Sofia Ucles graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and a minor in Spanish.  During law school, Sofia served as the Senior Articles Editor of the Rutgers University Law Review and was a member of Moot Court.  In addition, Sofia was a research assistant to Professor Suzanne Kim (Judge Denny Chin Scholar), where she researched anti-discrimination issues involving gender, sexuality, and family law.  In 2018, Sofia graduated from Rutgers Law School in Newark, cum laude, and received a Certificate in Family Law and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Award at graduation for Most Aptitude in Family Law.  

Since graduating from law school, Sofia focuses her practice exclusively on family law.  After law school, Sofia was the law clerk to the Honorable Peter J. Melchionne, P.J.F.P. in Bergen County where she worked on all aspects of family law, including pre-judgment and post-judgment dissolution matters, non-dissolution matters, and contested adoptions.  

Sofia wishes to help individuals and families through one of the most difficult times in their lives.  Sofia handles all aspects of litigation for both dissolution and non-dissolution matters.  

To schedule a consultation with Sofia about how she can assist you with your family law matter, we welcome you to contact Ruvolo Law Group.

Areas of Practice

100% Matrimonial and Family Law, including but not limited to:

  • Custody

  • Parenting Time

  • Grandparent Visitation

  • Alimony

  • Child Support

  • Equitable Distribution

  • Equitable Remedies

  • Domestic Violence

  • Palimony

  • Prenuptial Agreements

  • Post Judgment Issues

  • Mediation

  • Arbitration

  • Appeals

  • Relocation with a Child

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey 2018

Education

  • Rutgers Law School, Newark, New Jersey, J.D., cum laude, 2018

    • Rutgers University Law Review, Senior Articles Editor

    • Moot Court

    • Certificate in Family Law 

    • The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Award 

  • The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey, B.S., 2014

    • Alpha Phi Sigma

    • Sigma Delta Pi

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Barry I. Croland Family Law Inn of Court

  • Essex County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section 

Past Employment Positions:

  • Fox Rothschild, LLP, Associate

  • Kozyra & Hartz, Associate

  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Part, Bergen County, Law Clerk to the Honorable Peter J. Melchionne, P.J.F.P. 

  • Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., Law Clerk 

  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey, Intern to the Honorable Esther Salas, U.S.D.J.

  • Rutgers Law School, Research Assistant to Professor Suzanne Kim (Judge Denny Chin Scholar)

  • Rutgers Law School, Teaching Assistant to Professor Marcia Crnoevich 

Life Outside the Office

  • Sofia lives in Morristown with her fiancée.  When not in the office, Sofia enjoys spending her weekends in Brigantine and spending time with friends and family.  She loves to travel, practice yoga, and watch anything on Bravo.  

You May Not Know

  • Sofia is originally from Monmouth County.  She tries to go the beach as often as possible, whether it is Belmar, Brigantine, or Asbury.  

  • Sofia loves all things true crime, especially podcasts and documentaries.  If Sofia was not a family law attorney, she would join the FBI in the hopes of investigating and solving crimes against women and children.  

  •  Sofia is a dog lover and has unofficially adopted the dogs who come into the office (Savannah and Scout) and hopes to have her own dog to join the crew!