Laura M. Mendonca Profile

“Laura, we sincerely want to thank you and everyone that helped along the way, couldn’t be happier to just have it over and done! We are over the moon with the results and are so appreciative of the time you took to listen, truly understand (not brush us and our unique circumstances off) and help guide us on what we needed to do in order to obtain the best outcome for David. Our family will be forever grateful.” Trudy B.

  Office: Parsippany, Morris County

Email: LauraM@wlg.com

Laura M. Mendonca is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. She received  her  Juris  Doctorate  from  Seton  Hall  University  School Law. While attending law school, Ms. Mendonca  was chosen to be a member of the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice Law Clinic, providing  legal aid services. She also participated in the Eugene Gressmen Moot Court Competition. After graduation from law school, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Karen M Cassidy, J.S.C., Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County, Family Part. Prior to attending law school, Ms.  Mendonca attended Kean University and graduated with Dean’s List distinguishment. Ms. Mendonca, a Washington Center scholarship recipient, was  also selected to participate in an internship program at the Office of the Corporation Counsel in Washington D.C. Ms. Mendonca received an undergraduate dual degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice.

Ms. Mendonca has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of attorneys in New Jersey.

Ms. Mendonca has an extensive background in family and matrimonial law litigation, including issues of alimony, equitable distribution of assets, child custody, child support and domestic violence. Ms. Mendonca has been a guest speaker at community domestic violence seminars in Morristown, New Jersey. This targeted legal experience and her highly effective advocacy skills make Ms. Mendonca especially well-suited to represent clients in all facets of family law.

Ms. Mendonca is fluent in her native Portuguese language and proficient in the Spanish language.

Awards

Laura Mendonca is a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a designation achieved by only about 2% of attorneys in New Jersey. The Certified Matrimonial Attorney status means that Ms. Mendonca has been recognized as a family law expert.

Ms. Mendonca 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 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.

New Jersey Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney

* Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. Only about two percent of the attorneys practicing in the State of New Jersey are Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. Rick Schneider, Erin B. Brueche, Jessica Ragno Sprague, Carmela L. Novi, Laura M. Mendonca, Rachel E. Partyka, Veronica R. Norgaard, Michael J. Evans, Robyn N. Howlett, Dianna C. Cavaliere, and managing partner, Bari Zell Weinberger, can count themselves among this select few.

*National Academy of Family Law Attorneys The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys uses a thorough selection process to determine the top family law attorneys in each state. With thousands of attorneys in each state, the NAFLA’s rigourous, independent selection process resolves the challenge of attorneys claiming to be “the best” without basis for such claims. To learn more about the selection process see www.nafla.net/selection-process. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.”.

Areas of Practice:

  • Family and Matrimonial Law
  • Divorce and Legal Separations
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation and Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Mediation
  • Alimony
  • Division of Assets - Equitable Distribution
  • Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Adoption and Kinship Legal Guardianships
  • 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
  • Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P - formerly DYFS)

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey
U.S. District Court of New Jersey

Education:

Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
Kean University, Union, New Jersey

Awards / Recognition:

Certified Matrimonial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court
New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Stars
10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law – American Institute of Legal Counsel

Professional Associations and Memberships:

New Jersey State Bar Association – Family Law Section
American Bar Association

Pro Bono / Volunteer Activities:

Domestic Violence Seminar Guest Speaker – Wind of the Spirit, Morristown, New Jersey

Laura is located in our Parsippany, Morris County office. To schedule a free initial consultation with Laura, please call (888) 888-0919 or click to schedule online.