Karolina A. Dehnhard, Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its New Jersey Matrimonial & Family Law Group was named one of the 20 Top Women in Law 2018 by the New Jersey Law Journal. The 2018 honorees include lawyers who have differing practice areas but common traits, including entrepreneurship, scholarship, leadership, mentorship, and more. To learn more, please click here.
Dehnhard assists with complex financial issues, including valuation of businesses both domestically and abroad; international custody rights; the impact of immigration status on divorcing spouses and their children; addressing and enforcing foreign divorce decrees; and the complexities associated with alimony rights and post-judgment cohabitation.
Dehnhard has appeared on various TV shows and news programs, published articles on family law topics in numerous print publications, including North Jersey Woman Magazine, Industry Magazine, VUENJ, and various Polish publications. In addition, she has co-authored a chapter in Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding Same-Sex Marriage. She is the co-host of two radio shows, “The Law Matters” on WMTR Radio and “There’s Always a Way Out” hosted in Polish, on Radio RAMPA.
Dehnhard has been a featured presenter at numerous women in business events on topics including women protecting their assets, becoming the CEO of your home, promoting financial awareness before and during divorce, and planning for the future. She has also taken part in U.S. delegations to Ireland, Cuba, and Spain, to develop international business relations amongst women in business. Dehnhard was recognized by the Trade and Investment Section of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland for her influence and leadership in integrating women owned businesses in both Poland and the United States. In 2018, Dehnhard launched the Polish-American Chamber of Commerce, North-East (covering Maine to Florida) with a focus on creating business opportunities for both American and Polish businesses.
In addition to being named Top Women in Law in 2018 by the New Jersey Law Journal, Dehnhard was also recognized in 2016, as one of the Top 25 Leading Intrapreneurs in New Jersey. She has also been selected as a “Rising Star” by New Jersey Super Lawyers®, and the recipient of the 2018 Leadership Award presented by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, a charity to which she has dedicated more than a decade of time toward helping. Recognizing that her clients often require the services of various professionals during and after their divorce, Dehnhard created Divorce Dynasty, a self-standing concierge service platform, to provide them and others with access to a network of professionals who have specific roles in the divorce process, including realtors, bankers, accountants, financial advisers and mortgage brokers, doctors, private investigators and even a matchmaker.
Dehnhard received her J.D. from New York Law School in 2009, and her B.A./M.A. in Psychology from the College of St. Elizabeth in 1999. Prior to entry into private practice, Dehnhard clerked for the Honorable Rosemary E. Ramsay, J.S.C., in Morris County Superior Court, Family Part and Civil Part. While in law school, she interned for the Honorable Michael Ambrecht, J.S.C., in the Supreme Court, Criminal Part, Manhattan, and the Honorable Raymond T. Lyons, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey.