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Law Office of James J. Moloughney, LLC

Divorce & Mediation services

He has represented professional athletes, entertainers, corporate officers, medical and legal professionals, as well as relatively minor, or non-complex matters, with equal treatment to all. Mr. Moloughney has served as a Matrimonial Early Settlement panelist since 1985, having run the program in Somerset County from 1998 -2005. He was appointed to the Supreme Court Bench-Bar Committee for standardization of Best Practices (2005-2007).

He is a Charter member and former Trustee of the Somerset County Bar Foundation, which donates funds for public programs, since 1999. He has been a Trustee and Officer of the Somerset County Bar Association and held the office of President in 2011-2012. He was a Master of the Central Jersey Inns of Court (1998-2000).

In 2012, he had the honor of appearing before the United States Supreme Court and making a motion for members of the Somerset County Bar Association to be admitted as members of that Court. He currently holds a 10.0 ""Superb"" rating with AVVO.

Areas of Practice
  • 60% Divorce and related areas (Custody, child support, Parenting time, alimony, etc.)
  • 40% Mediation

Litigation Percentage
  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties
  • Certified by the New Jersey Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney 1997

  • Court Approved Mediator, NJ Administrative Office of the Courts, 2002

  • Approved Domestic Violence Economic Mediator, New Jersey Supreme Court 2015

Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987


University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio

  • J.D. - 1982

Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • B.A. - 1979
  • Major: English

Published Works
  • Getting Divorced With Dignity, Warren Showcase, 2007

Representative Cases
  • Blum v. Ader, 652 A.2d 176;  279 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 1994)
  • Miller III v. Miller , 157 N.J. 541 (NJ Supreme Ct 1999)

Representative Clients
  • Corporate Officers
  • Medical and legal professionals

  • Hot Tips in Family Law, Somerset County Bar Association, 2006
  • Easing Emotional and Financial Strains of Divorce, DiFrancesco Bateman, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Somerset County Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, 1982 - Present

Past Employment Positions
  • Frederick J. Sikora, 1992 - 1999
  • DiFrancesco Bateman Law Firm, Of Counsel - 2002 - 2013

Pro Bono Activities
  • Volunteer - Women's Resource Center, 1993 - 2002

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Attorney Profile

James J. Moloughney

Highly experienced, reputable, respected and successful family law attorney and mediator with over 34 years of experience handling all types of family law matters statewide.  He has handled landmark decisions at both the Appellate and Supreme Court levels. Currently concentrating in Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren and Middlesex Counties, Mr. Moloughney has achieved recognition for his work by Judges, clients, adversaries and his peers. He has successfully handled a wide variety of cases, with an emphasis on high wage earner matters.