Steven P. Monaghan

Steven P. Monaghan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Red Bank, NJ

Law Office of Steven P. Monaghan, LLC
 | 157 Broad Street, Suite 108
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: 732-743-9102
Fax: 732-530-1577
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2012, 2015, 2017 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law


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    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Steven P. Monaghan is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Steven P. Monaghan, LLC, in Red Bank, New Jersey. Certified as a specialist Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and possessing more than 27 years of legal experience, Mr. Monaghan represents clients throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties and the surrounding areas who are going through a divorce or have some other serious family law issue they need to address.

    Recognized throughout New Jersey as one of the top family law attorneys in the state, Mr. Monaghan has a divorce litigation practice of complex and high net worth divorces.  He also routinely selected by other family law attorneys to serves as a mediator and arbitrator to help resolve their high conflict divorces.  He has been selected of other attorneys, or appointment by the Court, more than 700 times to serve as a mediator or arbitrator.  

    A former member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, he has participated in numerous cases through the state's Program for Mediation of Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases. Moreover, he has successfully conducted many arbitrations as a private arbitrator, and Mr. Monaghan also serves as a court-appointed guardian ad litem as well as a parenting coordinator.

    A 1990 graduate of Monmouth College, Mr. Monaghan attended Louisiana State University Law Center, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993. Currently, he is admitted to practice in New Jersey as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Fifth Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Recognized for his professionalism, service and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Monaghan has earned designation as a Top Attorney in New Jersey ten times throughout his career, and the American Society of Legal Advocates included him in its list of Top 100 Family Law Attorneys in the state. In addition, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys voted him among the 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in New Jersey, and he received designation as part of Top One Percent in the country from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

    Mr. Monaghan also holds Superb Perfect 10 rating on Avvo, and he received the Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. He is an active member of several local, state and national legal organizations and he gives back to his local community through his involvement with various civic and municipal organizations.  Since 2017, he was appointed as a Municipal Court Judge for Middletown Township, and he was reappointed in 2020.

    Certificates and Credentials

    About Steven Monaghan

    Admitted: 1993, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyers
    • Middletown Township Muncipal Court Judge, Middletown Township, 2017
    • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
    • Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015 - 2016
    • Top One Percent of Attorneys, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
    • Top Young Attorneys in New Jersey, Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2007
    • Top 100 Family Law Attorney, American Society of Legal Advocates
    • Top Attorneys in New Jersey, Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2012, 2015

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Qualified Mediator, State of New Jersey  
    • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, 2006, Recertified in 2011 and 2016.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
    • Member, Monmouth Bar Association
    • Member, Collaborative Divorce Professionals, 2016 - 2017
    • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
    • Monmouth Bar Association, Courthouse Facilities Committee
    • Monmouth Bar Association, Committee on Professionalism
    • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
    • New Jersey
    • Louisiana
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Mediation Program for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases
    • Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group, Founding Member
    • Trustee for the Middletown Township Public Library (2012-2016)
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
    • Monmouth-Ocean County Family Law Inns of Court, Master Instructor
    • Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel Program, Arbitrator for Divorce Cases
    • Middletown Township Zoning Board of Adjustment (2012)
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
    • Middletown Township Municipal Court Judge 2017- Present
    • Monmouth County Bar Association, Member
    • Monmouth County Bar Association, Monmouth County Family Law Committee
    • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Guardian Ad Litem
    • Vice President and President, Library of Middletown Township, New Jersey, Board of Trustees, 2012 - 2016
    • Middletown Township Zoning Board of Adjustment, 2012
    • Interlaken Planning and Zoning Board, 2003 - 2004

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Author, A New Approach to an Old Problem: Collaborative Law, New Jersey Family Lawyer, 2006

    Educational Background:

    • Monmouth College, B.A., 1990
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    Office Location for Steven P. Monaghan

    157 Broad Street
    Suite 108
    Red Bank, NJ 07701

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    Last Updated: 4/7/2021

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