Allentown, New Jersey Divorce Lawyers

Elizabeth Vengen
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Bari Weinberger
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Trusted Authority on NJ Divorce and Family Law

We work tirelessly to protect your interests and your future. From divorce to child custody, alimony, domestic violence, mediation, adoption, and all other family law matters, we can help. Schedule a free consultation.
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Alison Sutak
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New Jersey Divorce Lawyer

Seton Hall University School of LawNew Jersey and New York
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Edward A. Wojciechowski Esq.
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Representation in New Jersey Divorce Law!

I have many years of experience practicing in the areas of divorce and family law. I am dedicated to meeting the needs and goals of my clients. Visit my website for reviews and information. Call for a free consultation!
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Seth Avi Kurs
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Hamilton, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(609) 448-2500 2235 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Kurs spent his elementary school years in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and then the remainder of his primary education years in East Windsor, New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Edison State College, and his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School, and is admitted to practice law before the courts of New Jersey, New York, and the Federal District of New Jersey. Mr. Kurs completed a Civil Internship with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), a Criminal Internship with the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Office of...
Robert William Pinard
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Robbinsville, NJ Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(609) 571-5654 37 Robbinsville-Allentown Road
Suite 500
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, DWI and Estate Planning
New York Law School
As principal of Pinard Law, LLC, Robert W. Pinard is an active trial attorney who perceives zealously representing his clients as an honor and high responsibility. Mr. Pinard is admitted to practice law in the states of New Jersey and New York by their respective Supreme Courts. Robert W. Pinard is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey as well as the United States District Court, Southern and Eastern District of New York. Robert W. Pinard received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Villanova University in 2001. He then attended New...
Rachel S. Cotrino
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Hamilton, NJ Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(888) 609-7952 100 Horizon Center Blvd. #17421
By Appt. Only
Hamilton, NJ 08691
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Vermont Law School
Rachel Cotrino is an attorney dedicated to her matrimonial and divorce law practice. Rachel's experience extends to pre and post divorce matters. Her breadth of knowledge includes knowledge of procedure, statutes and case law. She enjoys helping her clients and prides herself on providing frank, practical, and helpful legal advice. She takes her role as "Counselor at Law" quite literally, and readily makes herself available to clients, colleagues, and other business professionals.
Mindey Poser Elgart
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Trenton, NJ Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
Mountain View Office Park
850 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 308
Trenton, NJ 08628
Divorce
New England Law | Boston
Bari Weinberger
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Freehold, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(877) 850-9167 83 South Street
Suite 201
Freehold, NJ 07728
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Bari Z. Weinberger is the founder and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, New Jersey’s largest divorce and family law firm, with locations in Bergen, Burlington, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset and Union Counties. As a family law expert, Bari is Certified as a Matrimonial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court, a designation held by only a small percentage of lawyers stateside. She is an experienced family law mediator and also holds an "AV" Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review. Her peer rating is based on exemplary work and high ethical standards in the field of New Jersey...
Melinda Previtera
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Princeton, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(609) 917-9560 29 Emmons Drive
Suite E-30
Princeton, NJ 08540
Divorce and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Your family is unique. When you need a family law attorney, you want someone who appreciates the differences that make your family special. You want a family lawyer who will help your family through all life’s changes and guide you towards the best possible outcome. Melinda represents families from a variety of backgrounds. Her family law experience includes all aspects of divorce, child custody, child support, and domestic violence law.

Ms. Previtera is a member of the bar in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Thomas Petrelli Jr
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Princeton, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(609) 917-9560 29 Emmons Drive
Suite E-30
Princeton, NJ 08540
Divorce and Family
Temple University Beasley School of Law, Vermont Law School and Vermont Law School
Petrelli Law is one of the top divorce and family law firms in the state of Pennsylvania. From complex litigation to negotiated agreements, we work tirelessly to get the best results for our clients. While we are known for representing high net worth individuals and their spouses, we also represent everyday people from all walks of life. We are committed to providing the same high-quality service to each of our valued clients. Petrelli Law is a Philadelphia-based family law firm that knows the only way to bring about fair and just solutions for our clients is by building trust....
Christopher Musulin
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Mt. Holly, NJ Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(609) 267-0070 135 High Street
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Christopher R. Musulin has been protecting people and families with divorce and family law matters for 27 years. His commitment to his profession and professional success is illustrated by his admittance into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a Fellow in 2006 (only approximately 1600 in the country). Mr. Musulin is unique in that he is a divorce and family law attorney, an Accredited Professional Mediator as well as an AAML-Certified Arbitrator. He has focused his professional career on helping people and families going through great transitions. He founded Musulin Law Firm in 2007 which...
Michael A. Conte
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Pennington, NJ Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(609) 730-3850 114 Titus Mill Road, Unit 200
Pennington, NJ 08534
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Temple University
A worked as a Senior Probation Officer in Child Support Enforcement while attending Law School at night. After law school, I clerked for two wonderful judges in the New Jersey Superior Court: Hon. Mary Jacobson, who is currently the Mercer County Assignment Judge, and Hon. Catherine Fitzpatrick, who is currently the Mercer County Presiding Judge of the Family Part. After my clerkships, I began working at Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC, which is a small law firm that focuses exclusively on family law. I help people with complex legal, financial, and personal issues during what is often the most traumatic...
Leonard R. Boyer
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4400 U.S. Route 9 South
Suite 1000
Freehold, NJ 07728
Free ConsultationFreehold, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
New York Law School
Although my firm practices in several different fields of law, my expertise is primarily in Mortgage Foreclosure Defense,Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Mortgage loan modification. In terms of divorce law, I have a unique prospective from both my personal and professional experience that few other attorneys can match. To me, each case is personal, each client is a person, never just a file number.
Kenneth A. White
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New Jersey Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience

Ken White is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. Currently, less than 3% of active New Jersey attorneys hold any type of board certification. If you were... Read More »
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Jessica L. Arndt Esq.
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New Jersey Divorce Attorney

Widener University Commonwealth Law SchoolNew Jersey, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
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Rachel Elena Partyka
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Freehold, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(732) 252-0000 83 South Street
Suite 201
Freehold, NJ 07728
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Rutgers University - Camden
Rachel E. Partyka is an associate family law and divorce attorney at Weinberger Law Group in New Jersey. Ms. Partyka received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law – Camden in 2003. Ms. Partyka was a recipient of the prestigious Ralph Bunche Fellowship which is provided to exceptional incoming, full-time students. While attending law school, Ms. Partyka was chosen to be a member of the Domestic Violence Pro Bono Project where she provided legal aid services to victims of domestic violence in Camden County Family Court. She also interned for the Honorable F. Lee Forrester, J.S.C. in Mercer County...
Regina  Tuchinsky
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Princeton, NJ Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(609) 917-9560 29 Emmons Drive
Suite E-30
Princeton, NJ 08540
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Temple University Beasley School of Law
As a devoted family law attorney, Regina Tuchinsky focuses her practice primarily on divorce and family legal matters. Speaking fluently in Russian and proficiently in Spanish, Regina extends her knowledge and advocacy to a large client base.

Regina earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree, magna cum laude, from George Washington University. She earned her law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she co-founded the university’s Family Law Society and served as its treasurer. She received Temple’s Law Faculty Scholarship as well as the Morris H. Goldman Scholarship in Law and the Barrister’s Award for Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Frank J LaRocca Esq.
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Freehold, NJ Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
83 South Street
Suite 302
Freehold, NJ 07728
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Pace Law School
Undergraduate Degree in Psychology; Experience prior to law school in the financial industry; partner after three years of practice; Certified by the Supreme Court of NJ as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
Diana Schimmel
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Princeton, NJ Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(619) 917-9560 29 Emmons Drive
Suite E-30
Princeton, NJ 08540
Divorce and Family
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
At my firm all clients get my personal attention. Family law matters can be emotional and I am aware of the support a person needs during such a trying time. You will never be shuttled to another attorney or support staff when working with my firm. You will receive personalized attention specific to your sensitive case needs. I give free initial consultations where we can use the facts to formulate the best legal strategy for your family. Family law is all I do and it shows in my work on your behalf.
Kiomeiry Csepes Esquire
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Trenton, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(609) 241-7111 184 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
Divorce, Family and Immigration
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Andrew R. Fischer
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Freehold, NJ Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
35 Court Street, Suite 2A
Freehold, NJ 07728
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Suffolk University Law School
You’ve probably heard horror stories about families who are broken both emotionally and financially because of divorce. Too often both parties are left feeling bitter, cheated and victimized. Everyone is left pointing fingers and placing blame, which does nothing but destroy family relationships and waste time and money. With the right New Jersey family law attorney, you can avoid this devastating result and move on with your life confidently, happily, and without being in financial ruin. My innovative approach is to provide prudent and affordable representation to clients, with a focus on resolving your issues outside of court. ...
Andrew A. Bestafka
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Freehold, NJ Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(732) 898-2378 45 Dutch Lane Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Cincinnati College of Law
At the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., we have considerable experience representing clients in a wide range of different areas of family law. We understand just how trying this time can be, and are committed to providing our clients with the best representation possible so that they can focus on what's truly important. For the past six years, Mr. Bestafka has been working in family law and established his own practice. His practice areas include divorce, alimony, child support, child custody, domestic violence, and many other aspects of family law. His experience in the legal system and with various...
Jeffrey Goldblatt
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Freehold, NJ 07728, NJ Divorce Attorney with 43 years experience
(732) 780-9333 63 West Main St.
Freehold, NJ 07728, NJ 07728
Divorce, Family, Social Security Disability and Traffic Tickets
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Jeffrey Goldblatt represents clients in all areas of family law including divorce, custody, alimony, child support, domestic violence, post judgment modification or enforcement applications, college issues, relocation, and emancipation. He also is a state qualified mediator and can mediate your divorce issues. He is collaboratively trained and can represent you in a collaborative setting. He is a selected panelist in the Middlesex County Early Settlement Program. Mr. Goldblatt handles all Municipal court matters including traffic violations and criminal offenses. He is a former Municipal Court Prosecutor. He also represents clients who are seeking Social Security...
Daniel Green
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Freehold, NJ Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience
(732) 780-5400 4400 Route 9 South, Suite 2200
Freehold, NJ 07728
Divorce, Family, Municipal and Real Estate
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Daniel H. Green has dedicated his practice to all matters of family law and real estate and has combined his skill in those areas of law to offer his clients a unique perspective of experience, addressing the financial and family concerns of his clients, during the time of divorce. Mr. Green has been in practice for more than 25 years and is a member of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals. He has been trained as both a family law mediator and as a collaborative divorce lawyer practitioner. Negotiation and conflict resolution is the key to successfully representing a...
Michael Prasad
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Princeton, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(609) 917-9560 29 Emmons Drive
Suite E-30
Princeton, NJ 08540
Divorce and Family
Western New England University School of Law
Michael Prasad is dedicated to helping people through their family-related legal issues. While his focus is on divorce and family law, Mr. Prasad also assists clients with child support, custody, alimony and estate planning issues including trusts, and post-divorce tax planning.

Michael also has experience handling complex cases involving couples in the LGBTQ community and advocated for their rights to reproductive technology.

Before becoming a lawyer, Mike worked for a behavior health hospital with patients going through major crises. From this experience, he learned how to actively listen, empathize, and help individuals move forward. He decided to become a lawyer...
Natalie Esposito Capano, Esq.
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Eric Aretsky, Esq.
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Matthew Fox
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Princeton, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(609) 917-9560 29 Emmons Drive
Suite E-30
Princeton, NJ 08540
Divorce and Family
Widener University
Matthew F. Fox joined Petrelli Previtera Schimmel, LLC in 2018. He brings with him 20 years of legal experience representing clients in all areas of family law. He concentrates his practice in divorce and spousal support, equitable distribution of assets, custody and child support.

Prior to joining the family lawyers at Petrelli Law, Matthew worked at his own private practice at The Law Office of Matthew F. Fox, P.C. Before forming his own practice, Mr. Fox was a partner at a prominent Pennsylvania law firm.

Matthew has been recognized by his peers for his outstanding legal work on several occasions....
Eric Hannum
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Jackson , NJ Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(732) 370-9596 2095 West County Line Road
Unit 4
Jackson , NJ 08527
Free ConsultationDivorce, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Eric B. Hannum, Esquire began his legal career as a student at the James E. Beasly School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia. While there, he was not only the President of the school’s Federalist Society, he also participated in the school’s Family Law Mediation Center wherein he mediated a variety of family law cases for the Philadelphia Family Court located in Center City Philadelphia. Subsequent to being conferred with his Juris Doctorate from Temple University in 2003, Mr. Hannum worked as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Laura M. LeWinn, the Presiding Family Part Judge in...
William P. Deni, Sr., Esq.
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Princeton, NJ Divorce Attorney
(908) 782-2900 101 Poor Farm Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Seton Hall University
Kimberly Jinks
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Princeton, NJ Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(609) 803-3100 Princeton Commerce Center
29 Emmons Drive, Suite G-60
Princeton, NJ 08540
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Georgia M. Fraser Esq.
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Princeton, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(609) 223-2099 300 Carnegie Center
Suite 150
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Villanova University School of Law and Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Matthew Lun
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Princeton, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(609) 964-0900 29 Emmons Drive
Suite G40
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
The Law Office of Matthew B. Lun is a firm dedicated to exceeding you legal expectations. From the first consultation through the conclusion of your matter you receive the dedication you deserve. The practice is focused on New Jersey family and matrimonial law. If you have a legal need in New Jersey, contact the law office of Matthew B. Lun, Esq. for a free consultation.
Ryan Gilbert
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Freehold, NJ Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(732) 210-0111 37 Court Street
Suite 2A
Freehold, NJ 07728
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
Jeffrey R. Brown
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Red Bank, NJ Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(732) 613-0066 125 Half Mile Rd
#200
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Juvenile
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
David Schroth
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Ewing, NJ Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(609) 882-0041 795 Parkway Avenue
Suite A-3
Ewing, NJ 08618
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Robert F. Black Jr.
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Freehold, NJ Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(732) 333-0921 64 W. Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DWI and Juvenile
Robert F. Black, Jr. is an attorney and managing partner at HANNAN & BLACK LAW GROUP. Prior to working at HANNAN & BLACK LAW GROUP, Mr. Black was an Associate Attorney at Clark Law Firm, P.C. in New Jersey, was employed by Gutman, Mintz, Baker & Sonnenfeldt, P.C. in New York, and served on the Board of Directors at the Unemployment Action Center (New York, NY). His trial experience includes DWI, municipal court, personal injury, employment law, landlord-tenant disputes and criminal matters. Mr. Black attended The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where he graduated with a Juris...
Joseph John Russell
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Partner & Chair of Family Law Department at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer

“I combine my years of experience, knowledge of the law, intense preparation and a personal mantra of never being outworked to achieve optimal results for every client. Divorce is a grueling and at times... Read More »
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Darren C. O'Toole
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New Jersey Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience

Darren C. O’Toole, Esq. is a Partner and Family Law Attorney at the Law Offices of O’Toole & Gunteski, LLC. In 2015 Mr. O'Toole has received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. Mr.... Read More »
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Prashant Bhatia
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Princeton, NJ Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(609) 831-2889 475 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Immigration and Trademarks
Seton Hall University
Gerald Muller
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Princeton, NJ Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(609) 921-6077 One Palmer Square, Ste. 540 -
Princeton, NJ 08542
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Hightstown, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(609) 426-8807 412 Monmouth St
Hightstown, NJ 08520
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Trenton, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 49 years experience
(609) 585-8500 100 White Horse Ave
Trenton, NJ 08610
Divorce, Family, Municipal and Personal Injury
Marisa Baker Trofimov, Esq.
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Princeton, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(908) 782-2900 101 Poor Farm Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Seton Hall University
Princeton, NJ Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(908) 782-2900 101 Poor Farm Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
The George Washington University Law School
Burlington, NJ Divorce Attorney
(609) 387-1625 235 High St
Burlington, NJ 08016
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Municipal
Princeton, NJ Divorce Attorney with 47 years experience
(609) 436-5222 Princeton Commerce Center
29 Emmons Drive, Suite G-60
Princeton, NJ 08540
Divorce
Freehold, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(732) 431-6438 71 Monument St
Freehold, NJ 07728
Divorce and Family
Rutgers Law School Camden
Trenton, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(609) 895-9001 2633 Main St
Trenton, NJ 08648
Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Edward Roger Weinstein
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New Jersey Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience

Born and raised in New Jersey, Attorney Edward Weinstein opened his family law firm, Law Offices of Edward R. Weinstein, to help families throughout the state overcome their challenging family matters.... Read More »
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Peter Ventrice
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New Jersey Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience

Providing personal attention and aggressive representation in divorce and family law, civil litigation, and criminal defense throughout the Courts of New Jersey. Read More »
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.