John A. Jones, Esq.
For over 45 years, John has helped husbands, wives and domestic partners of both genders with a wide range of family law matters including divorce, custody and paternity matters, adoptions, disputed relocations, domestic violence actions and preparation of pre and post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements. In addition, he assists clients with the preparation of basic wills, advanced directives (“living wills”) and powers of attorney. Having received specialized training as a Mediator by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, John mediates all aspects of court appointed and private Family Law matters. He has also represented parties in Personal Injury claims (with jury trials for both plaintiffs and defendants), Real Estate (commercial and residential) and other areas of the law.
For over 25 years, John has received an "A/V" Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which evaluates lawyers in the United States and Canada. This is the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards and reflects the confidential opinions of attorneys and judges who have worked with John. Clients appreciate his experience, compassionate understanding of their circumstances and his diligence in trying to help them reach their goals.
Active in both the legal and local communities for many years, John spends a great deal of time advancing the profession and important causes. A past chairman of the Board of Trustees of Reality House, Inc., a non -profit substance abuse treatment program, he is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Center For Family Services, Inc. (formed by a merger of Reality House and two other social service agencies) and a co-founder of the Professional Athletes Service Corps, Inc. (Pro-Corps), which provided services to professional football players, including contract negotiations. John is a member of the American, New Jersey and Camden County Bar Associations and the American Association for Justice (New Jersey). He is a past member of the New Jersey District IV Ethics Committee. He is a volunteer member of the Camden and Gloucester Counties Matrimonial Early Settlement Panels and the Burlington County Family Court Economic Mediation Program. A graduate of Wesleyan University, (B.A. 1964), he received his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and the founding Vice-Justice of the Frelinghuysen Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. After graduating law school, he completed a judicial clerkship with the Hon. Louis Goldman and the Hon. William Pascoe.
John is married. He has two children and four grandchildren.
Education, Bar Admissions and Affiliations
1964 – Wesleyan University (B.A.)
1967 – Rutgers University School of Law (J.D)
United States Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for New Jersey
Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
·American Bar Association
·New Jersey Bar Association
·Camden County Bar Association
·American Association for Justice (New Jersey)
John’s Helpful Articles:
What are the grounds for divorce in New Jersey?
What financial issues must you think about before you get divorced?
What is a Parent’s financial obligation in New Jersey for his/her child’s post high school education?
Is there alimony in New Jersey?
How will property be divided in my divorce?
Do grandparents have visitation rights in New Jersey?
I am considering separating from my spouse, what should I do first?
What factors should I consider when hiring a family law attorney?
What is a “Custody Neutral Assessment” (CNA)?
How much is the lawyer’s fee in a divorce?
How will my child support obligation be calculated if my spouse and I separate?
Should I consider mediation of my family law matter?
Should I sign an agreement before I get married or enter into a civil union?
When does child support end?