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Melissa Cipriano

Melissa Cipriano

Protecting your most valuable asset.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Florida, New Jersey, New York
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Biography

As a child of Divorce and a Divorcee herself Ms. Cipriano has a unique insight into the toll this process takes on a family. As a business owner with not only a Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center but also a Master's of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, she understands the unique issues that face business owners when moving through divorce. Ms. Cipriano is here to help her clients, their family and their finances emerge from the process to more stable, happier, healthier future.

Ms. Cipriano is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Florida. She is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Ms. Cipriano volunteers on the Essex County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel. She has tried numerous matrimonial cases to completion and is also a qualified family law mediator and a Parenting Coordinator.

Ms. Cipriano's tremendous experience assisting families through contentious situations affords her a keen insight into problem solving for families in regards to both economic issues and parenting time concerns. She uses her vast experience to help families move through what may seem to be insurmountable obstacles. She also taps on her business sensibilities to assist owners as they untangle their business interests from their marital concerns.

Education
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
J.D. (1999)
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Fairleigh Dickinson University
MBA (1996)
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Wells College
B.A. (1994)
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Professional Experience
Founder
Cipriano Law Offices, P.C.
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Family Law Expert Analysis, Court TV
Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2011, 2013-2024
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Client Champion - PLATINUM
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Divorce Lawyers in Passaic
Expertise.com
Best Divorce Lawyers in Paterson
Expertise.com
Top Lawyer
Morris/Essex Health & Life
Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2014-2015, 2018-2021
10 Best
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2007-2009
Certificate of Appreciation, Early Settlement Panelist
Morris County Superior Court
2004-2009
Professional Associations
Essex County Bar Association
Member
Current
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New Jersey Collaborative Law Group
Member
Current
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Hunterdon/Somerset County Inns of Court
Member
Current
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The Barry Croland Family Law American Inn of Court
Member
Current
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Bergen County Bar Association
Member
Current
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New Jersey Association for Justice
Member
Current
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New Jersey Association for Justice
Member
Current
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New York State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Florida State Bar Association
Member
Current
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New Jersey State Bar  # 015641999
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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3rd Circuit
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U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
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U.S. District Court Eastern & Southern Districts of New York
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • Qualified Family Law Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
Cipriano Law Offices
West Caldwell Office
175 Fairfield Ave, Suite 4 C/D
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Telephone: (973) 403-8600
Fax: (973) 403-8610
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Our office is open, however, for your convenience we are providing telephonic and Zoom consultation appointments during and after business hours. Please call the office to schedule.
Cipriano Law Offices
Fort Lauderdale Office
533 NE Third Avenue, Suite R-1
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301