I strongly recommend Montclair Divorce Mediation.
Nick De Metro was referred to my wife and I by a friend of my wife's who was extremely
pleased with Nick's services and the entire mediation process. To be honest, I knew very
little about divorce mediation going forward. However, when faced with the alternative, the spectre of a costly and drawn-out litigation, it compelled us to at least give it a try. One of the things that we liked about Nick right-off-the-bat was that he is a licensed New Jersey
Online, you can find a myriad of fly-by-night mediators with no background
whatsoever in law. I found Nick to be extremely knowledgeable, courteous, practical and fair. Were there bumps in the road ? Was the process intensely stressful at times? Were there some uniquely complex issues? Absolutley! But Nick is particularly adept at calmly
laying out options and possible solutions while always being mindful of the legalities of
any and all issues.
Mr. Demetro is very professional. He was able to help us come to an agreement on many of our open issues.
He was very informative and I appreciated the fact that I could email any questions too him. I didn't have to wait until our next meeting. His response was usually very prompt. I would recommend him to any couple in need of a Divorce Mediator. Using his services saved us a lot of money.
I just want to let you know that my divorce was finally finalized today!
I am free!!
Thank you so much for working with us! Your professionalism and patience was very helpful during this difficult time. Thanks again!
Your objectivity, professional detachment . . .
. . . and human insight have served this (mediation) process well.
I wanted to thank you for your help in reaching the end of our negotiations.
I am very
appreciative of your support and wisdom in getting me through those times when I didn't think
there was a way to a solution. Thank you again for your professionalism and your expertise.
The Matrimonial Settlement Agreement you prepared is wonderful.
Thank you for getting it to
us so quickly. I really appreciate everything you have done for us through the divorce process.
My attorney said she was impressed by the agreement's level of detail.
Nick mediated our divorce.
I found him to be an expert who provides good value and has a high
level of integrity. While I had no idea what to expect, he did a great job of steering us through
some tough issues to end with a fair, but relatively inexpensive settlement. He brought up issues
we hadn't considered, and was able to clearly explain other issues which weren't clear to me or
my ex-spouse. Mediation is a much better, cheaper and less stressful process than a litigated
divorce by far!
Nick was very helpful when we were divorcing.
My ex-wife and I had already agreed to some
issues and we needed help with some remaining issues. We also wanted help with the settlement
agreement and had questions about filing the correct papers. Nick not only guided us through the
process but made sure we understood exactly the implications of certain actions and clauses. His
actions ensured that we were able to collaborate and not become adversaries during the divorce.
He was always responsive when we had questions during the filing of the final documents with
the court. I would not hesitate in recommending him to others in a similar situation.
Mr. De Metro proved himself to be a trustworthy mediator . . .
. . . whose fair and knowledgeable
approach made the process much easier than I anticipated. I was very happy with the outcome
and would gladly recommend him.
Mr. De Metro has an outstanding reputation . . .
. . . for being a conscientious mediator who understands
his clients' needs and has a comprehensive knowledge of the law. He has uniquely skilled at
helping his clients reach a fair and mutually agreeable resolution without the need for costly and
time consuming litigation. I enthusiastically endorse Mr. DeMetro.
Robert Ratish, Esq.
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. De Metro many years ago . . .
. . . as we stood on the opposite
sides of a highly contested divorce action. Although he was always a zealous advocate for his
client, he was always professional, courteous and respectful of the parties to our action. I look
forward to working together in the future and unequivocally recommend him to clients who need
assistance with mediation.
Brad Micklin, Esq.
Your service to us was very helpful.
I trusted your knowledge and what you were saying in regards to certain questions we had and I felt completely comfortable with you being our mediator. When things got a little heated you knew when to step in and help us come to an agreement in a timely manner and be amicable at the same time.
When we couldn't reach an agreement on a particular issue, you knew when to separate us in order to keep the meeting productive and moving forward. We were able to solidify our wants and needs in a matter of just 4 sessions and you worked with us on dates & times when conflicts arose. This made me feel comfortable and confident in utilizing your services.
You worked well with us and for our needs. Even though our case was already in the court system, you helped us to reach a final agreement in a timely manner. Thank you so much for all of your help. It meant a lot to us in a very emotional and trying time in our lives.
There was never a moment of our time wasted.
Mr. De Metro worked with efficiency and thoughtfulness throughout the long and complex process. His working knowledge of legal terminology and language is impressive. He frequently helped us frame our thoughts in effective language.
When there was a serious difference of opinion between us, Nick diffused any tension by stating both sides with clarity and neutrality. His manner is compassionate and understanding without ever losing professionalism.
Nick is a professional among professionals. He was a wonderful resource during a very difficult time.
I am pleased to write this letter of reference for Nicholas De Metro of Montclair Divorce Mediation.
Mr. De Metro was the mediator in my divorce negotiations during the summer of 2009. During that time, my spouse and I met with Mr. De Metro in his office on multiple occasions. In our first meeting, Mr. De Metro thoroughly explained to us the benefits of mediation, as well as its limitations. He explained very clearly his role, his payment structure and our options for proceeding. For example, he provided us with the option of receiving a Memorandum of Understanding or a Matrimonial Settlement Agreement.
In all of our sessions, I found Mr. De Metro to be knowledgeable, fair, patient and efficient. On several occasions he introduced issues that we had not considered. Additionally, when we became stuck on an issue, he was very adapt at elucidating our options and moving us forward. He communicates clearly and with style that is both professional and accessible. We ultimately resolved our issues of property, support and custody with Mr. De Metro's facilitation and he prepared an MSA for us. Overall, I was pleased with Mr. De Metro's services and would recommend him to others.
Throughout the mediation process, Mr. De Metro guided us during this difficult time in our lives.
This consisted of approximately eight sessions. He was completely capable and provided detailed explanations of not only the process, but of matrimonial law. When faced with impasse, he provided examples of settlements in situations that where similar to ours and explained how these cases were amicably settled. After my wife and I reached an agreement, Mr. De Metro offered us the option of receiving an MOU or Marital Settlement Agreement. I would recommend Mr. De Metro to couples seeking mediation.
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Nicholas De Metro to you.
I have referred clients to Mr. De Metro, and to a number they have been pleased with his services, as have I. What my clients have reported to me is that he is diligent in his assessment of their situation. He has been clear in his explanations of the mediation process. He sets forth the parameters of the mediation process from the outset. He is helpful during moments when the process seems to be at an impasse. He exhibits professionalism throughout the entire process, including explanation of fees, timeframes for completing paperwork, and understanding the sensitivities of both parties in the mediation process.
I will continue to refer my clients to Mr. De Metro when they are in need of his services and have also told my colleagues that he is worthy of consideration for their clients as well.
Dr. Wayne Young, Ph.D.
Past President, New Jersey Psychological Association
Excellent mediator, I have found Nick De Metro, the lawyer/ mediator at Montclair Divorce Mediation to be excellent at what he does.
He's extremely knowledgeable, empathic, honest, and very skilled at what he does. He provided me with tremendous insight and novel, creative solutions to help me with my divorce. I really enjoyed working with him. He was easy going but also very efficient and professional. I would highly recommend him to others who are in search of a reputable, expertly skilled, empathic, fair, mediator. He also has a broad background in law that really comes in helpful with regards to pensions, retirement accounts, parenting plans, and other legal questions that you may have. Good luck with your divorce mediation - if you go with Nick, you'll be in great hands.
I just wanted to thank you for your help during the mediation sessions and your explanation of the court process.
Everything was taken care of yesterday at court which went smoothly. Thank you again for all of your help. The judge was highly impressed with your agreement and said it was thorough and well thought out.
When my husband of 16 years left me for a divorce I didn't know who to trust or where to turn for advice.
I had heard about divorce mediation, but really didn't understand it, so I researched divorce mediation online & came upon Mr. De Metro's website for Montclair Divorce Mediation. I called him and he took the time to patiently explain the mediation process to me and how it was different from my husband & I hiring our own attorneys. My husband had already consulted an attorney, but agreed to go for an initial consultation with Mr. De Metro when I explained to him the financial advantages of using mediation vs. each of us hiring our own attorney and fighting in court. My now soon to be ex husband agreed to try the mediation process. It was difficult taking apart the pieces of our marriage and our life together but Mr. De Metro was calm, patient and direct and always got us back on track when we would be disagreeing and would find a way to help us to come to an agreement on issues that were very difficult for me to deal with. I would recommend him highly to anyone who is going through the unfortunate process of ending their marriage.
We were in a pretty good place to make an agreement, but we obviously needed some help.
Nick helped us break everything down into two categories: 'necessary according to law' and 'totally up to us.' That alone was enormously helpful. There were a few things in our agreement that were a bit unconventional, but Nick always came back to the phrase, "I'm fine with it, as long as the two of you agree." There were some tough sessions and Nick handled those very well.
Nick I want to thank you for all of your help and support during this very difficult time.
Knowing I had someone to answer my questions and help me through the matters I didn't understand really made this experience a little bit easier. Once again thank you very much.