For more than 20 years, families have been the sole focus of Jennifer’s practice.
She is deeply familiar with the complex legal, and emotional, challenges that arise when families must turn to the legal system to solve their differences, and she is adept at helping her clients navigate that uncertain terrain to reach their desired destination.
Jennifer’s extensive family law experience has given her a thorough knowledge of the complicated issues involved in divorce, separation, custody, support and a myriad of other family court matters. She’s well-versed in resolving complex equitable distribution matters involving executive compensation and business and professional practice valuations. Jennifer has extensive trial experience in matters involving contested custody, including those involving special needs children. She also works frequently with members of the LGBTQ community to resolve the unique challenges they face in family matters.
In addition to her trial court experience, Jennifer argues in both the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. When court involvement is the best option, Jennifer is a client’s closest ally and their fiercest advocate.
Jennifer is also certified in collaborative law, a method of dispute resolution in which the parties and their attorneys mutually agree to reach a settlement outside the courtroom without resorting to litigation..
Reported decisions include:
K.A.F v. D.L.M.; D.L.M. v. K.A.F. and F.D. ( Appellate Division, 2014)
Levine v. Bacon, 152 NJ 436 (1998)
Hughes v. Hughes, 311 N.J. Super 15 (App. Div. 1998)
Barr v. Barr, 418 N.J. Super. 518 ( App. Div. 2011)
Sacklow v. Betts (Citation pending)
Before Fox Rothschild
Jennifer served as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew J. Smithson and the Honorable Wilson Noden of the Mercer County Family Court. In law school, Jennifer was a member of Seton Hall Legislative Journal and Bureau.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Jennifer’s community activities include membership in:
- Jewish Community Campus Development Council
- Project SARAH Task Force
In 2006, Jennifer was appointed to the Mercer County Commission on the Status of Women, which acts as a liaison among community organizations, associations, and groups working to improve the status of women in Mercer County, New Jersey. She has taught Family Law for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
Jennifer is also a Senior Associate Editor of New Jersey Family Lawyer.
New Jersey Divorce App
For those simply contemplating separation or already in the midst of divorce proceedings in the Garden State, the useful tools included in Fox’s New Jersey Divorce App can answer questions, offer insight into aspects of the divorce process that may have been overlooked and provide users with resources they may not have known were available.
The app is currently available for free in the iTunes Store. To download it, click here.
New Jersey Family Legal Blog
Jennifer 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 & Awards
- Named among the “Women Leaders in the Law” by ALM (2015)