The Law Office of Clara S. Licata

The Law Office of Clara S. Licata

Taking care of New Jersey clients for 29 years

Firm Overview

The Law Office of Clara S. Licata is dedicated to meeting the personal and business legal needs of clients throughout North Jersey. Clara takes pride in building lasting relationships with clients. She responds to your issues with practical, cost-effective and results-driven legal solutions that identify opportunities and overcome challenges. Clara helps you understand your rights no matter what legal issue you bring -- whether you are ending a marriage, buying your first home or appealing a court decision.

The Law Office of Clara S. Licata is your trusted legal advisor, protecting your rights and interests in the following areas:
-Family Law
-Real estate
-Appellate practice

Clara can also assist you with municipal court matters and civil lawsuits. Clara provides a high level of service and care that respects your personal and business interests. She takes time to make sure you understand your legal issues and options. She listens, answers your questions and advises you from initial consultation until the resolution of your legal matter. She wants you to make informed decisions because their outcome may affect the rest of your life and the lives of others.

Protecting clients inside and outside of the courtroom:
The Law Office of Clara S. Licata is skilled in negotiation, mediation and litigation - safeguarding your interests every step of the way. If you plan to divorce, consider family mediation first. A mediator can assist both spouses in coming to an agreement on property division, support, custody and parenting time issues. A hallmark of mediation is self-determination -- the parties' right to forge their own settlement. Statistics show that parties who build their own settlements through negotiation and compromise are more satisfied and tend not to resort to post-judgment litigation and enforcement. Clara S. Licata is a New Jersey court-approved family mediator.

Successfully serving clients in North Jersey:
The Law Office of Clara S. Licata represents individuals, families and small businesses in Glen Rock and throughout Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson and Morris counties in New Jersey.

Main Office

Main Office
55 Harristown Road
Suite 302
Glen Rock, NJ 07452






Clara has served families in North Jersey for 15 years.

The Law Office of Clara S. Licata provides legal services across a wide spectrum of areas:

-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification
-Prenuptial agreements

Through mediation or litigation, Clara S. Licata can help you gain equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Clara Licata

The Law Office of Clara S. Licata


Areas of practice:
-Real estate
-Family law
-Appellate practice
-Municipal law
-Cohabitation agreements
-Domestic violence
-Equitable distribution
-Marital agreements
-Marital property settlements
-Name changes
-Post divorce modification
-Premarital agreements
-Separation agreements
-Spousal support
-Uncontested divorce
-General practice
-Guardianship and conservatorship
-Family mediation

Admitted to practice:
-New York, 1982
-New Jersey, 2000

-St. John's University, J.D., 1981
-St. John's University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1978

Professional memberships:
-New Jersey State Bar Association
-Bergen County Bar Association

Approved Family Mediator, Superior Court of New Jersey

Reported cases:
-People v. King, 61 N.Y.2d 550, 463 N.E.2d 601, 475 N.Y.S.2d 260 (N.Y., Mar 29, 1984)
-Bernoskie v. Zarinsky, 394 N.J. Super. 421 (App. Div. 2007)

-Author, Comment, 54 St. John's Law Review 176, 1979
-Author, Comment, 54 St. John's Law Review 738, 1980

-Born in Brooklyn, New York
-Notes and Comments Editor, St. John's Law Review, 1981
-Former Member
-Glen Rock Board of Education
-Central School Home and Association
-Glen Rock Federated Home and School Association
-Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts
-St. Catherine's Religious Education Program
-President, Board of Trustees, The Children's Therapy Center, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
-Pro Bono Attorney, Partners For Women & Justice, 2006-present
-President, Board of Trustees, The ARC Planning and Guardianship Corporation, Hackensack, New Jersey


St. John's University
Juris Doctorate, 1981