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I help couples during the difficult time of divorce by assisting them in identifying  and reaching agreements in the important issues in their lives such as asset splitting and debt liability distribution; co-parenting (short and long term); child support; and spousal support. I draw upon my many years of legal experience in negotiations, mediation experience and training, as well as, my previous handling of matrimonial litigated cases; real estate and business law; bankruptcy cases; and debtor-creditor cases.  

As an Accredited Family Law Mediator as recognized by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, my priority is to help couples reach a fair and reasonable settlement of their divorce issues so they don't have to litigate and fight a long costly court battle.  

I believe couples should have options for divorce. With this in mind, I offer clients the option of receiving from me either a Memorandum of Understanding or a Matrimonial Settlement Agreement. I also offer clients the option of hourly or flat rate billing for mediation services.

To schedule an initial free consultation, please telephone me at: (973) 747-6428.

Note regarding Pennsylvania Law License information listed on this website - I don't practice in Pennsylvania and have allowed my license to go inactive. The reporting of such however, is listed as administrative suspension.


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  1. Mediation: 100%
    24 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

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  • Robert W Ratish

    Mr. DeMetro has an outstanding reputation for being a conscientious mediator who understands the his clients' needs and has a comprehensive knowledge of the law. He his uniquely skilled at helping his clients reach a fair and mutually agreeable resolution without the need for costly and time consuming litigation. I enthusiastically endorse Mr. DeMetro.


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Contact info

Montclair Divorce Mediation

80 Park Street
Montclair, NJ, 07042


PAAdministrative Suspension199110/04/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer RecognitionDivorce Support Group Montclair Chapter2009
Man of the Year 1996Italian American Police Society of New Jersey1996
Who's Who 1996 Business and Professional LeadersPolice Benevolent Association Local #31996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Nicholas De Metro1991 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (New Jersey chapter)Member2011 - Present
New Jersey Association of Professional MediatorsChairman Accreditation Committee2011 - Present
New Jersey Association of Professional MediatorsAccredited Professional Mediator2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
West Hudson Bar AssociationPast President1994 - 2005
West Hudson Bar AssociationPast Treasurer1994 - 2005
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
NJ Family Law & Divorce MediationThe Basis For Alimony2009
NJ Family Law & Divorce MediationMarital Settlement Agreements2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Rutgers UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce SupportFactors in Considering Spousal Support2009
Divorce Support GroupDivorce Litigation vs. Mediation2008