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Matthew R Abatemarco

Mediation Attorney at Manasquan, NJ

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Matthew R. Abatemarco Esq.

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    12%

    18 years

  2. Arbitration
    12%

  3. Child custody
    12%

  4. Child support
    12%

    18 years

  5. Divorce and separation
    12%

    18 years

  6. Family
    12%

    18 years

  7. Marriage and prenuptials
    12%

  8. Mediation
    12%
    Mediation is an opportunity for clients to develop a settlement agreement that is beneficial to themselves and their family. Statistics reveal that clients who mediate their cases are more likely to abide by the terms of their agreement. More importantly, Mediation often minimizes the trauma of divorce on children.

    18 years

  9. Other
    4%

 I have a strong committment to resolving cases in a cost-effective and amicable fashion.  As a Mediator and Collaborative Attorney, I attempt settlement first before spending emotional and financial capital to battle through the Court system.  The Court system is oftentimes necessary when clients are faced with headstrong adversaries.  Attempting a settlement which focuses on the best interests of the family and win/win scenarios provides long term solutions for parties and so it should be attempted prior to resorting to the Court. 

Location

Matthew R. Abatemarco, Esq. LLC
1312 Atlantic Avenue
Manasquan, NJ, 08736

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Reviews

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Posted by Wendy | August 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Knowledgeable Attorney and Good Man
Matthew was there to navigate my divorce that went on for years. He is extremely intelligent, has a sense of humor, knows when to be firm and doesn’t give up. Wouldn’t have made it without him. I know only Matt could have taken on the challenges he had. I am forever grateful!
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very sharp and professional
After being through a previous mediator with regards to my divorce proceedings. I can say that Mr Abatemarco was excellent in his grasp of the details and a great negotiator! Very professional.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate but tough
Matt was supportive and meticulously thought of every detail at a time when I could not. He was always available when a problem arose and advised me in a timely manner. I was extremely emotional and had a very difficult time. In addition my spouse lost his job in the middle of the divorce. Matt is bright, honest, understanding and will not take advantage of your time or finances. He understands the psychological and financial toll divorce takes on a family and is always concerned for you and your children. Most importantly he will not be taken advantage of and won't let you be taken advantage of either. My spouse was always trying to manipulate things and was unable to get anything past Matt. Divorce is a very difficult process. You have to worry about so many things but the one thing I never questioned was Matt's ability to work out the best solution for me and my children. He worked very hard to find a quick solution when there were many obstacles. My friend was also going through a divorce at the same time and wished she had hired Matt. My divorce occured two years ago and I have never regretted any part of my agreement thanks to Matt. I have had a few friends that have divorced and can honestly say I had the best Attorney.
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Posted by Melissa | July 18, 2015
My calming force
Going through a divorce is never easy but having Matt was my saving grace. Always there when I needed him even after I thought it was all over. He's a wonderful lawyer, a great person and a phenomenal friend. I thank my lucky stars for him!
Posted by Mike | July 14, 2014
Effective Mediator
Divorcing is a traumatic experience. Emotions can run high and the differences that brought you there can be very contentious. Matt guided us through the process where we both felt like we had a voice in the matter and were fairly represented. It would not have gone nearly as smoothly as it did without his council. If you find yourself in a similar situation, I would recommend him highly.
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Posted by Jack | June 7, 2013
A rare find, "An Honest Attorney!"
A fair and honest man who will not be taken advantaged of. He looks to end cases as soon as possible so that you can move on with life. He will stand by you until the case is resolved and provide all his efforts in doing so. He tells it as is and works with you to find an acceptable balance. He cares not only for you but the impact the divorce has on the children. I was amazed for such a youthful man, the experience and the relationships he has within his own industry. Extremely knowledgeable and always available for your needs. Sometimes too available at the expense of his own family. He knows the negativity of divorce and he finds his satisfaction when he truly helps the individual. He does not shy away from anything and presents facts that are hard to argue against. I knew upon meeting him that he was for me. The comfort he provided to calm me through one of my hardest times had a tremendous emotional affect on me. He is easy to speak with it, patient and listens. Nowadays, it appears the system is filled with just about anyone with only a few reputable attorneys recognized for their extraordinary talents and Matthew Abatemarco is one of them. His staff is extraordinary and efficient in every facet. A well respected firm. I'm extremely satisfied I was recommended to him.
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Posted by Julie | February 16, 2013
Most caring sincere lawyer ever!
I recently got divorced and Matt was my attorney. From the onset he has been nothing but supportive and honest. He has high moral standards in his work as well as the highest moral character. I highly recommend him to anyone. Do not believe otherwise. He always placed the well being of my children And I first! Highly recommended !
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Posted by Deborah | June 21, 2011
Very pleased with outcome
Mr. Abatemarco helped me tremendously through my mediation and divorce process and was extremely personable, understanding and professional. He answered all my questions and returned my calls in a timely manner. Thank you for making the process easier.
Posted by Mary Jane | August 31, 2010
Professional, Compassionate, Outstanding.
Mr. Abatemarco is a gentleman with an impressive legal arsenal: a wealth of knowledge, keen interpersonal skills, and an ability to mediate matters with the most difficult of personalities. I have worked with many attorneys and witnessed several different approaches while arguing a matter before a Judge. One of Mr. Abatemarco’s most important professional attributes is the way he conducts himself in the courtroom. Respectful, composed, and succinct - exactly what you want in a competent advocate. During the most stressful period of my life, a pending divorce and subsequent death of my estranged husband, Mr. Abatemarco handled my affairs with a level of professionalism that is rarely encountered. He knew that my main concern was the welfare of my two young children and he worked tirelessly to ensure that goal. As difficult as divorce can be, my fears were alleviated knowing that Mr. Abatemarco was guiding me through the process - with compassion, sensitivity, and a fierce determination to keep my family as unscathed as possible. Finally, upon hearing of my estranged husband’s death, which happened before the divorce was final, Mr. Abatemarco continued to guide me through the complexities of my case by putting me in contact with necessary resources - including a therapist for my children. If you find yourself faced with the unfortunate reality of needing a divorce attorney, I highly recommend Mr. Abatemarco.
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Posted by Carol | July 6, 2010
So thankful
Mr. Abatemarco was a tremendous asset during my divorce. He is a knowledgable, kind and honest man and I was so thankful to have him represent me in my divorce. My case included challenges in that my ex-husband is in the military. Mr. Abatemarco ensured that all bases were covered and worked to obtain a fair settlement arrangement. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2010
Great experience
I highly recommend Matt as an attorney. He was extremely knowledgeable, very professional and fair. My divorce has the potential of being very contentious and Matt worked hard to get the core issues resolved and help my spouse and I get through it in a respectful and productive manner. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Posted by Rick | December 16, 2009
I know that I picked the right attorney
As I interviewed attorneys, most simply asked about money and treated my life as if it was only a financial ledger. Matt was the ONLY one that heard my story and recognized that the most important part of it was my daughter. He set up a "team" of various disciplines to help me make it through the ordeal in its entirety. Without this level empathy and attention, it is hard to imagine arriving at the finish line in one piece. I cannot thank him enough ... I consider him a friend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Matthew R. Abatemarco, Esq. LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Madden & Abatemarco
  • 2016 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Abatemarco Thomlison & Frantz, LLC
  • 1900 - Present
  • Partner
  • Atkinson & De Bartolo
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Atkinson & DeBartolo
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Piff & Abatemarco, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • Linda L. Piff, Esquire, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Clerkship to the Honorable Patricia B. Roe, J.S.C.
  • State of New Jersey
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Domestic Violence Clinic Attorney
  • Rutgers School of Law
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Rutgers School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Axhijaja v. Axhijaja
  • Appellate Panel affirmed the Trial Court.
  • N.G. v. N.B.G.
  • Appellate Panel upheld portions of the Trial Court opinion and remanded the issue of parenting time
  • Sauer Corwin v. Sauer
  • Appellate Division ruled in favor of Plaintiff
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Associations

  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Two Rivers Chapter of JSCLG
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Monmouth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • JSCLG
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • JSCLG
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group
  • President-Elect
  • 2012 - 2013
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best - New Jersey
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Deborah Michael Richards Award for Family Law
  • Rutgers School of Law
  • 2005
  • Pro Bono Public Award
  • Rutgers School of Law
  • 2005
  • Mary Philbrook Public Interest Award
  • Rutgers School of Law
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Rutgers School of Law- Camden
  • New Jersey Domestic Violence Handbook
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar
  • Mediation, Collaboration and Arbitration
  • 2022
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Family Law for new Attorneys and Paralegals
  • 2016
  • Mediation Training
  • Mediation
  • 2016
  • Training for Young Attorneys and Paralegals
  • Child Support
  • 2015
  • NJICLE
  • Dividing Retirement Assets in Divorce
  • 2014
  • Collaborative Law Symposium
  • Using the 7 Habits for Effective Practice
  • 2014
  • NJSCPA
  • Matrimonial Law & Accounting
  • 2013
  • South Jersey Collaborative Law Group
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • 2012
  • Become a Collaborative Pheonix
  • Intermediate Collaborative Law Training
  • 2012
  • JSCLG
  • General Divorce Information
  • 2011
  • Taking the Mystery out of Divorce
  • Divorce
  • 2010
  • NJAPM
  • Divorce Mediation
  • 2010
  • Mediation Training
  • Mediation
  • 2010
  • JSCLG
  • Collaborative Divorce Law
  • 2010
  • American Inns of Court
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2010
  • Training in Collaborative Divorce Law
  • Collaborative Divorce Law
  • 2009
  • Mediation Training
  • Divorce Mediation
  • 2009
  • Divorce- Second Saturday
  • Divorce General Information
  • 2009
  • NJICLE
  • Family Law Clerk Preparation
  • 2006
  • Domestic Violence - CIT
  • Family Law
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (36)
Endorse Matthew
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I confidently endorse this lawyer’s work"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Abatemarco served as a mediator on two really difficult cases for me recently and helped us resolve both cases amicably. He is an excellent mediator and an excellent attorney. I strongly endorse him!"
Mediation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew Abatemarco is a phenomenal mediator. He is brilliant and has a way of getting through to even the toughest clients. I highly recommend him!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is a very forceful and knowledgeable attorney and fights hard for his client's."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Abatemarco is an outstanding attorney and a breed apart. He has an exceptional depth and breadth of knowledge of the law and rules, approaches his cases with a blend of zeal, creative problem solving and realism, and is a true professional at all times. As a colleague he has been an incredible resource, gracious and supportive, and I look forward to having a case as adversaries as I have no doubt he will be equally professional and courteous from the other side of the aisle. He is also an exceptionally skilled mediator, making parties comfortable and enabling even the most challenging personalities to reach reasonable consensus in order to move forward with their lives. I wholeheartedly endorse Matthew Abatemarco."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend and endorse Matthew Abatemarco. He has an excellent reputation with both judges and fellow lawyers. Mr. Abatemarco takes a practical approach to litigation, negotiation and settlement in divorce cases. He is the welcomed voice of reason."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew R. Abatemarco is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Abatemarco is always extremely professional and is emerging as a future leader of the bar."
Mediation Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have with Matt and against Matt. One thing that is common: he is an extremely thorough attorney. You would be served well by having Matt as you attorney for litigation or for mediation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a pleasure to work with and truly cares about his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had cases with Mr. Abatemarco and have used him as a mediator on several other matters. He is a thoughtful, thorough and experienced attorney. I would recommend him both as an attorney and as a mediator."
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