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Culinary Conference Center, Jersey City

The Hon. Michael R. Casale (Ret.), Of Counsel in the firm’s Family Law Department, will be a panelist for a program entitled “Cohabitation Law in a Developing Legal Landscape,” to be presented on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 6:00pm.  The program will be presented by the Justice Virginia Long Family Law American Inn of Court at the Culinary Conference Center in Jersey City.

In September 2014, New Jersey amended its alimony statute: N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23. One of the most important and far reaching changes of the new statute was in the area of cohabitation. Judge Casale and his fellow panelists will engage in a comprehensive discussion of this law: both pre and post-amendment. They will discuss their own experiences of how courts have addressed this topic, as well as what judges are now focusing on when this issue comes before them. 

Judge Casale focuses his practice on mediation, arbitration, settlement conferences and discovery management.  He has extensive experience in the areas of family law, personal injury and insurance defense, which he brings to bear in his representation of clients in complex family and civil disputes, including malpractice and employment litigation matters. His practice also encompasses consultation and trial strategy in child custody, relocation, child support and domestic violence matters.  Judge Casale joined the firm following his retirement from the New Jersey Judiciary after over 20 years of service as a Superior Court Judge in Essex County.