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Christina M. Groves

Christina M. Groves
  • Partner

Christina M. Groves, Esquire joined Musulin Law Firm, LLC in 2009, and immediately became an integral part of the firm as an Associate Attorney. In 2021, she was named a Partner of Musulin Law Firm. She is what one would term a "dual professional," having both a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education. Ms. Groves is admitted to the bars of the State of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Upon graduating from law school, rather than going straight into private practice, she did a postdoctoral year as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Susan L. Claypoole, J.S.C. in the Family Division of the Burlington County Superior Court. This experience not only provided her with practical knowledge about the workings of the family court, but also the opportunity to view family matters from the perspective of the judges who adjudicate them.

Ms. Groves received her Juris Doctor from the Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, and while there, ranked in the top 6% of competitors in the Hunter Moot Court competition. She also excelled academically, receiving academic honors for 2005-2006 and 2007-2008. In practice, she serves as a Panelist for the MESP Program in Burlington County, and is a member of the Burlington County Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. At the local level, she participates in the Burlington County Bench/Bar Committee, working together with attorneys, judges and court staff to improve the Court system. Christina Groves has also been appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a member of the District IIIB Ethics Committee since 2017. Ms. Groves serves the non-legal community as a member of the Board of Directors of The Peer Institute for Family Success, an upstart nonprofit organization which provides peer support services to empower children and families facing academic, social and economic difficulties.

Before acquiring her Juris Doctor, Ms. Groves worked as a full-time English teacher for Eastern Camden County Regional School District. As a teacher, she was exposed to the psychology of teenagers and learned a great deal about American families and parenting. Always striving for excellence, she created a character education course for high school students based on The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. This course went on to win an award for Best Practices in Education from the State of New Jersey. Ms. Groves uses the knowledge and perspective she gained as a teacher in her law practice. Her teaching background, coupled with her degrees in law and English, enhance Ms. Groves' abilities to write and argue persuasively before the Court, as well as to interact with people on a personal level. She has a history of involvement in service activities, including acting as an advisor for Key Club International and participating in the Kiwanis Service Leadership Program. This dedication to helping others led her to participate in a study tour in South Africa to address issues plaguing education.

Ms. Groves was born and raised in South Jersey, and lives in Camden County with her husband and two children.

Areas Of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Military Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Post Judgment Modification/Enforcement of Orders
  • College Expense Issues
  • Civil Unions/Domestic Partnerships
  • Grandparent's & Psychological Parent's Rights
  • Marital & Property Settlement Agreements
  • Same Sex Family Matters
  • Stepparent Adoption

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2008
  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2008


  • Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: Ranked Top 6%, Hunter Moot Court Competition
  • The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: English and Secondary Education

Published Works

  • “A Higher Standard for Family Law Practitioners” – New Jersey Family Lawyer, Vol. 40, No. 2 – July 2021 – Coauthor
  • “Choose Civility: A Higher Standard for Family Law Practitioners,” (Co-Author) The Straight Word, Burlington County Bar Association, August 2020
  • "The Use of Protective Orders in Matrimonial Litigation", Coauthor, New Jersey Family Lawyer, No. 6, June, 2011
  • "I want a Divorce, and I want the Dog!", Co-author, NJ-ICLE (New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education), October, 2010

Representative Cases

  • Attorney-Client Privilege

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker - “Motions in Family Practice – Avoiding the Pitfalls,” Paralegal Educational Symposium, March 6, 2020.
  • Teacher, Eastern Camden County Regional School District

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Supreme Court – Family Practice Committee, Appointed Member, 2023 to Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Leadership Academy, Graduate, 2016
  • MESP Program, Panelist, 2013 to Present
  • Burlington County Bench/Bar committee, Kids Count Subcommittee, Member, 2013 to 2013
  • Burlington County Bench/Bar Committee, Member, 2009 to Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, General Member and Member of Family Law Section, 2009 to Present
  • American Bar Association, General Member and Member of Family Law Section, 2009 to 2015
  • Forkin Family Law American Inn of Court, Member, 2008 to 2009
  • Rutgers University School of Law Hunter Moot Court, Competitor, 2006 to 2007
  • Burlington County Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • District III-B Ethics Committee Member, 2017 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County, Family Division - Law Clerk, 2008 to 2009
  • Eastern Camden County Regional School District, Teacher - English/Character Education, 2002 to 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • Key Club International, Advisor
  • Kiwanis Service Leadership Program, Participant
  • Member of District IIIB Ethics Committee
  • Board of Trustees for Peer Institute for Family Success, Board Member, 2021 to Present