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Melissa A Fecak

Divorce and separation Attorney at Merchantville, NJ

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Melissa A Fecak-Ortiz

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 23 years
    New York - NY 23 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Suspended No misconduct found

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

About Melissa

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HELPING PARTIES MOVE ON WITH THEIR LIVES WITHOUT DESTROYING THEIR FAMILIES.

After working at a small litigation firm in North Jersey, I decided I had enough of family law.  I took a couple of months off and it was then I realized that my problem was not with family law, but with litigation.  After this revelation, I decided to start my own firm where the emphasis would be on serving clients compassionately.  Meaning, we would offer options on how parties separate and give them the information and tools they need to move forward.  

I am a trained mediator and collaborative practitioner.  I believe that the most successful divorces are those where the parties have taken control of their lives and made decisions that are beneficial to themselves and their families.  Collaborative and mediated divorces are less expensive, less stressful and more satisfying then litigated divorces.

What not everyone knows about me is that I worked in several different industries before entering law.  I have a Bachelor's in Fine Arts.  I worked in the toy industry, with animals, in standardized testing and in computer compliance prior to becoming a lawyer.  My diverse experience has provided me with some insight and information that many of my colleagues do not have.   

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Location

South Jersey Divorce Solutions, Melissa Fecak, Esq. LLC
16 N. Centre St., 2nd Fl.
Merchantville, NJ, 08109-2552

Reviews

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Posted by Rose | August 10, 2015
Ms. Fecak
I have used Ms. Fecak for approximately 10 years and not once was she unprofessional. She always had good advice, been truthful on what to expect and not expect. Documents were all in order. Always took my calls and was always on time and made herself available when needed. She gave good advise, is very knowledgeable and knew her stuff. I would highly recommend Ms. Fecak. She is a total professional.
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Posted by Mike & Debbie | April 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Our attorney, Melissa Fecak is awesome! Extremely professional and helped us win our case. Melissa went above and beyond; especially during these trying times. Melissa was on point and the communication between us was excellent. We highly recommend Melissa. You will not be disappointed because she's the best!
Posted by John | January 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Responsive
Melissa offered me great advice and provided me with responsive service. I have used other attorneys in the past who never responded quickly, but Melissa was different. She took the time to listen to my issues and prepared all the necessary filings. Divorce and family matters are emotional and difficult. Your attorney shouldn't be. I highly recommend Melissa.
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Posted by Sean | January 10, 2020
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Fantastic Representation
After speaking with a number or attorneys when considering a divorce, I consulted with Melissa. During our first meeting, she had offered a few alternative methods that hadn't been mentioned by other attorneys that would help avoid a long, expensive and messy divorce. Melissa helped ease the pain of this process and it was over relatively quickly. She was always accessible, responded to questions within a few hours, and her fee was very reasonable. I can't thank her enough.
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Response from Melissa Fecak January 14, 2020
Thank you so much. It is always a pleasure helping clients to move forward during such a difficult time.
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Responsive & Thorough
Ms. Fecak explained everything to me thoroughly when I first met with her. She told me exactly what to expect and the steps from beginning to end. Whenever I had a question or concern she responded back to me within hours of my phone call or e-mail.
Posted by Tiffany | May 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Ms. Fecak handled my divorce and child suppprt case. She was fair, concise, and honest. She made me aware of all my options and was always available for any questions I had. I would highly recommend Ms. Fecak.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • South Jersey Divorce Solutions, Melissa Fecak, Esq. LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Fecak & WIlliams, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Carolann Aschoff, PC
  • 2001 - 2011

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • State University of New York,Fashion Institute of Technology
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • C.R. v. A.R.
  • Drakeford v. Rivers
  • Reversed and remanded

Associations

  • New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Mid Jersey Collaborative Law Alliance
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • South Jersey Collaborative Law Group
  • President
  • 2016 - 2018
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • "10 Best" Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Divorce Seminar- CLE
  • Legal Update
  • 2015
  • Mercer County Estate Planning Council December Meeting
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Melissa
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and all the work she does to get the best results for clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The knowledge and experience evinced by Mrs. Fecak's involvement here lead me to believe she would be an excellent choice for anyone seeking representation in her area."
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Fecak-Ortiz is an outstanding attorney with an excpetional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Merchantville Divorce and separation Lawyer Melissa A Fecak
Melissa A Fecak
Divorce and separation Attorney
Merchantville, NJ
Licensed for 23 years