Jessica Ragno Sprague is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. After graduating from Seton Hall Law School, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable John E. Selser, J.S.C. in the Passaic County Family Part. Admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the New Jersey District Court Bar, Ms. Sprague’s practice has been and remains primarily concentrated in matrimonial and family law, where she is dedicated to serving the best interests of her clients in all matters related to divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and the division of assets. She also receives regular appointments from the Probate Division of the Passaic County Superior Court to represent alleged incapacitated persons in Guardianship applications. She has also received appointments from Family Law judges to serve in the capacity as guardian ad litem, attorney-in-fact, and receiver.
Ms. Sprague is designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of the attorneys in New Jersey.
While attending Seton Hall Law School, Ms. Sprague was chosen to spend a semester with the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice where she represented indigent individuals in all aspects of matrimonial and family law. She also spent a summer as a Research Assistant for State Senator Robert Martin. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Sprague received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts, in Psychology, from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Ms. Sprague is currently the Treasurer for the Passaic County Bar Association and a Supreme Court appointed member of the District XI Ethics Committee. She previously served a four year term on the District XI Fee Arbitration Committee. Ms. Sprague is the Co-Chair of the Early Settlement Panel Program in Passaic County as well as an expert panelist. Ms. Sprague is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, and is appointed to the General Council. She has spoken at Continuing Legal Education classes held for other members of the bar. She was previously elected as a County Committee Person for the Passaic County Regular Republican Organization and carried a three year term. She is a former member of the Barry Croland Inns of Court, which is exclusively dedicated to matrimonial and family law. She is a former member of the Tri-Boro Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Sprague 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 and Top 10 Under 40 in 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.
* 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.
Areas of Practice:
Family and Matrimonial Law
Divorce and Legal Separations
Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships/Civil Unions and Same Sex Marriages
Visitation and Parenting Time
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
Domestic Violence Matters
Post Divorce Matters
Relocation out of the State of New Jersey with a child
Certifications / Specialties:
Certified Matrimonial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
Seton Hall University of Law School, Newark, New Jersey
Fairleigh Dickinson University, College at Florham, Madison, New Jersey
Awards / Recognition:
New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Stars
10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law – American Institute of Legal Counsel
Top 10 Under 40 – American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Passaic County Bar Association – Family Law Section
Barry Croland Inns of Court
Tri-Boro Chamber of Commerce
Elected Official, County Committee, Passaic County Regular Republican Organization
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