Raquel Vallejo Profile

Raquel Vallejo is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. She received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law. While attending law school, Ms. Vallejo was chosen to be a member of the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice where she provided legal aid services in the areas of matrimonial and family law to Essex, Morris, and Union County residents. After graduation from law school, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Thomas P. Zampino J.S.C. in the Essex County Family Part. Prior to attending law school Ms. Vallejo, as a Henry Rutgers Scholar, received an undergraduate dual degree with Honors in Political Science and Spanish from Rutgers University.

Ms. Vallejo has experience with all facets of family law litigation, including complex contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony and equitable distribution of assets. Ms. Vallejo has also served as a volunteer attorney for the Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter through its legal advocacy program, where she represented clients in numerous domestic violence proceedings. She continues to zealously advocate for victims and the wrongfully accused today.

Ms. Vallejo’s practice has been and remains exclusively concentrated in matrimonial and family law, where she is dedicated to serving the best interests of her clients in all matters related to domestic violence, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and the division of assets.

Ms. Vallejo has been admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the New Jersey District Court Bar, the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

Not only has Ms. Vallejo been a member of the New Jersey Family Inns of Court, she is presently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, on which she serves as a Trustee.

Ms. Vallejo 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 and by the “Latino American WHO’S WHO” – Top 100 Latino Business Leaders.

Ms. Vallejo is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.

Awards

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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
  • 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

Bar Admissions:

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

Education:

Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

Awards / Recognition:

New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Stars
10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law – American Institute of Legal Counsel
Top 100 Latino Business Leaders” – Latino American WHO’S WHO

Media Coverage:

Television appearance on CNN Español
Television appearance on Telemundo

Professional Associations and Memberships:

New Jersey State Bar Association – Family Law Section
American Bar Association – Family Law Section
Morris County Bar Association – Family Law Section
Union County Trustee
Hispanic Bar Association
Union County Bar Association
Essex County Barry I. Croland, Family Law Inns of Court

Media Coverage:

Television appearance on CNN Español
Television appearance on Telemundo

Pro Bono / Volunteer Activities:

Experienced Panelist, Morris County Family Court in the Early Settlement program
Volunteer Attorney for the Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter