Jason D. Eveland, Esq. (“Jay”) is a Partner at Eveland & Foster, LLC, and was previously a Partner at Eveland Law Group, LLC. For the past decade, Mr. Eveland has focused his entire law practice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, alimony, temporary support, child support, child custody, parenting time, adoptions, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, equitable distribution of assets, post-divorce judgment issues and domestic violence including Temporary and Final Restraining Orders.
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Eveland served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James C. Heimlich, J.S.C. (Ret.), in Union County, Law Division. Following his clerkship, he held associate positions at Budd Larner, PC in Short Hills, New Jersey (exclusively practicing family law) and Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, LLC in Morristown, New Jersey (also exclusively practicing family law). As an associate attorney at these prior law firms, Jason honed his legal research, advocacy and aggressive litigation skills.
Mr. Eveland holds his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law from which he graduated in 2007. While attending Seton Hall Law School, Mr. Eveland was named to the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board due to his compelling legal writing and oral advocacy skills, an honor bestowed upon a select few students.
It was during law school that Mr. Eveland developed his passion for family law and began assisting clients during their divorce or family related matters. While attending Seton Hall Law, Mr. Eveland completed a judicial externship for the Honorable Stephan C. Hansbury, Presiding Judge for the Morris County Family Division. During law school, Mr. Eveland also served as an intern at the Association for Children of New Jersey, where he performed legal analysis on issues including adoption and legal guardianship. During his last year of law school, Mr. Eveland served as a student attorney at the university’s Family Law Clinic at the Center for Social Justice. There, he represented clients during their family dissolution matters.
Prior to attending Seton Hall Law School, Mr. Eveland earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Eveland’s background in Psychology and Education provides him with a unique insight into family law related matters.
Due to the complex and emotional process that often accompanies family matters, Mr. Eveland effectively guides clients toward a resolution and toward the next chapter in their lives.
Elizabeth Foster-Fernandez, Esq. (“Liz”) is a Partner at Eveland & Foster, LLC, bringing with her to the firm vast experience in all facets of matrimonial and family law including, but not limited to, divorce, child custody and parenting time, alimony and pendente lite support, cohabitation, equitable distribution, drafting of premarital and post-nuptial agreements, post-judgment issues, and adoption.
Ms. Foster-Fernandez began her career in family law immediately following law school, serving as a law clerk to the Honorable James B. Convery, J.S.C. (Ret.), the lead dissolution judge in Essex County from 2008 to 2009. Thereafter, Ms. Foster-Fernandez held associate positions first with the law firm of Budd Larner, P.C. and thereafter Ziegler & Zemsky, LLC, where she was regularly confronted with complex divorce issues and developed her skills in handling both uncontested and highly contested cases.
Not only is Ms. Foster-Fernandez experienced in representing clients at the trial level, she is well-versed in appellate practice and is esteemed for her compelling brief-writing skills for which she was appointed to both the Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Board and Eugene Gressman Moot Court Board during law school.
Ms. Foster-Fernandez holds her J.D. from Seton Hall University where she dedicated herself to public service as part of the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic and through her role as Chair of the Women’s Law Forum, earning her the National Association of Women Lawyers Award. During law school, Ms. Foster-Fernandez further worked as a Legal Services of New Jersey Fellow for Partners for Women and Justice, a not-for-profit organization in Montclair, New Jersey for which she has continued to volunteer since obtaining her law degree in 2008.
Prior to attending Seton Hall, Ms. Foster-Fernandez attended New York University where she earned her B.A. in international relations, magna cum laude. Ms. Foster-Fernandez is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and New York and is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association. Like her partner, Mr. Eveland, Ms. Foster-Fernandez is committed to guiding her clients toward an amicable resolution and to moving forward with the next chapter of their lives.
Proficient in French, Ms. Foster-Fernandez has spent significant time traveling and studying abroad. She is a long-time resident of Morris County where she resides with her husband and two sons.