Laura M. Mendonca Profile

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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* 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.

*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:

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