Virginia Maroulakos Rucinski, Esq.

I joined Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. in September 2017, bringing more than 23 years of Family Law experience.  I am licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.  I am also an Accredited Professional Mediator (APM) with New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, with more than 20+ years of mediation experience.

I have served as a court-appointed Mediator, including appointment as a custody and parenting plan Mediator in the Somerset County Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part; a Child Dependency Mediator in Mercer County Superior Court, where I received special training in complex multiparty Mediation; and I am on the roster of approved mediators for the economic aspects of divorce.

I believe that, in many cases, mediation is a good solution for a difficult situation.  I provide family and divorce mediation services designed to help separating and divorcing families reach amicable resolutions of all issues of concern, and to leave conflict behind.

I am trained to Mediate both Divorce and Family Law matters, as well as general civil and equity Mediation matters.

In addition to Mediation, I concentrate my practice in Divorce and Family Law representation.  I represent clients with various Family Law issues, such as divorce, separation, custody and parenting, child support, other child-related issues, alimony, equitable distribution, and other issues of importance for individual clients.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law Representation and Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Support
  • Alimony Spousal Support
  • Domestic Violence/Restraining Orders
  • Adoption

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey (1994)
  • Pennsylvania (1994)
  • New York (1997)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (1994)

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 1994)
  • Seton Hall University (cum laude B.A., 1997)

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (Accredited Member, Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Executive Committee, Board Secretary)

Honors/Achievements

  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) – Accredited Professional Mediator (APM)
  • NJAPM – Board Member since 2016
  • NJAPM – Board Secretary, and Member of Executive Committee since 2016
  • New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education – speaker: “Hanging Out Your Shingle
  • Rutgers University – Guest Speaker: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Lectured for NJICLE
  • Various church and community organizations – presentations on ADR and Mediation
  • New Jersey Superior Court – Roster for Civil/General Equity Mediation
  • New Jersey Superior Court – Roster for Family Law Economic Mediation
  • New Jersey Superior Court, Somerset County – served Custody/Visitation Mediator
  • New Jersey Superior Court, Somerset County – served on Case Evaluation Panel
  • New Jersey Superior Court, Mercer County – served as Child Dependency Mediator