Christopher Rade Musulin, Esquire

American Academy AAML of Matrimonial Lawyers

Christopher Rade Musulin Esquire

Location:
Mount Holly, New Jersey
Phone:
609-288-2058
Fax:
609-267-7713
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Military Divorce
  • Divorce Arbitration
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution (Division of Marital Property) Prenuptial
  • Prenuptial Agreements/Postnuptial Agreements
  • Post Judgment Modification/Enforcement of Orders
  • College Expense Issues
  • Civil Unions/Domestic Partnerships
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Property Settlement Agreements
  • Wills Post and Pre Divorce

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Accredited Professional Mediator, 1998
  • Certified Arbitrator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1988
  • District of Columbia, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • Juris Doctor - 1988
  • Livingston College, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Political Science
  • Rutgers University, Eagleton Institute of Politics, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • Undergraduate Associates Degree - 1984
  • Seton Hall University Institute of Dispute Resolution - 1995
  • Harvard University, Negotiation Seminar for Family Law Lawyers, cosponsored by The Harvard Project on Negotiation and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2017

Published Works

  • The Misuse and Abuse of the Five-Day Rule When Submitting QDROs to the Court, New Jersey Family Lawyer, Vol. 38, No. 1 - October 2017
  • The Division of Spousal Student Loan Debt in Divorce, New Jersey Family Lawyer, Vol. 36, No. 5 - April, 2016
  • The Revised New Jersey Alimony Statute and the Average Age of Retirement by Occupation: Fact or Fiction? NJ State Bar Association, 2015 Family Law Symposium on Retirement, NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education, January 24, 2015
  • For the Military Divorce - Establishing Support Without a Court Order, NJ Continuing Legal Education Hot Tips Seminar, November 2013
  • Work-related Childcare Expenses - A Black Hole in the Child-Support Universe, New Jersey Family Lawyer, September 2013
  • Psychology of Settlement, New Jersey Family Lawyer, February 2012
  • To Guideline, or Not to Guideline - That is Not the Correct Question, New Jersey Family Lawyer, June 2012
  • The Use of Protective Orders in Matrimonial Litigation, New Jersey Family Lawyer, June 2011
  • Recent Developments in Family Law Arbitration, Joint Bench/Bar Meeting of BCBA and CCBA, October 2010
  • Co-Author, I want a Divorce. And I want the Dog! Continuing Legal Education Hot Tips Seminar, October 2, 2010
  • Alimony Guidelines – Should New Jersey Adopt a Formula Approach for Spousal Support, NJ State Bar Association Annual Meeting, May 2009
  • Medical Benefits for a Dependent Spouse - The Limited Judgment of Divorce and COBRA Privileges (Under New Jersey and Federal Law), New Jersey Family Lawyer, October 2009
  • Co-Author, QDRO's…They're not just for breakfast anymore, Hot Tips in Family Law: Back to Basics, Institute for Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2008
  • Addressing Post Judgment College Expense Issues, NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2008
  • Alimony, Burlington County Bar Association, 2007
  • Addressing Post Judgment College Expense Issues, Burlington County Bar Association, 2006
  • Co-Author, Revised Procedures for Custody and Parenting Time in Burlington County, Burlington County Bar Association, 2006
  • Burlington County MESP Program Recommendation Sheet, Burlington County Bar Association, 2006
  • Co-Author, "Revised MESP Procedures," Burlington County Bar Association, 2006
  • "College Expenses," Burlington County Bar Association, 2006
  • Co-Author, "Revised Form of Custody/Parenting Time Order," Burlington County Bar Association, 2005
  • Co-Editor, Revised Policy and Procedure Manual for Custody/Parenting Time, Burlington County Bar Association, 2005
  • Tax Treatment of Alimony, Burlington County Bar Association, 2002
  • Divorce Mediation - A Primer, Burlington County Bar Association, 1999
  • Divorce – A Legal Roadmap, Burlington County Bar Association, 1999
  • Role of the Divorce Mediation Consulting Attorney, Burlington County Bar Association, 1994

Classes/Seminars

  • Moderator, Alimony and the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, Burlington County Bar Association, July 25, 2018
  • Moderator, Division of Retirement Military Benefits, Burlington County Bar Association, November 14, 2017
  • Speaker, Divorce and Retirement in the Post-Alimony Reform World, NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education, February 27, 2016
  • Moderator, Forensic Substance Abuse Evaluations in Family Law Matters,, Burlington County Bar Association, November 10. 2015
  • Speaker, Military Law and Support, Burlington County Bar Association, February 25, 2015
  • Speaker, The Revised New Jersey Alimony Statue and the Average Age of Retirement by Occupation: Fact or Fiction?, NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NJ State Bar Association, 2015 Family Law Symposium on Retirement, January 24, 2015
  • Speaker, Let's Go Dutch on Jurisdiction, Burlington County Bar Association, December 9, 2015
  • Speaker, The Changing Face of Alimony in the State of New Jersey,, Burlington County Bar Association Seminar, February 19, 2014
  • Speaker,, The Impact of U.S. vs. Windsor on NJ Same-Sex Couples and What Family Lawyers Need to know, Burlington County Bar Association, December 18, 2013
  • Speaker, For the Military Divorce: Establishing Support Without a Court Order, NJ Continuing Legal Education Hot Tips Seminar, November 11, 2013
  • Speaker, Boardwalk Seminar 2012 on Alimony Guidelines, New Jersey Association for Justice, April 26, 2012
  • Speaker, Hot Tips Seminar on Post Judgment Alimony Issues and Glass v. Glass, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2011
  • Speaker, Recent Developments in Family Law Arbitration, Joint Bench/Bar Meeting of NJ Burlington County Bar Association and NJ Camden County Bar Association, Family Law Update - October 27, 2010
  • Speaker, Pet Custody, NJ Institute of Continuing Legal Education Hot Tips Seminar, October 2, 2010
  • Speaker, Alimony Guidelines – Should New Jersey Adopt a Formula Approach for Spousal Support, NJ State Bar Association Annual Meeting, May 2009
  • Speaker, Medical Benefits for a Dependent Spouse: The Limited Judgment of Divorce and COBRA Privileges (Under New Jersey and Federal Law), NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education 2009 Seminar, NJ
  • Moderator, Relevant Issues in the Critique of Opposing Expert Valuation/Cash Flow Reports, Burlington County Bar Association, November 15, 2016
  • Speaker, QDRO’s…They’re not just for breakfast anymore, (Co-Author), Hot Tips in Family Law: Back to Basics, NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education 2008 Seminar
  • Speaker, Addressing Post Judgment College Expense Issues, New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and NJ State Bar Assoc. Family Law Section, 2008
  • Speaker, Alimony, Family Law Bench/Bar Committee Meeting, Burlington County Bar Association, 2007 - September 1, 2008
  • Speaker, Revised Procedures for Custody and Parenting Time in Burlington County, Update on Best Practices, proposed Rule Changes, Custody Experts and the MESP Program, Burlington County Bar Association, 2006
  • Speaker, Mediation Seminar, Burlington County Bar Association, 2005
  • Speaker, Revised Procedures for Custody and Parenting Time Mediation, Burlington County Bar Association, 2005
  • Speaker, Fee Arbitration Seminar, Burlington County Bar Association, 2005
  • Speaker, High school circuit of Date Safe program, Burlington Superior Court Dating Violence Prevention Program, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Robert W. Criscuolo Award, Burlington County Bar Association, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2006 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers NJ Chapter, Member of Board of Managers, 2008 - 2018
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers NJ Chapter, Member of Administration Committee, 2013 - 2014
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers NJ Chapter, Chairman of Long Range Planning Committee, 2013 - 2014
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers NJ Chapter, Chairman of Membership Committee, June 2011 - 2013
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers NJ Chapter, Board of Examiners, 2010 - 2011
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, Member of Family Practice Committee, 2013 - 2015; 2015 - 2017; and 2017-2019
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee, Member, 2008-2015; and 2017-2018
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee, Chairman of Rules Subcommittee, 2013 - 2014
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee, Chairman of Alimony Guidelines Committee, 2009 - 2010
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee, Liaison for Burlington County, 2008-2015; and 2017-2018, 2009 - 2011
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee, Member of Legislative Committee, 2009 - 2010
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Former Delegate to the General Counsel
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Track Seminars Development Committee, Member, 2008 - 2009
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Burlington County Bar Association, Co-Chairman of Family Law Bench/Bar Committee, June 2013 to June 2019
  • Burlington County Bar Association, Chairman of Family Law Bench/Bar Committee, 2007 - 2009; and 2010 - 2011
  • Burlington County Bar Association, Member of Family Law Committee, 1990 - Present
  • Burlington County Bar Association, Member of Family Law Ad Hoc Committee, 2005 - 2006
  • Burlington County Bar Association, Member of Best Practices Compliance Committee, 2006 - Present
  • Burlington County Bar Association, Member of Custody/Visitation Subcommittee, 2001 - Present
  • Burlington County Bar Association, Member of Experts Qualification Committee, 2000 - Present
  • Burlington County Bar Association, Blue Ribbon Panelist - Present
  • Burlington Vicinage Committee on Minority Concerns, Member, 2006 - Present
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Member, 1997 - Present
  • County of Burlington, MESP Panelist, 1991 - Present
  • County of Burlington Special Civil Part, Mediator, 1988 - Present
  • District IIIB Fee Arbitration Secretary, 1994 - 2008
  • Burlington County Free Legal Services Clinic, Founder, 1990 - 1993
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee, Member, 2008 – 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Wells, Singer, Rubin & Musulin, Partner practicing Matrimonial, Family Law, Mediation & Civil Litigation, 1994 - 2007
  • Wells & Singer, Associate Attorney, 1989 - 1994
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County, NJ, Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Victor Friedman, 1988 - 1989

Pro Bono Activities

  • Annual production and distribution of an Experts List Booklet authored by the Burlington County Bar Association Family Law Section to be utilized by the Burlington County Courts and legal professionals, 2014 - present
  • Revision of Presumptive Holiday Schedule for the Burlington County Bar Association Family Law Bench/Bar, 2019
  • Creation of the Holiday and Special Days Parenting Time Schedule, Burlington County Court Holiday Schedule
  • Marlton Rotary Club, Former President and Secretary
  • United Way Fund Allocation Committee, Former Member
  • Moorestown Friends School Alumni Association, Former Member, Class Representative and Fund-Raising Coordinator
  • Moorestown Friends School Alumni Association, Member of Legacy Society
  • Burlington County Free Legal Services Clinic, Operator
  • BCBA Pro Bono Committee, Past Chairman
  • ADR Committee, Past Member
  • Criscuolo Committee, Member
  • Wells, Singer, Rubin & Musulin, Partner practicing Matrimonial, Family Law, Mediation & Civil Litigation, 1994 - 2007
  • Wells & Singer, Associate Attorney, 1989 - 1994
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County, NJ, Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Victor Friedman, 1988 - 1989

Previous Names

  • Christopher Musulin
  • Wells, Singer, Rubin and Musulin

Ancillary Businesses

  • Family Law
  • Mediation for Family Law & Divorce
  • Arbitration for Family Law & Divorce
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