Michael Andrew Conte

Michael Andrew Conte

I exclusively practice in the areas of Divorce and Family Law in New Jersey.
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Biography

I help people with complex legal, financial, and personal issues during what is often the most traumatic times of their lives.

A worked as a Senior Probation Officer in Child Support Enforcement while attending Law School at night at Temple University, Beasley School of Law. In law school, I received various awards. I was a Law Faculty Scholar, a member of the prestigious Temple Law Review, and an award-winning member of the Moot Court Honor Society.

After law school, I clerked for two wonderful judges: the Hon. Mary Jacobson, who is currently the Mercer County Assignment Judge, and the Hon. Catherine Fitzpatrick. Both of these judges was the Presiding Judge of the Mercer County Family Part at the time of my clerkships. I practiced Family Law at a distinguished New Jersey law firm for the decade following my clerkships, before establishing Conte Family Law LLC in 2021.

Conte Family Law LLC is focused exclusively on New Jersey Divorce and Family Law matters, including child custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution of assets and debts, and all other similar legal matters.

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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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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Professional Experience
Divorce and Family Law Attorney
Conte Family Law LLC
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Divorce and Family Law Attorney
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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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers Magazine
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Rising Star
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Rising Star
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Professional Associations
New Jersey Bar Association
Member
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Mercer County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Association  # 306602
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
ID Number: 28532009
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Pennsylvania
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
ID Number: 306602
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Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    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
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Spousal Support
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. In nj i recently made 5 million on stock market and have 2 years of child support left, how would that effect CS, Or not
A: Child support is the right of the child, not "the money hungry Ex." That said, child support is driven by income, not assets. If the money you made from the stock market were to factor into a child support calculation, a reasonable rate of income derived from the investment of those gains would need to be calculated. There is not a true science as to how a Court would perform this calculation. If your child has two years of college left, you might want to consider taking some of those earnings and offering to cover the costs of the last two years of college and reasonable living expenses, to avoid the uncertainty of litigation. Of course, this suggestion is being offered without really knowing the particulars of your case. It would probably benefit you to schedule a consultation with a qualified family law attorney to understand all of those facts and circumstances, in order to work out the best way to go.
Q. What happens to s/o passes and has a child and we’re not married.
A: I think I understand your question to mean that you have been raising the child of your significant other for some time, and now you are facing a situation in which your significant other may pass away. Your question is highly complex, and a lot would depend on whether the other parent of the child is in the situation. I strongly encourage you to schedule a consultation with a competent family law attorney to discuss all of the facts and circumstances, and help you plan accordingly.
Q. My husband was paying alimony weekly til he had a traumatic brain injury at work. He hasn’t worked since Dec 2018.
A: It depends on what may be stated in your settlement agreement or judgment of divorce. I recommend that you bring your divorce documents to a qualified family law attorney to review and advise of your options.
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Contact & Map
Conte Family Law LLC
116 Village Blvd.
Forrestal Village Suite 200
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: (609) 366-2738
Notice: Call for appointment.