“I hired Carmela L. Novi to represent me in a very complicated and messy divorce. Carmela and her team were friendly, professional and above all understanding. She guided me through the entire process and took the time to listen to me…. She always gave me her professional opinion but allowed me to make my own decisions. She protected my interest and used the best strategy to achieve the outcome I desire. I would highly recommend Carmela!” **
Carmela L. Novi, a Partner at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. 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. During college, Ms. Novi served as a Judicial Intern for Hon. Walter M. Schackman, J.S.C., Supreme Court of New York, and Commercial Division.
She began practicing family law immediately upon her graduation from New York Law School. 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 and court approved Family 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.
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Ms. Novi has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Star. She has also been named by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as one of the 10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law in New Jersey.
* Client Champion Award (2019-2023) is a Martindale-Hubbell award based upon reviews by clients over the previous 24 months. Full details of the award criteria can be viewed at martindale.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court
* American Institute of Family Law (10 Best Client Satisfaction; Top 10 Under 40) “To be named an attorney must be formally nominated by the board, client, and/or fellow Attorney; have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating. To learn more about the selection process see www.aiofla.org. No aspect of this has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
* Super Lawyers is a publication of Thomson Reuters. The selection process is conducted by an independent firm that determines which lawyers in New Jersey have attained a high degree of peer recognition & professional achievement. The selection process can be viewed at www.superlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.
* Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. Only about two percent of the attorneys practicing in the State of New Jersey are Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. Carmela L. Novi, Laura M. Mendonca, Rachel E. Partyka, Robyn N. Howlett, Dianna C. Cavaliere, Jennifer Varga, and managing partner, Bari Zell Weinberger, can count themselves among this select few.
Areas of Practice:
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
Qualified Family Law Mediator
Certified Matrimonial Attorney
New York Law School, New York, New York
Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey
-Member, Mock Trial Competition Team
-Treasurer, Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity
New Jersey’s Best Lawyers For Families 2021 – Honoree
New Jersey State Bar Association – Family Law Section
Morris County Bar Association
Carmela Novi is located in our Hackensack, Bergen County office. To schedule an initial consultation with Carmela, please call (888) 888-0919 or click to schedule online.