Joshua P. Donovick, Esq.

Joshua P. Donovick has dedicated his career to assisting children and families, first as an elementary school teacher, and now as an attorney practicing exclusively in family law.

Prior to joining the firm, Josh worked as a general education teacher focused on improving inclusion and equity within his classroom and within the larger community. He worked with children ranging from ages four to eleven, and with a wide range of needs, abilities, and backgrounds. Josh’s professional focus has always been service to families and children grappling with a diversity of challenges and he aspires to take that advocacy work to the next level in his family law career.

During law school, Josh wrote a note exploring Supreme Court decisions on special education law as part of his service a staff member of the Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender. He also became well acquainted with the challenges facing LGBTQ families in his work with a small legal practice. This sparked his interest in advocacy for children and families that continues to this day and informs his perspective as a practitioner.

To schedule a consultation with Joshua about how he can help in your family law matter, we welcome you to contact Ruvolo Law Group.

Areas of Practice

100% Matrimonial and Family Law, including but not limited to:

  • Custody

  • Parenting Time

  • Grandparent Visitation

  • Alimony

  • Child Support

  • Equitable Distribution

  • Equitable Remedies

  • Domestic Violence

  • Prenuptial Agreements

  • Post Judgment Issues

  • Mediation

  • Arbitration

  • Relocation with a Child

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2019

  • New York, 2009 (retired)


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York, JD 2008
    Law Review: Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender, staff

  • Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, BA, cum laude, 2004, MSEd 2011

  • BA Majors: Philosophy and Creative Writing

  • MSEd: Childhood education, early childhood education, and literacy 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    Family Law Section

  • Morris County Bar Association
    Family Law Section

  • Young Lawyers Division

Life Outside the Office 

Josh and his wife are the parents of an amazing and energetic son, who demanded kangaroo care for the first eight weeks of his life, and they have been exhausted ever since.

Josh has three dogs and four cats, who collaborate on various expeditions, explorations, and shenanigans throughout the day and night. Discovering and remedying the fruits of these adventures is one of Josh’s primary past times.

Josh loves to play fretted string instruments, reads and hoards books (especially science fiction), bakes bread and makes mead, enjoys camping and hiking, and he loves to play strategy games of all shapes and sizes.

You May Not Know

  • Joshua is learning Spanish with the goal of becoming a fluent speaker.

  • Joshua lived in Tel-Aviv, Israel, for part of his childhood, and now speaks almost zero Hebrew, but with a pretty good accent.

  • Joshua gets very excited whenever someone wants to play chess with him, but rarely coaxes a second game out of his opponents.

  • Joshua loves folk music, especially Pete Seeger’s catalogue of labor-movement songs.

  • Joshua keeps paper maps and a compass in his car “just in case.”