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

The experience gained early in my career made me realize that my skillset and personal mission in life matched perfectly with family law.

Before attending law school, I worked in Washington, D.C. on behalf of multinational corporations spending time on Capitol Hill at congressional hearings 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.

It’s essential that you understand how New Jersey divorce and family law affects you so that you can make informed decisions about your future.

For the first six years of practicing law, I practiced in New York City, where I advised 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, which enables me to 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. Specifically, I researched and 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 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 my clients.

I opened my own practice in 1999 so that I could develop closer personal connections with each client and make a meaningful impact on their lives. I chose to practice exclusively divorce and family law when I realized that my natural strength is in caring deeply about people and helping through tough times.

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 that they were already experiencing as a result of their divorce or separation.

That’s when I became committed to making sure that clients have choices to give them greater control over their own outcomes. I believe in the power of strength, commitment and determination. I believe in you.

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

Education

  • 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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