Rebecca C. Day, Esq.
Having started her career behind the bench in the Appellate Division, reviewing cases in which one or both parties claimed an error had occurred in the trial court, Rebecca knows both the limitations of our court system and how to navigate those limitations for the best result. Given this knowledge, Rebecca approaches cases from a real-world perspective. She understands that family law issues are uniquely personal, emotional, and complex. At times it is necessary to litigate an issue all the way up to the Appellate Division or the Supreme Court and Rebecca has successfully pursued and defended several Appellate Division matters. That said, Rebecca often seeks to resolve cases through methods other than lengthy and contentious litigation, whenever possible, to better address your family’s needs.
During law school, Rebecca served as a staff member of the Temple Law Review and clerked for the Honorable Diane W. Sigmund, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She also clerked for the insurance practice group of a large Philadelphia law firm, but quickly realized that the corporate and impersonal nature of a big firm was not for her. After graduating from law school, Rebecca served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Mary Catherine Cuff, a Presiding Judge in the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey (now retired).
Rebecca joined Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC in the fall of 2008, immediately following her clerkship and has since exclusively practiced family law. Rebecca was attracted to Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed’s big firm level of skill, knowledge, and expertise, with its personal, collaborative, boutique law firm approach to service.
Areas of Practice
Rebecca’s practice encompasses all areas of family law, including divorce, custody and parenting time, equitable distribution (including the division of retirement assets and QDROs), alimony, child support, separation, and post-judgment issues (enforcement of divorce agreement/judgment, college contributions, cohabitation, modification of support).
Rebecca has a special interest in appellate and adoption law. Being adopted herself, she finds great joy in bringing families together through adoption and she works with the Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency to finalize the adoptions of children in the foster care system.
Juris Doctorate, Temple University Beasley School of Law, with honors, 2007
Bachelor of Arts, Villanova University, summa cum laude, 2004
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
Clerkship/Past Employment History
- Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division
- Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Mary Catherine Cuff, P.J.A.D. (retired)
- Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Philadelphia
- Law Clerk, Insurance Practice Group
- United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Federal Judicial Clerkship Clinical Honors Program
- Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Diane W. Sigmund, Chief Judge
Appellate Division Decisions
- J.E.V. v. K.V., 426 N.J. Super. 475 (App. Div. 2012) (defended appeal of the trial court’s award of limited duration alimony, as opposed to permanent alimony)
- L.N. v. G.D., 2017 WL 6032505 (App. Div. 2017) (vacated trial court’s denial of a final restraining order and remanded for reconsideration)
- L.K. v. D.K., 2014 WL 10504975 (App. Div. 2015) (defended appeal of the trial court’s decision on alimony and equitable distribution and decision affirmed)
- C.P. v. A.K., 2014 WL 7920929 (App. Div. 2015) (defended appeal of the trial court’s decision denying request to amend the marital settlement agreement and decision affirmed and counsel fees awarded)
- P.G. v. K.K., 2014 WL 2131750 (App. Div. 2014) (reversed trial court’s denial to compel other party to contribute to private school tuition and remanded for reconsideration)
- S.V. v. D.V., 2013 WL 2661061 (App. Div. 2013) (reversed trial court’s decision on the issue of alimony)
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Founding Member, Women’s Divorce Alliance
- Member, Mercer County Bar Association
- Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
- Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County
- Family Law – Do You Now What You Don’t Know About Retirement Accounts? Xtreme CLE, Mercer County Bar Association, 2017
- Support Staff Seminar – Early Settlement Panel, Trial Preparation, and QDROs, New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, 2015
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018-2019
- Big Sister of the Year, Big Brothers Big Sisters Ocean County, 2016
- Smith & Leibel Family Law Award, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2007
Rebecca resides in Camden County, New Jersey, with her husband and two daughters. In addition to spending her time with her family and friends, Rebecca also volunteers as a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County.