Michele Hart

Representing Clients in Northern New Jersey
Morris County Divorce and Family Lawyer

Morristown, NJ Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Divorce and family law matters don’t have to involve fighting – and shouldn’t.

When you have access to essential resources, knowledge and skills, you can reach agreements more quickly at less cost.  I value and honor the trust that my clients place with me personally and give each and every client 100%.

When we work together, you will have a personal source for answers, solutions and peace of mind.  I am your advocate, negotiator, and go-to problem solver.  This gives you the freedom to take care of what you need to do at home.  Let me handle the rest.

Michele Hart Morris County Divorce and Family Lawyer

Why I Do What I Do

When I was a teenager, life as I knew it suddenly changed forever.  One day, my father sat me down and told me he and my mother were getting a divorce.

I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer.  But from that point on, I knew the kind of lawyer I wanted to be.

For the first time in my life, and for many years thereafter, I had experienced the true terror of feeling lost and out of control.

I had known nothing about how divorce was supposed to work and struggled to try and make sense of it all.  I felt vulnerable and scared.

My experience made me think of all the people who have a traumatic experience with divorce, without the knowledge and information to help themselves and their children.

They feel alone and vulnerable, just like I felt when I went through my parents’ divorce.

No one should have to feel like that.  So I committed myself to empower people with the knowledge and resources to make important decisions about their lives and their children.

I went on to hone my natural strengths in communication, negotiation, and advocacy.  Before attending law school, I had a unique opportunity to work in Washington, D.C. on behalf of multinational corporations.  I attended congressional hearings on Capitol Hill and reported to clients on key federal legislation.  Here is where I learned to break down key technical data and communicate succinctly and clearly to clients what they need to know and how they would be affected.

I then buckled down and put myself through law school, rising to the top 5% of my class.

For the first six years of practicing law, I practiced in New York City advising large multinational clients on how United States law would impact them when importing products into the United States.

I became intimately familiar with the intricacies of all forms of corporate financial documentation.  That’s why now I can quickly identify and process key financial data to obtain the best results for divorce and family law clients.

I gained key trial advocacy experience in a high-profile case on behalf of Nissan when it first started importing the Nissan Pathfinder to the United States.

I drafted the trial brief that was quoted word for word in the federal court opinion published in The New York Times awarding Nissan $30 million for damages from the inaccurate classification of the Pathfinder by the United States Government as a truck instead of a passenger vehicle.

Further, by forming connections with key members of United States government agencies, I refined invaluable advocacy and high-level negotiation skills that help achieve the best result for clients.

I opened my own family law practice in 1999 so I could develop closer personal connections with each client and make a meaningful impact on their lives.

As my practice grew, I began to see more and more that when people choose to have the court impose legal obligations on them, they relinquish their ability to make their own choices and create results.  I saw how the unpredictability of a court’s decision compounded the fear they were already experiencing as a result of their divorce or separation.  Much like the fear I experienced during my own parents’ tumultuous and acrimonious divorce.

So I decided to double down on my commitment to educate people about family law and empower them with solutions so they could move forward with confidence and peace of mind.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court (New Jersey)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, sections on Family Law and Solo Practice
  • Morris County Bar Association, Committees on Family Law and Solo Practice
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • International Academy for Collaborative Professionals

Speaking Engagements

  • “Resolving Conflict in Family Owned Businesses,” Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Family Business Forum Series, Madison, N.J., December 4, 2018.


  • J.D., Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, New York, 1992
  • B.A., Economics, Stockton State College, Pomona, New Jersey, 1988
  • Central and Northern New Jersey Family Inns of Court
  • Worrall F. Mountain Inns of Court

Community Involvement

  • Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project, Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter
  • Legal Clinic at the Women’s Center of Morris County Community College
  • Legal Clinic of Sussex County Project Self Sufficiency

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