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Carmela L. Novi Profile

Carmela Novi
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Email Address: carmela@wlg.com

Carmela L. Novi, an attorney with Weinberger Law Group, 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. She began practicing family law immediately upon her graduation from New York Law School in 1996. Since then, Ms. Novi has litigated and settled cases throughout the state of New Jersey involving every aspect of divorce and family law, including but not limited to: divorce; annulments; child custody and parenting time; child support; alimony; college contribution; equitable distribution of assets; and prenuptial agreements. She also has extensive experience in domestic violence matters, both in helping victims obtain needed restraining orders, and in defending those wrongly accused of domestic violence.

Ms. Novi also serves on the Early Settlement Panel for the family court in Morris County, where she volunteers her time to assist couples in settling the economic aspects of their divorce disputes. Ms. Novi is licensed in New Jersey and New York and is also a qualified law mediator for parties who may choose to resolve their family and matrimonial issues without the need for costly and protracted litigation.

She is also presently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, and the New Jersey Woman Lawyers Association. Ms. Novi is also currently serving her third term on the Montville Township Board of Education as Board Vice President; and has co-founded two non-profit organizations over the years, Mid-Town Children's Fund, Inc., and the Towaco Civic Association in Montville Township, New Jersey. Ms. Novi has been recognized for her pro bono work by Alternatives to Domestic Violence of Bergen County; the Bergen County Executive; Partners for Women & Justice (Montclair, NJ); and Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (Newark, NJ). She is a current member of the Strategic Connections Chapter of Business Networking International ("BNI"); and is a former Board member of the Montville Township Kiwanis Club and a former Chairperson of the Montville Township Residents with Disabilities Advisory Committee.

Areas of Practice:

Family and Matrimonial Law
Divorce and Legal Separations
Visitation and Parenting Time
Child Support
Alimony and Palimony
Division of Assets - Equitable Distribution
Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
Adoption and Kinship Legal Guardianships
Children's Educational Needs
Emancipation
Modification of Custody
Modification of Child Support
Modification, Reduction or Termination of Alimony
Enforcement of Custody
Enforcement of Child Support
Enforcement of Alimony
Paternity
Grandparent's Rights
Domestic Violence Matters
Post Divorce Matters

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey
New York
U.S. District Court of New Jersey

Certifications/Specialties:

Qualified Family Law Mediator

Education:

New York Law School, New York, New York, 1996

Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, 1992
-Member, Mock Trial Competition Team, 1991 and 1992
-Treasurer, Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity, 1990-1992

Professional Associations and Memberships:

New Jersey State Bar Association
Family Law Section

Morris County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

Casha & Casha, LLC
Associate (2005 – 2012)

Law Offices of Carmela L. Novi
Partner/Owner (2003 – 2005)

New York Life Insurance Company
Compliance Officer (2001-2003)

Seeger Weiss, LLC
Associate (1999-2001)

Law Offices of Susan Servis
Associate (1996-1999)
Paralegal (1995-1996)

Honorable Walter M. Schackman, Supreme Court of New York, Commercial Division
Judicial Intern (1994)

Law Offices of Susan Kellman
Paralegal, 1992-1993

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