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marissa_del_mauro_lyons_and_associates-9190-frankveronsky.comDownload our free app Marissa received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vassar College in 2008, and received her Juris Doctorate from Western New England College School of Law in 2011. While in law school, Marissa served as a student advocate at Western Massachusetts Legal Services where she represented indigent clients facing housing foreclosure. She also served as a legal intern at a Morris County law firm each summer, where she focused primarily on family law matters.

After graduating from law school, Marissa enjoyed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Kimarie Rahill, J.S.C., of the Warren County Superior Court, Family Part. During her clerkship, Marissa was responsible for various family matters, including both matrimonial and juvenile cases. She also regularly mediated custody, parenting time, and child support for non-dissolution cases.

Prior to joining Lyons & Associates, P.C., Marissa worked for a law firm in the Morris County area as where she focused primarily on the practice of family law.

Marissa is admitted to practice in New Jersey and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. Marissa is also a member of the Morris County Bar Association.

Articles Written by Marissa Del Mauro:


Do I have to prove that my ex-spouse is living with another person in order to prove cohabitation?

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Under New Jersey’s new alimony reform, a payor spouse need not prove that the recipient spouse is residing with another individual for purposes of proving cohabitation.  In clarifying the definition of cohabitation, the Act requires the Court to consider eight factors in ultimately determining whether or not cohabitation is occurring. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A: 34-23(n), » Read More

The Dog Ate My Homework

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When a Non-Custodial Parent Fails to Help Their Child With Homework During Mid-Week Parenting Time The old saying, “My dog ate my homework” may work for a child, but in the Court’s eyes, it may not suffice when it comes to a parent’s responsibility to assist his or her child with homework during the school » Read More

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers: An alternative to a Domestic Violence Trial

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Procedural Grounds for Consenting to a Final Restraining Order  After a victim has filed for and been granted a Temporary Restraining Order, the options to move forward have historically been one of the following: Dismiss the Temporary Restraining Order; Dismiss the Temporary Restraining Order and Enter into Civil Mutual Restraints; or Trial in the hopes » Read More

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers: Entitlement to Retirement Assets Other Than a 401K, Pension, or IRA

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Typically upon a divorce, marriages of a substantial duration deal with commonplace issues of spousal support and equitable distribution. Very often, equitable distribution will touch upon the parties’ retirement assets including their 401Ks, pensions, and IRAs.  The retirement asset that may be overlooked is Social Security. The Social Security Administration provides the following guidelines that » Read More

Woodbridge Child Support Lawyer: Three’s A Crowd: When A Third Party Seeks Status as a Psychological Parent

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It is becoming increasingly common for many families to follow a non-traditional family structure. Some families may have more parental figures with an active role in their lives other than just Mom and Dad, especially in a separation situation.  These parental figures can become actively involved and can develop a loving, supportive relationship with the » Read More

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