Andrew L. Rochester, Esquire

Andrew L Rochester has been practicing in the field of Family Law since his admission to the New Jersey bar in 1994. His Practice encompasses all aspects of Family Law including divorce, custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, domestic violence, name changes, drafting pre-nuptial and mid-marriage agreements and step-parent adoptions. Andrew practices extensively in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties as well as throughout the State of New Jersey.  

Andrew earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1991 and his Juris Doctor degree from The Boston University School of Law in 1994. He was admitted to the New Jersey bar in December 1994 and the Pennsylvania bar January 1995. He has also been admitted to the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of New Jersey as well as the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 

Andrew has worked for the general practice law firms of Dalsemer and Associates, and McLafferty, Cohen and Stein and the insurance defense Law firm of McDonough, Korn, Eichhorn and Schorr.  Andrew was also a Senior Associate with the matrimonial Law firm of Adinolfi and Spevak from 1997 through 2004. Since he began practicing, his work has been concentrated in the area of matrimonial law.  He has been in good standing with the Court since his admission to the Bar in December 1994.

Mr. Rochester is a Master in the Thomas S. Forkin Family Law American Inn of Court and is Co-Chair of its Mentoring Committee. He has served as a member of the Burlington, Camden and Gloucester County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panels.  Andrew is an active participant in the Burlington County Bar Association Family Law Committee and is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law section. He has argued extensively before the appellate courts of New Jersey on family law issues and have participated in the several published opinions New Jersey Courts. 

In addition to his membership in several professional associations, Andrew has lectured extensively as a panel member for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the National Business Institute and has presented professional seminars for both attorneys and members of other professions. These have included:

“Divorce Cases From Start to Finish.” National Business Institute, 2016

“Child Support: Guidelines and Calculations”

“Marital Settlement Agreements: Pitfalls, Drafting Tips and More”

“The Family Therapist and the Law: Privileges, Rights and Responsibilities” – New Jersey Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, 2006.

“Cutting Edge Financial Issues in Divorce Litigation” – New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2004

“Post Judgment Issues” Camden County Bar Association, 2003

“How to Successfully Handle Motions in Family Court” – Camden County Bar Association, 2002

“ Interrelationship Between Family & Bankruptcy Law: What you Need to Know and Why” –Camden County Bar Association, 2002.

 

He has also appeared on the Camden County Bar Association’s television show “Legal Lines” discussing Child Custody law.

In addition to representing clients in Family Court, Andrew has also argued before the Supreme Court of New Jersey and Appellate Division. Some of his more prominent cases have included:

Ricci v Ricci, 448 N.J. Super. 546 (App. Div. 2017) (right of a child to intervene and seek post-secondary educational support);

Harte v. Hand, 433 N.J. Super. 457, (App. Div. 2013), opinion on remand, 438 N.J. Super. 545 (Ch. Div. 2014) (child support for multiple family obligors);

Loro v. DelColliano, 354 N.J. Super. 212 (App. Div. 2002) (child support in high income cases);

Grandovic v. LaBrie, 348 N.J. Super. 193 (App. Div. 2002) (attorney’s fees in domestic violence appellate cases);

J.B.v.M.B., 331 N.J. Super. 223 (App. Div. 2000), aff’d. 170 N.J. 9 (2001) (custody of cryo-preserved human embryos);

Schorr v. Schorr, 341 N.J. Super. 132 (App. Div. 2001) (dischargeability of support related obligations); and

Eisenhardt v. Eisenhardt, 325 N.J. Super.576 (App. Div. 1999) (equitable distribution of early retirement incentives).

Andrew volunteers as a Coach for the Burlington City High School Mock Trial Team.

Nancy P. Morgenstern, Esquire (Of Counsel)

 

Experience:

  • Over 25 years of continuous legal practice in Southern New Jersey Courts
  • Court Appointed as a regular Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist
  • Recipient of the Equal Justice Medal 2004 (Presented by the Legal Services of NJ)
  • Served as Co-chair of the Family Law Committee of the Camden Country bar Association
  • Long time member of the Family Law Executive Committee (bar association)
  • Featured panelist for professional seminars of family law and pension issues
  • Appeared on “Legal Line” bar association sponsored television programs
  • Served on the Camden County Judicial Selection and Continuing Legal Education Committees
  • Appointed omnbudsman and child advocate on the NJ Child Placement Review Board

Educational Background:

1978 Temple University School of Law, Juris Doctor

1975 University of Pennsylvania, BA Cum Laude

1971 Jamaica High School, Queens, New York