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Bruce P. Matez

Bruce Matez’s Legal Cases

9 total

  • Anonymous

    Practice Area:
    Child Custody
    Date:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Outcome:
    Secured client significant parenting time.
    Description:
    Mother of child restricting parenting time of father and child to one hour per week, supervised. Successful in securing father significant regular unsupervised parenting time after a lengthy trial.
  • Anonymous

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Outcome:
    Change in custody to father
    Description:
    Successful in changing primary custody from mother to father due to mother's issues with alcohol and neglect. Custody case ran parallel with DYFS abuse and neglect case filed against mother which was ultimately dismissed. Several emergency applications were filed and granted.
  • Anonymous

    Practice Area:
    Mediation
    Outcome:
    Agreeement reached
    Description:
    Successfully mediated dozens of cases both through pre-litigation/voluntary mediation and NJ post MESP Mandatory Economic Mediation. Assisted many couples in resolving their issues and avoiding litigation and trial.
  • Binding Arbitrations

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Served as arbitrator in several binding arbitrations involving various family law issues which the parties opted in lieu of a court trial before a judge.
  • Kappeler v. Kappeler

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Outcome:
    Success on appeal (Trial Court affirmed)
    Description:
    On appeal, successfully defended trial court's decision denying former husband's request for a decrease in alimony and child support.
  • Raio v. Hall

    Practice Area:
    Domestic Violence
    Date:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Outcome:
    Restraining order vacated
    Description:
    Request by defendant to vacate/dismiss domestic violence restraining order (Carfagno hearing)
  • Penza v. Penza

    Practice Area:
    Family
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    Reversed and remanded to trial court for further proceedings
    Description:
    Secured reversal and remand of trial court's determination limiting client's access to the court to address parenting time issues without written report from child's treating therapist approving of same.
  • JS v. SS

    Practice Area:
    Divorce & Separation
    Date:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Outcome:
    Primary custody awarded to father (represented by Bruce P. Matez, Esquire)
    Description:
    Divorce with custody of three children, ages 11, 9 and 7 as main dispute. Mom moved out of state and is residing with her fiancee. Dad resides in NJ in former marital home. Each party had primary custody for one year since their separation. Case tried to conclusion.
  • PS v. DS

    Practice Area:
    Divorce & Separation
    Date:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Outcome:
    Final Judgment of Divorce entered. Decisions in favor of wife on all issues in dispute
    Description:
    Divorce. Issues in dispute were alimony, child support, equitable distribution (house, vehicles, profit sharing plan, etc.), debt allocation, counsel fees (excess of $150,000.00). Husband took loan against his profit sharing plan approximately 60 days prior to filing for divorce. Wife took loan against her life insurance csv after complaint filed to pay expenses and counsel fees. Tried to conclusion.