Rita M. Aquilio, a matrimonial and family law attorney with Lawrence Law, was reappointed as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Family Law Committee for Bar Year 2019-2020.
“I am excited to continue to serve as Co-Chair of the Family Law Committee along with Hon. Keathan Frink for the upcoming ABA year. It is our goal to continue to provide the Family Law Committee members with increased value through educational programs, networking events, local relationships and fun,” says Aquilio. She adds, “Judge Frink and I appreciate the support of Barbara Dawson, the incoming Chair of the Section of Litigation, as well as outgoing Chair Palmer Gene Vance, and incoming Managing Directors Hon. Victor Bolden, Janice Mitrius, and Anne Marie Seibel, for their support and confidence in our Committee. “
This Family Law Committee assists the litigator of domestic relations and family law disputes through the presentation of programs, forums for exchange of information, and regular communication on family law matters. A particular focus of the family law committee is on providing representation or assistance to unrepresented parties in family law matters, through pro se and pro bono efforts, and the role that individual practitioners and the bar can play in these efforts. The committee follows national developments in family law litigation and brings appropriate issues to the attention of the Section for its input and action.
Aquilio practices in the areas of divorce, child support, custody, pre-nuptial agreements, and post-judgment issues. She represents clients in all types of matrimonial actions, from basic matters to complex asset valuation cases. She is a trained Mediator, Divorce Arbitrator, and Collaborative Divorce Attorney. Aquilio is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Family Law Executive Committee. She serves as the ABA Liaison to the NJSBA Family Law Committee as well. She serves as a Panelist for the Somerset County Early Settlement Panel program and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Somerset County Family Practice Committee. Aquilio has been trained by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a Family Law Arbitrator. She is a Trustee of the Somerset County Bar Association and a Member of the District XIII Ethics Committee and a member of the Editorial Board of the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, the professional journal of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker for family law seminars at the State and national level. Aquilio earned her J.D. from Western New England College School of Law, and her B.A., cum laude, from Drew University.
Lawrence Law, Watchung, New Jersey, is a boutique firm devoted exclusively to the practice of matrimonial and family law.
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