Carolyn Hand

Carolyn Hand is a passionate and experienced litigator specializing in family law. In 2020, she was named partner at DeTorres & DeGeorge Family Law. She represents clients in family court in all matters pertaining to divorce, custody and parenting time, equitable distribution, support issues, as well as restraining orders.  Carolyn is a mother of two. One of her children was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. Carolyn intimately understands the challenges facing special needs parents.  She is dedicated to the advocacy for individuals with autism and their families.

Prior to joining the firm, Carolyn was a Managing Staff Attorney at Legal Services of Northwest Jersey and was the on-site family law attorney for the Morris Family Justice Center (MFJC). While working with the MFJC, Carolyn routinely represented victims and survivors of domestic abuse and successfully tried numerous domestic violence cases.

Carolyn is a graduate of Seton Hall School of Law. While in law school, she was a semi-finalist in the moot court competition and participated in a study abroad program in Cairo, Egypt where she studied international jurisprudence. After graduating from law school, Carolyn served as law clerk for the Honorable Donald J. Volkert, Presiding Judge of the Family Part, Essex County now retired. Carolyn received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University of Maryland.  She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and is a member of the Family Law Section of the Morris County Bar Association.

Awards & Accolades

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DeTorres and DeGeorge Family Law is a New Jersey based family law firm that has been helping New Jersey residents achieve the best possible results in their divorce for nearly 30 years. The DeTorres and DeGeorge Family Law team is always ready to fight for their clients’ rights – determined to help New Jersey families overcome legal challenges from start to finish. Our legal team, with over 65 years of combined experience, provides expert guidance on all family law and divorce-related matters, including custody and parenting time, alimony and child support, equitable distribution of assets, premarital agreements, post-divorce issues, executive compensation distribution, divorces for business owners, and divorce mediation. The firm has been recognized for its dedication and expertise in the industry by multiple local and national organizations, including Super Lawyers, Law Firm 500, and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Rosanne DeTorres, Managing Partner, is one of 150 lawyers certified as a matrimonial law attorney.