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Claire Scully

Divorce and separation Attorney at Freehold, NJ

4.9   62 reviews

also known as Scully Family Law

  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Claire

Learn Claire’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    80%
    Divorce, DCPP matters, Restraining Orders, Domestic Violence, Custody, Alimony, Child Support

    34 years

  2. Domestic violence
    20%
    Matters involving the prosecution and defense of restraining order matters and negotiation civil restraints

    34 years

Specializing in Divorce, Restraining Orders and Law Enforcement clientele. Immersed in Law Enforcement culture. Extensive trial and litigation experience. Certified Mediator. Located across the street from the Monmouth County Courthouse. Chair, District IX Ethics Committee.

 I have four children, all boys. My eldest is severly autistic and mentally retarded. My family adores him, and we dedicate most of our spare time to making his world a better place. We take this crusade on the road, involving ourselves in helping those with special needs, of any age. 

My practice is my passion. I love what I do. I love the law. I love to litigate. I am always available to clients to ease thier stress and to strategize. I stay in touch when thier case is over, and many former clients have become personal friends.

My husband is retired after 36 years of Law Enforcement Service.  We are dedicated to our family,  and to the law. 

Location

Claire Scully
80 Court St.
Freehold, NJ, 077280000

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Neringa | January 12, 2024
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The Family Lawyer You Need
I hired Claire Scully in summer 2019 when I filed for divorce. Claire and her Legal Assistant Felicia were available to talk whenever I needed more understanding about the Court system and what to expect in my case. Claire worked diligently to get me the desired relief. She is professional, thorough and empathetic. Now, several years later, I reached out to Claire again because I needed to modify my MSA due to a change in circumstances. Claire guided me and fought for the proper protection for my daughter. I am relieved I received what I asked for. If you are looking for the family lawyer who is professional, earnest and gets things done, I highly recommend her! She will fight for you to get the desired outcome you are looking for. Claire is truly an excellent family lawyer! I will definitely use her again in the future if needed.
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Posted by Josh | December 14, 2023
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Best Choice of 2023
I'd give Claire a 6th star. Claire is a master at her craft. When we go to a lawyer, we want to feel assured that we're choosing someone who understands not only how to protect our rights but also understands how we're feeling about the situation. Being involved with the legal system for many is scary. I was hesitant to take a consultation with her at first because I was already speaking to multiple attorneys. It was an extremely stressful time because I was a defendant in a TRO case which was time sensitive. I was being accused of things that were untrue during the aftermath of a complicated relationship that's demise mimicked a divorce. Once I spoke to her on the phone, I knew I would be taken care of. Claire is highly intelligent, she understood better than any other the reality of the situation. She was uniquely perceptive when listening to what I had to say and subsequently was able to immediately figure out how to help me. She came to trial ammo loaded, confident as the sun is bright, and executed perfectly from start to finish. Thank you so much, Claire.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2023
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11/10. Claire doesn't quit.
I was married to the kind of person who lied about who they were and committed countless financial crimes as well as various forms of abuse throughout the duration of our marriage inclusive of building a false reality via forged documents and made up scenarios, people and danger. When I forced this person to exit my life, I had no idea how I intended to survive. She had drained all of our financial accounts and my mental health had suffered so significantly I was rendered (temporarily) disabled. My situation was messy. Claire was undaunted- she agreed to represent me to separate myself from the scariest, most deceitful person I have ever met. I am confident I would be deceased today had Claire and Felicia not helped me through this process. Claire, respecting my boundaries at every turn, calmed my anxieties and made herself readily available. She listened to me and pivoted as necessary- there were certainly some unexpected curves along the way that she had to recalibrate in order to navigate (my ex is the stuff of lifetime movies). She changed course with grace time after time, never tiring and never blaming me for things far beyond my control. She called me the Sunday before my scheduled divorce after I had called it off via e-mail. The fear I felt was too immense and I intended to discontinue my life. I had blocked her office number and was attempting to rehome my dogs. Who calls on a new number I’ve never seen before but Claire Scully? I don’t think she even realizes the timing of her call or how it affected the timeline of my life. She used her lawyer voice at first, clearly displeased by my recent abandonment of our plan, but quickly realized I was just terrified. She immediately changed course again and added language into the divorce paperwork to protect me from my very legitimate fears. She and the judge assigned to my case then spent an hour and a half in court painstakingly crafting language to protect me from further abuse, conning related behavior, etc. She also carefully preserved my right to press charges should I ever find myself capable and willing. She and the courts provided me a divorce decree that made it clear that my spouse was a person of interest should anything happen to me or my home thus granting me the peace of mind to finally sleep soundly at night and begin to feel a sense of safety and wellbeing. I believe that Claire and Felicia’s expertise, empathy, wisdom and dedication to their work enabled them to meet me in (hopefully) my darkest hour with the compassion necessary to help me proceed with a dignified life. During parts of this process, Claire and Felicia probably cared more about me than I was able to care about myself. If you are in need of legal services, I hope you find Claire and I hope you choose her- she will absolutely identify and defend your very best interests with every fiber of her being. I could not recommend her or Felicia any more highly. They get it done when it seems impossible. The humor she brought to the situation was therapeutic and the insight she offered was invaluable. I’m glad I met her- lame circumstances, but overall 11/10. Claire and Felicia are about as good as human beings come.
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Posted by Allison H. | August 2, 2023
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Best Choice I have Made
Hiring Claire as my Family Law Attorney in a custody case was the best choice, she was actually a referral and I am so glad she was. The case is still ongoing but Claire makes me feel safe and supported and cares so much for her clients. She fights for what’s right, and will guide you in areas that are foreign to you. I couldn’t have ever picked a better attorney! Thank You Claire for everything! You have put my head and heart at ease when I needed it.
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Posted by Sue | July 7, 2023
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Best family attorney
I used Claire Scully law firm and I was very pleased with my outcome. Claire and Felicia are fantastic!!!! I came into the office in tears I was facing a TRO (with my daughters being removed) and family court matter. I felt so defeated, alone and guilty until proven innocent. Claire and Felicia changed that feeling, they assured me they would fight for me and my daughters will soon be home. I called and emailed all the time, both Claire and Felicia had the patience’s and care I desperately needed. They put all my worries to rest. Claire made sure I was protected legally while having my daughters and my best interest always in mind. She resolved the issue in a timely manner and at a great cost. I highly recommend this firm, these two women are my heroes and I couldn’t thank them enough. If you are seeking an attorney that is knowledgeable and will fight for you and your family this is the firm you need.
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Posted by Megan | July 5, 2023
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The Peace and Reassurance You are looking for
Ms. Scully's office is responsive and professional. Felicia answers the phone personally and she will get back to you promptly. This office will listen, help you if they can and respond with an appointment, information and documentation right away. We were thrilled to find them and to receive such professional and courteous help. Family strife, divorce, restraining orders bring stress, Ms. Scully brings the peace and reassurance you are looking for.
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Posted by Joe | June 6, 2023
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The best!
Needed a lawyer and after meeting with Claire I knew she was the right choice. She was by my side every step of the way, had an answer for anything I asked and is a very easy person to communicate with. I'm so fortunate that I put my trust into her as we accomplished our desired outcome for my case. She respected and understood me well and is the definition of a true professional. Her and her secretary Felicia were wonderful to work with from start to finish.
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Posted by Myles | May 11, 2023
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TRO-FRO
Had a TRO placed against me that was heading towards a FRO from my daughters mother . I found out about Claire Scully and I am so happy I did. Claire and Felicia did a good job with helping me through the process and explained everything that would happen and what I needed to do. In the end Claire got everything dismissed I am very pleased with her services
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Posted by Mohammad | April 19, 2023
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Divorce and Custody
Claire is really proactive and is a superb lawyer! Really recommend hiring Claire as your lawyer, she truly dedicate and caters her time to fully review the case and really do fight for you to win! Felicia her secretary is also amazing she always stay on top of following up and keeps you updated with even tiny bits of details that really show they really care for you as a human and people’s piece. Claire and Felicia are the best duo! My family and friends and I would only go to Claire Scully for any future family matters as she is very skilled and know how to handle cases and my case was the most complicated as it had multiple previous preceedings with different justifications and NY state laws. Claire really fought for me and got me what I needed and now I am on a journey for my new life!
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2023
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Excellent Lawyer
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Claire and her assistant Felicia. Last November, unnecessary harm, accompanied by a deluge of lies, attacked me unexpectedly and mercilessly. It plunged me into the coldest winter of my life, catching me off guard. I was extremely anxious and confused. During that helpless time, I consulted with several different lawyers, but ultimately, I chose Claire, and it turned out to be the best decision I made. She is extremely professional, experienced, and energetic, and she is always assertive when it matters most. What sets her apart from other attorneys is that she really connects with her clients from the heart. Claire demonstrated an unparalleled level of dedication and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for me. She was always available to answer questions or concerns I had, even during weekends and evenings, and her responsiveness and attention to detail are truly impressive. She is very skilled at managing cases and always projects confidence. With Claire by my side, I felt confident and reassured. My journey is not over, however, as she said to me and I believe now, "Spring is eternal."
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Posted by Sandro V. | February 20, 2023
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Claire is the voice I need during this hard times I’m going through.
I retained Claire Scully, Esq. for a difficult child custody case between two States (New Jersey and California) Her Legal skills and the ability to join forces with her team and another Law Firm from another State have been extremely satisfying. Without the help of Claire, Claire Scully Esq. I know that I would not have had the successful outcomes so far. Claire and her assistant Felicia have worked tirelessly to make sure that the truth was told and presented it perfectly. Claire has stood by every one of my requests and continues guiding me through the entire lengthy process that soon will be over with great Satisfaction. Though we faced challenges, Claire did not falter. I will only recommend Claire Scully Esq. In New Jersey for Family Law, child custody cases and I will continue to retain Claire Scully for all legal matters that may arise as I know I am in the best hands. Claire and Felicia are very professional and friendly they always answer my emails/calls/texts right away and are there when I need them. They have become two important people in my life at this moment and I’m very happy and grateful to have them help me.
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Posted by Marina Hofbauer | February 17, 2023
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Knowledge, experience and helpfulness make Claire Scully the best attorney
I needed an urgent representation for a TRO. The excellent reviews attorney Scully had made her my first choice. She took over my case and represented me with the most favorable outcome. She answered all my questions and doubts, and most importantly, all my concerns were listened to and addressed. Attorney Scully is very knowledgeable, helpful, and experienced. I have to note her impeccable reputation in Monmouth County Superior Court. As part of the process, I was in contact with several people who knew her and praised her work. I recommend attorney Scully to anyone who needs help with Family Law matters. I am also thankful to her legal assistant Felicia for her kindness, promptness, and professionalism.
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Posted by Joe | December 28, 2022
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The Best
Claire Scully and Felicia has been a pleasure to work with. My case started in a different country. I contacted her via international calls and even using Skype in order to get help with family situation in the US and they were a huge help while I was abroad. They never stopped fighting for my needs and wants and that’s why Claire is a great lawyer! My family is deeply indebted to her kindness, compassion, and caring for all that she had done to my situation. She stayed with me from the beginning till the end until the divorce and it is because of her, that I am reunited with my daughter living peacefully and happily together.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2022
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Highly Recommend
I can't say enough about about Claire and Felicia! They have helped my husband for the past five years with a very complicated and time consuming case. She went above and beyond for him (us) and when things became really difficult and we thought there was no hope she didn't let us down and fought hard and strong to get us through a long and dire process which lasted for almost six long years. Claire never left our side--from phone calls and emails and our never ending questions and concerns she stood by us fighting to protect us. She never made us feel like we were a bother or a nuisance...and we could be at times. I cannot say enough about Felicia who was so supportive and positive and patient through this drawn out journey to justice. Felicia is so much more than an assistant; she really cared about us and our overall well-being. I consider an accountant as well, she is phenomenal with numbers. My goodness! They made us feel more like family members than clients. They were relentless and driven and truly went above and beyond for our case, and my husband finally got the justice he deserved! Lastly, they are professional, funny, caring, down-to earth and witty- I would highly recommend Claire and Felicia if you want a lawyer who will fight for you in a professional and assertive manner.
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Posted by Joseph | June 9, 2022
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Recommend 100%
Claire is a professional, caring attorney. The team of Felicia and Claire is top-notch. She is extremely knowledgeable in the family court process and is aggressive in getting the facts across to judges and adversaries. Claire recently represented me in a very contentious family court matter. She fought very tenaciously and represented me in such a manner I cannot thank her enough. I would recommend Claire to anybody that is involved in a family court matter and you will not be disappointed in her approach and caring and understanding of the facts. I am so happy I used Claire to represent me and I promise you will not be disappointed by her representing you. Thank you so much Claire for your compassion and understanding and knowledge of the process and facts to help me win a contentious case. Having the right attorney can make the whole difference in the case and I know that Claire helped me win with such decisiveness.
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Posted by Jennie | January 15, 2022
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The BEST!
Claire Scully and her assistant Felicia are the BEST! I am so happy to have them both in my corner. Claire is always very responsive and always makes me feel like my case is her top priority. If you are looking for an amazing lawyer who will always be fighting for you then look no further!
Posted by Michael | September 12, 2021
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Behind this great Lawyer is a really great person!
September 11, 2021 Claire Scully, Esq. L.L.C. 80 Court Street Freehold, NJ 07728 Dear Claire Scully, I am so very grateful to have you as an attorney for my family. I want to express my eternal gratitude for attending to my case and getting me everything you promised me. I consider myself one of the luckiest fathers alive to have my daughter with me every day in the house she calls home. All your time, effort, care, support, shared experiences, guidance and friendship have transformed our lives remarkably well over the past two years. The complicated issues that were interlaced in my divorce case were quite the cataclysm. Making the decision to get a divorce was one of the most difficult things I ever have done. I was very fearful of what could happen to my daughter and our home. The first time we met I did not feel any discrimination from you. I felt your assertive nature to be very humbling. You gave me renewed hope that I would be able to move on and enjoy life. I do realize, this was not the easiest case you have ever had to fight. You took a considerable amount of time interviewing me and doing your own research to make a powerful presentation. A large part of your time was spent getting to know me and you revealed how well you observed me with your indomitable defense. Your words and actions gave an accurate and authentic narrative history. I want to thank you for your time and your fearless uncompromised determination. Not even a pandemic could interfere with your work ethic. You always answered the phone calls, emails and text messages even in the middle of the night when I needed you. I always felt like a priority. The attention to detail, dedication and diligence you provided in my time of need will never be forgotten. Thank you for remaining at my side before, during and after one of the hardest times of my life. I will never forget: Thanks to you I have my beautiful daughter living with me! Thanks to you I have the house I worked so hard for! Thanks to you I have my entire pension untouched! Thanks to you I do not have to pay alimony! Thanks to you I am moving on and starting a new family! Sincerely, Michael B.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2021
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Well done
Claire was more than generous and patient in explaining the options and parameters concerning my documents. Additionally executed everything quickly and certainly went above and beyond in her handling of the matter
Posted by Timothy | September 8, 2020
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Claire Scully review
I hired Claire to represent our son in a very serious and complicated criminal case . Claire and her staff worked diligently on getting an acceptable outcome, which they did. The state pushed very hard for a jail term but Claire prevailed in representing the true facts and negotiating a fair conclusion. We are eternally grateful that our son will be given a chance to turn this around. Claire treated him and us with dignity and communicated with him and us all through this ordeal. She went above and beyond and showed her legal and personal skills in the courtroom.
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Posted by Joseph | August 18, 2020
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Claire fights for you.
Claire is a very caring and very intelligent attorney. My case was very complex and Claire showed great caring and compassion through the process. She is very knowledgable of the law and helped me feel heard and understood while guiding me thru my case. She is also very tough when it counts and fights hard to get the best result for her clients. I would recommend her to anybody and I am glad I found her and would use her services again if the need arises. Claire Scully is the person you want on your side.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Claire Scully, Esq. L.L.C.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • Township of Manalapan
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Reich & Scully, L,L.C.
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1992 - 1997
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Cape May County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Suffolk County District Attorney
  • 1989 - 1991
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Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • K.P. vs. D.P.
  • All motions in favor of client.

Associations

  • District IX Ethics Committee
  • Chair
  • 2020 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Inns of Court, Monmouth County
  • Master
  • 2012 - Present
  • District IX Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Appointment, Municipal Prosecutor
  • Manalapan Township
  • 2015
  • Appointment, District IX Ethic Committee
  • Supreme Court, State of New Jersey
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Law Enforcement Seminar
  • Search and Seizure
  • 1995
  • Cape May County Police Academy
  • The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act
  • 1990

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Claire
Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had 2 cases with this attorney and find her easy to conference with, knowledgeable, experienced, and cost effective in reasonably resolving disputed matters. Wish all disputed matters were as easily worked through as with this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Claire is highly experienced, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with on contested matters. As prosecutor she represents the State of NJ in the highest regard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked besides Claire for years. She is smart, always prepared and has a great reputation in the courthouse."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Claire is a compassionate and hardworking attorney who advocates on behalf of her clients with the utmost professionalism."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked together with Claire on several cases. She is an experienced attorney who cares about her clients and works hard to achieve their goals."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Over the years I have referred Claire my clients who have had matrimonial issues and they have invariably benefited from her "street smarts" and compassion."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer! Incredibly intelligent and diligent attorney."
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Freehold Divorce and separation Lawyer Claire Scully
Claire Scully
Divorce and separation Attorney
Freehold, NJ
Licensed for 34 years
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