Jessica Ragno Sprague Profile

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.

Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Stars NJ

* 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
  • 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
  • Grandparent’s Rights
  • 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

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey
U.S. District Court of New Jersey

Education:

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