Melissa Delis Barth –
Founder & Executive Director
Melissa Barth founded Wise Way to Divorce in 2003 to help couples resolve their divorce by using mediation. When you work with Melissa, you are getting a highly qualified attorney and divorce mediator with extensive training. Her clients benefit from Melissa's vast experience and expertise in this highly sensitive and complex area of practice.
Ms. Barth received her B.A. in Political Science from Boston University and her law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island. She received her certification training in divorce mediation from The Institute for Dispute Resolution in Montclair, New Jersey.
As a former trial attorney, Melissa understands the importance of mediation and has seen the devastating effects that litigation can have on a family both emotionally and financially. As an impartial mediator, Melissa will facilitate a peaceful and stress free open discussion between divorcing couples while establishing an atmosphere of trust and cooperation. Ms. Barth encourages creative problem solving, assists in making issues clear and intervenes when emotions hinder the process.
Andy Economos, Esq. –
Andrew J. Economos (“Andy”) devotes his practice exclusively to all aspects of Family Law. The practice includes all aspects of divorce; such as custody, parenting time, child support, alimony, and equitable distribution of assets and liabilities. Andy is certified by the Superior Court of New Jersey to handle mediation and conciliatory matters, and enjoys serving in the role of Mediator to assist parties in resolving their marital disputes in an amicable and expeditious fashion. Andy has also volunteered as an expert panelist at the Middlesex County court in the Early Settlement Panel program. The ESP program enlists experienced, qualified family law attorneys to volunteer their time to assist litigants and their attorneys to help reach resolution of their divorce litigation.
For several years, Andy has been named a “New Jersey Rising Star” as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in New Jersey. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.
Andy received his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he participated in the Center for Social Justice Pro Bono Program, volunteering his time at the Essex County Public Defender’s Office. After serving as a judicial intern in the Essex County Family Court, Andy served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Richard C. Camp, J.S.C (Ret.), Chancery Division, Family Part, Essex County. Upon the completion of his judicial clerkship, Andy has gone on to devote the entirety of his career to the practice of divorce and family law, where he regularly delivers lectures and seminars in this area.
Andy is a member of the Union County Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, as well as the Jamesburg-Monroe Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as a volunteer on the Juvenile Conference Committee in Woodbridge Township. This committee hears cases involving juveniles charged with delinquencies under the jurisdiction of the Family Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. Andy is also an instructor, teaching several courses in the Paralegals Studies program for the Institute of Paralegal Studies.
David is an experienced divorce mediator and has mediated family law cases in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Before joining New Leaf Mediation Group he was a mediator for a large family mediation practice in Monmouth County.
Zachary M. Barth -
Zachary utilizes his background in law and litigation to help divorcing clients mediate their differences and reach their goals quickly while reducing stress and preserving family resources. Zachary's years of experience in both litigation and mediation greatly enhances a mediating couple’s ability to effectively and efficiently divide property, allocate debts, develop a parenting plan for any minor children.
Zachary is dedicated to providing mediating couples with personalized and professional problem-solving options and alternatives. He will do everything possible to make clients feel valued and respected while keeping them on track towards their goals.
Zachary received his training in divorce mediation from the Center for Mediation & Training in New York, New York. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Roger Williams University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Flagler College.