Stephanie Frangos Hagan Esq.
Stephanie Frangos Hagan has practiced Family Law exclusively for more than 30 years, and is one of the founding members of Donahue, Hagan, Klein & Weisberg, LLC. Her experience has won the respect of her colleagues in the legal community. Yet, she remains in a class by herself.
Known for her aggressive brand of advocacy, Stephanie is a formidable opponent. Whether advocating in the courthouse or negotiating across a conference room table, she is a force to be reckoned with. She handles highly complex financial as well as custody matters on a regular basis.
A frequent lecturer, moderator and panelist, Stephanie has lectured regularly on a variety of family law topics including Alimony, Child Support, Equitable Distribution, Custody, LGBT issues, distribution of partnership and business interests, Cohabitation, Relocation, Palimony and other important family law issues. Stephanie has lectured regularly at the annual New Jersey Family Law Symposium as well as the New Jersey State Bar Association annual Hot Tips for Family Law Seminar, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Mid-year Retreat and Annual Meeting in Atlantic City. Stephanie is also a frequent lecturer for the Morris and Union County Bar Associations.
Stephanie has served for more than twenty (20) years as a Blue Ribbon panelist for the Family Law Early Settlement Panel in Union, Essex and Morris Counties. In addition, she is appointed as a mediator by Family Court judges throughout New Jersey. She has been a court approved family law mediator since 2001. Stephanie is known for her ability to mediate and litigate high income wage earner matters and other complex financial matters to resolution. In addition to her work as a court appointed mediator, she also handles private mediations and is certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a Family Law Arbitrator.
Stephanie is currently an officer and the immediate past-chair of the New Jersey State Bar Family Law Section Executive Committee having served as the Chair of the Section in 2017/2018. Stephanie has been a member of the committee for more than 20 years and received the prestigious Legislative Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association in December 2013 for her legislative efforts as a member of the committee. In 2018 Stephanie was elected to the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Nominating Committee for a two year term and was also selected to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court Family Practice Committee.
In addition to the state bar association, Stephanie is also the current President of the Morris County Bar Association having been installed as President on January 17th 2019. She is also a current Trustee of the Morris County Bar Foundation having served as President in 2017. Stephanie was previously the co-chair of the Family Law Committee for the Morris County Bar Association as well as the former Chair and vice-chair of the Fee Arbitration Committee for District X (Morris County).
- Selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters, 2005-2008, 2010-2011, 2013-2018; Top 50 women attorneys 2014-2018; Top 100 attorneys 2015, 2017 & 2018
- New Jersey Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee
- Morris County Family Law Committee, Co-Chair
- Essex County Bar Association, Family Law Section and Early Settlement Panelist
- Union County Bar Association, Family Law Section and Early Settlement Panelist
- Morris County Bar Association, Family Law Section and Early Settlement Panelist
- Northern New Jersey Family Law Inns of Court, Former Member
- Member of The Supreme Court of New Jersey Fee Committee, District X, Former Chair