Practice Areas

The Law Office of Michael P. Otto, LLC serves residents of Northern and Central New Jersey with compassion, dedication and zeal. We listen carefully to understand the extent of your problems and work with you to find solutions tailored to your specific needs. We strive to take the burden off of your shoulders so that you can get back to living your life to the fullest.  Our legal services stretch across an array of practice areas, including:

Our service-oriented approach ensures we meet your needs in a prompt, efficient manner.  Mr. Otto is always available to speak with you about your case.

Bankruptcy law

Filing for bankruptcy can be intimidating, but it also gives you the opportunity to create a fresh start in your life when you find yourself unable to pay off heavy debts. Mr. Otto routinely meets with clients to determine whether bankruptcy is right for them and—if so—which Chapter best fits their needs. He has extensive experience with Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 filings, and he also assists clients with matters such as:

  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Bankruptcy litigation
  • Commercial bankruptcy
  • Foreclosures
  • Pre-bankruptcy workouts
  • Repossessions
  • Collections
  • Garnishments
  • Post-judgment collections
  • Consumer fraud
  • Consumer rights
  • Mortgage workouts
  • Mortgage refinancing

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Family law

Our law firm provides comprehensive support to clients transitioning from one phase of their lives to the next.  Michael Otto has a thorough understanding of family law, and support staff members that create an environment where you can feel comfortable discussing the intimate details of your relationships with family members.

We help clients with family law disputes and transactions related to:

  • Domestic violence
  • Restraining orders
  • Marital property settlements
  • Paternity
  • Post-divorce modifications
  • Premarital agreements
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Name changes

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Real estate law

Individuals and families looking to buy, sell, lease, or rent property can count on the Law Office of Michael P. Otto, LLC for legal aid. We provide assistance with:

  • Residential real estate transactions
  • Landlord-tenant disputes and transactions
  • Contract defense

Mr. Otto also prosecutes cases involving breaches of contract in residential real estate sales.

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Traffic violations, DUI and municipal court proceedings

The majority of Americans interacting with the judicial system go to hearings in their local municipal court. A practicing lawyer in New Jersey since 1996, Mr. Otto has the legal acumen needed to represent individuals in municipal court cases related to traffic violations, drivers' license suspensions, disorderly persons offenses, drug offenses and other infractions. He can also help you file for a record expungement in the municipal court system.

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Estate planning and administration

While no one likes to dwell on leaving their loved ones, having a well thought-out estate plan can greatly reduce the mental and emotional stress placed on your family members in the event of your death. Attorney Michael Otto builds sound estate plans through the use of—

  • Simple wills
  • Complex wills
  • Probate
  • Power of Attorney documents
  • Living Wills/Medical directives
  • Will challenges/contests

He works with clients to create, draft, and update estate planning documents to reflect their wishes while still conforming to the laws governing trusts and estates in New Jersey. If a loved one has died without a will and you need someone to administer the estate, Mr. Otto is skilled at guiding estates through probate with little delay or expense.  Mr. Otto also represents clients in Will challenges/contests and accounting.

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Litigation

Michael Otto is a skilled litigator with experience trying cases in municipal, state, and federal courts.  Whether you are contesting a child custody decision or disputing the conditions of a trust, Mr. Otto can help you find a positive resolution to your problems. He performs a thorough analysis of all aspects of your case, meets with you to access your goals, and constructs a plan of action designed to maximize your chances of success.

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Call on Michael Otto for legal assistance

Located close to the Middlesex Mall in Piscataway, the Law Office of Michael P. Otto, LLC represents clients in Middlesex, Union, Somerset, Morris, Hunterdon, Warren, Sussex & Essex counties. Contact our office online for a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable New Jersey lawyer.