Melissa M. Ruvolo, Esq. joined the firm in 2012 and became partner and co-owner in 2013. She represents clients in all stages of family law litigation and settlement negotiations. She is also a family law mediator and Collaborative Divorce attorney. She is frequently appointed by the Court as a Guardian ad Litem.
As a mother of four children, one of whom is autistic, Melissa is laser focused on the specific needs of each child in each case. Rather than merely adopting positions regarding custody and parenting time and making the standard legal arguments accordingly, she aims to also understand each child’s specific needs and circumstances, including their personalities, educational needs, medical needs, and psychological needs. Most importantly, if there is any reasonable prospect of helping that child’s parents learn how to overcome their differences enough to co-parent their child in a healthy and productive way, she will make every effort to assist them in reaching that milestone – whether she is communicating with opposing counsel or is directly working with the parties as a mediator.
When working with her clients, Melissa emphasizes the importance of collaboration, strategy, and self-empowerment. She is a straight-talking, compassionate, tenacious, and responsible advocate capable of tailoring her responses and strategies to the issues and personalities involved in each case. Melissa’s ultimate goal is to ensure her clients are educated, empowered, and prepared for their journey during and after the legal process. She believes every case is unique and deserves a well-thought, organized, and unique approach customized to the needs and goals of the people involved.
Melissa M. Ruvolo, Esq. has been recognized by Avvo, an independent legal organization. Her profile, references, peer endorsements, awards and recognitions, testimonials, and additional background information can be viewed here.
To schedule a consultation with Melissa to learn about how she can help in your family law matter, we welcome you to contact Family Focused Legal Solutions.
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Melissa lives in Morris County with her husband, 4 children, her Siberian Husky Scout and her Goldendoodle Fozzie. Melissa has two (yes, two) sets of twins, who are 16 months apart. When she is not in the office or working from home, she enjoys spending family time with her kids and husband, planning themed kiddie-parties, working on home improvement projects, crafting with her kids, and relaxing. She serves on the Long Hill Township Board of Education.