Janet Coven Profile

Janet Coven Divorce Lawyer

Office: Bedminster,  Somerset County

Email: Janet@wlg.com

Janet B. Coven is a family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Over the course of her extensive career, Ms. Coven has successfully guided clients through their legal matters while ensuring her clients understand each step of the process. Her passion for family law is evident through her unwavering dedication to safeguarding her client’s welfare, whether at trial, or through alternate dispute resolution methods such as arbitration, mediation or the collaborative process.

Taking a highly personalized approach to her representation, Ms. Coven tailors her case strategies through her deep understanding of her clients’ needs. She listens to her clients’ concerns and identifies their goals, working closely with them to craft the right approach for resolving their matters. Her finely honed negotiation skills and legal knowledge enable her to achieve the best results possible for her clients.

Ms. Coven earned her Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. While attending Law School, Ms. Coven was appointed the Chief Justice to the Moot Court Board and was a member of the National Order of Barristers. She competed in the 1990 Florida Bar National Tax Competition and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law. Ms. Coven served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Graham T. Ross, former Presiding Judge of the Family Part in Somerset County, New Jersey (now retired).

Ms. Coven is well-versed in all areas of divorce and family law including: child custody, child support, alimony and equitable distribution as well as other family-related matters such as grandparents’ rights, domestic violence, relocation cases, summary support proceedings, adoptions and premarital agreements. She often resolves her clients’ matters outside of the courtroom; however, she will zealously advocate for her clients’ rights at trial whenever necessary, utilizing forensic accountants, forensic valuation experts, psychologists, appraisers and employability evaluators, and other resources as needed. She has experience in all areas of family law litigation, including contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony and equitable distribution of assets.

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Ms. Coven is a qualified Family Law Mediator and provides mediation services to assist parties in reaching a mutual resolution of their family and matrimonial issues. She is also trained in the alternative dispute resolution method of collaborative divorce, which is a non-adversarial settlement driven process.  She currently volunteers her time as an experienced panelist in the Early Settlement Panel program in the Morris County family court where she assists other attorneys and litigants in reaching amicable resolutions in their matters. Ms. Coven is an adjunct instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and has taught Family Law, Ethics, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Family Law and Legal Research and Writing.  She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section and the Morris County Bar Association. Additionally, she has co-authored the published handbook: New Jersey Family Practice:  A Practice Guide with Forms.

Through her accomplished practice that has touched on varied matters including civil/commercial litigation, real estate, immigration, foreclosure, collections, municipal and administrative law, and estate planning, Ms. Coven possesses a diversified platform for assisting clients with their family law matters.

Awards & Recognition

Moot Court Board, appointed as Chief Justice at Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law

Florida Bar National Tax Competition at Stetson University College of Law

Order of Barristers National Honors, Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law

American Jurisprudence Award: Constitutional Law, Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law

Who’s Who Among American College Students, Ohio Norther University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law

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
Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court of New Jersey

Certifications / Specialties:

Qualified & Trained Family Law Mediator
Qualified & Trained Collaborative Law Attorney

Education:

Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio
The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publications

Co-Author, New Jersey Family Practice: A New Jersey Practice Guide with Forms 

Professional Associations and Memberships:

New Jersey State Bar Association – Family Law Section
Morris County Bar Association

Classes / Seminars Taught:

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, Teaneck and Eatontown, Paralegal Studies Program – Adjunct Instructor of Family Law, Ethics, Legal Research and Writing.

Volunteer Activities:

Expert Panelist, Morris County Family Court in the Early Settlement Program
Street Law Program Instructor/Coordinator at Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit College of Law, going into classrooms, the community and correction sites to teach practical law.
Peer Advisor Program at Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Pettit School of Law advising and preparing first year law students into the study of law.

Family law attorney Janet Coven is located at our Bedminster office in Somerset County.  To schedule a free initial consultation with Janet to get answers to YOUR burning questions, please call  (888) 888-0919 or click to schedule online.