Michael A. Conte

Michael A. Conte

Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC
  • Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Biography

A worked as a Senior Probation Officer in Child Support Enforcement while attending Law School at night. After law school, I clerked for two wonderful judges in the New Jersey Superior Court: Hon. Mary Jacobson, who is currently the Mercer County Assignment Judge, and Hon. Catherine Fitzpatrick, who is currently the Mercer County Presiding Judge of the Family Part. After my clerkships, I began working at Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC, which is a small law firm that focuses exclusively on family law. I help people with complex legal, financial, and personal issues during what is often the most traumatic times of their lives.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Spousal Support
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard and AMEX only
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate
Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC
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Law Clerk to the Hon. Catherine Fitzpatrick, P.J.F.P.
New Jersey State Judiciary
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Law Clerk to the Hon. Mary Jacobson, P.J.F.P.
New Jersey State Judiciary
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Senior Probation Officer
New Jersey State Judiciary, Probation, Child Support Enforcement
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Education
Temple University
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Temple Law Review Staff Member (2007-08) Moot Court Honor Society (2008-09) Best Brief, Samuel L. Polski Moot Court Competition (2008) Finalist, I. Herman Stern Moot Court Competition (2009)
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Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A. | Philosophy of Education
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Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
B.A. | English, Philosophy
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Honors: magna cum laude
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers Magazine
Rising Star
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Rising Star
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Rising Star
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Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Bar Association  # 306602
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New Jersey Bar Association
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Mercer County Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
36 Questions Answered
Q. In my divorce under higher education its stated parties shall pay to their ability with the newburgh vs arrigiano law...
A: In Court you will need to disclose more than just the balances of your bank accounts. You will need to probably fill out an updated Family Court Case Information Statement, which provides your last year's income, your current YTD income, you income based on your last three pay stubs, your monthly household expenses, all of your assets (bank accounts included, but also real estate, securities, businesses, retirement assets, etc), and liabilities. You will need to attach your last years income tax return and most recent pay stubs. Your former wife will have to disclose all of this information too. You can make the argument that you have a small savings for a rainy day, but that will only be one consideration among many. Also, there is a propensity for New Jersey Courts to order a parent to help contribute an amount toward a child's college expenses, even when parents may not feel that they have enough savings really to cover it.
Q. I never paid child support for my daughter and she's 15 years old now my child's mother is taking me to court
A: If you are the legal parent of the child, then you have a child support obligation. The right to be financially supported is the child's right, not that of the custodial parent. You cannot "sign away" your rights to a child to avoid child support, unless you mean signing over your parental rights in the context of a legal adoption of the child by a third-party.
Q. My son settled on a house in 2004. The deed was recorded 2005. 2013 he married and has 3 kids. If divorced would wife ge
A: If it is his premarital property, the only claim she might attempt is for a portion of the appreciated value of the property during the marriage. That is, if the house was worth $200,000 on the date of the marriage with a $100,000 mortgage (so total equity in the house was $100,000 on that date), but then another $100,000 of marital money was spent to improve the property during the marriage and the mortgage principal was paid-down another $20,000 (the mortgage balance is now $80,000) and the house is appraised as of the date of the divorce complaint to be worth $300,000, then she has a good set of arguments that she is entitled to some fair percentage the increased value. In the above hypothetical, the value increased by $120,000 --- from $100,000 (the equity at the time of the marriage), to $220,000 at the time of the divorce complaint ($300,000 less $80,000 mortgage = $220,000). She would be entitled to some portion of that $120,000. Of course the outcome in your son's case would be driven by the specific facts and circumstances of his case. If he hasn't already, he should consult with an attorney who primarily practices family/matrimonial law.
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Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC
114 Titus Mill Road, Unit 200
Pennington, NJ 08534
Telephone: (609) 730-3850
Fax: (609) 730-3860