Bruce P. Matez Esq. Elected Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Starting Point and Secretary of the South Jersey Collaborative Divorce Professionals

CHERRY HILL, NJ, February 24, 2018 – The law firm of Borger Matez is pleased to announce that Bruce P. Matez has been elected Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Starting Point and Secretary of the South Jersey Collaborative Divorce Professionals. Mr. Matez served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Starting Point for nearly ten years, and was elected to the new role by the Board on February 8, 2018. He is a founding member of the South Jersey Collaborative Divorce Professionals.

The Starting Point is “a private, non-profit education and referral center that provides support and healing to children and adults to help solve individual difficulties, improve their relationships and engage in healthy family dynamics.” The organization “coordinates and facilitates many programs including appropriate referrals to counseling and psychotherapy, workshops, forums, Twelve-Step meetings, and weekend programs.”

The South Jersey Collaborative Divorce Professionals is a group of unaffiliated lawyers, divorce coaches, financial and other professionals who have been trained in Collaborative Law, an alternative to the traditional litigation and adversarial processes for handling divorces. For more information about collaborative divorce go to www.sjcollaborativedivorce.com.

Bruce Matez is one of the top divorce and family law lawyers and mediators in Southern New Jersey. Recognized by SJ Magazine as a “Top Attorney” and “Awesome Attorney” by local publications for many years, Bruce has over 28 years of experience handling all types of family law matters including but not limited to divorce, custody and parenting time, child support, alimony, equitable distribution of marital property, equitable allocation of marital debt, child abuse and neglect matters, adoption, domestic violence and more. He has substantial experience in preparing and negotiating pre-marital and cohabitation agreements and marital settlement agreements. Bruce has also built a successful mediation practice to whom judges and his colleagues refer parties to resolve their marital and family disputes through mediation. A 1986 graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, Mr. Matez earned his law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1989.

The law firm of Borger Matez is one of Southern New Jersey’s top family law and divorce firms and is a leader in bringing Collaborative Divorce to the region. Located in Cherry Hill, NJ, Borger Matez, PA concentrates its practice in all aspects of divorce and family law, mediation, and Collaborative Divorce. For more information, call (856) 424-3444 or visit http://www.njfamilylaw.net.

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Bruce Matez ESQ. Bio

Attorney Gary L. Borger Participates as Panelist for NJ Assn for Justice (NJAJ) Meadowlands Seminar on Matrimonial Law

CHERRY HILL, NJ, March 2, 2018 – The law firm of BorgerMatez is pleased to announce that Gary L. Borger participated as a panelist at the New Jersey Association for Justice’s Meadowlands Seminar 2017 on Matrimonial Law. He presented on “The Intersection of Tort and Family Law.” Attendees learned how to spot, investigate and prepare for the trial of tort (injury) claims in conjunction with a divorce.

Gary L. Borger has concentrated on family law since entering private practice in 1977, gaining substantial experience in handling complex divorces involving alimony claims, child custody and parenting issues, child support, relocation applications to the court for a parent to move out of state with children, property and debt distribution, and applications to the court for protection from domestic violence and abuse. Mr. Borger also has extensive experience in preparing and negotiating pre-marital and cohabitation agreements. Trained in mediation at Harvard Law School, Mr. Borger offers clients the option of mediating rather than litigating family law disputes between spouses, domestic partners, or significant others. He also has been trained in and practices collaborative divorce, a gentler, less expensive, and quicker way to resolve divorces by agreement reached by the parties directly but in the presence of and with the assistance of their attorneys who commit to settlement rather than litigation of each aspect of ending the marital enterprise and beginning life anew on their own. Mr. Borger is an active and dedicated member of the Family Law Bar serving as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section member (former member of the Executive Committee), the Camden County (NJ) Bar Association, Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, the Burlington County (NJ) Bar Association, Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, the Gloucester County (NJ) Bar Association, Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, the Early Settlement Panel (ESP volunteer member) and the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Mr. Borger also lectured in family law for 15 years as a guest lecturer in family law at Temple Law School, his alma mater (J.D. 1976) and at educational programs hosted by the American Bar Association, Family Law Section; NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE); the Burlington and Camden County Bar Associations; and The Sharper Lawyer. Mr. Borger is a member of the South Jersey Collaborative Law Group. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University (B.A. 1972).

The law firm of BorgerMatez is one of Southern New Jersey’s top family law and divorce firms and is a leader in bringing Collaborative Divorce to the region. Located in Cherry Hill, NJ, BorgerMatez, P.A. concentrates its practice in all aspects of divorce and family law, mediation, and Collaborative Divorce. For more information, call (856) 424-3444 or visit http://www.njfamilylaw.net.

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Gary L. Borger ESQ. Bio

Attorneys Gary L. Borger, Bruce P. Matez, and Deena L. Betze Attend Collaborative Practice Growth and Excellence Seminar

CHERRY HILL, NJ, November 8, 2017 – The law firm of Borger Matez is pleased to announce that Gary L. Borger, Bruce P. Matez, and Deena L. Betze recently attended the Collaborative Practice Growth and Excellence seminar. The seminar was led by Loretta Gephart, a licensed psychologist and collaborative coach in Pittsburgh. Attendees were provided with information to help hone collaborative skills in the collaborative practice; professional and personal growth to avoid triggers that could derail the process, how to better deal with conflict, and how to be more self-aware in the process; assessing the viability of a potential collaborative case; pitfalls to avoid; building teamwork among the collaborative team; review of the role and benefits of the divorce coach in the collaborative process; and ethics in the collaborative practice.

Gary L. Borger has concentrated on family law since entering private practice in 1977, gaining substantial experience in handling complex divorces involving alimony claims, child custody and parenting issues, child support, relocation applications to the court for a parent to move out of state with children, property and debt distribution, and applications to the court for protection from domestic violence and abuse. Trained in mediation at Harvard Law School, Mr. Borger offers clients the option of mediating rather than litigating family law disputes between spouses, domestic partners, or significant others. He has been trained in and practices collaborative divorce, a gentler, less expensive, and quicker way to resolve divorces by agreement reached by the parties directly but in the presence of and with the assistance of their attorneys who commit to settlement rather than litigation of each aspect of ending the marital enterprise and beginning life anew on their own. Mr. Borger is an active and dedicated member of the Family Law Bar serving as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section member (former member of the Executive Committee), the Camden County (NJ) Bar Association, Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, the Burlington County (NJ) Bar Association, Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, the Gloucester County (NJ) Bar Association, Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, the Early Settlement Panel (ESP volunteer member) and the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Mr. Borger also lectured in family law for 15 years as a guest lecturer in family law at Temple Law School, his alma mater (J.D. 1976) and at educational programs hosted by the American Bar Association, Family Law Section; NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE); the Burlington and Camden County Bar Associations; and The Sharper Lawyer. Mr. Borger is a member of the South Jersey Collaborative Law Group. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University (B.A. 1972).

Bruce P. Matez is one of the top divorce and family law lawyers and mediators in Southern New Jersey. Recognized by SJ Magazine as a “Top Attorney” for many years, as one of the “Super Lawyers” by Thomson Reuters, and as an Awesome Attorney by South Jersey Magazine, Bruce has over 26 years of experience handling all types of family law matters including but not limited to divorce (including complex divorce litigation), custody and parenting time (visitation), child support, alimony/spousal support, adoption, domestic violence, equitable distribution of marital property, equitable allocation of marital debt, child abuse and neglect (formerly DYFS) matters, and same sex Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships. Bruce is one of a handful of collaboratively trained attorneys in Southern New Jersey. He has also built a successful mediation practice to whom judges and his colleagues refer parties to resolve their marital and family disputes through mediation. A 1986 graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, Mr. Matez earned his law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1989.

Deena L. Betze, one of Southern New Jersey’s most widely respected family and matrimonial lawyers, is beloved by her clients and is known for making huge and positive changes in their lives. For over 24 years, she has represented men and women in divorce, mediation, custody, adoption (including agency, private placement, domestic, re-finalization of foreign adoptions and contested placements), domestic violence, pre-marital agreements, civil union agreements and other family law related matters. Ms. Betze is collaboratively trained, a mediator, and practices Collaborative Divorce. She is also a member of the South Jersey Collaborative Law Group and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, where she previously served on the Family Law Executive Committee, and serves on the Family Law Committees of the Camden County Bar Association, the Gloucester County Bar Association and the Burlington County Bar Association. Ms. Betze previously served as the President of the Thomas S. Forkin Family Law American Inn of Court, one of only 20 Inns nationwide to achieve the Platinum level of Excellence. American Inns of Court are “designed to improve the skills, civility, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar.” An American Inn of Court is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, and in some cases, law professors and law students. She is also a past volunteer of the Cape Atlantic Legal Services pro bono program. A graduate of S.U.N.Y. StonyBrook (B.A. 1987), Ms. Betze received her law degree in 1990 from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden.

The law firm of Borger Matez is one of Southern New Jersey’s top family law and divorce firms and is a leader in bringing Collaborative Divorce to the region. Located in Cherry Hill, NJ, Borger Matez, PA concentrates its practice in all aspects of divorce and family law, mediation, and Collaborative Divorce. For more information, call (856) 424-3444 or visit http://www.njfamilylaw.net.

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Gary L. Borger ESQ. Bio

Bruce Matez ESQ. Bio

Deena L. Betze ESQ. Bio

October 20 “No Worries” Event to Raise Money for Kids with Cancer

CHERRY HILL, NJ, September 14, 2016 – Please join us at the “Camp No Worries” Family Fun event to benefit kids with cancer in South Jersey.  The event is being held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the Woodcrest County Club in Cherry Hill and will feature food, drink and music along with door prizes, gift baskets and an always enjoyable 50/50 raffle. For more information, and to sign up to attend, visit theanp.org/no-worries-event.

Camp No Worries is a week-long sleepover camp for children suffering from cancer – and their siblings – who are between the ages of 6 and 16. Usually held in late June/early July, the camp operates on the grounds of Camp Inawendiwin in Tabernacle, Burlington County, and is coordinated by the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties.  There is no charge for children and their siblings to attend the camp, but it costs about $1,000 per camper for the week’s activities. Camp No Worries’ budget is funded solely by charitable contributions and the more donations that are received, the more children are able to attend.

In its first year, 1995, Camp No Worries sponsored 14 patients for a four-night stay and the following year, when siblings were invited, the outing grew to 72 children for a full week.  Since then, the annual average has been between 80 to 100 campers for seven nights.

One of the founders of Camp No Worries, Kasey Hall-Massa – a childhood cancer survivor herself – wanted to help children and their families in her one-time situation ease their journey through the hectic, chaotic and frightening path of diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

“Our goal was a place where kids could just be kids and do the things that make them happy, the things that make them kids,” Hall-Massa said. This was the genesis of Camp No Worries.

The Association of Networking Professionals, the host of the event, is a business networking group serving South Jersey and greater Philadelphia. Members work to create an environment that fosters relationships and business growth. The ANP, which meets each Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at The Hotel ML on Route 73 in Mount Laurel, plays an active role in the community by undertaking such charitable endeavors as hosting the “No Worries” event.

The law firm of Borger Matez is a platinum sponsor and proud supporter of the “No Worries” event. The firm is one of Southern New Jersey’s top family law and divorce firms and is a leader in bringing Collaborative Divorce to the region. Located in Cherry Hill, NJ, Borger Matez, PA concentrates its practice in all aspects of divorce and family law, mediation, and Collaborative Divorce. For more information, call (856) 424-3444 or visit http://www.njfamilylaw.net.
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Gary L. Borger ESQ. Bio

Bruce Matez ESQ. Bio

Deena L. Betze Appointed to Board of Trustees of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mercer/Burlington Counties, New Jersey

CHERRY HILL, NJ, April 20, 2016 – The law firm of Borger Matez is pleased to announce that Deena L. Betze, Esq. has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mercer and Burlington Counties, New Jersey. CASA “provides a voice for abused and neglected children by empowering a statewide network of county-based CASA programs. Working through community volunteers, these programs advocate on behalf of children in foster care and out-of-home placements to ensure their well-being and ultimate placement in safe and nurturing permanent homes.”

Ms. Betze, one of Southern New Jersey’s most widely respected family and matrimonial lawyers, is beloved by her clients and is known for making huge and positive changes in their lives. For over 24 years, she has represented men and women in divorce, mediation, custody, adoption (including agency, private placement, domestic, re-finalization of foreign adoptions and contested placements), domestic violence, pre-marital agreements, civil union agreements and other family law related matters. Ms. Betze is collaboratively trained, a mediator, and practices Collaborative Divorce. She is also a member of the South Jersey Collaborative Law Group and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. During the course of her career, Ms. Betze has been interviewed by radio, television, and print media about her expertise in adoption and family law matters. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, where she previously served on the Family Law Executive Committee, and serves on the Family Law Committees of the Camden County Bar Association, the Gloucester County Bar Association and the Burlington County Bar Association. Ms. Betze previously served as the President of the Thomas S. Forkin Family Law American Inn of Court, one of only 20 Inns nationwide to achieve the Platinum level of Excellence. American Inns of Court are “designed to improve the skills, civility, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar.” An American Inn of Court is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, and in some cases, law professors and law students. She is also a past volunteer of the Cape Atlantic Legal Services pro bono program. A graduate of S.U.N.Y. StonyBrook (B.A. 1987), Ms. Betze received her law degree in 1990 from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden.

Borger Matez is one of Southern New Jersey’s top family law and divorce firms and is a leader in bringing Collaborative Divorce to the region. Located in Cherry Hill, NJ, Borger Matez, PA concentrates its practice in all aspects of divorce and family law, mediation, and Collaborative Divorce. For more information, call (856) 424- 3444 or visit http://www.njfamilylaw.net.

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Deena Betze ESQ. Bio

Bruce P. Matez, Esq. Selected as Top 100 Family Law Attorney in New Jersey for 2015

CHERRY HILL, NJ, March 20, 2015 – Bruce P. Matez, Esq., partner at Borger Matez, was recently selected as a Top 100 Family Law Attorney in New Jersey for 2015 by the American Society of Legal Advocates. According to the ASLA, “it is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today. Its membership is drawn from lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards.”

Bruce P. Matez is one of the top divorce and family law lawyers in Southern New Jersey. Recognized by SJ Magazine as a “Top Attorney” for many years, one of SJ Magazine’s 2015 Men of Distinction, and as an Awesome Attorney by South Jersey Magazine, Bruce has over 25 years of experience handling all types of family law matters including but not limited to divorce (including complex divorce litigation), custody and parenting time (visitation), child support, alimony/spousal support, adoption, domestic violence, equitable distribution of marital property, equitable allocation of marital debt, child abuse and neglect (formerly DYFS) matters, same sex Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships. He has substantial experience in preparing and negotiating marital settlement agreements, pre-marital and cohabitation agreements. A 1986 graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, Mr. Matez earned his law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1989.

Borger Matez is one of Southern New Jersey’s top family law and divorce firms and is a leader in bringing Collaborative Divorce to the region. Located in Cherry Hill, NJ, Borger Matez, PA concentrates its practice in divorce, custody, parenting time (formerly called “visitation”), alimony, child support, equitable distribution of marital property and debt, post-divorce disputes (i.e., custody/parenting time, alimony and child support modification and enforcement), domestic violence, cases involving the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS), adoptions, and applications to relocate children from New Jersey incident to or after separation or divorce. The attorneys in the firm also regularly prepare and negotiate all types of pre-marital, cohabitation, same gender, and divorce-related settlement agreements. An extensive list of questions and answers which regularly are asked by family law clients can be found at their website. For more information, call (856) 424-3444 or visit http://www.njfamilylaw.net.

Gary L. Borger and Bruce P. Matez Attend Mid-Jersey Collaborative Law Alliance Spring Retreat

CHERRY HILL, NJ, February 23, 2015 – Gary L. Borger and Bruce P. Matez, partners at Borger Matez, recently attended the Mid-Jersey Collaborative Law Alliance Spring Retreat to enhance their collaborative divorce skills. The program is recommended for trained collaborative divorce lawyers eager to learn cutting edge techniques to help divorcing couples separate without rancor and court battles. Collaborative divorce is a gentler, less expensive, and quicker way to resolve divorces by agreement reached by the parties directly but in the presence of and with the assistance of their attorneys who commit to settlement rather than litigation of each aspect of ending the marital enterprise and beginning life anew on their own.

Gary L. Borger has concentrated on family law since entering private practice in 1977. Trained in mediation at Harvard Law School, Gary offers clients the option of mediating rather than litigating family law disputes between spouses, domestic partners, or significant others. Gary is an active and dedicated member of the Family Law Bar serving as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section member (former member of the Executive Committee), the Camden County (NJ) Bar Association, Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, the Burlington County (NJ) Bar Association, Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, the Gloucester County (NJ) Bar Association, Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, the Early Settlement Panel (ESP volunteer member) and the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Gary is a member of the South Jersey Collaborative Law Group. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University (B.A. 1972).

Bruce P. Matez is one of the top divorce and family law lawyers in Southern New Jersey. Recognized by SJ Magazine as a “Top Attorney” for many years, Bruce has over 24 years of experience handling all types of family law matters including but not limited to divorce (including complex divorce litigation), custody and parenting time (visitation), child support, alimony/spousal support, adoption, domestic violence, equitable distribution of marital property, equitable allocation of marital debt, child abuse and neglect (formerly DYFS) matters, same sex Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships. He has substantial experience in preparing and negotiating pre-marital and cohabitation agreements and marital settlement agreements. A graduate of University of Maryland, College Park (1986), he received his law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1989.

Borger Matez is one of Southern New Jersey’s top divorce and family law firms and is a leader in bringing Collaborative Divorce to the region. Located in Cherry Hill, NJ, Borger Matez, P.A concentrates its practice in divorce, custody, parenting time (formerly called “visitation”), alimony, child support, equitable distribution of marital property and debt, post-divorce disputes (i.e., custody/parenting time, alimony and child support modification and enforcement), adoptions, domestic violence, cases involving the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS), and all types of family law issues. For more information, please contact Mr. Matez at 856-424-3444 or by e-mail at BMatez@njfamilylaw.net.

New Jersey Senate Unanimously Passes The NJ Family Collaborative Law Act

TRENTON, NJ,  June 26, 2014 – Today, the New Jersey State Legislature took a major step forward toward empowering families to divorce with dignity and self-esteem, without resort to conventional litigation.   The Senate unanimously (40-0) approved and on June 23, the General Assembly unanimously passed 78-0, A-1477, the New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act.  The bill was unanimously released by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on June 12th.  S-1224, the Senate counterpart to A-1477 was unanimously released by the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 24th and the Senate Budget Committee on June 5th.

This extraordinary showing of support for the collaborative law process represents a paradigm shift in thinking within the State Legislature, and paves the way further expansion of collaborative practice in New Jersey.

The bills have received widespread bipartisan support throughout the State Legislature, as well as the endorsement of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), New Jersey Law Revision Commission (NJLRC), and all five New Jersey Uniform Law Commissioners.

The New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups spearheaded the efforts toward passage of the act with the support of its eight practice groups, consisting of hundreds of collaboratively trained professionals throughout New Jersey.  Asm. Patrick Diegnan, Esquire (D-14) (Pictured at the far right in the above photograph),  the Assembly bill’s prime sponsor, strongly praised the Council’s efforts in  swiftly advancing the legislation.

Speaking at the Assembly Judiciary Committee meeting, Council Co-Chair Linda Piff, Esquire said,  “My colleagues and I were determined to change the way people divorce in New Jersey. We started with a small group of ten like-minded individuals and the movement has grown throughout the State.  The Bill will empower families to divorce with privacy and dignity and avoid the emotional and financial strain of conventional litigation.  Collaborative law is a powerful idea whose time has come.”

Speaking on the Disqualification Clause in the bill, Council Co-Chair, Anna Maria Pittella, Esquire, said,  “This bill creates an obligation on an attorney to focus solely on negotiations and to use problem solving skills to break an impasse. It provides for team building that is needed to address all three parts of any divorce: legal, financial and emotional. The client disqualifies the attorney should the client wish to litigate.”

Finally, Council Co-Chair, Shireen Meistrich, LCSW, IACP President-Elect said,   “I truly believe that the collaborative process is an agent of social change as it has the ability to truly shift the way we think about conflict and how we resolve it.”

Other Council members speaking in support of the bill at the Assembly Judiciary Committee included, John Caroli, CFP, Patricia Carney, Esquire, and Joesph Noto, Esquire.  Jeralyn Lawrence, Esquire, Chair of NJSBA’s Family Law Section and Laura Tharney, Esquire, NJLRC Executive Director, rounded out vigorous testimony in support of the bill.

A-1477 is now pending the Governor’s signature.

New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups
CONTACT: VALERIE BROWN, ESQ., LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL, 215-933-9978, ValerieBrown95@gmail.com

 

Bruce P. Matez, Esq. Interviewed on Mediation and Collaborative Divorce

CHERRY HILL, NJ, March 10, 2014 – Bruce P. Matez, Esq., a partner at Borger Matez and one of South Jersey’s leading family lawyers, was recently interviewed by Dr. Vicki Handfield, Psy.D. on the program “Mind, Body, Spirit,” which airs on Talk Exchange Radio (WTER), a business internet radio show broadcasting from South Jersey. Mr. Matez discussed mediation and collaborative divorce, and how each can be used as an alternative to traditional divorce litigation.

Collaborative Divorce is an alternative to litigation for divorcing couples seeking to end their marriage with dignity and mutual respect. Mr. Matez is one of the leading attorneys in Southern New Jersey encouraging divorcing spouses to consider Collaborative Divorce instead of the traditional adversarial and litigation process, since it generally allows couples to resolve issues with less acrimony, less pain, less cost and generally better results overall for the entire family, especially children.  Mr. Matez has over 24 years of experience helping husbands and wives successfully divorce through litigation, mediation, arbitration and now Collaborative Divorce.

Borger Matez is one of Southern New Jersey’s top divorce and family law firms and is a leader in bringing Collaborative Divorce to the region. Located in Cherry Hill, NJ, Borger Matez, P.A concentrates its practice in divorce, custody, parenting time (formerly called “visitation”), alimony, child support, equitable distribution of marital property and debt, post-divorce disputes (i.e., custody/parenting time, alimony and child support modification and enforcement), adoptions, domestic violence, cases involving the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS), and all types of family law issues. The attorneys in the firm regularly prepare and negotiate all types of pre-marital, cohabitation, and divorce-related settlement agreements. An extensive list of questions and answers which regularly are asked by family law clients can be found at their website. For more information, please contact Mr. Matez at 856-424-3444 or by e-mail at BMatez@njfamilylaw.net.

Gary Borger, Esq. Interviewed on Collaborative Divorce

CHERRY HILL, NJ, December 17, 2013 – Gary L. Borger, Esq., partner at Borger Matez and one of South Jersey’s most respected family law attorneys, was interviewed by Dr. Vicki Handfield on “Collaborative Divorce – a Kinder and Better Way to Divorce” on November 21, 2013. The interview aired on Talk Exchange Radio (WTER), a business internet radio show broadcasting from South Jersey. The station “broadcasts segments hosted by prominent, local, regional and national business professionals on industry-specific topics. Guests are local and regional business professionals ranging from employees to CEOs.”

Gary L. Borger has concentrated on family law since entering private practice in 1977, gaining substantial experience in handling complex divorces involving alimony claims, child custody and parenting issues, child support, relocation applications to the court for a parent to move out of state with children, property and debt distribution, and applications to the court for protection from domestic violence and abuse. Mr. Borger also has extensive experience in preparing and negotiating pre-marital and cohabitation agreements. Trained in mediation at Harvard Law School, Mr. Borger offers clients the option of mediating rather than litigating family law disputes between spouses, domestic partners, or significant others. He also has been trained in and practices collaborative divorce, a gentler, less expensive, and quicker way to resolve divorces by agreement reached by the parties directly but in the presence of and with the assistance of their attorneys who commit to settlement rather than litigation of each aspect of ending the marital enterprise and beginning life anew on their own. Mr. Borger is an active and dedicated member of the Family Law Bar serving as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section member (former member of the Executive Committee), the Camden County (NJ) Bar Association, Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, the Burlington County (NJ) Bar Association, Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, the Gloucester County (NJ) Bar Association, Family Law Bench-Bar Committee, the Early Settlement Panel (ESP volunteer member) and the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Mr. Borger also lectured in family law for 15 years as a guest lecturer in family law at Temple Law School, his alma mater (J.D. 1976) and at educational programs hosted by the American Bar Association, Family Law Section; NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE); the Burlington and Camden County Bar Associations; and The Sharper Lawyer. Mr. Borger is a member of the South Jersey Collaborative Law Group. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University (B.A. 1972).

Borger Matez is one of Southern New Jersey’s top family law and divorce firms and is a leader in bringing Collaborative Divorce to the region. Located in Cherry Hill, NJ, Borger Matez, P.A concentrates its practice in divorce, custody, parenting time (formerly called “visitation”), alimony, child support, equitable distribution of marital property and debt, post-divorce disputes (i.e., custody/parenting time, alimony and child support modification and enforcement), domestic violence, cases involving the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS), adoptions, and applications to relocate children from New Jersey incident to or after separation or divorce. The attorneys in the firm also regularly prepare and negotiate all types of pre-marital, cohabitation, same gender, and divorce-related settlement agreements. An extensive list of questions and answers which regularly are asked by family law clients can be found at their website. For more information, call (856) 424-3444 or visit http://www.njfamilylaw.net.

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Gary Borger Bio