child jet travelFREE Seminar Delves into Family Issues

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —The public is invited to attend a seminar on Divorce, Child Custody and Grandparents’ Rights sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation on Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7-9 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick off Ryders Lane.


Admission is free but reservations are required. Click here to register, or call 732-937-7518 or 1-800-FREE LAW.  

Speakers will be the the Honorable Eugene A. Iadanza, of counsel at the Law Office of Timothy F. McGoughran, Ocean; and attorney Francesca O’Cathain, a partner at the law firm of Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich & Trigg, LLC, Hackensack.

Specific topics for discussion will include:


    Grounds for filing for divorce in New Jersey
    Process for obtaining a divorce through the Courts
    Alternative methods of dispute resolution


    Types of custody in New Jersey (legal versus residential)
    Custody arrangements and implications
    Process for resolving custody disputes

Grandparents’ Rights:

    Overview of the current law
    Process for proceeding with a grandparent Complaint

A question-and-answer period will follow the presentations.

Judge Iadanza has served as Judge of the Monmouth County Superior Court- Civil, Criminal and Family Division from 1992 to 2012. He served as Presiding Judge, Family Division, Monmouth County Superior Court from 2000 to 2004, and in the Family Division of the Mercer County Superior Court from April 2008-October 2008. Judge Iadanza is the 2016 recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section’s Serpentelli Award for lifelong and extraordinary contributions to the development of family law in the state of New Jersey.  

Ms. O’Cathain is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney and practices in all areas of family law, including divorce and civil unions, child custody, support, matrimonial, domestic violence and abuse/ neglect.  She has been appointed to prominent positions within the family law bar, including membership on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, co-chair of the Legislative Sub-Division of the Family Law Section in 2016-2017 and co-chair of the Young Lawyers Sub-Division of the Family Law Section in 2010-2011.   

Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Bar Foundation's mission is to promote public understanding of the law through free educational programs and believes that “informed citizens are better citizens.” Among its activities, the Foundation conducts seminars; provides training for educators in conflict resolution, peer mediation and anti-bullying; publishes newsletters for students containing timely articles about social justice issues; operates a speakers bureau; and coordinates elementary, middle and high school mock trial competitions. For more information about the Foundation's programs and publications, visit us online at or call 1-800-FREE-LAW. Please follow the Bar Foundation on Social Media and invite your friends to like and follow us as well. @NJStateBarFdn can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Foundation also has a YouTube channel.

Directions: From the NJ Turnpike: Take Exit 9 to Route 18 North. Follow signs for Route 1 South to Ryders Lane-New Brunswick. The Law Center, located at One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, is the first right turn off Ryders Lane. From Princeton take Route 1 North to the second Ryders Lane Exit (Ryders Lane-New Brunswick). The Law Center is the first right turn.