Steven P. Monaghan

Attorney

Steven P. Monaghan is one of the most highly respected New Jersey divorce lawyers. He focuses his practice exclusively in this area, including handling litigation, collaborative matters, and mediation, and has been Certified by the New Jersey Supreme in Matrimonial Law since 2006. This certification is awarded to attorneys with substantial experience in the field of practice, have cultivated a high reputation among their peers in the legal community, have passed a comprehensive written exam, and have demonstrated their commitment to the law with continued education.

With 23 years of professional experience, Mr. Monaghan has a proven dedication to the law and helping families throughout New Jersey. He has served on the Monmouth County Family Law Committee which serves the family law court by advising on best practices. He has also been a private arbitrator for the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel Program for 16 years and is a qualified mediator participating in the Mediation Program for Economic Aspects of Family Law since the program began. He has been appointed as Guardian Ad Litem for children of families going through litigation and has been trusted to resolve hundreds of high conflict cases before litigation.

Mr. Monaghan was a Master Instructor of the Inns of Court for Monmouth-Ocean County, tasked with mentoring other family lawyers and served on the Monmouth County Bar Association Committee on Professionalism. He is a founding member of the Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, and part of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals group.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Matrimonial Law Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2006
  • Qualified Mediator , State of New Jersey

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1993
  • Monmouth College, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1990

Awards & Honors

  • Recognition on the Super Lawyers® list seven times
  • As a Top Young Attorney in New Jersey twice in 2006 and 2007
  • As a Top Attorney in New Jersey five times in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015
  • Top One Percent of attorneys in the United States by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • The 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in New Jersey by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2015
  • A Top 100 Family Law Attorney in the State of New Jersey by the American Society of Legal Advocates

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Monmouth County Bar Association, Member
  • Monmouth Bar Association Committee on Professionalism and the Courthouse Facilities Committee
  • Monmouth County Bar Association Committee on Professionalism
  • Monmouth County Bar Association, Monmouth County Family Law Committee
  • Monmouth-Ocean County Family Law Inns of Court, Master Instructor
  • Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel Program, Arbitrator for Divorce Cases
  • Mediation Program for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases
  • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, Founding Member
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member

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