Jane A. Herchenroder, Esq.

Law Offices of Jane A. Herchenroder
1 West Cliff Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 231-9222
(908) 231-8489 FAX
website: www.herchenroderlaw.com

Fairleigh Dickinson University Paralegal Studies Program
Courses Taught: Family Law, Ethics & Real Estate

Rutgers College (B.A. 1978)
New York University (Paralegal Studies Diploma 1979)
Seton Hall University (J.D. 1984)

Bar Admissions:  N.J. state and federal courts 1984

Practice areas: Family Law (Litigation, Appeals & Mediation), Residential Real Estate, & Wills

Published Decisions:
In re E.F.G., 298 N.J. Super. 539 (App. Div. 2008) – establishing right of domestic violence victims to change their names without meeting the requirement of publication.
Grover v. Terlaje, 279 N.J. Super. 400 (App. Div. 2005) – establishing standard for an award of joint legal custody in cases where a Final Restraining Order has been issued against a batterer. 
Shah v. Shah, 272 N.J. Super. 47 (App. Div. 2004), aff'd 183 N.J. 259 (2005) – establishing right of domestic violence victim from out of state who is sheltered in New Jersey, to obtain restraints against the batterer, even if batterer did not commit act/s of domestic violence in New Jersey and even if batterer has no contacts with New Jersey.
Patetta v. Patetta, 258 N.J. Super. 90 (App. Div. 2003) – establishing that a party cannot agree to waive child support for an unemancipated child at age 18 in New Jersey.

Equal Justice Medal – Legal Services of New Jersey/New Jersey State Bar Association – 1994
New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women Eric Neisser Legal Advocacy Award – 2002
Partners for Women and Justice: Partners in Hope Award – 2005
Legal Services of New Jersey Jeffrey C. Green Outstanding Board Service Award - 2010

Professional Memberships:
Bankruptcy Inn of Court – 1995-2002; Barrister 1996-1999; Master 1999-2002; Co-chair, Barristers 1998-1999; Assistant Director, 1999-2002
Business Networking International – Patriots Chapter – Member 2009 to Present
Hunterdon County Bar Association – Member 2003 to Present
Leadership Somerset: 2013 class
Legal Services of Northwest Jersey Board of Trustees – Member 2003 to Present
Somerset County Bar Association – Member 1995 to Present, Bankruptcy Committee Member – 2000 to 2002, ADR Committee Co-Chair – 2011 to 2012