Charny Karpousis Altieri & Donoian, P.A. partner Michelle Altieri volunteered her time and expertise in support of the Wills for Heroes program on Saturday, February 29th at Rutgers School of Law-Camden. Presented by the Camden County Bar Association Probate & Trust Committee and Rutgers Law Estates & Trust Society, the annual event brought together local police officers, firefighters, and other first responders with volunteer attorneys to assist them with estate planning. Together, the volunteer attorneys provided legal advice and prepared free wills and other estate planning documents .
“Wills for Heroes is a program that touches me personally,” says Ms. Altieri, who serves on and was recently named to the Camden County Bar Association (CCBA) Board of Trustees. “Married to a police officer for fifteen years, I recognize their commitment to helping others and the sacrifices they make for the communities they serve. To spend a few hours and give their families peace of mind seems small in comparison to their dedication and support.”
Michelle Altieri concentrates her practice in divorce and family law and has focused in this area for twenty years. Her client representation involves diverse issues, including divorce, child custody, spousal and child support, property settlement agreements, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence and adoption. She is experienced with all phases of divorce litigation and settlement negotiations, mediations and arbitrations. Ms. Altieri is an active participant of the professional community. In addition to her work with the NJSBA and its Family Law Section Executive Committee, she is a member of the Camden County Bar Association (CCBA). Ms. Altieri is a Master in the Thomas S. Forkin Family Law Inns of Court and serves as the Programming Co-Chair as well as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.
Wills for Heroes is just one of the programs and initiatives Ms. Altieri supports throughout the year. She has handled numerous pro bono matters since her admission to the bar and as a Matrimonial Early Settlement panelist, she volunteers her time reviewing cases and meeting with attorneys to suggest fair resolutions to their matters. In 2007, she was a proud recipient of the Edwin P. Rome Pro Bono Achievement Award in recognition her commitment to pro bono service. Ms. Altieri’s community advocacy extends beyond her profession to include support of the Alzheimer’s Association, Bensalem Democratic party (Lower East 3 precinct) and Saint Ephrem School.
Charny Karpousis Altieri & Donoian, P.A. is a boutique family law firm with highly regarded attorneys who provide assertive and efficient representation to clients in all types of family law matters. This includes divorce, custody, alimony, child support, college contribution and equitable distribution. The firm’s attorneys are also skilled in cases involving domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, property settlement agreements and adoptions. While the attorneys are seasoned litigators, the firm also offers Alternate Dispute Resolution alternatives such as mediation and arbitration. In addition to the legal services provided to clients, the firm is strongly committed to the community. All of the firm’s attorneys participate in the region’s professional associations, provide pro bono legal services to indigent clients and support local and statewide charitable organizations. For more information, call (856) 574-4343.