Melissa Fecak

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1808 Bannard Street
Suite 210
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
USA
(856)733-0229
Fax: (856)422-2580

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Description of Practice

A trained collaborative practitioner with over 14 years of experience in family law. I am also an attorney and mediator. My firm is dedicated to helping parties to separate without destroying their family. I have attended several advance trainings in collaborative law. It is my philosophy that parties should have greater control on their divorce, which I can help them to achieve. I work out of the South Jersey office which is conveniently located in Cinnaminson, near the Riverline and Route 130. My firm represents parties throughout New Jersey and I can see clients in Princeton, New Brunswick, Freehold and other locations as needed.

Professional Background

Melissa Fecak, Esq. is an experienced family law attorney. She worked for over 10 years as a litigator before becoming trained as a mediator and collaborative practitioner. Melissa worked for 10 years in a small, family law firm in Hudson County before starting Fecak & Williams five years ago.

Experience

Served for several years as an Early Settlement Panelist in Hudson County. A NJ Court Rule 1:40 MESP mediator, also trained in mediation under the Court's pilot program for Domestic Violence cases. Private mediation practice and collaborative law practice.

Degrees

AAS in Fine Art from Fashion Institute of Technology, BA in Toy Design from Fashion Institute of Technology, JD from Seton Hall University School of Law

Approach

It is my belief that parents who separate through mediation or collaborative practice have happier families. Divorce and separation is difficult for children. When the parents are fighting each other in Court, the children are the ones who suffer. When children see their parents working together to separate, they feel more comfortable and secure. It also does not make sense for parties to spend the equity in their home, their retirement funds or their children's college education funds on costly litigation. In the end, parties who divorce through the Courts receive an expensive decision that neither one is satisfied with. Mediation and collaborative practice make sense for most people seeking to separate or divorce. Courts prefer when parties are able to settle their own matters, and mediation and collaborative divorces are less likely to return to Court after the divorce. I work with my clients to help them select the divorce process that works best for them and their family. No two divorces are alike, so each matter needs to have the process reflect their individual needs.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • LGBT
  • Marital Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Representational Lawyer

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.