Phillipsburg, New Jersey Family Lawyers
Ms. Browning has been practicing since 2005 and her primary practice includes all aspects of Matrimonial Law. Lisa obtained a doctor of jurisprudence from Rutgers School of Law – Newark and holds a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jessica R. Mayer, family judge...
A civil litigation attorney, Mr. Merlino was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 2001 and the Pennsylvania Bar in 2017. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1996, double majoring in Administration of Justice and Political Science, and in 2001 received his law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law.
Prior to joining Rotolo Karch Law, Mr. Merlino was...
Recognizing the difficult and trying problems that bring people to seek her firm's guidance, Ms. Weinberger has built her practice and firm around an unwavering commitment to safeguarding clients' rights, their children and their future.
Clients directly benefit...
Mr. Paone is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Attorneys. The College is composed of the top 100 divorce attorneys in the US.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has appointed Mr. Paone over the years to committees relating to the practice of divorce and...
Ms. Murphy is a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney. Attorneys may be designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as “certified attorneys” if they: are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in a specific area of law or practice; have passed a rigorous examination; and have been recognized by their peers as having sufficient skills and reputation in the designated specialty. Only 186 lawyers in the State of New Jersey are certified matrimonial...
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Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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