New Jersey Family Law Attorney

Advocating for your family’s rights
Lisa A. Menda has been helping New Jersey families with their family law issues for 20 years. Whether anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the pain of marital conflict, Lisa creates solutions.
She can help you with:

  • Adoption
  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child visitation
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Support modifications
  • Matrimonial mediation
  • Domestic violence
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but a biological parent’s change of heart or an immigration fiasco can turn a joyous occasion into a nightmare. Lisa assists families with the complex legal procedures and frustrating red tape of the adoption process so you can focus on your new family member.

Through mediation or litigation, Lisa seeks to obtain the best possible settlement or judgment for her clients, including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Child custody
For many parents, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. Lisa advocates for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit, caring home.

Child visitation
If you are the noncustodial parent, divorce should not force you to miss the important milestones in your children’s lives. Lisa ensures you are given the opportunity to spend the quality time with your children required to encourage their strong growth and development.

Child support
Both parents share in the responsibility of raising children. Lisa upholds your children’s rights to receive the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing, while ensuring that the financial burden is divided fairly between both parents.

Spousal support
Getting divorced is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. Lisa helps to establish fair and equitable spousal support, allowing you to continue to live as comfortably as before your marriage ended.

Support modification
Sometimes the unexpected happens  — a sudden injury or disability — yet you remain obligated to pay child support despite your changed financial circumstances. In other cases, your former spouse receives a huge financial windfall or promotion that should contribute toward your children’s upbringing. Lisa can successfully obtain a modification of your child support order so your children’s financial support is more fairly shared between you and your former spouse.

Matrimonial mediation
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and often provides more expedient, predictable results than court trials produce. Lisa is a skilled negotiator who can guide mediation toward the most favorable settlement.

Domestic violence
When somebody you love hurts you, it is a shocking and frightening experience. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you have legal protections available to you. Lisa can lead you through the process of protecting yourself and your family from your abuser. Lisa recognizes that sometimes innocent people are accused of abuse and she defends wrongly accused individuals against criminal prosecution and the agonizing prospect of losing custody of their children.

Contact a committed New Brunswick, NJ family law attorney who is there for you
Lisa A. Menda, LLC is located in New Brunswick, NJ and serves clients in all New Jersey counties, including Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, Union and Mercer counties. To better serve you, evening and weekend appointments are available.

Call Lisa A. Menda at 732.993.4813 or contact her online to schedule your free consultation.