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Heather K. Martin Profile

Heather K. Martin, Esq.

E-Mail address: heatherm@wlg.com

Heather K. Martin received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law, Camden, in 1999. After Ms. Martin's graduation from law school, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas W. Cavanagh, Jr., J.S.C., of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County Family Part. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Martin received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science, in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1994, cum laude, and she received her graduate degree, a Master's of Science, in Criminology from St. Joseph's University in 1996, summa cum laude.

Ms. Martin has successfully handled a variety of cases in her practice of family and matrimonial law over her career. Ms. Martin has experience with all facets of family law litigation, including domestic violence, adoptions, civil unions and domestic partnerships, prenuptial agreements, contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony and equitable distribution of assets. Ms. Martin is also a court approved family mediator and has been trained in the practice of collaborative law, whereby the parties agree not to litigate and they resolve their differences outside of the courtroom, often with the help of forensic, mental health and/or child experts.

Areas of Practice:

Family and Matrimonial Law
Divorce and Legal Separations
Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships
Dissolution of Civil Unions
Adoption and Kinship Legal Guardianship
Child Custody
Visitation and Parenting Time
Child Support
Mediation
Alimony and Palimony
Division of Assets - Equitable Distribution
Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
Children's Education 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
Relocation out of the State of New Jersey with a child
Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P - formerly DYFS)

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey, 2000
U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 2000

Education:

Rutgers School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, 1999
St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1996
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania, 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships:

New Jersey State Bar Association – Family Law Section
Monmouth County Bar Association – General Welfare of Membership Committee and Professionalism Committee
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators

Past Employment Positions:

Law Office of Linda L. Piff, LLC – Associate (2012-2014)
Law Office of Curtis Romanowski – Associate (2010-2012)
Amdur, Maggs & Shor, P.C. – Associate (2007-2010)
McKenna, Dupont, Higgins & Stone – Associate (2005-2007)
Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington – Associate (2001-2005)
Honorable Thomas W. Cavanagh, Jr., Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County – Judicial Family Law Clerk (2000-2001)

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