Corrine Cooke – Divorce Lawyer

Corrine Cooke Divorce Lawyer

Partner

  Office: Mount Laurel, Burlington County

Email: Corrinec@wlg.com

Corrine Cooke is a Partner at Weinberger Divorce and Family Law Group. Ms. Cooke’s practice is exclusively concentrated in matrimonial and family law proceedings, including divorce, child custody disputes, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, and other related family law matters. She also handles post judgment applications, including modification applications, emancipation applications, college contribution applications, and family law appeals.

Ms. Cooke is a highly experienced and accomplished family law attorney who has handled countless family law cases throughout her legal career, from inception through to settlement and/or trial. Sensitive to the very personal and emotional issues involved in family law matters, Ms. Cooke assists and guides her clients through their legal matters with seamless expertise that is both pragmatic and highly responsive to her client’s individual needs and situation.

Ms. Cooke is Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, a distinction achieved by only 2% of attorneys statewide. As a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, Ms. Cooke’s clients benefit from her advanced mastery and skill at successfully resolving even the most complex of family law matters. A true family law expert, she is able to identify and develop creative solutions that other attorneys may not recognize or be capable of resolving.

In addition to being an experienced and highly sought-after family law litigator, Ms. Cooke is also a court-approved and qualified family law mediator under Rule 1:40 and provides mediation services to assist parties in reaching a resolution of their family and matrimonial issues outside of the court system. Although her role as a mediator is as a neutral third-party in those matters, her experience in this role assists Ms. Cooke in representing her own clients as she is well-aware of how virtually all family law issues should be resolved and is highly adept at settling those issues as expeditiously as possible.

Ms. Cooke is also trained in the alternative dispute resolution method of Collaborative Divorce, which is an amicable and child-focused method of divorce that, unlike litigation, allows parties to remain in control of the resolution of their divorce proceedings without going to Court. Ms. Cooke is an active member of the South Jersey Collaborative Divorce Professionals and the Mid-Jersey Collaborative Law Alliance.

Ms. Cooke volunteers as an expert panelist for the family courts in the Early Settlement Programs in Mercer and Burlington counties, where she routinely serves as a neutral expert to provide recommendations regarding how the economic issues in Family Part cases should be resolved. This experience allows Ms. Cooke to view the issues in these cases as a Family Part Judge would, which is extremely effective and useful when she crafts arguments on behalf of her clients.

Ms. Cooke is also passionate about giving back to her local community and helping those less fortunate. Towards that end, she serves on the Board of Directors of Dress for Success Central New Jersey- 7 Counties, whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing them with a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Corrine Cooke received her Juris Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law. Immediately following law school, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Michael J. Haas, J.S.C. in the Burlington County Family Part, where she had the opportunity to learn directly from a Family Part Judge the intricacies of New Jersey Family Law. Her experience as a law clerk allowed Ms. Cooke to learn firsthand what Family Law Judges find persuasive, and to anticipate and preemptively address counterarguments to be made by adversaries. As a result of her clerkship, Ms. Cooke understands the relevant issues and/or facts that Family Law Judges want attorneys to address in their arguments and how to do so effectively and respectfully. This experience translates to value and, above all, positive outcomes for her clients.

Following her clerkship, Ms. Cooke practiced Family Law at a large prominent law firm, where she started as an Associate and was promoted to Partner in 2017. Ms. Cooke now brings her large firm experience to Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group to enable her to better represent her clients with all of their Family Law needs.

Ms. Cooke is admitted to the Bar in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Awards

* 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.

* American Institute of Family Law (10 Best Client Satisfaction; Top10 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.

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
  • Mediation
  • 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
  • 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)

Education:

Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA, J.D.
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, BSBA

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey
Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court

Professional Associations & Memberships

Mercer County Bar Association – former Co-Chair of the Women Lawyers Committee (2013 – 2015)
Burlington County Bar Association
New Jersey Association for Justice
New Jersey Bar Association – Family Law Section
South Jersey Collaborative Divorce Professionals
Mid-Jersey Collaborative Law Alliance

Certification / Specialties:

Certified Matrimonial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court
Court Appointed and Qualified Family Law Mediator
Qualified and Trained Collaborative Law Attorney

Community Involvement:

Dress for Success Central New Jersey-7 Counties, Board Member (2010 – Present)
Princeton YWCA NEXT GEN, Board Member (2015-2017)

Publications:

The Interplay Between Child Support and College Contribution. NJ.com. March 12, 2018.
Post-Divorce Holidays: Five Tips to Make It to the New Year. NJ.com. December 20, 2017.
Featured, Time to Lean In For The Legal Profession. U.S,1. June 28, 2017.
Featured, 3 Ways to Encourage Female Empowerment in the Work Place. NJBIZ. June 18, 2017.
Featured, Collaborative Divorce: Not an Oxymoron. U.S.1. November 16, 2016.
Marital Settlement Agreements: The Devil is in the Details. NJ.com. May 18, 2016.
Featured, Stark & Stark: Women’s Initiative Helps with Work-Life Balance. U.S.1. February 3, 2016.
How Will the Issue of Custody and Parenting Time be Determined in My Divorce? NJ.com. November 13, 2015.
Collaboration As An Option For Divorce. U.S.1. May 8, 2013.

Speaking Engagements:

Panelist, The Intersection of Bankruptcy & Family. MCBA Xtreme CLE. October 14, 2021.
Interviewed, Discover a New Future. Princeton TV. October 18, 2017.
Interviewed, Family Law. Princeton TV. July 21, 2017.
Interviewed, Discover a New Future. Princeton TV. July 5, 2017.
Interviewed, Work life Issues. Princeton TV. May 22, 2017.
Support Staff: Matrimonial Law. New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar. May 1, 2015.
Changes in Alimony Laws and Conducting Family Law Investigations. New Jersey Licensed Private Investigators Associations Spring 2015 Training Conference. April 2, 2015.
Understanding the New Alimony Law. October 2, 2014.
Divorce Issues: Custody, Alimony, Child Support, Equitable Distribution, College Contribution, Emancipation and Cohabitation. Stark & Stark Women’s Initiative Seminar Series. May 28, 2014.
Co-Chair. Support Staff Matrimonial Law. New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar. May 2, 2014.
Child Support Guidelines & Motion Practices. New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar. May 2, 2014.
Mercer County Bar Association’s New Lawyer Family Law 101 Workshop. Mercer County Bar Association’s Xtreme CLE. November 7, 2012.
Divorce in New Jersey. Robbinsville Women’s Expo. May 13, 2012.
Case Information Statements. Mercer County Bar Association’s Law Day Seminar. May 2, 2012.

Corrine Cooke is located at our offices in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. To schedule a consultation with Corinne, click the button below or call now: (888) 888-0919.