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William received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Communications from The University of Scranton in 2004, and graduated from The New England School of Law in 2009. After graduating law school, William enjoyed a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C., of the Morris County Superior Court, Family Part. During this clerkship, William was responsible for various family matters, including all the Domestic Violence and FD docket matters in the county.

Prior to joining Lyons & Associates, P.C., William worked for two law firms in the Morris County area as an associate where he practiced strictly matrimonial matters. At Lyons & Associates, P.C., he will continue to concentrate his practice on family law matters, including divorce, post judgment matters, child support, custody and domestic violence issues.

Mr. Lemega received Super Lawyers® Rising Star recognition in 2018. Super Lawyers® is a Thomson Reuters publication rating service of lawyers in more than 70 practice areas who attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are based upon: statewide survey of lawyers, independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. No more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. Click here for Super Lawyers selection process.

William is admitted to practice in New Jersey and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New Jersey Bar Association, and is a Panelist on the Hunterdon County, Early Settlement Panel.

Articles Written by William P. Lemega:

Can I Modify My Alimony Obligation?

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If you have recently or not so recently entered into a divorce agreement that obligates you to pay a certain amount of alimony, you may find yourself in a bind should you no longer be able to meet your obligation. N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23 states that orders entered as to alimony “may be revised and altered by » Read More

Can I Retire Early if I Have an Ongoing Alimony Obligation

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The New Jersey Alimony Reform Act of 2014 was signed by Governor Christie on September 10, 2014, and immediately took effect.  The new Act changed the landscape and implementation of alimony in a variety of ways. One such way is in relation to an obligor’s request for modification or termination of an initial alimony obligation because he or » Read More

Can My Weapons Be Taken if a Restraining Order is Filed Against Me?

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If a Restraining Order is filed against you, the police may confiscate any type of weapon or weapons that may cause harm or bodily injury to the alleged victim, including but not limited to firearms or your Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and Carry Permit. In fact, the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act requires the police » Read More

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers: Application for Modification of Custody and Parenting Time Arrangements

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When seeking a modification of a current custody or parenting time arrangement, whether you are the one seeking it or if it is the other parent, it is important to understand the potential hurdles the filing party will have to overcome before a Court will actually effectuate any type of requested change to the schedule » Read More

Woodbridge Child Custody Lawyer Discusses Children’s Passports

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Who gets to hold my child’s passport when not traveling?  The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department have instituted certain policies and procedures for single parents travelling internationally with a child. There have been plenty of battles over whether one parent can travel internationally with the child and whether or not they can obtain » Read More

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