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I am a founding partner of Ruvolo Law Group, LLC. I am a member of the New Jersey Bar and practice exclusively in the area of family and matrimonial law.

I represent clients in all stages of family law litigation and my practice involves all aspects of family law.

My practice areas include:

  • Alimony

  • Appeals

  • Child Custody and ParentingTime (including high conflict matters)

  • Children’s Educational Needs

  • Child Support

  • Collaborative Divorces

  • College Contributions

  • Dissolution of Civil Unions

  • Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships

  • DivorceAgreements

  • Divorce and Legal Separations

  • DivisionofAssets/Liabilities–Equitable Distribution

  • Domestic Violence Matters(Temporary and Final Restraining Orders, Dissolution of Restraining Orders, and Contempt of Restraining Orders)

  • Emancipation

  • Emancipation of a Child

  • Enforcement of Court Orders, Matrimonial and/or Family Law Agreements

  • Enforcement of Custody, Child Support,and Alimony

  • Family and Matrimonial Law

  • Grandparent Rights

  • Litigation

  • Mediation and Arbitration

  • Modification of Custody  

  • Modification of Child Support

  • Modification,Reduction or Termination of Alimony

  • Palimony and Rights of Cohabitants

  • Paternity

  • Pre-and Post-Nuptial Agreements

  • Post-Judgment Matters (after Divorce)

  • Relocation within and outside of NewJersey 

  • Third Party Visitation

  • Uncontested Divorces / “Divorce on the Papers”

  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) and Enforcement of QDROs

I have spoken at various seminars and engagements. I have participated in the Early Settlement Panel program in Morris and Essex counties to assist litigants in settling their cases. I have served as a trustee on the Morris County Bar Association.


As a court-approved Family Law Mediator, I mediate matters (with or without attorneys present) in all stages of pre-litigation, litigation, and post-judgment matters.


I have been published in the September 16, 2013 edition of the New Jersey Law Journal, "A New Standard for Prenuptial Agreements".

To further discuss my specialties and qualifications, feel free to contact me.


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Practice areas


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



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Scott A Gorman

    In 2011, I was fortunate enough to meet Melissa and I knew almost immediately that I would have no hesitation referring clients to her. I felt even better about steering clients to her after she and her sister formed the Ruvolo Law Group. Melissa limits her practice to the areas of matrimonial and family law, and, as a result, she is highly knowledgeable in these areas. I have heard nothing but positive reviews from those who I have referred to Melissa and I strongly endorse her.


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Contact info

Ruvolo Law Group, LLC

55 Madison Avenue, Suite 360
Morristown, NJ, 07960


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2014
Rising StarNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2013
Selected for InclusionNational Association of Professional Women2013
Rising StarNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2012
Rising StarNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2011
Rising StarNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2010
Rising StarNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2009
Pro Bono AwardRutgers School of Law - Camden2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner and PartnerRuvolo Law Group2013 - Present
Of CounselLaw Offices of Laura Ruvolo Lipp, LLC2012 - 2013
Associate AttorneyFox Rothschild, LLP Attorneys At Law2011 - 2012
Associate AttorneyDonahue, Hagan, Klein, Newsome, O'Donnell & Weisberg, PC2007 - 2011
Law Clerk to JudgeLaw Clerk to Francine Axelrad, J.S.C., Appellate Division2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Professional WomenMember2013 - Present
New Jersey Association of Professional MediatorsMember2013 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Barry Croland Family Law American Inn of CourtPupil2007 - Present
Essex County Bar FoundationMember2007 - Present
Morris County Bar AssociationTrustee2013 - 2013
Morris County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Co-TrusteeTrustee2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ducey v. DuceyReversed trial court.
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Law JournalImproving the Efficiency of the Family Part Mediation Program2015
New Jersey Law JournalAddressing Preschool in Custody Agreements2015
New Jersey Law JournalA New Standard for Prenuptial Agreements2013
FR NJ Family Law BlogModifying Your Support - Show Me The (Lack of) Money!2011
FR NJ Family Law BlogDomestic Violence: Bad Haircuts and an Unwanted Hug Can Constitute Harassment2011
FR NJ Family Law BlogPaying Child Support through Probation – Anticipating a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
College of New JerseyN/AN/A2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Morris County Early Settlement PanelDivorce Resolution2016
Financial Fitness in DivorcePost-Judgment Divorce Issues2013
Accounting Firm CPEDivorce 1012013
Essex County Early Settlement PanelDivorce Resolution2012