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Abigale M. Stolfe, Esq.
Abigale M. Stolfe is a partner with the Toms River-based law firm of Stolfe Zeigler, Family Law Group. She graduated from Monmouth University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1998 and from Widener School of Law with a Juris Doctorate in 2001.
Ms. Stolfe is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and appointed to the Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association-FLEC since 2007 after her term as Co-Chair of the Young Lawyer’s Section in 2006.
Ms. Stolfe is a co-founding member of the Ocean/Monmouth Inns of Court and was nominated Vice-President for the 2013-2015 term. She will serve this term while simultaneously continuing her commitment as associate editor for the NJFL – a highly respect publication of the Family Law Section regularly relied upon by New Jersey lawyers and judges along with those around the country.
Ms. Stolfe has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Family Law. Selection for Super Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer review and confidential evaluation. Super Lawyers has been regarded by professionals and the public as a definitive guide to legal excellence. There is no fee or purchase requisite to be selected.
Ms. Stolfe is a member of the Ocean County Bar Association and also a member of the Family Law Section for this Association.
Ms. Stolfe has lectured for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education and American Trial Lawyers Association in addition to authoring articles and hosting lectures for the Ocean County Bar Association and Ocean/Monmouth Inns of Court.
Ms. Stolfe is an active mediator for the Ocean County Court as well as a private mediator.
In addition to her efforts to prompt settlement, she remains active in trial and appellate work, including issues involving complex custody matters and religious divorce/custody cases – both requiring a knowledge of the religious custom and law.
Reitz v. Reitz,
Docket No. FM-15-1289-14 (Ch. Div. Nov. 16, 2016).
Cipriani v. Fontana,
Docket No. FM-15-1381-10, 2014 WL 6490445 (App. Div. Apr. 28, 2014).
D.M. v. M.M.,
Docket No. FM-15-0580-10, 2014 WL 4745416 (App. Div. Sept. 25, 2014).
Smith v. Smith,
Docket No. FM-15-1678-05C, 2010 WL 4108411 (App. Div. July 13, 2010).
Curbing Domestic Violence: A Family Lawyer’s Ethical Obligation
37 New Jersey Family Lawyer 5 (2017)
When Sexting Turns To Violence,
with Sara B. Cohen, Esq. 37 New Jersey Family Lawyer 25 (2016).
The Need for Cultural Competency in Custody Decisions,
35 New Jersey Family Lawyer 13 (2015).
To File or Not to File,
33 New Jersey Family Lawyer 19 (2013).