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Rachel E. Partyka Profile

Rachel E. Partyka
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Rachel E. Partyka is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, who received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law – Camden in 2003. Ms. Partyka was a recipient of the prestigious Ralph Bunche Fellowship which is provided to exceptional incoming, full-time students. While attending law school, Ms. Partyka was chosen to be a member of the Domestic Violence Pro Bono Project where she provided legal aid services to victims of domestic violence in Camden County Family Court. She also interned for the Honorable F. Lee Forrester, J.S.C. in Mercer County and Legal Services of New Jersey. Prior to attending law school Ms. Partyka received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science, in Exercise Science from Ithaca College in 1999.

Ms. Partyka has dedicated her career to the study and practice of matrimonial and family law and has successfully handled a variety of cases over the extensive career. She has experience with all facets of family law litigation, including contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony and equitable distribution of assets.

Ms. Partyka has been the recipient of several other awards, including the Lisa and Kolin Pimental Award for Excellence in the Study of Domestic Violence Law & Commitment to Advocacy upon her graduation from Rutgers Law in 2003, The Mary Philbrook Award for Public Interest Advocacy awarded by Rutgers Law in 2004 and The Ronald B. Atlas Outstanding Attorney Award in 2009, during her tenure as a Staff Attorney at Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc.

Ms. Partyka has consistently been highlighted as a "New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. She has recently also been recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the "10 Best in Client Satisfaction" and for one of the "10 Best Under 40" attorneys in New Jersey.

Ms. Partyka volunteers her time as an experienced panelist in the Early Settlement Panel program in the Middlesex County family court where she assists other attorneys and litigants in reaching amicable resolutions in their matters. She has also volunteered her time as a Domestic Violence Victim Response Team member throughout Mercer County where she provided guidance and counseling to victims of domestic violence in partnership with local police departments.

Ms. Partyka is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Monmouth Bar Association and the Middlesex County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice:

Family and Matrimonial Law
Divorce and Legal Separations
Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships/Civil Unions and Same Sex Marriages
Child Custody
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
Modification of Custody
Modification of Child Support
Modification, Reduction or Termination of Alimony
Enforcement of Custody
Enforcement of Child Support
Enforcement of Alimony
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, 2003
U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 2003
Pennsylvania, 2003


Rutgers University School of Law – Camden Campus, 2003
Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Middlesex County Bar Association
Family Law Section

Past Employment:

Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc.
Staff Attorney (2004 – 2011)

Wayne F. Jentis, Esq., Counsellors at Law, LLC
Associate (2003 – 2004)

Legal Services of New Jersey
IOLTA intern (2002)

Honorable F. Lee Forrester, J.S.C.
Superior Court of New Jersey, Mercer County
Judicial Intern (2001)

Pro Bono/Volunteer Activities:

Mercer County Domestic Violence Victim Response Team
Volunteer (2005 – 2007)
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