opponent’s income and assets. This is an extension of another core value of DeTommaso Law Group, which is to place each of the firm’s clients in a position to make an informed decision as to all of the issues in the case by aggressively pursuing discovery of all relevant information relating to the other party’s income, assets, and liabilities.

Mr. DeTommaso is a highly skilled and respected trial attorney. He has successfully tried cases before judges throughout the State of New Jersey. In fact, he has been a sought-after lecturer by other members of the legal profession to teach them effective methods of trial preparation and advocacy.

Areas of Practice

  • Family and matrimonial law
  • Divorce and legal separations
  • Dissolution of domestic partnerships/civil unions and same-sex marriages
  • Child custody
  • Visitation and parenting time
  • Child support
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Alimony and palimony
  • Division of assets – equitable distribution
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Mid-marriage agreements
  • Children’s educational needs
  • Emancipation
  • Modification of custody
  • Modification of parenting time
  • Modification of child support
  • Modification, reduction, or termination of alimony
  • Termination or suspension of alimony based upon cohabitation
  • Enforcement of custody
  • Enforcement of parenting time
  • Enforcement of child support
  • Enforcement of alimony
  • Paternity
  • Grandparent’s rights
  • Domestic violence matters
  • Post-divorce matters
  • Relocation out of the State of New Jersey with a child

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2004

Education

  • New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Pro Bono/Volunteer Activities

  • Early Settlement Panelist- Hunterdon County (2007 – present)
  • Early Settlement Panelist- Hunterdon County (2007 – present)
  • Resource Center for Children & Families of Somerset County (2004 – 2016)
  • Jersey Battered Women’s Services- Morris County (2016 – present)
Education
Memberships
  • Avvo Jun 14, 2014
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Awards
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey Certified Attorney - Matrimonial Law
    Disclaimer: Michael J. DeTommaso, Esq., and Taryn R. Zimmerman, Esq., have been certified as Matrimonial Attorneys by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. The Supreme Court’s Board on Attorney Certification was established by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1980 for the purpose of helping consumers find attorneys who have a recognized level of competence in particular fields of law. Attorneys may be designated by the Supreme Court as “certified attorneys” if they: (1) are able to demonstrate appropriate levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in a specific area of law or practice; (2) have passed a rigorous examination; and (3) have been recognized by their peers and judges as having sufficient skills and reputation in the designated specialty. There are approximately 75,000 attorneys in the State of New Jersey, and fewer than 2% have achieved certification in their practice area. For more information on the selection process, please click here.
    Supreme Court of New Jersey Certified Attorney - Matrimonial Law
  • Super Lawyers - Michael J. DeTommaso
    Disclaimer: The “Super Lawyers” list by Thomson Reuters selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. To learn more about the Super Lawyers selection process, please click here. No aspect of this has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
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    Super Lawyers - Michael J. DeTommaso
  • American Institute of Family Law (10 Best Client Satisfaction)
    Disclaimer: American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is an impartial third-party attorney rating organization that compiles an exclusive list of the “10 Best” attorneys for each state. This is a prestigious honor for the attorney as each attorney must: (1) be formally nominated by the Institute, a client, or a fellow attorney; (2) have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and (3) have done so with an impeccable client satisfaction rating. To learn more about the selection process, please click here. No aspect of this has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
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    American Institute of Family Law (10 Best Client Satisfaction)
  • Lawyers of Distinction
    Disclaimer: Lawyers of Distinction endeavors to recognize excellence in the practice of law through a four-step selection process including: (1) nomination by another attorney or the Lawyers of Distinction selection committee; (2) a provisionally-patented independent research system that reviews, among other things, case results, honors and awards, client reviews, legal experience, educational background, and more; (3) an ethics review and background check; and (4) final selection. To learn more about the selection process, please click here. No aspect of this has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
    Lawyers of Distinction

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