Christopher Rade Musulin, Esquire

American Academy AAML of Matrimonial Lawyers

Christopher Rade Musulin Esq.

Location:
Mount Holly, New Jersey
Phone:
609-267-0070
Fax:
609-267-7713
Email:

Areas of Practice

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

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
    • Certificate for Completion of Intensive Training Seminar in Divorce Mediation - 1995

Published Works

  • “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
  • "I want a Divorce. And I want the Dog!" (Co-author) 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
  • "QDRO's…They're not just for breakfast anymore (Co-Author)," 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
  • "Revised Procedures for Custody and Parenting Time in Burlington County," (co-author), Burlington County Bar Association, 2006
  • Burlington County MESP Program Recommendation Sheet, Burlington County Bar Association, 2006
  • "Revised MESP Procedures," (co-author),Burlington County Bar Association, 2006
  • "College Expenses," Burlington County Bar Association, 2006
  • "Revised Form of Custody/Parenting Time Order," (co-author), Burlington County Bar Association, 2005
  • "Revised Policy and Procedure Manual for Custody/Parenting Time," (co-editor), 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, In re topic: “Relevant Issues in the Critique of Opposing Expert Valuation/Cash Flow Reports,” Burlington County Bar Association, November 15, 2016
  • Speaker, In re topic: “Divorce and Retirement in the Post-Alimony Reform World,” NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education, February 27, 2016
  • Moderator, in re topic: "Forensic Substance Abuse Evaluations in Family Law Matters,", Burlington County Bar Association, November 10. 2015
  • Speaker, Topic: Military Law and Support, Burlington County Bar Association, February 25, 2015
  • Speaker, In re article: "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, Topic: Let's Go Dutch on Jurisdiction, Burlington County Bar Association, December 9, 2015
  • Speaker, Topic: "The Changing Face of Alimony in the State of New Jersey,", Burlington County Bar Association Seminar, February 19, 2014
  • Speaker, Topic:, "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, In re article: “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, In re article: “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, In re article on Pet Custody, NJ Institute of Continuing Legal Education Hot Tips Seminar, October 2, 2010
  • Speaker, In re article: “Alimony Guidelines – Should New Jersey Adopt a Formula Approach for Spousal Support,” NJ State Bar Association Annual Meeting, May 2009
  • Speaker, Topic:, "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, In re topic: “Relevant Issues in the Critique of Opposing Expert Valuation/Cash Flow Reports,” Burlington County Bar Association, November 15, 2016
  • Speaker, In re article: “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, In Re article “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 from the Burlington County Bar Association for Contributions to the BCBA and Community Activities

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 - Present
  • 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, 2009-2011; 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 2017
  • 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

  • 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

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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