Category Archives: Collaborative Family Law

NJ Psychological Association Fall Conference collaborative divorce Joseph Noto presentation

Joseph C. Noto, a Bergen County collaborative divorce lawyer, along with Jeryl Rempell, PHD. and Ken Rempell, Esq,,  presented to several psychologists of the New Jersey Psychological Association on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at its’ Fall Conference the benefits of the collaborative divorce process to their clients.  Joseph Noto said the pyschologists received a thorough understanding of the collaborartive divorce process as compared to litigation and mediation and why they felt this is the better way to divorce. There was an active participation by the attendees and Joseph Noto feels that they really recognized that they have an effective tool to present to their clients’ by recommending the use of the collaborative divorce process if their client is seeking a divorce rather than through the expensive and emotionally costly litigation process. They appreciated the benefits to the family, especially to the children of the marriage.

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NJ Family Collaborative Law Act signed

Joseph C. Noto, a Bergen County collaborative law divorce attorney, was happy to announce that the Governor signed into law the New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act, which is to be effective in early December of this year. This now is an other State approved alternative dipute resolution process which the parties may choose in addition to mediation before the parties go into litigation. Joseph Noto says to go to his website www.jnotoesq.com to learn more about the collaborative divorce process. If you are a candidate for this collaborative divorce process this is the way to go.  As a rule you save over 35% compared to the litigation process and it is faster, in the best interest of the family and you can do it without going to court.

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Bergen County Bar Association presentation on Collaborative law Act

Joseph C. Noto, a Bergen County collaborative law attorney, was a panel member, along with several other panel members who belong to the Collaborative Divorce Association of North Jersey group (“CDANJ”), explained to the attending Bergen County Bar Association members the benefits of the collaborative law process and provisions in the New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act that will be going into effect early December 2014. Joseph Noto said it went over very well and there may very well be several attorneys seeking to get trained by CDANJ this coming February 2015 in order to then become a member of CDANJ.

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NJ Family Collaborative Law Bill Joseph Noto Bergen County Collaborative Divorce Lawyer

Great News!! Joseph Noto, a Bergen County divorce lawyer who is on the New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups’ legislative committee, says that the NJ Senate and House of representives have voted unamlously to support the New Jersey Family Collaborative Law bill and it is on the Governor’s desk for approval.  We should know within 45 days if he will sign the bill. Joseph Noto, a collaborative divorce attorney, says that this Bill when passed will give the spouses of New Jersey a state endorsed alternative dispute resolution process before going to court to get divorced. This collaborative divorce process can only be done with collaboratively trained professionals such as Joseph Noto.  He looks forward to the bill being passed.

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NJ collaborative law bill released to Senate

Joseph Noto, a collaborative divorce lawyer and a member of the Legislative Committee of the NJ Council of Collaborative Practice Law Groups, states that on Thursday, June 5, 2014, the NJ Senate Budget and Appropriation Committee at its hearing Unaimously voted to release S-1224 NJ Family Collaborative Law Act Bill to the NJ Senate.  Joseph Noto says this is really a big event in moving the Bill along and the Legislative Committee, along with the various group members and its’ lobbyist, Valerie Brown, worked very hard to get it to this point. On June 12, 2014 the NJ Assembly Judiciary Committee will be hearing this bill and hopefully this can also get passed by it to be released to the Assembly. Joseph Noto said he will keep his blog viewers posted.

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Bankruptcy seminar collaborative divorce group Joseph Noto attended

The Collaborative Divorce Association of North Jersey held a seminar on “Bankruptcy and the Collaborative Divorce” on May 5, 2014 and it was presented by Catherine Youngman, Esq. who is very well versed on bankrupcy since she is bankruptcy attorney and also a bankruptcy trustee in many cases. Joseph Noto, a collaborative divorce lawyer in Bergen County and a director and member of this collaborative divorce law group, said Cathy did a great job showing how the various Federal Bankruptcy petitions works and its effect on NJ collaborative divorce proceeding. She gave several recommendations on how to deal with equitable distribution and the impact a petition has on alimony and child support in a Bankruptcy filing. Joseph Noto said a family law attorney needs to have a good bankrupcy attorney at hand to handle preparation for a filing of Bankruptcy and the do’s and dont’s before you file any one (1) of three (3) types of petitions.

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Human Attachment seminar Joseph C. Noto Bergen County collaborative divorce lawyer

Learning about the three (3) different types of human attachments people may have from the time of birth and then helping a collaborative divorce lawyer in the collaborative process knowing which attachment a client has is very helpful to know, says Joseph C. Noto, a collaborative divorce lawyer in Bergen  County.  He attended an all day semnar presented by one (1) very qualified mental health professional and one (1) collaborative attorney, who has done over 100 collaborative divorces.  They explained that there are three (3) types of attachments a person may have from birth: (1) a secure one; (2) an anxiety-ambivalent one or (3) an avoidant attachment.  Once the collaborative attorney knows what the parties’ attachments are s/he then knows how to proceed in the collaborative process.  Joesph Noto says it all about “creating and keeping a Safe and Secure base” for the clients while the process is going on.  Each attachment is treated differently by the collaborative attorney in the collaborative process in order to maintain this safe and secure base.   Not easy, but necessary, so that the parties continue to work together to arrive at a resolution that they will be satisfied with.  Joseph Noto also learned that this assesment of an attachment applies to his other clients and in life as well.  He said the seminar was well worth the money.

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Collaborative law training Staten Island Joseph Noto collaborative divorce lawyer

Joseph C. Noto, a collaborative divorce lawyer in North Jersey, participated in a collaborative law basic training course held for 12 professionals on Saturday (4-12-14) in Staten Island. He said it It went very well and the word continues to get around about the beautiful divorce process. Joseph Noto said the  participants were anxious to start using the collaborative divorce process as soon as possible.

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Licensed Clinical Social Workers presentation Joseph C. Noto Bergen County collaborative divorce Lawyer

Joseph C. Noto, a collaborative divorce lawyer in Bergen County, presented to a group of licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) the benefits of a collaborative divorce. He said it went very well and they asked very good questions about the process. They said they would get the word out to their clients about this great alternative dispute resolution process.

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New collaborative law group formed Bergen County Joseph C. Noto collaborative divorce lawyer

A new collabortive law group has been formed and it is called “Collaborative Divorce Association of North Jersey. Joseph Noto, a collaborative divorce lawyer in Bergen county, is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of this group. The group’s President is Larry Esposito. It will be serving clients in North New Jersey and all its 38 members, consisting of experienced attorneys, mental health professionals and financial members are collaboratively trained professionals. Joseph Noto said he is looking forward to meeting prospective clients using this very fine alternative dispute resolution process. Joseph Noto can be reached at 201-847-0999 for further information, or go to his website jnotoesq.com for information on the collaborative process.

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