Laurie L Newmark, Esq.

Laurie L Newmark, Esq.

Laurie L. Newmark, Esq. - Founding Partner

New Jersey Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Whippany, New Jersey
Hackensack, New Jersey

866-957-2982 (Toll Free)


Laurie L. Newmark is one of the founding partners of our firm. Since completing a Family Part judicial clerkship in 1998 with the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Laurie has exclusively practiced in the area of family law, appearing regularly in Northern and Central New Jersey. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, the State of New York, and the District Court of New Jersey.

Laurie is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. She received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1998 from Seton Hall University, School of Law, and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Laurie attended an international comparative law program with American University, Washington College of Law where she had the privilege of observing a family court proceeding in a French Courtroom.  She also completed the prestigious American Bar Association, Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute in Houston, Texas as part of her Family Law training.

Laurie received the honor of being included in the Super Lawyers list*, published by Thomson Reuters relative to being a divorce attorney in the years 2014 to 2020. Prior to that, she was included in the Super Lawyers Rising Stars* list from 2006 to 2013. The qualifications or requirements for being included can be viewed at

*no aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court

Laurie insists that every client be treated with well-deserved respect and compassion. Laurie and her team understand that she is advocating for mothers, fathers, husbands, and wives with specific needs and concerns. She always strives to resolve matters effectively by negotiating unique resolutions, when appropriate, and by helping clients make informed decisions throughout the process. When Laurie and her team represent you, you will feel protected, informed, and confident you are getting the quality personalized representation that you deserve.

Laurie’s areas of practice include divorcechild custody and matters involving complex financial issues such as business valuations. Laurie represents victims of domestic violence, and also vigorously defends alleged offenders. She represents parents in actions involving DCP&P and has extensive experience handling matters involving allegations of abuse and neglect. Laurie also handles matters involving grandparent visitation.

While Laurie is a skilled trial lawyer, she is also a strong believer in alternate dispute resolution. Laurie is an approved family mediator pursuant to Court Rule 1:40-12 and routinely participates in private and court-appointed mediation as an alternative to court litigation.  She wholeheartedly supports the mediation process and cooperative resolutions avoiding litigation. She has served as a panelist for the Morris and Passaic County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel Mediation Program.

The Court has also appointed Laurie as a parent coordinator in high-conflict divorce cases involving minor children, and she has served as a Guardian Ad Litem to protect the interests of minors during matrimonial litigation, and in litigation involving DCPP in Bergen, Passaic, Essex, and Morris County. Additionally, the court has appointed her as a discovery master in matters involving complex matrimonial litigation.

Aside from practicing law, Laurie is the proud mother of a son and a daughter. She served on the board of trustees with CASA, an organization that advocates for children in the Court system. She has also volunteered at the Women’s Center at County College of Morris, and is a long-time volunteer representing alleged victims of domestic violence.

If you are interested in meeting with Laurie, please email her at to arrange for a confidential consultation.

Super Lawyers Nominated to SuperLawyers® List 2014 to 2020
Super Lawyers Rising Stars List 2006 to 2013

Our attorneys have received the honor of being included in the Super Lawyers and/or Super Lawyers Rising Stars list(s) published by Thomson Reuters, relative to being divorce attorneys. The dates of their inclusion are noted above. The qualifications or requirements for being included on said list can be viewed here.

*no aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court

Video Coverage:

Laurie L. Newmark, Major v. Maguire in September, 2015. CLICK HERE TO WATCH>>>

In The News:

Laurie Newmark and fellow partner John E. Clancy featured in an interview by News 12 regarding a recent child support lawsuit filed against The State. CLICK HERE TO WATCH>>>


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Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Abuse and Neglect Matters
  • Division of Assets
  • Parental Rights and Obligations
  • Parental Alienation
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Grandparent Issues
  • Domestic Partnership and Civil Unions
  • Mediation
  • Prenuptial Agreements

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Matrimonial Law, Supreme Court

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1998
  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1998


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. – 1998
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck
    • B.A. – 1995
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Board of Trustees, Morris County Bar Foundation
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Morris County Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Family Law Inns of Court
  • District X Ethics Committee, Morris/Sussex County Vicinage
  • Randolph Township, Board of Adjustments
  • Board of Trustees for CASA, Morris and Sussex Vicinage

Published Decisions

Major v. Maguire, Supreme Court of New Jersey, January, 2016, Successfully represented grandparents in a visitation dispute over visitation with their late son’s daughter after being trial judge dismissed grandparent’s case at initial appearance at Appellate Division and Supreme Court.

Unpublished Decisions:

Dueno v. Dueno, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. November 27, 2007, Not Reported in A.2d 2007 WL 4165337, successfully defended mother/ex-wife at trial level in a post-judgment modification of alimony and child support. Appellate division remanded and successfully defended appeal.

Englard v. Englard, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. July 13, 2006 Not Reported in A.2d 2006 WL 1911509, represented the father in post-judgment child support modification. Mother appealed. The appellate division reversed and remanded.

Slim v. Slim, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. November 27, 2013, Not Reported in A.3d 2013 WL 6182413 Successfully represented ex-husband in a post-judgment modification trial of his support obligation to his former wife. Wife appealed the decision and Appellate decision affirmed.

Rodrigues v. Rodrigues, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. August 18, 2015 Not Reported in A.3d 2015 WL 5009738. Represented wife in appeal of alimony and equitable distribution filed by the former husband. Appellate Division affirmed in part and reversed and remanded part.

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the Attorney General, Essex County, New Jersey, Legal Intern, 1996
  • Juvenile Justice Clinic, Newark, New Jersey, Legal Intern, 1997
  • Hon. Renee Jones Weeks, J.S.C., Essex County Superior Court, Criminal Part, Newark, New Jersey, Legal Intern, 1997
  • Hon. Philip B. Cummis, J.S.C., Essex County Superior Court, Family Part, Newark, New Jersey, Law Clerk, 1998 – 1999
  • Cutler, Simeone, Townsend, Tomaio and Newmark, LLC, Member, 1999 – 2009



  • Understanding the divorce process in NJ, AVVO Legal Guides, 2011

Speaking Engagements:

  • Pursuing a Business Education and Career, Rutgers Business School 2014
  • Be Prepared in Divorce, Interview, 2014
  • Understanding Domestic Violence, Interview, 2014

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