Bettina E. Munson
Monmouth Executive Center
100 Willow Brook Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
P: (732) 410-2334
F: (732) 780-9723
Attorneys / Bettina E. Munson
“A divorce can be the most difficult time for any client. Our family law department strives to help clients understand the process and guide them to an amicable resolution.”
An equity partner in our Family Law Department, Bettina has more than 17 years of experience in matrimonial cases. She successfully litigated the first U.S. case in which a non-biological mother in a same sex (domestic) partnership was awarded shared custody. She has extensive appellate experience and has published cases in both Family Law and Civil Litigation.
Bettina has developed an impressive track record litigating relocation cases throughout the state of New Jersey—and was instrumental in our Firm winning the seminal case, Baures vs. Lewis. A strong proponent of mediation and collaboration, she currently serves as an Early Settlement Panelist in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, and the New Jersey Collaborative Law Associations.
In 2003, Bettina was designated a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey—a designation limited to those attorneys with significant involvement in trial matters in Superior Court; an unblemished reputation as attested to by judges and attorneys; and substantial knowledge and continuing legal education demonstrated by passing a special written examination on trial practice. She has been included in the Super Lawyer: Rising Star listing from 2004-2013 **.
Appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Domestic Violence in May 2008. Bettina also serves on the Board of Governors for the New Jersey Association of Justice and the Family Law Committee of the Monmouth Bar Association, and a member of the Ocean County Bar Association.
Bettina was also active in local politics. She was a member of the West Long Branch Democratic Committee from 2001-2008 and was elected as a Councilwoman in 2004. She served on the Environmental Commission, Borough of West Long Branch, (2001–2004); Shade Tree Commission, Borough of West Long Branch (2001–2004); Local Assistance Board, Borough of West Long Branch (2001–2004); and West Long Branch Planning Board (2003–2004). She is currently an officer of the Brookdale Foundation Board of Trustees and First Tee, Monmouth/Ocean Chapter.