Frederick A. D'Arcangelo
Fred D’Arcangelo is Co-Chair of the Family Law Department at Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. He practices from the firm's Westfield office but will see clients in the firm's Summit and Red Bank offices as well, and he serves clients throughout northern and central New Jersey.
He is a well-known and respected divorce lawyer in northern and central New Jersey, having practiced in all central and northern New Jersey counties in the area of family law for more than 40 years. Fred's accessibility, reputation and experience make him a sought after attorney for individuals seeking legal help for divorce, custody, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence and post-divorce modification matters.
Fred has extensive litigation experience in divorce, child custody, domestic violence, and post-judgment enforcement matters, as well as in the preparation of pre-nuptial agreements. He is also a divorce and child custody mediator serving northern and central New Jersey, including the Westfield and Summit areas. He completed the Rutgers Law School course on divorce mediation and has successfully mediated many divorce and child custody matters. Mediation is also a very efficient method of resolving issues which can arise after the parties have been divorced, as a cost-effective alternative to filing a post-judgment motivation and going back to court.
He is also trained in the new and growing field of Collaborative Divorce Law, which enables a divorcing couple to resolve all marital issues in a non-confrontational and cost effective manner. The Collaborative Divorce Law process gives the parties and their attorneys a framework to discuss problems with a view toward resolution, which put the well-being of the parties and their children in the forefront and avoids the stress that accompanies lengthy and expensive divorce litigation. Collaborative law techniques can also be used to resolve post-judgment issues.
Fred has served for 25 years as a Panelist in the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel in Union County, and he is regularly appointed as a Blue Ribbon Panelist. The goal of the Early Settlement Panel, and the Panelists who volunteer their time at no cost to the litigants, is to assist litigants in equitably settling their issues in the most cost-effective manner.
He is a member of the Family Law Committee of the Union County Bar Association, and has served on the District XII Ethics Committee of the New Jersey Supreme Court.
J.D., New York Law School, 1978
B.A., Fairfield University, 1974
United States District Court District of New Jersey, 1978
New Jersey State Bar Association
Union County Bar Association