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Melinda L. Singer, Esquire

3 University PlazaSuite 207Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phones: 201-870-0826
Fax: 201-678-9595
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Melinda is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.  Melinda is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Colorado.  She is a solo practitioner in Bergen County practicing for thirty-two years, where her practice is devoted to Family Law.  Melinda is a member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey Family Law Practice Committee, a past member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey Ad Hoc Committee on Trade Names, a member of the New Jersey...

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Melinda is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.  Melinda is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Colorado.  She is a solo practitioner in Bergen County practicing for thirty-two years, where her practice is devoted to Family Law.  Melinda is a member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey Family Law Practice Committee, a past member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey Ad Hoc Committee on Trade Names, a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Association for Justice, Bergen County Bar Association and Women Lawyers in Bergen.  She has been the Chair of a Bergen County Early Settlement Panel since 1988, helping litigants to resolve their cases.  Melinda is also a Special Ethics Master, as the Trier of Fact, for complex Ethics cases.  Melinda is a Court-Approved Family Law Economic Mediator.

Having litigated for several high profile clients, Melinda is often asked to provide legal commentary for TV stations, such as Tru TV, Fox TV and MSNBC, providing insightful legal analysis.  Melinda has been a guest TV commentator since 1998.

Melinda is accessible to her clients first and foremost.  She is committed to providing collaborative, insightful and hands-on legal outcomes for her clients, whether it is a negotiated Property Settlement Agreement, a litigated Plenary Hearing or a Domestic Violence Trial.

More than anything, Melinda understands and "gets" the emotional turmoil impacting on the client and impending divorce in Family Law.  They are inextricably tied, and must be delicately unwound with sensitivity, so that the client is not lead down a path of "litigation through anger", which leads to excessive counsel fees, frustration and no resolutions.  Melinda also vigorously represents litigants that are unmarried, who need to resolve support and parenting issues.  Melinda is accessible to her clients, and is passionate about the practice of law to help clients attain solutions. 

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Languages
English
Practice Areas
Family LawDivorceCustody & Parenting Time (Visitation)Child SupportAdoption
Litigation
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Honors
2017 New Jersey SuperlawyersTop Lawyers in Bergen County’s 201 Magazine (Matrimonial & Family Law), 2013Winner of Bergen County Legal Services Richard Semel Probono Award, 1998Winner of Women Lawyer’s in Bergen County Award for Commitment, Devotion and Dedication, 1994
Published Works
Inserra v. Inserra, 260 N.J. Super. 71 (App. Div. 1992)Wine v. Quezada, 379 N.J. Super. 287 (Ch. Div. 2005)
Classes and Seminars
The Top Ten Family Law Practice Tips, Ramapo College of New Jersey, 2016
Child Support: Setting Child Support in High Wage Earner Cases & Children Over 18 in College, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2015
Handling the High Conflict Divorce; Ethics: How to Control High Conflict Client and Stay Within Ethical Boundaries, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2013
New Jersey Child Support Guidelines – The Basics and Pitfalls, Bergen County Bar Association, 2012
Domestic Violence Law, Bergen County Bar Association, 1998
Pro Bono Activities
Special Ethics Master - Assigned to be Trier-of-Fact in complex Ethics matters., 1999 - Present Early Settlement Panel – Chair Panelist (Bergen County), 1998 - Present District IIB-South Ethics Committee, Bergen County, Chair, Vice Chair and Member, 1994 - 1998Alternatives to Domestic Violence, 1990 - 2000Women’s Rights Information Center – providing legal consultation., 1986 - 1996Legal Commentary for TV stations, such as Tru TV, Fox TV and MSNBC, 1998 - 2011
Ancillary Businesses
District 34 Sports Committee is the American Motorcycle Association sanctioned organization that schedules motocross races in the Tri-State Area, comprising of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.Little Bird Racing, LLC – Owner. Sponsors motocross racers in various motocross races for the Amateur Nationals, such as the Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
People
Attorneys
Singer, Melinda L. (Solo Practitioner)
Staff
Crystal Tarro, Certified Paralegal
Fees
Offers Free Initial ConsultationAccepts Credit Cards
Office Information
Address
3 University PlazaSuite 207Hackensack, NJ 07601
Office Hours
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone
201-870-0826
Fax
201-678-9595
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