Joseph M. Freda, III
To say that divorce is one of the most stressful times in the life of an individual or family is an out-and-out understatement. And yet, only you can understand the depth of the emotional and oftentimes financial upheaval created by the dissolution of your marriage—you, that is, and the right lawyer. “My top priority is to understand your needs, address your concerns and advocate for your goals.” Joe Freda’s mission is to make the entire divorce process less cumbersome, less stressful and easier to navigate. And as part of the Family Law Team at Wilentz, Joe has the resources available—when necessary—to devise client-specific litigation strategies to attain those goals.
New Jersey, 2004
J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2004
B.S., Biopsychology, University of Maryland, 2001
Joe practices only family law. He handles all types of family law matters and manages both straightforward and complex matrimonial matters from inception to conclusion, including divorce, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, child custody, parenting time, alimony, child support, equitable distribution of diversified business interests and assets and domestic violence issues.
New Jersey is Joe’s home base and he regularly appears in the Family Part throughout New Jersey. Particularly active in Morris, Somerset, Bergen, Union, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties, Joe possesses an intimate knowledge of those courts and opposing counsel, and serves as an Early Settlement Panelist in both Somerset and Morris counties.
Joe is actively involved in his local Morris County community. He devotes substantial time supporting “Barbells for Boobs,” a non-profit organization dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer in women under the age of 40. Joe is also passionate about helping our veterans and their families. He has been involved with the Seven Stars Foundation, Inc., an organization that raises funds to send children of fallen and wounded military personnel to Camp Whittle in Big Bear Valley where they can continue the healing process. In addition, Joe continues to be actively involved with the fundraising efforts of the Yellow Ribbon Fund’s TUF Campaign, whose mission is to support and encourage wounded veterans to “Take Up Fitness” to bolster their efforts to fight depression, addiction and other pitfalls among our injured or ill military veterans.
“The Imputation of Income and Its Impact Upon the Dependent Spouse—A Historical Analysis from Khalaf to the Present.” 2011 NJICLE Family Law Symposium, January 2011.
“Trends in Domestic Violence: The New Jersey Judiciary is Expanding Its View on Who is a ‘Victim of Domestic Violence’ as Defined by the Domestic Violence Act.” 2010 New Jersey State Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona.
“Mock Trial of a Domestic Violence Case.” NJICLE, March 27, 2010.
Memberships and Civic Activities:
New Jersey State Bar Association
NJSBA, Young Lawyers Division
NJSBA, Family Law Section
Family Law Inns of Court
Morris County Bar Association