Matthew R. Abatemarco, Esq.

Divorce is often the most challenging event in a person’s life. As a collaborative attorney, my goal is to minimize the trauma of divorce for my clients and their children. I am keenly aware of my client’s financial concerns and work diligently to develop comprehensive solutions to meet their needs. When children are involved, I work to protect the children and promote their emotional well-being. Through active listening, I can assist clients in navigating the emotional, financial and legal challenges of the divorce process. My goal is for clients and their children to move forward from the divorce in a positive manner.

I have a strong commitment to resolving cases in a cost-effective and amicable fashion. As a Mediator and Collaborative Attorney, I attempt settlement first before spending emotional and financial capital to battle through the Court system. The Court system is oftentimes necessary when clients are faced with headstrong adversaries. Attempting a settlement which focuses on the best interests of the family and win/win scenarios provides long term solutions for parties and so it should be attempted prior to resorting to the Court.


  • Past President , Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group
  • Past Treasurer, Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group
  • Early Settlement Panelist
  • Court appointed Economic Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Binding Arbitrator
  • Court Appointed Receiver

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer, Mediation Training, 2018: Provided eight hours of Mediation training for other professionals
  • Lecturer, NJ ICLE, 2016: Provided training for new attorneys and paralegals on the use of the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines
  • Lecturer, Collaborative Law Symposium, 2014: Utilizing the Seven Habits to produce better results in Collaborative Practice
  • Lecturer, NJSCPA, Certified Public Accountants, 2013: Provided Divorce ADR information to Certified Public Accountants
  • Lecturer, NJAPM, 2010: Provided perspectives of a review attorney to NJAPM members


  • Selected as Super Lawyer* from 2019 to 2021
  • Selected by his peers as a 2018 Top Lawyer by Monmouth Health & Life
  • Recipient of Deborah Michael Richards Award for Excellence in Family Law
  • Recipient of the Mary Philbrook Public Interest Awards from Rutgers University Law School


  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group
  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association

Let's Work Together

Matthew R. Abatemarco, Esq., LLC

1312 Atlantic Ave
Manasquan, NJ 08736

Phone: (732) 491-8075
Fax: (732) 491-8085