Cheryl E. Connors is a senior associate with the Family Law Team at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer. Ms. Connors served as a judicial clerk from 2005-2006 for the Honorable Barry T. Albin, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. While attending Seton Hall University School of Law, Ms. Connors was a Law Chancellor Scholar, a senior member of the Seton Hall Law Review and received the Raymond del Tufo, Jr. Award.
Ms. Connors practices in the area of family law concentrating on issues of divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, equitable distribution, palimony, paternity, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements and collaborative divorce. Ms. Connors has experience in representing high net worth individuals in complex divorce litigation involving business asset valuation as well experience in high conflict custody matters.
Ms. Connors is a qualified mediator pursuant to Rule 1:40 and a collaboratively trained attorney. Ms. Connors is a member of the Family Law Executive Committee and Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association as well as a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is also a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, Monmouth Bar Association, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, New Jersey Association of Justice and Mid-Jersey Collaborative Law Alliance. Ms. Connors served on the Law Revision Commission of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee in 2008 and served on the Palimony Statute Subcommittee of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee in 2009.
She has authored articles entitled: Guaranteed Employment and Relocation: Is It Time To Reexamine New Jersey's Baures Standard?, which was published in the New Jersey Family Lawyer in 2013; and “A Balancing Act: The Extent to Which a Stepparent Should Be Held Responsible for a Stepchild's Post-Divorce Support,” which was published in the New Jersey Family Lawyer in 2011; and co-authored articles entitled: “Demystifying the Attorney Lien: A Useful Tool for the Family Law Practitioner” by David M. Wildstein, Esq. and Cheryl E. Connors, Esq. in 2010; “Practical Guide to Name Changes” by Cheryl E. Connors, Esq. and Rebecka Whitmarsh, Esq. in 2009; and “Major Factors To Consider When Distributing Real Estate in Divorce” by Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. and Cheryl E. Connors, Esq., which was presented at the 2008 Family Law Symposium. She has also been published in Divorce Magazine's Frequently Asked Questions feature.
Ms. Connors has presented at various seminars including NJICLE “Hot Tips in Family Law” in 2013, NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar “Imputation of Income in Alimony Awards” in 2014, and the Annual Wilentz Family Law Digest Seminar presented to Middlesex, Union and Somerset County Bar Associations from 2008-2014. Ms. Connors serves as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist in Middlesex County and as an Associate Editor on the New Jersey Family Lawyer. She was selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers -Rising Stars list in 2011-2014. Ms. Connors also received the Martin S. Goldin Family Law Award in 2013 from the Middlesex County Bar Association.
• A Balancing Act The Extent to Which a Stepparent Should Be Held Responsible for a Stepchilds Post-Divorce Support
• Division of Retirement Assets Upon Divorce Qualified Domestic Relations Orders QDRO
• Guaranteed Employment and Relocation: Is It Time to Reexamine New Jersey's Baures Standard?
• Practical Guide to Name Changes
• Real Estate Valuation and Divorce Standards of Value Applied
• Divorce Informational Video - Cheryl Connors, Esq.