The Law Offices of Charles A. Matison, Esquire, P.C.

The Law Offices of Charles A. Matison, Esquire, P.C.

Law Firm in Northfield, NJ

Firm Overview

SPECIALIZING IN Family AND DIVORCE LAW

The Law Offices of Charles A. Matison, Esquire, P.C., have produced this web site to explain the divorce process in the State of New Jersey to those who are going through a complicated and traumatic time of their lives.

Mr. Matison's office is located in Northfield, New Jersey, Atlantic County. His firm's representation is limited to Family/Matrimonial Law and related matters.

Charles A. Matison is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been certified by them as a Matrimonial Arbitrator and Mediator. Mr. Matison is a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Firm Overview:
Mr. Matison has a very strong background as a trial lawyer for over 38 years and when he began practicing divorce law 25 years ago, he was never afraid to try a case and he never will be. Today he is known for coming in for ninth-inning relief on many cases, for taking on tough cases that others, frankly, can't or don't want to take to trial. His court room experience is one of his strengths. Even though fewer than one percent of New Jersey's divorce cases are tried to conclusion, his trial skills are ready to be utilized.

There are no winners in divorce - to many it is a lose-lose situation, and the objective is to minimize the losses. The children suffer. There are personal upheaval and emotional trauma. There are unbelievably difficult issues, and he is sensitive to every one of them, every step of the way.

But at its core, after the emotions are stripped away, divorce is about a business partnership that's being dissolved. It is a process of valuing assets and reaching an agreement on equitable distribution. To be a good matrimonial attorney, a lawyer has to give the client a lot of commercial and business advice.

There are many other issues, especially psychological issues. As the old saying goes, in criminal law you see bad people at their best, but in divorce law you see good people at their worst.

When someone comes to Mr. Matison for the first time, he will sit and listen for an hour - or more if necessary. If he senses there is real indecision about getting the divorce, he will recommend that the person see another professional - a marriage counselor or a therapist. But if the person wants to proceed, he will never promise what he knows can't be delivered. Some matrimonial attorneys over-promise, and that's a serious problem. People are led to greater disappointment at a time when they can least deal with it.

He has kept his practice small by design. It allows him to do what he does best - practice law. Some large firms have approached him about running their matrimonial departments, but he is happy in his own practice.

He loves what he does. He can't think of an attorney whose advice has greater impact than the advice of a family lawyer. They are there at a key moment in people's lives to protect their interests and to see to it that they can constructively move on with their lives.
Main Office
Main Office
1640 Tilton Road, P.O. BOX 669
Northfield  NJ  08225
Phone
  • 609-407-1100
Fax
  • 609-407-1030
Websites
Divorce
The Law Offices of Charles A. Matison, Esquire, P.C. will represent your Divorce legal matters.
Areas of Law:
Family Law; Divorce; Parenting Issues; Alimony; Child Support; Equitable Distribution; College Costs; Child Relocation.

Charles A. Matison

Attorney in Northfield, NJ

Frequent Author and Lecturer for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, NJ, AAML and ATLA. Participant as an Early Settlement Panelist for Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties. Certified Arbitrator and Mediator in Matrimonial Law by American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 1976-1979. Assistant District Attorney, New York County, New York, 1973-1976.

Areas of Law:
-Family Law
-Alimony
-Annulment
-Cohabitation Agreements
-Divorce
-Divorce Arbitration
-Divorce Mediation
-Divorce Taxation
-Domestic Partnerships
-Domestic Relations
-Domestic Torts
-Domestic Violence
-Equitable Distribution
-Family Arbitration
-Family Mediation
-Gay and Lesbian Family Law
-International Family Law
-Interstate Support
-Uncontested Divorce
-Marital Agreements
-Marital Property Distribution
-Marital Property Law
-Marital Property Settlements
-Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law
-Matrimonial Law
-Military Divorce
-Name Changes
-Non-Traditional Family Law
-Palimony
-Paternity
-Post Divorce Modification
-Postnuptial Agreements
-Premarital Agreements
-Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
-Restraining Orders
-Separation Agreements
-Spousal Support

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1974, New York
1976, New Jersey

Law School Attended:
National Law Center, George Washington University
Class of 1973
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Wisconsin
Class of 1968
B.B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1947
Trenton, New Jersey, January 1, 1947

Military:
1st Lt., U.S. Army, 1969-1972. Army Commendation Medal

Associations & Memberships:
Atlantic County (Chair, Family Law Section) and New Jersey State (Member, Executive Committee, Family Law Section) Bar Associations.

Bar Fellowship:
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Past-President, New Jersey Chapter).

Representative Cases:
Todd v. Sheridan, 268 N.J. Super. 387 (App. Div. 1993).

Hobbies & Interests:
squash, golf, tennis
Education
  • National Law Center, George Washington University
    Juris Doctorate , 1973

Elizabeth Logan

Attorney in Northfield, NJ

Participant, Early Settlement Panelist, Atlantic and Cape May County.

Areas of Law:
-Family Law
-Alimony
-Annulment
-Cohabitation Agreements
-Divorce
-Divorce Taxation
-Domestic Partnerships
-Domestic Relations
-Domestic Torts
-Domestic Violence
-Equitable Distribution
-Interstate Support
-Marital Agreements
-Marital Property Distribution
-Marital Property Law
-Uncontested Divorce
-Marital Property Settlements
-Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law
-Matrimonial Law
-Military Divorce
-Name Changes
-Non-Traditional Family Law
-Palimony
-Paternity
-Post Divorce Modification
-Postnuptial Agreements
-Premarital Agreements
-Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
-Restraining Orders
-Separation Agreements
-Spousal Support

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1997, New Jersey

Law School Attended:
Temple University
Class of 1996
J.D.

University Attended:
Rutgers University
Class of 1981
B.S.

Birth Information:
Born in 1954
Pleasantville, New Jersey, October 6, 1954

Associations & Memberships:
Atlantic County Bar Association; New Jersey State Bar Association.
Education
  • Temple University
    Juris Doctorate , 1996
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