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I have been practiing family law for 26 years.  I have extensive experience in resolving divorce and famiy law cases without the necessity of a trial.  I also have extensive trial experience in divorce, domestic violence and estate litigation. I am currently a municipal court judge and have been for many years.   I have had  several published opinions including one at the New Jersey Supreme Court level.  I provide aggressive representation for all clients and look out for their best interests at all times.  I also make every effort to assist client's emotionally as such litigation is often very hard for an individual to go through. 


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 20%
  2. Child Custody: 16%
  3. Mediation: 15%
  4. Family: 15%
  5. Other: 34%
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Contact info

Wernik and Salvatore

34 Village Court
Hazlet, NJ, 07730-1534


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Women Lawyer Achievement AwardWomen Lawyers of Monmouth County2002
Named one of "40 Under 40" LawyersNew Jersey Law Journal2002
Appreciation AwardWomen's Center of Monmouth County1998
Charles Frankel AwardMonmouth County Bar AssociationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
No ValueNeptune Township2008 - Present
PartnerWernik and Salvatore1991 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorBrookdale Community College2015 - 2015
Law ClerkHon. Alexander Lehrer, Superior Court Judge, Monmouth County1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Monmouth County Bar Association, Early Settlement PanelMember1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Monmouth Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New Jersey Supreme Court Task Force on Lesbian and Gay IssuesAppointed Member1998 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
V.C. v. M.J.B.plaintiff was granted visitation with her biological partner's children
A.F. v. D.L.P.D.L.P. was denied standing
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Lawyer the MagazineCustody/Visitation Rights for Non-Biological Parents:Analayzing V.C. v. M.J.B.2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - NewarkLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Drew UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987