Since 1991, Cassandra T. Savoy has helped families get the best possible result, inside the courtroom and out. She is fully committed to trying to solve her client’s problems. Her work is typified by a diligence in the pursuit of what the client believes is in his or her best interest.
She prides herself on practicing law with high ethical standards and her track record demonstrates her uncanny ability to receive and maintain the trust of her clients. In the world of family law, trust is key – and few understand that better than Cassandra. Divorce clients must divulge confidential information, which means establishing trust is paramount to achieving a positive result for all. A large part of building that trust is by word of mouth – 50% of her business is obtained through referral.
One statistic that helps give our clients some calm and peace of mind: 98% of divorce cases in New Jersey will end without a trial. Cassandra is able to settle cases largely because she understands the nuances and the art of compromise without capitulation. Often the law is not black and white as much as it is gray. Understanding the nuance is a crucial part of her ability to help clients see the benefit of a bargain. She can help clients find creative ways to solve their problems. She is very deliberate about trying to solve problems rather than create opportunities to litigate.
Even when the other side is difficult., Cassandra works to resolve the problem in a way that does not cause the client to have to litigate and re-litigate, and re-litigate their cases… Cassandra T. Savoy boasts a creativity in her work that allows her to find a way to “reshape” the bargain in such a way that allows each of the parties to feel as though they won what is most important to them, even if they had to leave something else on the table. In the few cases that go to trial, she is an experienced litigator who will zealously advance her client’s positions.
Cassandra is proud to work as an attorney-mediator using the Alpha 7-Step Divorce Mediation Program. When time and money are of prime concern, mediation is the best option for divorcing parties. Cassandra becomes a third-party neutral. The parties are in control of the process. The best part of the Alpha Divorce Mediation Program is that with Cassandra’s help the parties find creative solutions to their issues. They control the process and by so doing saves them time, money and most of all stress!
Most importantly, upon completion the Alpha 7-Step Divorce Mediation Program, the parties have a plan for life after-divorce because they have met not only with Cassandra, but with other professionals– including a parenting therapist to create a plan that puts the children first, and, a budget made in consultation with an accountant. Most importantly, each party completes the program with self-respect and dignity intact, experiencing far less anxiety and knowing that tomorrow will be a brighter day.
- New Jersey Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court, New Jersey, Eastern District of New York, District of Connecticut Courts of Appeal: Third Circuit, and Fourth Circuits
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
- Fairleigh Dickinson University, M.A.
- Spelman College, B.A.
Associations & Memberships
- New Jersey Bar Association: Family Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution Committees Garden State Bar Association
- New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
- Association of Black Women Lawyers
- Former member of NJ Supreme Court Family Law Committee