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Rita M. Aquilio - Watchung, NJ

776 Mountain BoulevardSuite 202 Watchung, NJ 07069

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Updated: 03/25/2021

Watchung Divorce and Family Law Lawyer


Practicing exclusively family law for over 20 years, Rita has helped hundreds of families with divorce, separation, child support, custody, guardianship, post-judgment, and related matters.

Each one of her clients can expect their matter to be handled in an efficient, compassionate and empathetic manner. Rita works collaboratively with clients to identify their personal goals while paying attention to their financial, emotional and practical needs...

About Rita M. Aquilio

Practice Areas

  • Divorce and Family Law


  • 90%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Specialties and Certifications

  • Qualified Family Law Mediator, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Family Law Arbitrator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Family Law Litigation Subcommittee (Co-Chair)
  • American Bar Association,Section of Litigation, Appellate Practice Journal (Board of Editors)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee (Member)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee (Member)
  • Somerset County Bar Association, Family Law Practice Committee (Member)
  • Somerset County Bar Association (Trustee, 2018-2020)
  • Somerset County Bar Association (Delegate to NJSBA General Council)
  • Morris County Bar Association
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (Member)
  • New Jersey Women Lawyer’s Association (Member)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Member)
  • New Jersey Association for Justice (Member)
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (District XIII Member)
  • Superior Court, Early Settlement Panel in Somerset County (Panelist)
  • American Bar Association, Outstanding Subcommittee Chair, 2015 - 2018
  • ABA’s Diverse Speakers Directory
  • American Bar Association, Executive Committee (Liaison )
  • District XIII Ethics Committee (Member)


  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1997
  • Drew University , 1993
    Honors: cum laude

Past Positions

  • Norris McLaughlin, Partner

Classes and Seminars

  • “Judge, What do You Want to Hear?” A Primer on How to Present Direct and Cross-Examination of a Financial Expert in a Bench Trial, American Bar Association Section Annual Conference, Marriott Marquis, NY, May 3, 2019
  • “Discover Yourself – Navigating the First Years of Litigation Practice,” ABA Regional Panel, Seton Hall Law School, March 29, 2019
  • “Hot Tips in Family Law,” NJSBA Family Law Section in association with the NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, November 12, 2018
  • “Post-Obergefell – Part 2: A Look at Case Law and Recent Developments in 2018,” ABA Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation Committee Roundtable, Call-in, May 30, 2018
  • “Shades of Grey: Seniors and Divorce,” NJICLE in cooperation with NJSBA Family Law Section, Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, January 26, 2018
  • “Demystifying the Trial: Preparing for and proceeding to trial in matrimonial and domestic violence matters,” Hot Tips in Family Law, NJSBA Family Law Section in association with the NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, November 10, 2017
  • “The Next Round of Litigation after Obergefell: Four Key Cases for 2017,” ABA Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation Committee Call-in Seminar Co-sponsored by the LGBT Litigator and Civil Rights Committees, July 26, 2017
  • Second Saturday, The Women’s Institute for Financial Education, Florham Park, NJ, July 20, 2017
  • “Using Evidence of Civil Restraints to Support the Claim of Harassment”, “Hot Tips in Family Law The Top 40: New Spins on the Oldies but Goodies,” NJICLE & NJSBA, New Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2016
  • “How to Avoid (or at least manage) Secondary Trauma in Family Law Cases,” “Hot Tips in Family Law,” NJICLE & NJSBA, New Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2015
  • New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education


Office Information


776 Mountain BoulevardSuite 202 Watchung, NJ 07069


  • 908-645-1001

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

M-F, 9a-5:30p



  • Editor, American Bar Association Family Law Litigation Subcommittee’s E-Newsletter
  • Member, Editorial Board, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • “Where is My Witness? Out of State? Use of De Bene Esse Depositions in Family Law Matters,” Volume 39, No. 1 – April 2019 Edition of New Jersey Family Lawyer, a publication of NJSBA’s Family Law Section
  • Board of Editors, Section of Litigation Appellate Practice Journal, American Bar Association

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