Sarah M. Eaton


Sarah M. Eaton, Partner and Co-Founder, has been exclusively practicing family law since 2007, and is admitted to the bars of New Jersey, New York, and the District of Columbia. From 2014-2017, she was named as a Rising Star by New Jersey Super Lawyers. This honor, as one of the top young lawyers in the State of New Jersey, is bestowed on less than 3% of all attorneys in the state.

Areas of Practice
  • Family Law

  • Divorce

  • Mediation

  • Arbitration

  • Child Custody

  • Parenting Time and Visitation

  • Child Support

  • College Expenses & Child Support

  • Parental Relocations

  • Adoptions

  • Spousal Support

  • Prenuptial Agreements

  • Cohabitation & Palimony

  • Division of Non-Retirement and Retirement Assets and Debts

  • Enforcements & Modifications

  • Guardianship & Guardian Ad Litem

  • Domestic Violence

Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey, 2007

  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2007

  • New York, 2008

  • District of Columbia, 2009

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey

    • JD – 2007

  • University of Maryland, College Park

    • BA - 2003

  • Co-Author with Todd B. Ruback, Esq.:”An Overview of Recent Statutory Changes to Privacy Law in India in Comparison to Similar U.S. and EU Privacy Rules,” New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, October 2011

  • Co-Author with Michele D’Onofrio, Esq.: “Apportioning the Financial Burden of College for a Child of Divorced Parents: An Overview of NJ Case Law,” The Clarion, May, 2014

Honors & Awards
  • Chosen as a Rising Star by NJ Monthly Magazine, 2014–2017

  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – “10 Best” for client satisfaction, 2015

Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Somerset County Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Committee, Co-Chair, 2013–Present

  • Somerset County Bar Foundation, Trustee, 2012–2014

  • Somerset County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel, 2014–Present

  • Attorney Member—District XIII Ethics Committee, 2017–Present

  • New Jersey State Bar Association


  • Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP, Partner, 2017–2021

  • Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP, Associate, 2013–2017

  • DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, PC, Associate 2008-2012

  • Honorable Julie M. Marino, Superior Court of NJ, Judicial Clerk, 2007-2008