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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 - 2023
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Family Law


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Attorney Profile

Steven P. Monaghan is a highly regarded family law attorney with over 25 years of experience. He has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a specialist in matrimonial law and is an official qualified mediator. The founder of the Law Offices of Steven P. Monaghan, LLC, in Red Bank, New Jersey, he represents clients throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Skilled in traditional litigation and courtroom argument, Mr. Monaghan is also highly experienced in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration. He is frequently selected by other attorneys or appointed by the court as a mediator or arbitrator, often in difficult, high-conflict divorce cases. He also serves as a municipal court judge for Middletown Township and as a guardian ad litem, representing the interests of children and vulnerable adults.

For the New Jersey Courts system, Mr. Monaghan has participated as a mediator for the Program for Mediation of Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases and as an arbitrator panelist for the Matrimonial Settlement Panel. He has also been trained in collaborative law, a comprehensive approach that seeks to reduce the animosity and bitterness that so often accompany disputes in matrimonial and family law.

A graduate of Monmouth University, Mr. Monaghan earned his law degree at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He has been licensed to practice before the state courts of New Jersey and Louisiana as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd and 5th circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law


12 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2012, 2015, 2017 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007

Certificates and Credentials

About Steven P. Monaghan

First Admitted: 1993, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list
  • Middletown Township Municipal 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
  • Listed in the Top Young Attorneys by New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2007
  • Top 100 Family Law Attorney, American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Named to the Top Attorneys list by New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2012, 2015

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

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
  • Monmouth Bar Association, Committee on Professionalism and the Courthouse Facilities Committee
  • 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

Educational Background

  • Monmouth College, B.A., 1990

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-Author, A New Approach to an Old Problem: Collaborative Law, New Jersey Family Lawyer, 2006
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Office Location for Steven P. Monaghan

157 Broad Street
Suite 108
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Phone: 732-743-9102

Fax: 732-530-1577

Last Updated: 10/3/2022

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