Rachel E. Partyka Profile

Rachel  E.  Partyka  is  an  attorney  with  Weinberger  Divorce  &  Family  Law  Group,  who received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law, Camden. Ms. Partyka was a recipient  of  the  prestigious  Ralph  Bunche  Fellowship  which  is  provided  to  exceptional incoming, full-time students. While attending law school, Ms. Partyka was chosen to be a  member  of  the  Domestic  Violence  Pro  Bono  Project  where  she provided  legal  aid services  to  victims  of  domestic  violence  in  Camden  County  Family  Court.  She  also interned  for  the  Honorable  F.  Lee  Forrester,  J.S.C.  in Mercer  County  and  Legal Services  of  New  Jersey.  Prior to attending law school,  Ms.  Partyka received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science, in Exercise Science from Ithaca College.

Ms.  Partyka  has  dedicated  her  career  to  the  study  and  practice  of  matrimonial  and family  law  and  has  successfully  handled  a  variety  of  cases  over  the  extensive  career. She  has  experience in  all  facets  of  family  law  litigation,  including  contested  issues  of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony and equitable distribution of assets.

Ms. Partyka has been the recipient of several other awards, including the Lisa and Kolin Pimental Award for Excellence in the Study of Domestic Violence Law & Commitment to Advocacy upon her graduation from Rutgers Law, The Mary Philbrook Award for Public Interest Advocacy awarded by Rutgers Law and  The  Ronald  B.  Atlas Outstanding Attorney Award, during her tenure as a Staff Attorney at Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc.

Ms. Partyka has consistently been highlighted as a New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Star by New Jersey  Monthly Magazine. She has recently also been recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction and for one of the 10 Best Under 40 attorneys in New Jersey.

Ms.  Partyka  volunteers  her  time  as  an  experienced  panelist  in  the Early  Settlement Panel program in the Middlesex County family court where she assists other attorneys and litigants in reaching amicable resolutions in their matters. She has also volunteered her  time  as  a  Domestic  Violence  Victim  Response  Team  member  throughout  Mercer County where she provided guidance and counseling to victims of domestic violence in partnership with local police departments.

Ms.  Partyka  is  a  member  of  the  New  Jersey  State  Bar  Association,  Monmouth  Bar Association and the Middlesex County Bar Association.

Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Stars NJ

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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.

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
  • Alimony and Palimony
  • Mediation
  • 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
  • Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P - formerly DYFS)

Bar Admissions:

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

Education:

Rutgers University School of Law – Camden Campus
Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

Awards / Recognition::

Lisa and Kolin Pimental Award for Excellence – Rutgers University
Mary Philbrook Award for Public Interest Advocacy – Rutgers Law
The Ronald B. Atlas Outstanding Attorney Award – Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 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:

New Jersey State Bar Association
– Family Law Section
– Young Lawyers Division

Monmouth County Bar Association
– Family Law Division

Middlesex County Bar Association
– Family Law Section

Pro Bono / Volunteer Activities:

Mercer County Domestic Violence Victim Response Team Volunteer
Domestic Violence Victim Response Team – Mercer County
Early Settlement Panel program, Panelist – Middlesex County