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Santo Artusa Jr.

Santo Artusa Jr.

Finding effective solutions to legal issues in New Jersey
  • Divorce, Personal Injury, Family Law...
  • New Jersey
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I am a passionate attorney that seeks to fight for my clients' interests all the while trying to resolve issues as fast and effectively as possible. There is no better feeling than winning a case for a client whether in divorce court, criminal court or civil court. I like to walk the streets I serve and see my clients who salute me for the work I did for them and build long term relationships. Our aim is to win for our clients and to explain the best way to achieve realistic goals. I have been living in Jersey City for approximately 10 years and have been practicing law in Jersey City, Newark and throughout New Jersey for numerous years. Our main practice areas include: family law, divorce, personal injury, truck accidents, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, passenger injuries, child custody, and domestic violence disputes and crimes associated with these disputes. Prior to opening up my law practice I worked in various business and finance roles in Manhattan.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Criminal Law
  • Elder Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Immigration Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    On personal injury cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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  • Italian: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Lead Attorney
Artusa Law Firm
- Current
Law Clerk/Intern
New Jersey Federal District Court
Worked on federal cases for the Hon. Judge Dickinson Debevoise, S.D.J.N.J.
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2017 and 2018
Superb Rating
Rated 10/10 on
Client Distinction Award
Martindale Hubbell
Award for providing excellent customer service to clients.
Best Lawyer For Families
New Jersey Family Magazine
Professional Associations
March of Dimes
- Current
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Jersey City Soccer Association
- Current
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Hudson County Bar Association
- Current
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American Red Cross
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American Bar Association
Chairperson Young Lawyers Division Practice Management
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Articles & Publications
How are Assets Divided Under Equitable Distribution in New Jersey?
Santo Artusa, Jr
Differences between Shared and Joint Custody in New Jersey
Divorce Magazine
How Fast Can I Obtain A Divorce in New Jersey?
Santo Artusa, Jr., Esquire
Speaking Engagements
NBC Interview, Jersey City, New Jersey
Interviewed by NBC news concerning legal issues in New Jersey
American Civic Association
Websites & Blogs
Artusa Law Firm of Jersey City, New Jersey
Legal Answers
36 Questions Answered

Q. Hi, I need consultation, can I get child support and legal custody agreement
A: Yes you can have an agreement. However, you should go through the proper court channels to easily enforce the agreement despite your legal status. Sincerely, Santo V. Artusa. Artusa Law Firm.
Q. Question: Alimony arrears , can Police retirement pension be used to collect? Only N.J. asset as he fled state.
A: What about his bank account? Does he have other assets? His bank account can essentially be "attacked" and the money turned over to you. Have they issued a warrant for his arrest? How much is owed?
Q. Can a case that was heard and ruled on 8 months ago go back to court if I feel ruling was unfair?
A: You would have to file a motion to set aside the order based on what you may believe is fraud/mistake, etc. This usually needs to be filed within 1 year of the order but the sooner the better. Can you prove you did not send that text?
Q. I have a court date to finalize my divorce and I have a motion filed denying a few points but that date is after the
A: It really depends on many factors. First, have you entered into an agreement? Second, have you defaulted? What is the current status of the case? Did you complete discovery? Where is the case being heard. You can feel free to contact me for an initial consult if you want to talk specifics.
Q. Alimony period is about to end, how do I calculate what the new child support amount will be? (Assuming it will go up)
A: I agree with the above response in that you need to recalculate child support based on the new incomes of the parties or imputed income of the parties.
Q. I want to file for divorce my spouse will not leave so I have to, am I responsible for taxes and insurance on our prope
A: You have many options but I would not leave the house unless you are scared of your spouse etc. You can file for divorce in New Jersey and seek his contribution for the house and/or alimony. You have options.
Q. Question about false restraining order from a girl I have known for only 2 weeks
A: You need to hire an attorney and defend this case. An FRO is serious in many ways. You need to show that you have no intent of communicating with her ever again and show the surrounding circumstances so the Judge can understand what is going on.
Q. I live in a house an rent a room with my son an husband, his dad is saying to get out everytime he gets mad or drunk,
A: You would need to speak to an attorney about this and give better details so we can assess what is going on.
Q. I'm in probation can I press charges to somebody that hurt me
A: I would need more information but in short, if you are ever a victim, you can always press charges for what has been done to you.
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Contact & Map
Main Office
Artusa Law Firm of Jersey City, NJ
26 Journal Square Plaza
Suite 205
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Toll-Free: (973) 337-9643
Telephone: (973) 337-9643
Fax: (201) 526-8414
Artusa Law Firm-Passaic Office
3 Hoover Avenue
Passaic, NJ 07055
Telephone: (973) 337-9643
Artusa Law Firm
121 Newark Avenue
2nd Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Telephone: (201) 706-3788