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Melinda L. Singer - Hackensack, NJ

3 University PlazaSuite 207 Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Updated: 05/02/2022

Hackensack Family Law Lawyer


Melinda is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. Melinda is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, Colorado and the Supreme Court of New Jersey. She is a solo practitioner in Bergen County practicing for thirty-three years, where her practice is devoted to Family Law...

About Melinda L. Singer

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Solo Practitioner


  • English

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody & Parenting Time (Visitation)
  • Child Support
  • Adoption
  • Domestic Violence
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Family


  • 50%

Representative Cases

  • Inserra v. Inserra ,(260 N.J. Super. 71 (App Div.) 1992)
  • Wine v. Quezada ,(379 N.J. Super. 287 (Ch. Div.) 2005)


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1985
  • Colorado, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1994
  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2016
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2012

Other Affiliations

  • Bergen County Bar Association (Member)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Member)
  • New Jersey Association for Justice (Member)
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey (Family Law Practice Committee, Member)
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey (Ad Hoc Committee on Trade Names, Past Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, The Top Ten Family Law Practice Tips, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Ramapo College of New Jersey, 2016
  • Speaker, Child Support: Setting Child Support in High Wage Earner Cases & Children Over 18 in College, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2015
  • Speaker, Handling the High Conflict Divorce; Ethics: How to Control High Conflict Client and Stay Within Ethical Boundaries, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2013
  • Speaker, New Jersey Child Support Guidelines – The Basics and Pitfalls, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Bergen County Bar Association, 2012
  • Speaker, Domestic Violence Law, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Bergen County Bar Association, 1998

Pro Bono Activities

  • Special Ethics Master, Assigned to be Trier-of-Fact or Judge in complex Ethics matters, 1999 - Present
  • Early Settlement Panel, Chair Panelist, Bergen County, 1998 - Present
  • District IIB-South Ethics Committee, Bergen County, Chair, Vice Chair and Member, 1994 - 1998
  • Alternatives to Domestic Violence, 1990 - 2001
  • Women’s Rights Information Center, Providing Legal Consultation, 1986 - 1996
  • Women Lawyers in Bergen, Member
  • Court-Approved Family Law Domestic Violence Economic Mediator
  • Court-Approved Family Law Mediator

Past Positions

  • Borough of Fort Lee, New Jersey, Public Defender, 1986 - 1988


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
  • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, 1976
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Political Science
  • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, 1977
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Major: Political Affairs and Policy Analysis

Ancillary Businesses

  • Little Bird Racing, LLC – Owner. Sponsors motocross racers in various motocross races for the Amateur Nationals of the American Motorcycle Association, such as the Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


3 University PlazaSuite 207 Hackensack, NJ 07601


  • (201) 678-9595

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Other Sources of Feedback About Melinda L. Singer

Included on the 2024 New Jersey list

Past Lists

  • 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Melinda L. Singer on Super Lawyers


  • Selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, 2017 - 2021
  • Top Lawyers in Bergen County’s 201 Magazine (Matrimonial & Family Law), 2013, 2017 - 2018
  • Winner of Bergen County Legal Services, Richard Semel Probono Award, 1998
  • Winner of Women Lawyer’s in Bergen County, Award for Commitment, Devotion and Dedication, 1994
  • Top Lawyers in Bergen County’s 201 Magazine (Child Custody), 2017

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