New Jersey Family Law and Divorce Lawyer

SARA KUCSAN, ASSOCIATE

Sara received her undergraduate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Criminal Justice with a minor in Legal Studies in 2012. She received her Juris Doctorate in 2014 and her Master of Laws in Homeland and National Security in 2015 from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. While in law school, Sara served as a student attorney for the Washtenaw County Office of Public Defender, where she was a guardian ad litem, and she served as an intern at the Detroit Crime Commission focusing on human trafficking policies. She also served as a research assistant for her law school professor, focusing on primarily matters with juvenile offenders. From there, she also obtained a Certification in Mediation.

After graduating from law school, Sara enjoyed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Deborah J. Venezia, P.J.F.P., of the Middlesex County Superior Court, Family Part. During her clerkship, Sara was responsible for various family matters, including divorce, post judgment matters, and adoptions. She also regularly mediated landlord tenant and a small claims matters. Since joining the Lyons & Associates team, Sara has served the Courts as a guadian ad litem and has authored various articles on issues within family law.

Sara is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York. Sara is also a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association.

 

 

Articles Written by Sara Kucsan

What role and responsibilities does the Court-Appointed Guardian ad Litem have in my case?

Husbands and wives are not the only people affected by a divorce; children are also affected. The State of New Jersey recognizes that children also have the right to be represented. In certain circumstances, it may be appropriate to make an application for counsel for a child or a guardian ad litem.


Do Grandparents Have the Right to Seek Court Ordered Visitation With Their Grandchild(ren)?

Often times in family law matters, there is a break down in the relationship between a grandparent and a parent, but the grandparent would still like to maintain their relationship with their grandchild. The State of New Jersey recognizes the relationship between a grandparent and a grandchild is of value and should be maintained if in the best interest of the child.


Why should parties consider arbitration as an alternative to proceeding to trial in family law matters?

Many people often try to avoid going to trial for family law matters in light of the fact that trial is costly, family law topics are personal matters, and trial can take months, if not years. Arbitration is an alternative option to trial with many benefits,