Marianne McConnell

McConnell Law LLC

142 Ridgedale Avenue
Madison, New Jersey 07940


Alimony, Asset Distribution, Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Domestic Relations, Family, Marital Property, Spousal Support

After graduating from Law School Marianne served a judicial clerkship with The Honorable Herbert S. Friend, Presiding Judge of the Family Part, Superior Court, Morris County, New Jersey. Marianne then joined the firm of Forster and Pompelio, a General Practice Law firm where she primarily practiced Family Law.

She left the practice when opportunities arose to accept positions as an AVP to a Corporate Government Relations Department, a Commissioner of the NJ Victims of Crime Compensation Board and a Legal Specialist at the NJ Department of Health. During that time she opened a Family Law and Mediation Practice and has been a volunteer attorney at Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, Morristown Office for four years practicing Family Law.

She has always been dedicated to respectful and reasoned resolutions to family issues.

The Role of the Mediator

The mediator is a neutral facilitator who helps the parties define the issues in dispute and assists them in resolving those issues.

Benefits of Mediation

Mediation is a voluntary process that is especially beneficial in divorce. The dispute can be resolved and at the same time a working relationship can be preserved that benefits not only the parties but also their children, if any.

Mediation is more cost effective and can produce better results than Litigation. Parties who negotiate their own settlements have more control over the outcome of their divorce and usually are more satisfied with their mutually agreed upon solutions, as opposed to solutions that are imposed by the Court, over which they have no control.

Marianne McConnell, Esq. has been an Accredited Divorce Mediator for over 16 years.

Bar Admissions
Marianne McConnell, Esq. is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Professional Associations
Marianne is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law, Dispute Resolution and Municipal Court Practice Sections and a member of the Morris County Bar Association Solo Practice Committee. She has been a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators Association since 1999.

Community Activities
Marianne is Vice-President of the Madison Board of Health, Chair of the Children’s Home Foundation at the United Way of Morris County, a member of the NJ League of Women Voters State Government Committee, a member of the Madison Rotary Grants Committee and the Special Projects Committees.
142 Ridgedale Avenue
Madison, NJ

F: 973-593-4866
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