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C. Romanowski

Curtis J. Romanowski, Esq.

Principal / Founder



Curtis J. Romanowski is Co-author with the Honorable Robert A. Fall of New Jersey Family Law – Child Custody, Protection and Support, a unique Family Law treatise widely relied upon by the Judiciary. In the Matter of Adoption of a Child by JEV & DGV, __ N.J. __ (2016), decided July 26, 2016, Chief Justice Rabner, cited twice to Fall & Romanowski, in writing for a unanimous New Jersey Supreme Court.

Later, in 2017, On August 8, 2017, in the New Jersey Supreme Court in Bisbing v. Bisbing, __ N.J. __ (2017), Justice Anne Patterson delivered a landmark opinion for the Court, also citing to Fall & Romanowski no less than three times, addressing the showing necessary to establish “cause” under N.J.S.A. 9:2–2 for the entry of an order authorizing a parent to relocate out of state with a child, despite the other parent’s opposition to the child’s move. His treatise is cited as authoritative in Family Law over 300 times in the Rules Governing The Courts of the State of New Jersey.

In her Foreword to this Volume, Interestingly, in her Foreword to the 2015 Edition of Fall & Romanowski, New Jersey Family Law, Relationships Involving Children (later editions “Child Custody, Protection & Support”) (Gann), Justice Virginia A. Long, Associate Justice and Family Law icon Virginia A. Long stated:

“And yet we know that, unless and until family issues are declared as inappropriate for the litigation model, difficult parent-child litigation will continue to exist.”

“It is because of that reality that this book is still welcome. Written by the dean of family court judges, Robert Fall, and a leader of the matrimonial bar, Curtis Romanowski, the book addresses every single relevant issue touching on relationships involving children… What is important is that the subject of this book will be influenced by advances in the physical and social sciences, and modulation of societal attitudes and social mores. It is because of these outside pressures, to which Judge Fall and Mr. Romanowski are uniquely attuned, that this volume will continue to be a work in progress.”

Trusted as an authority on trial and settlement strategies for complex divorce, child custody & LGBT cases, as well as conducting domestic violence trials, New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Romanowski was entrusted with one of the biggest divorces in New Jersey history, involving a $320,000,000.00 plus marital estate.

A former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and U.S. Navy JAG Corps Officer with experience conducting complex trials dating back to 1980, and serving on the Navy’s Domestic Violence Committee, Romanowski has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2005 to 2021.

Romanowski has also been selected to the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has likewise been given the prestigious honor of being named “TOP 10” in New Jersey by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. He has taught college courses in Family Law and Law Office Management, and is a Member of the American Society of Trial Consultants. Jersey Lawyer has recognized him as a “divorce mediation expert,” and he is Co-founder of the Collaborative Divorce.

An experienced and commanding trial attorney, widely known for his scholarship in family law and mastery of the rules and application of the laws of evidence, Romanowski has served on the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice (formerly NJ-ATLA), and on the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee.

Romanowski is a frequent lecturer, seminar developer and moderator for Gann Legal Education Foundation, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education – NJICLE, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – AAML, New Jersey Association for Justice – NJAJ, Association of Family & Conciliation Courts AFCC, as well as various County Bar Associations. His professional advice columns include “Persuasion,” a monthly column formerly published in NJ Esq. and “The Progressive Lawyer,” regularly appearing in The Matrimonial Strategist, where he is also a Member of the Board of Editors. He is a regularly featured contributor to the New Jersey Law Journal, authoring six or more articles every year. He holds a Platinum Most Valuable Contributor ribbon from the New Jersey State Bar Association.

For over 36 years, Mr. Romanowski has provided intensive training programs and consultation in areas including divorce, child custody, family law, psychological type and temperament, conflict negotiation, couple communication, collaborative divorce, divorce and child custody mediation, relationship psychology, interviewing and interrogation technique, and deception detection.


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