LaDonna M. Cousins Profile

“…I’m enjoying building a new home with the love my children deserve, and I owe it all to Ladonna.  A sincere thank you to the wonderful Ladonna, who returned my children to my life.
Josh H.

Office: Cranford, Union County

Email: Ladonna@wlg.com

LaDonna M. Cousins is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Ms. Cousins received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts, in English and Spanish from Georgetown University. Thereafter, she achieved her Juris Doctorate from Temple University, Beasley School of Law. While attending law school, Ms. Cousins participated in the Domestic Relations Mediation Clinical, where she was trained in mediation skills and conducted mediation sessions with parties referred by the Family Court. After Ms. Cousins’ graduation from law school, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Susan F. Maven, J.S.C., of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County.

Ms. Cousins is dedicated to all facets of family law litigation, such as divorce, contested issues of custody, parenting time, child  support, alimony,  equitable distribution of assets and domestic violence. She has extensive experience handling a variety of complex cases in her practice of family and matrimonial law.  She is also a highly skilled negotiator in reaching settlements for matters that are ripe for resolution.

Ms. Cousins is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Hudson County Bar Association, serving on their Family Law Committee, and the Justice Virginia Long Family Law American Inn of Court.

Ms. Cousins is also admitted to practice in the State of Pennsylvania.

My life was thrust into horror (before) I met Ladonna.  While I was mourning and putting my grandfather to rest, my spouse had taken our kids, emptied our bank accounts, and fled to another state 1000 miles away, just weeks after a divorce claim …(was) made for half my pension.  Several other attorneys had told me to pack my bags because there was no judge would return the children to the state.  Ladonna disagreed.  2 months later, Ladonna built the case and was able to prove premeditation and malice, and a judge ordered our children returned.  6 months later, Ladonna saved my pension in the Marital Settlement Agreement.  3 years later, my wonderful children have both parents in their lives, I’m enjoying building a new home with the love my children deserve, and I owe it all to Ladonna.  A sincere thank you to the wonderful Ladonna, who returned my children to my life.
Josh H.

Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2018

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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 of NJ.

Areas of Practice:

  • Family and Matrimonial Law
  • Divorce and Legal Separations
  • Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships
  • 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

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Education:

Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Professional Associations and Memberships:

New Jersey State Bar Association – Family Law Section
Hudson County Bar Association – Family Law Section
The Justice Virginia Long, Family Law American Inn of Court

LaDonna is located in our Cranford, Union County office. To schedule a free initial consultation with LaDonna, call (888) 888-0919 or click to schedule online.