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Straightforward Legal Advice From An Attorney Who Understands

A Certified New Jersey Matrimonial Law Attorney | More than 37 Years Of Experience

Our Practice Areas

Family Law

Over three decades of family law experience


Knowledgeable counsel for even the most complex divorces

Child Support, Custody & Parenting time

Diligently protecting your relationships with your children

Father’s Rights

Helping dads pursue custody and parenting time rights

Domestic Violence

Guiding you through a difficult time

Prenuptial Agreements

Saving you from costly problems in the future

Unmarried Couples

Providing Insightful And Detailed Family Law Solutions

Every divorce is unique, but nearly all divorces take an emotional and financial toll on you and your family. I am Melinda L. Singer, Esquire, and I have successfully negotiated hundreds of family law settlements and agreements. I have tried dozens of cases in New Jersey Courts, and I’ve been through a divorce myself. I conduct my law practice with integrity, discipline and principle — and strive to make this process as painless for you as possible.

I am known for being a tough adversary, as I am aware of both my client’s goals and the laws that govern those goals. This enables me to strategically represent my client in all phases of litigation and settlement. The more information I have regarding your family law matter, the better I can represent you and your interests. As a solo practitioner with a talented paralegal team, I am able to offer premier legal services while remaining efficient and communicative.

Certified New Jersey Matrimonial Law Attorney

As of 2022, there were over 41,000 attorneys in New Jersey – and less than a thousand (two percent) of them were Board Certified. As a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, I continue to dedicate myself to education and rigorous training in family law. According to the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification, a Board Certified attorney is one who demonstrates sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in matrimonial law practice. In addition to specializing in matrimonial law, a Board Certified attorney must fulfill ongoing continuing  legal education requirements, demonstrate a substantial level of expertise in family law, be favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his/her work, and have taken and passed a written examination in matrimonial law. When you consult with my practice, you can rest assured that you are consulting with a knowledgeable attorney at the forefront of family law.

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New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Attorney
New Jersey State Bar Association | 1899
New Jersey Association for Justice
Bergen's Top Laywers

Super Lawyers

Melinda L. Singer has been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list from the year 2017 through and including 2022. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found on their website. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Bergen’s Top Lawyers

Melinda L. Singer was selected among the Top Lawyers in Bergen County by (201) Magazine in 2013, 2017 & 2018. The list of Top Lawyers in Bergen County was compiled from the results of a peer-review survey, conducted by Professional Research Services (PRS) of Royal Oak, Michigan. According to (201) Magazine’s website, “[t]thousands of attorneys throughout Bergen County were contacted by PRS and asked who they would recommend within the county in given areas of law.”

You can learn more information about the criteria for being selected as a Bergen County Top Lawyer. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. The lawyers nominated to (201) Magazine were included in the lists with those names, and do not suggest that the lawyer has that attribute.

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Advice You Can Trust

I was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, as well as one of 201 Magazine’s “Bergen’s Top Lawyers” in 2013, 2017 and 2018. I remain committed to my clients and the constantly changing family law cases and statutes that impact the practice daily.

Known for my insight into family law, I have also appeared on television programs to discuss relevant topics. I have appeared on truTV, MSNBC and Fox News. I’ve appeared on dozens of television programs providing insightful commentary to help viewers understand the legal impact of a news story.

I have also been a guest speaker multiple times for continuing legal education classes, teaching the latest topics in family law regarding child support, alimony, emancipation of children, college and child support and support in the high-income cases.

My team is trusted by high-profile clients with complicated family law needs, including high-asset divorces, property division, business ownership matters and cases involving domestic violence. With a wealth of resources in the local community, I work with respected parent coordinators, psychiatrists, psychologists, mediators, accountants, valuators, forensic experts, and detectives to achieve success for your case.

Every single Family Law case is different from the other.

A combination of different factors and law applied to each and every case is what makes each one is so different from the other. Many clients often hear about the experience of a friend or family member when they go through divorce or custody issues and think the same will happen in their own case. I will ensure your rights are protected by looking at all of the circumstances involved.


Melinda Singer represented me during my divorce case. She was diligent and extremely helpful in this matter. In a difficult time, she was able to maintain composure and conclude the case in a timely matter. Without her help and expertise, I would not be where I am today. Overall, I would highly recommend Melinda Singer as a professional and respectable lawyer. -Debbie C.

Melinda Singer literally taught the class on family law/divorce law. Not only was she professional, experienced and knowledgeable, but she is a compassionate, understanding attorney also there to help her client navigate the waters during a difficult time. Assertive without being too aggressive. Conciliatory without being too passive. Ambitious without being too unrealistic. If you want an attorney who looks at it like people’s lives and not just case files, then choose Melinda Singer as your lawyer. -Eric F.

Melinda Singer is not just a top notch attorney (the best of the best) but a highly ethical person completely devoted to her profession. My family came to know her at an extremely difficult time, having gone through two previous attorneys on behalf of my son’s brutal divorce. Needless to say I was amazed at her experience, straightforwardness, her knowledge of the court workings, and most of all how quickly she was able to bring a dire situation to a favorable close. One could find no better lawyer in New Jersey than Melinda Singer. -Robert L.

I would not hesitate to refer Melinda; she is caring, passionate, supportive and most of all she listens and has a full understanding of the law. Her advice is sound and truthful. There was never any doubt that she always had my best interests at heart. Melinda is a brilliant and skillful attorney who cares about each and every client on an individual basis. Simply put, she’s the best! — Paula R.

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I Have Been Through This Myself — I Understand What Is At Stake

In addition to helping hundreds of individuals and families throughout Bergen, Passaic, as well as other counties in Northern New Jersey with their divorces, I have been through a divorce myself. Many family law attorneys are able to provide legal counsel, but few are able to understand the process emotionally, financially and as a parent.

You deserve a qualified attorney you can trust. With so much at stake, you want to do it right. Get started today by calling my office at 201-870-0826 or by sending an email. Our consultation is built into the retainer — if we continue working together, the consultation is free.