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Nicholas De Metro, Esq., APM
Nicholas De Metro,  Esq., APM

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Nicholas De Metro, Esq., APM

Montclair Divorce Mediation provides divorce mediation to New Jersey couples who are facing the prospect of divorce. Mr. De Metro understands how stressful the divorce process is to you and your spouse and to your family, especially the children. One of his main goals is to make the divorce process much less traumatic for you and your family. To accomplish this, Mr. De Metro helps couples engage in a process geared to non-adversarial dialog, assisting them in identifying issues and guiding them to resolving those issues. Mr. De Metro, is a licensed New Jersey attorney and provides legal information to the divorcing couple while always remaining neutral. He believes the couple should have sufficient information so that they may make the best decision for them and their children. He is an Accredited Divorce and Family Professional Mediator and uses his vast legal experience of 32 years to help couples reach a mutually satisfactory settlement agreement regarding their future, including the division of marital assets and debts, alimony, child support, parenting plans, as well as co-parenting immediate and long term issues. Voted one of the Best Family Lawyers (Mediator) for Families by parents in New Jersey Family magazine for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. In person or virtual appointments are available. Call or Text today 973 747 6428.

Nicholas De Metro is a licensed attorney in New Jersey since 1991, and is an Accredited Divorce & Family Professional Mediator with New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators since 2010. Mr. De Metro is a Past Chairperson of the NJAPM Accreditation Committee, a post he held for several years and in addition, served on NJAPM’s Board of Directors. He is also a Founding Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, an international organization.

ADR Experience

Nicholas De Metro has helped hundreds of couples in negotiations and mediations of divorce and other family law issues.  Since 2009, he has devoted 100% of his practice to divorce mediation. His prior legal experience included being a divorce litigator, handling thousands of real estate cases, bankruptcy issues and representing clients in commercial transactions, as well as handling commercial and contract litigation. He had also served for multiple years as a Judge for the American Bar Association’s Law School Mediation Forum.


Nicholas De Metro utilizes various mediation styles in an effort to best assist his clients through the divorce mediation process. Mr. De Metro helps couples by identifying topics and issues that the couples may not have thought about or realized existed. He also provides options and various ways to resolve those issues. Mr. De Metro takes the time to explain relevant N.J. divorce law to his clients, so that they better understand and can make the best decisions for themselves and their children. Mr. De Metro seeks to provide balanced, fair, and reasonable settlement agreements, which permits both parties to move forward in their lives and helping their children by productively co-parent in the future.


  1. Nicholas De Metro attended Rutgers University graduating in 1982, with a B.A., and Rutgers School of Law graduating in the fall of 1990, with a J.D.

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Pet Mediation

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Counselor
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Parenting Coordinator



Fees and Provisos

Mr. De Metro offers clients hourly and flat rate mediation services. Payments are accepted by check, credit card, Zelle,  and Venmo.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of Dispute Resolution
  • NJAPM - NJ Assoc. of Profes. Mediators
  • NJSBA - Family Law
  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators
  • ABA Section on Family Law
  • NJSBA Section on Dispute Resolution