About Valerie Hemhauser

Valerie Hemhauser has 30 years of litigation experience focusing on divorce and family law matters.   Valerie earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey and served as a student law clerk for the Appellate Division of the State of New Jersey under the Hon. Thomas F. Shebell, J.A.D.  Licensed to practice law since 1990, Valerie Hemhauser founded and was the managing partner of the first all woman general law firm in Monmouth County, formally known as Hall Hemhauser. Currently, she is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Division and the Monmouth County Bar Association where she serves on multiple committees.  She also serves as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist for the Monmouth County Superior Court Family Division and has been asked to serve as an Intensive Settlement Panelist and as a Blue Ribbon Panelist on multiple occasions.  Valerie was appointed to and served a four year term as a member of and as investigator for the District IX Ethics Committee for Monmouth County and, has been asked to speak at continuing legal education classes on the issue of professionalism and the law.  From 2016 to 2023 she was elected to serve as the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of the Monmouth Bar Association, a part time position she thoroughly enjoyed in addition to practicing law.   In 2023 Ms. Hemhauser was elected as a voting Trustee and serves on the Board of Trustees for HABcore, Inc., a non profit organization dedicated to providing housing and individualized support for the homeless and underserved population within our community.  Ms. Hemhauser currently devotes the majority of her practice to family law matters including divorce, support, custody, parenting issues, post judgment enforcement and modification applications and pre marital and marital propety settlement agreements.  She also handles municipal court matters and prepares simple estate planning for her clients.  When Valerie is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, painting, travelling and hiking. Her office is centrally located in Monmouth County, however she appears in most Counties throughout the state.  New Jersey Courts  _____________________________________________________________

Bar Admission:

New Jersey- 1990

U.S. Distinct Court of New Jersey-1990


J.D. Rutgers School of Law, Newark, NJ- 1990

B.A. Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ- 1980     

Professional Associations and Memberships:  

Executive Director - Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County (2016- 2023)

Member - New Jersey State Bar Association/ Family Division      

Member - Monmouth County Bar Association 

Member - Monmouth County Bar Association Committees (past and present):
               School Law   
               Unauthorized Practice of Law 
               Judicial Selection               
               Public Relations & Advertising 
               Legal Education 

Panelist - Monmouth County Family Law Early Settlement Panel (2004 - present)

Member - Women Lawyers in Monmouth (formerly)             

Committee Investigator- District IX Ethics Committee, State of New Jersey (past)

Member- Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce (past)                   

Community Affiliations:

Trustee- HABcore, Inc., Red Bank, NJ 

Executive Director- Legal Aid Society of the Monmouth Bar Association, Ocean, NJ 

Adjunct Professor- Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

Lecturer- Wills and Estates, Maecom Monmouth, County, NJ

Lecturer- Wills and Estates, Sea Brook Village, Ocean, NJ 

Reported Case       
Pelow v. Pelow, 300 N.J. Super. 634 (Ch. Div. 1997)



Contact Us

Address: 125 Half Mile Road, Suite 200 Red Bank NJ 07701
Phone: (732) 842-9993
Fax: (732) 842-9995
Email: vhemhauserlaw@comcast.net