Marie T. Bucci, Esq.

Associate

New Jersey Family Law and Divorce Lawyer

Marie T. Bucci, Esq. is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and has dedicated her career to matrimonial and family law matters. As a practicing attorney, Marie fiercely advocates for clients across New Jersey, focusing on domestic violence trials, high asset divorces, complex custody and parenting time disputes, pendente lite and post-judgment motions regarding a variety of matrimonial issues, as well as Qualified Domestic Relations Orders for the division of retirement assets after divorce. Additionally, Marie handles estate planning matters for her clients, including the drafting of wills, powers of attorney, and advanced health care directives.  Furthermore, Marie assists clients who choose to legally change their current name for a variety of reasons such as religious, marital status, personal preference, or change in identity.

Additionally, drawing on her previous connections with child advocacy, Marie volunteers her time working with the marketing committee of Binnacle House, a Hunterdon Youth Services organization which provides services to youth and their families in transforming their lives.

In July 2021, Marie was published as a Star Ledger guest columnist with her op-ed piece regarding the heavily discussed conservatorship surrounding Britney Spears. Marie’s published writing can be found at the link below.

Britney Spears’ oppressive conservatorship should concern us all | Opinion – nj.com

Prior to joining Lyons & Associates, P.C., Marie enjoyed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Andrea I. Marshall, J.S.C. of the Monmouth County Superior Court, Family Part. During her clerkship, Marie was responsible for assisting with various family matters, including divorce, post judgment matters, and domestic violence proceedings. Moreover, Marie regularly mediated non-dissolution matters, involving parents who were not legally married or for other adults filing for Court relief on behalf of minor children.

Marie received her Juris Doctorate in 2018 from Rutgers Law School. While in law school, Marie served as a student attorney for the Rutgers Child Advocacy Clinic, where she provided representation for children in administrative proceedings and for those seeking special immigrant juvenile status. Furthermore, Marie served as an intern at the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Department of Children and Families, where she worked on appeals regarding the termination of parental rights.

Marie received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University with a double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology and a double minor in Criminology and Spanish. In 2013, she studied abroad at the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain.

In her free time, Marie enjoys reading a great novel, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, spending time with her husband, their Bernedoodle, as well as their friends and family.