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 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 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.
Ms. Mendonca is fluent in her native Portuguese language and proficient in the Spanish language.
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Areas of Practice:
Family and Matrimonial Law
Divorce and Legal Separations
Visitation and Parenting Time
Division of Assets - Equitable Distribution
Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
Adoption and Kinship Legal Guardianships
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
Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P - formerly DYFS)
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
Kean University, Union, New Jersey
Awards / Recognition:
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