Michael J. Evans was awarded a Juris Doctorate in 1990 from California Western School of Law in San Diego, following his graduation from Seton Hall University. For over twenty-five years, he has become a seasoned litigator, familiar with virtually every facet of litigation matters and has litigated numerous matters in the areas of family and matrimonial law. Mr. Evans devotes his practice exclusively to the area of family law and matrimonial law and has represented clients in various complex cases involving contested and uncontested divorces, adoptions, guardianships, annulments, child custody (including international custody disputes), alimony, child support, child removal from the state or country, post-judgment modification and enforcement matters, grandparent’s rights matters, DCP&P actions and domestic violence.
He has extensive experience handling matters at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Evans also counsels clients in a variety of areas and has successfully negotiated, drafted and when necessary, sought enforcement or the setting aside of prenuptial, reconciliation, separation and custody and parenting time agreements. Mr. Evans has significant proficiency with the complex issues surrounding children with special needs. He has also been appointed by the Superior Court of New Jersey to protect the interests of minors during matrimonial litigation.
Mr. Evans has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of attorneys in New Jersey. Mr. Evans serves on the Passaic County Superior Court Early Settlement Matrimonial Panel and has served as a Commissioner for the Clifton Board of Education.
He is a member of the New Jersey state Bar association, Family Law Division, Passaic County Bar Association, Bergen County Bar Association, American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, as well as completing the Justice Robert L. Clifford American Inns of Court. Mr. Evans has been named by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as one of the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction for Family Law Attorneys in New Jersey.
Mr. Evans is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey Bar.