New Jersey Family Law and Divorce Lawyers


Chris Ann received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, School of Business and graduated from the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. Thereafter, she served as law clerk to The Honorable John J. Grossi, Jr. (Ret.), in the Family Part of the Superior Court New Jersey, Hudson County Vicinage. In addition, Chris Ann has a Certification in Divorce Mediation from Rutgers University and is a Court Appointed Economic Mediator.

Previously, Chris Ann was a solo practitioner whose practice was devoted to family law and mediation. Prior to joining Lyons & Associates, P.C., Chris Ann was a founder and partner at the firm of Blanco & Wright, LLC which focused on residential real estate including short sales, deeds-in-lieu and loan modifications. Chris Ann has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Berkley College where she taught Family Law, Business Law, and Contract Law. She has authored several articles on issues of family law and real estate, including the differences between religious and civil annulment, short sales in divorces, and the impact of cohabitation upon alimony.

Chris Ann is a member of the New Jersey Bar and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She is also a member of the Union County Bar Association and the Somerset County Bar Association and is a volunteer for the Juvenile Conference Committee for Union County.


Articles Written by Chris Ann Wright

Why aren’t millennials buying homes?

Written By: ChrisAnn Wright, Esq.

Many have commented on the fact that millennials don’t seem to be buying homes, at least not the traditional homes in the suburbs. One of the biggest reasons is these homes are not affordable. Once upon a time, the dream was to get married,

What’s The Best Way to Get Over a Break Up?

Time magazine recently featured an article in their “Health” section entitled “The Best Way To Get Over a Breakup, According to Science”. . The article focused on a study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, where researchers tested three strategies to help people get over their break ups:

  • Negatively reappraise your ex – This strategy asks the person to think about the unfavorable aspects of his or her ex.

Passaic County Judge Removed from Bench for Involvement in Custody Case

Superior Court Judge, Liliana DeAvila-Silebi, sitting in Passaic County, was removed from the bench yesterday. Previously, Judge DeAvila-Silebi was the Presiding Judge for the Criminal Part in Bergen County from 2010-2015. She was then transferred to Passaic County where she sat in the Civil Part. Since June of this year,