Rachel E. Partyka Profile

“Rachel made what could be the hardest journey for me quite bearable. Her professionalism and knowledge gave me a peace of mind and security that allowed me to function effectively as a mom and a student. She was very prompt to get back to me and explained anything that I wasn’t sure of or didn’t understand. I felt very comfortable with Rachel. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!”
Charmaine R.

  Office: Freehold, Monmouth County

Email: Rachel@wlg.com

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 domesti  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 been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% if attorneys in New Jersey.

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 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

Rachel Partyka 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. Partyka has been recognized as a family law expert.

Ms. Partyka has been the recipient of a number of 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.

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.

* 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.

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::

Certified Matrimonial Attorney – New Jersey Supreme Court
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

Rachel Partyka is located in our Freehold, Monmouth County office. To schedule a free initial consultation with Rachel about your family law matter, please call (888) 888-0919 or click to schedule online.