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Well Represented
Get to know some of South Jersey’s leading family law attorneys.

by Staff

When legal issues arise, they can be difficult to navigate without the professional guidance of a skilled attorney who is not only experienced, but will put a client’s best interests first and foremost. Those challenges can be especially tricky when dealing with family law matters. Here, we introduce you to some of the region’s leading family law experts and share what helps them stand out from the crowd.

Stephanie J. Zane
Partner, Archer & Greiner, PC 

In family law, being able to understand the goals of clients while making certain that realistic expectations are met takes skill and comes after years of experience. Zane most definitely is experienced, having joined Archer over 20 years ago, she takes time to get to know and understand her clients as a person. Providing a safe environment where clients can share his or her story is very important to Zane who feels this is the basis of the attorney/client relationship. “The foundation of my practice is balancing empathy and advocacy to ensure successful representation.”

AllynMarie Smedley
Founder, Smedley Law Group 
Smedley has been practicing law since 2006 and opened her own law group in late 2019 to advocate for and empower those going through the very strenuous process of divorce. Smedley offers a special distinction—she is in the less than 2% of lawyers in the state of New Jersey who is certified as a matrimonial law attorney, meaning she is a highly qualified specialist in this particular field of law. Smedley feels her and her team provide real life solutions without bombarding their clients with confusing legalese. “We’re human first, we care about our clients and want to help them achieve their dream lives.” 

Carmela DeNicola
Professional Mediator, Advanced Mediation Solutions
“Every couple that comes to mediation has their own unique set of circumstances and issues and mediation is not for everyone, however I always take the time to explain how the process works and to ensure it is the best fit for the couple.”  

Some cases are more complex than others such as  family owned businesses, real estate investments, stocks, bonds, international investments and other unique investments which is where DeNicola’s business acumen and over 30 years in the corporate world help her stand out from other mediators. DeNicola’s background allows her to offer unique, forward-thinking insights for couples which helps them arrive at mutually beneficial resolutions.

Roseann Vanella
Professional Mediator, Advanced Mediation Solutions 
Vanella is a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators with certification training in family/divorce mediation. Because of her in-depth financial and business experience she is well-equipped to handle even the most complex divorce mediation cases. Having been through a divorce herself and using mediation, Vanella can uniquely understand and empathize with her clients as they go through the process. “I’m proud of the customized approach I take with every single client and am extremely dedicated to what I do.”

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 13.
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