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OVER 27 YEARS PRACTICING DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW  -   By choosing my firm you can be assured that all of our attorneys involved in your matter are well versed in every aspect of this specialized area of law. My staff is knowledgeable, supportive and ready to help with your needs.  Members of my legal team are fluent in Spanish, Polish and Greek.  Regardless of the legal problem you face, you will receive knowledgeable and compassionate advice, steadfast guidance and vigorous advocacy.  If your legal problem is outside our areas of practice, we will provide you with a quality referral.       

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Alimony: 20%
    28 years
  2. Child Support: 20%
    28 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    28 years
  4. Divorce: 20%
    28 years
  5. Family: 20%
    28 years

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Contact info

Hoboken Office Location:

79 Hudson Street
Suite 201
Hoboken, NJ, 07030

Westfield Office Location:

774 Central Avenue
Westfield, NJ, 07090

Hackensack Office Location:

411 Hackensack Avenue
2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ, 07601

Morristown Office Location

55 Madison Avenue
Suite 400
Morristown, NJ, 07719

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive198806/25/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Avvo Client's Choice AwardAvvo2016
Hudson County Family Law Attorney of the YearHudson County2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices Of Karen Saminski1989 - Present
JudgeJersey City Municipal Court1996 - 2003
AttorneyHudson County Legal Services Family Law Unit1988 - 1989
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2011 - Present
New Jersey Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Hudson County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hudson County Bar AssociationChair2005 - 2007
Supreme Court of New Jersey, District VI Attorney Ethics CommitteeMember1996 - 1999
Hudson County Inns of CourtBarrister1995 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Blancas v. Blancas (N.J. Super., 2012)We succeeded in lowering the amount of income imputed to our client for purposes of child support.
Falkowski v. Falkowski (N.J. Super., 2011)The Court found that our client was entitled to a greater share of the property (in excess of 50%) due to his sacrifice and hard-work, which the judge referred to as “sweat equity.”
Levine v. Levine (Unpublished, 2007)Representing the defendant mother, we successfully defended the plaintiff’s appeal.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers UniversityLaw Medication CertificationRule 1:40 Qualified Mediator2002
Rutgers UniversityMunicipal LawDiplomate in Municipal Law1996
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Montclair State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hudson County Bar AssociationHandling Child Abuse and Neglect Issues in Family Court2016
Hudson County Bar AssociationHot Tips in Family Law Seminar2014
Family LawOverview of the Divorce Process in New Jersey2009
CLEEquitable Distribution Not Necessarily 50/502003
Parent/Family Education ProgramParent/Family Education1998
Hudson County Bar AssociationThe New Child Support Guidelines1997
Hudson County Bar AssociationMock Trial of a Divorce Case with Expert Witnesses1996