Fox Rothschild LLP

Sandra C. Fava

Partner

Roseland, NJ

Morristown, NJ

973.994.7564

973.994.7564

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As a member of the firm's Family Law practice group, Sandra concentrates in all aspects of family law, including:

  • Divorce  
  • Dissolution of civil unions and domestic partnerships
  • Equitable distribution and division of assets, including division of professional corporations, partnerships, limited liability corporations, stock options, pensions, IRA's and 401k accounts
  • Alimony, including permanent, rehabilitative and limited duration
  • Custody, including high conflict matters, international and relocation issues
  • Child support, including emancipation of children and payment of college expenses
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Negotiation and preparation of prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Domestic violence
  • Negotiation and preparation of property/marital settlement agreements
  • Post-judgment enforcement and modification of agreements, orders and judgments
  • Litigation, mediation and arbitration of family law matters
  • Collaborative divorces
  • Appellate practice in family law matters

Sandra's reported cases include:

  • Maeker v. Ross, 430 N.J. Super. 73 (App. Div. s2013) (landmark palimony case that precluded palimony cases from being brought unless the agreement was in writing, even if the oral promise or relationship predated the palimony amendment to the statute of frauds)

Before Fox Rothschild

Sandra was previously associated with a firm located in Morristown, New Jersey handling various domestic relation matters. She is a former law clerk to the Honorable Stephan C. Hansbury, Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Part, Morris County.

While in law school, Sandra studied abroad in Italy at the Universities of Parma and Milan studying Business Transactions and Comparative Constitutional Law while also serving as the Resident Assistant/Translator.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Sandra serves as a volunteer attorney for the National Council for Jewish Women, and—since 2007—with Partners for Women & Justice.  She also serves as a panelist for the Essex and Morris County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panels.

Sandra served as a volunteer judge for the American Bar Association’s Law Student National Representation in Mediation Competition.

Sanda is also currently serving as Co-Chair of the Family Law Executive Committee of the Essex County Bar Association.  

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New Jersey Family Legal Blog
Sandra also contributes to the New Jersey Family Legal Blog (http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/). This blog provides practical information and useful tips related to such topics as alimony, child support, custody, parenting time, divorce, equitable distribution, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence, and grandparent visitation. This blog is an excellent resource for individuals with New Jersey specific family law questions and advisors whose clients may encounter family law issues.

Honors and Awards

  • Included in the list of "New Leaders of the Bar" by the New Jersey Law Journal (2014)
  • Selected as a "New Jersey Rising Star" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2008-2014)
  • Selected for inclusion in the National Association of Professional Women
  • Included in the list of Ten Leaders for Divorce in New Jersey Under Age 45 for 2012

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Practice Areas
Litigation
Family Law
Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

New Jersey


Education

J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law

B.A., Rutgers State College, New Brunswick


Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section

Morris County Bar Association

Essex County Bar Association

New Jersey Family Law Inns of Court

New Jersey Women Lawyer's Association

National Association of Professional Women


Languages
French
Italian


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