Columbia, New Jersey Divorce Lawyers

David Howard Dumbroff
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(973) 352-7798 37 Main St
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Sparta, NJ 07871
Free ConsultationSparta, NJ Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Seton Hall University School of Law
David H. Dumbroff, Esq. is a highly experienced Divorce, Domestic Violence, Criminal, DWI, Traffic Ticket & Personal Injury attorney. He has been practicing law in New Jersey for over 25 years. David understands that his clients are going through a difficult time and he always has their back. He has a unique ability to listen to his clients and deliver the results they are seeking.

David graduated from Rutgers College and Seton Hall Law School. He is a Court Approved Divorce & Family Law Mediator.
Paris P. Eliades
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Hackettstown, NJ Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(908) 852-2600 1001 Route 517
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Bridgeport
I have been practicing law for 26 years. From being a law clerk to an assistant prosecutor and now a family lawyer I have brought all those experiences together to successfully and skillfully represent my clients.
Jonathan Mincis, Esq.
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(973) 352-7798 37 Main St
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Sparta, NJ 07871
Free ConsultationSparta, NJ Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Jonathan Mincis has been practicing law in New Jersey for over twenty-three years and has served as a Public Defender for the city of Hackensack and in the capacity of a Public Defender in the Paramus Municipal Court.
Marleen S Horlacher
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Lafayette, NJ Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(973) 940-3160 82 A Route 15
Lafayette, NJ 07826
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Robert W Savage
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Washington, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(866) 728-5292 101 Belvidere Ave
P.O. Box 188
Washington, NJ 07882
Divorce, Business and Personal Injury
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Joanne Sorrentino
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Newton, NJ Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(201) 841-2278 93 Main Street, Ste 101
Newton, NJ 07860
Divorce, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Washburn University School of Law
Newton, NJ Divorce Attorney with 43 years experience
(973) 579-5700 49 High St
Newton, NJ 07860
Divorce, Appeals, Family and Juvenile
Vermont Law School and New York University Law School
Belvidere, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 47 years experience
(908) 475-2500 325 Front St
Belvidere, NJ 07823
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Hopatcong, NJ Divorce Attorney
(973) 398-7500 41 Lakeside Blvd
Hopatcong, NJ 07843
Divorce and Family
Newton, NJ Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(973) 383-3233 40 Park Pl
Newton, NJ 07860
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Hackettstown, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 51 years experience
(908) 852-3393 119 Mountain Ct
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Real Estate
Newton, NJ Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(973) 383-3233 40 Park Pl
Newton, NJ 07860
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Hackettstown, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(908) 850-5113 205 High St
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Divorce, Family, Immigration and Municipal
Hackettstown, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(908) 852-5528 103 Pleasant View Rd
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Jessica Natasha Mazur
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New Brunswick, NJ Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(732) 545-4717 40 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
I am the Partner-in-charge of the Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas’ Family Law Department and am Certified by the Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. I am an AV-rated® attorney by LexisNexis® Martindale Hubbell™. I am an accredited mediator through the NJ Association of Professional Mediators. Providing comfort and closure to people enduring the most stressful experiences of their lives, I have risen quickly in this area of law. My experience has enabled me to represent clients involved in complex custody battles, divorces, child support matters, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence disputes, visitation/parenting time issues,...
Bari Weinberger
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(877) 850-9167 119 Cherry Hill Road
Suite 120
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Free ConsultationParsippany, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Divorce and family law expert Bari Zell Weinberger dedicates her practice exclusively to family and matrimonial law matters. As the founder and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, Ms. Weinberger leads a powerful team of divorce and family law attorney specialists who all share a passionate dedication to providing their clients with the highest levels of legal care.

Recognizing the difficult and trying problems that bring people to seek her firm's guidance, Ms. Weinberger has built her practice and firm around an unwavering commitment to safeguarding clients' rights, their children and their future.

Clients directly benefit...
Tanya L. Freeman
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(973) 939-0100 100 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 105
East Hanover, NJ 07936
Free ConsultationEast Hanover, NJ Divorce Attorney
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Tanya L. Freeman is the managing partner of Tanya Freeman Law LLC. She is an accomplished attorney who provides legal representation in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child and spousal support, child custody, interstate custody and relocation disputes, as well as domestic violence matters. Prior to the practice of law, Tanya spent fifteen years in key roles including audit teams in the banking and insurance industries. Tanya’s extensive corporate audit background enhances her ability to effectively represent clients with high net worth cases involving significant assets, as well as cases concerning owners of closely held businesses. Tanya...
Paul H. Townsend
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Morristown, NJ Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience
(973) 539-0075 65 Madison Avenue
Suite 420
Morristown, NJ 07928
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Ohio Northern University
Mr. Townsend was awarded a Juris Doctor in 1984 from Ohio Northern University, and has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as being a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney. He is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the New Jersey District Court Bar. He is a member of the Executive Family Law Committee of the Somerset County Bar Association, and is a member of the Morris and Union County Bar Associations. Mr. Townsend has taught at Seton Hall University and has lectured extensively for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and other organizations. ...
Santo Artusa Jr.
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(973) 337-9643 51 John F. Kennedy Pkwy
Essex County Divorce and Family Law Attorneys
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Free ConsultationShort Hills, NJ Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
I am a passionate attorney that seeks to fight for my clients' interests all the while trying to resolve issues as fast and effectively as possible. There is no better feeling than winning a case for a client whether in divorce court, criminal court or civil court. I like to walk the streets I serve and see my clients who salute me for the work I did for them and build long term relationships. Our aim is to win for our clients and to explain the best way to achieve realistic goals. I have been living in Jersey City for...
Peter Van Aulen
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Saddle Brook, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(201) 845-7400 50 Market St
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
New York Law School
Peter Van Aulen is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial attorney. Said designation is only granted to attorneys who have shown higher levels of education, knowledge, ability and experience in family law and divorce. Peter completed many more Continuing Legal Education classes in family law than is required by the non certified lawyer and passed an extensive exam. He has been positively assessed by judges and other attorneys. Peter Van Aulen has been representing clients in divorce and family law for over twenty-two years. He has successfully represented hundreds of divorce clients. What has made...
Marcia K. Werner
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(973) 352-7798 37 Main St
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Sparta, NJ 07871
Free ConsultationSparta, NJ Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Marcia K. Werner, the recipient of the 2016 Hon. Peter Ciolino Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the Bergen County Bar Association has been practicing law in NJ for over 35 years. A native New Yorker who initially worked in the publishing industry, she moved to Bergen County, New Jersey, in the early 1970s. Ms. Werner graduated from Rutgers Law School with Honors. Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1986 , Ms. Werner argued on behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Ridgewood when it wanted to admit women to membership but...
Elena K. Weitz
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Millburn, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(973) 467-4040 33 Bleeker Street
Millburn, NJ 07041
Divorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
Elena K. Weitz, Esq. is a senior associate at Grayson and Associates, focusing her practice on all aspects of family, divorce and post-divorce matters including child support, alimony, custody, and domestic violence, in addition to providing legal services related to general civil litigation, contract, estate and municipal matters. Ms. Weitz has been with Grayson and Associates since 2007. Prior to that, Ms. Weitz practiced for two years at that law office of Bonny G. Rafel, LLC, engaging in the practice of federal law related to ERISA and individual disability benefits.

Ms. Weitz earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology...
William N. Sosis
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Rochelle Park, NJ Divorce Attorney
(201) 655-6400 151 West Passaic Street
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Free ConsultationDivorce, Consumer, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am an experienced attorney licensed in the state of New Jersey and practicing family and consumer law. My practice includes all matters relating to divorce, separation, domestic violence, child custody, child support, alimony, and emancipation. I also have experience winning consumer cases and am a strong consumer advocate. I have successfully appeared before the Family part, Special Civil and the New Jersey Appellate Division. I provide a professional, caring and cost-conscious environment where you can feel comfortable and confident trusting us to handle your legal concerns. I am confident that I can help where others may have failed!
Nicole A. Kobis
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Westfield, NJ Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Nicole focuses her practice on the area of family law including advising clients on matters involving divorce, custody, spousal support, child support, equitable distribution and domestic violence. She is well versed in drafting complex pre and post judgment motions as well as nondissolution applications. She also counsels clients in negotiating and drafting marital settlement agreements.

In 2017 Nicole became an accredited New Jersey Family and Divorce Mediator and is able to serve both individuals and attorneys in this capacity.

Prior to joining the firm, Nicole served as a law clerk to the Honorable Katherine R. Dupuis, P.J.F.P. of the New Jersey Superior...
Joseph John Russell
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Woodbridge , NJ Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(732) 726-6236 90 Woodbridge Drive
Woodbridge , NJ 07095
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
“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 devastating process. I understand that even an amicable divorce will have a profound impact on a couple’s assets, income, children and the emotional health of the entire family. I care about my clients. I care about their children. As a leading divorce attorney in New Jersey, my priority is to understand each client’s goals and work tirelessly to achieve those results.” Joe Russell, Esq., Partner and...
Karen Kirchoff Saminski
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Morristown, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
(800) 701-8747 55 Madison Avenue
Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
With over twenty 27 years experience protecting the interests of clients in all areas of family law, you can be confident that a solution to your problem is at hand. I have been a principal in my own firm since 1989. My job is to listen, provide knowledgeable legal advice, and offer effective help in oftentimes distressing personal situations. It is my goal to be an expert advocate for your interests and a persuasive negotiator that will strive to reach a just and fair outcome for you whether by settlement or trial. If an acceptable settlement cannot be reached, rest...
Andrew M Shaw
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Warren, NJ Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(908) 595-0340 58 Mount Bethel Road, Suite 303
Warren, NJ 07059
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Georgetown University
Andrew M. Shaw, Esq. is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a former board member of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, where he published. Andrew served as both a legal intern to Justice Helen Hoens of the New Jersey Supreme Court and as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Margaret Goodzeit, P.J.F.P.; the Hon. Anthony F. Picheca, Jr., J.S.C.; and the Hon. Michael F. O’Neill, J.S.C., in the Somerset County Family Part. He has been employed by the DeTommaso Law Group since September 2014.

Between 2015 and 2018, Andrew has published four articles on...
Rajeh A. Saadeh
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Somerville, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(908) 864-7884 50 Division Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Real Estate
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Go to http://www.rajehsaadeh.com to learn more!
Jason Charles Tuchman
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Maywood, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(201) 368-7713 25 East Spring Valley Avenue
Suite 320
Maywood, NJ 076607
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Miami School of Law
My practice focuses on the litigation, mediation, and arbitration of family and matrimonial law matters, including but not limited to, divorce and legal separations, dissolution of domestic partnerships/civil unions and same sex marriages, child custody, visitation and parenting time, child support, alimony and palimony, division of assets/equitable distribution, pre/post nuptial agreements, paternity, emancipation, domestic violence matters, post-divorce matters, and collaborative divorce.

I am Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of the attorneys in New Jersey. I am also a court-qualified family law mediator and I am specially...
Richard Diamond
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Millburn, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 34 years experience
(973) 379-9292 225 Millburn Avenue
Suite 208
Millburn, NJ 07041
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
Richard Diamond has been practicing Family Law Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration work in New Jersey for the past 32 years and is a Certified Family Law Trial Attorney by the N.J. Supreme Court; Accredited New Jersey Family Law Mediator and a Family Law Economic Mediator in Union, Essex, Morris, Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex and Monmouth Counties.
Mr Diamond is also a member of the Essex, Union and Somerset Counties Family Law Early Settlement Panel Program (ESP); a member of Who's Who in American Law;
listed in Best Lawyers in America and a recipient of the Albert Nelson...
James P. Yudes
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Springfield, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(973) 467-3700 80 Morris Ave
Springfield, NJ 07081
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Villanova University School of Law
James P. Yudes is a renowned family law and divorce attorney in New Jersey and the founder of The Law Offices of James P. Yudes. Mr. Yudes founded the firm in 1978, and has provided high-end legal services throughout the state ever since. He is a highly respected legal professional, and is often called on to give lectures for other attorneys and law school students. In response to his exceptional legal services, several organizations have awarded Mr. Yudes with prestigious awards, including New Jersey Super Lawyers 2007, ranking as a Martindale Hubbell A.V. preeminent lawyer, and admission as a Fellow...
Peter Ventrice
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(732) 767-0044 276 Main St
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Free ConsultationMetuchen, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
New York Law School
At Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., we take a goal oriented approach to each case. From the first client consultation, we work with the client to ascertain the client's desires and expectations and to determine the most effective and expeditious path to achieve that goal. Whether a particular case requires zealous and aggressive advocacy or whether pursuing a settlement is indicated, we are committed to providing each client with the personal attention and professional representation that they deserve.
Joanna D. Brick, Esq.
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Fair Lawn, NJ Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(201) 773-6880 16-00 State Route 208 South
Suite 302
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
New York Law School
Joanna has been working in the field of law since graduating her undergraduate studies. Her dedication and commitment to the law and her clients has been her greatest asset to her firm. She has a boutique law practice that handles divorce mediation, pre-nuptial agreements, separation, divorce, child support, custody, visitation, college contribution, emancipation, college contribution, spousal support, equitable distribution, post-judgment matters and domestic violence. Contact the firm for your immediate assistance.
Dolores Aretsky, Esq.
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(973) 352-7798 37 Main St
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Sparta, NJ 07871
Free ConsultationSparta, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Pace Law School
Dolores L. Aretsky is a partner and co-founder of the Aretsky Law Group, P.C., a statewide New Jersey family law and divorce law firm with meeting locations in most counties. With over 25 years of experience as a New Jersey divorce and family law attorney, she has assisted her clients in securing their future after a divorce.
Ms. Aretsky was admitted to practice in New Jersey in 1988 after earning her Juris Doctorate degree from Pace University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York. She was also selected to...
Galit Moskowitz
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Morristown, NJ Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(201) 419-6223 55 Madison Avenue Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Attorney Galit Moskowitz has been practicing exclusively in the area of family law for over 10 years. She handles cases related to custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution, dissolution of civil unions and domestic partnerships, palimony, domestic violence, grandparent visitation and international child abduction. She is admitted to practice law both in New Jersey and New York states, and is a fluent speaker of Hebrew. Galit Moskowitz has been recognized for her work as a New Jersey Family Law attorney by various independent legal organizations including AVVO and (201) Magazine. Her former clients describe her as a...
Heather Keith
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Westfield, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(908) 233-4555 600 South Ave West
Suite 230
Westfield, NJ 07090
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
Ms. Heather C. Keith, Esq. is the founder of Keith Family Law in Westfield, NJ. Since the beginning of her legal career, she has devoted her practice almost exclusively to divorce and family law, successfully representing clients in the Superior and Appellate Courts, as well as outside of court. Focusing on alimony, child support, child custody, legal separation, and other family law issues, Ms. Keith works tirelessly to help her clients navigate the difficult and confusing world of divorce law, with an emphasis on the benefits of collaborative practice.

Ms. Keith received her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of...
Marvin Wolf
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Hamburg, NJ Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(844) 627-8461 131 Bourne Circle
Hamburg, NJ 07419
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Brooklyn Law School
I am a solo attorney with a bankruptcy, consumer, foreclosure defense, matrimonial and small business concentration. Because I am admitted in NY, NJ and PA, I can handle multi-jurisdictional issues - helping clients with problems in different states. Bankruptcy and divorce involves finding creative solutions to sometimes unique problems and personalities. I am very straightforward and cut through the bull to get to the heart of the matter and try to save clients money. I provide discounted legal services to union members through Union Plus, and Local 32B-J.
Victor A. Rotolo
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Lebanon, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(908) 534-7900 502 U.S. 22
Lebanon, NJ 08833
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Seton Hall University School of Law
Mr. Rotolo has over 38 years experience in the areas of divorce and custody matters, personal injury and criminal defense. Before entering law school, Victor spent two years as a police officer in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Victor is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, and he is also a member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates forums. Established in 1993, membership in the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates forums is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Victor continues to be included on the list of...
Mark T. Gabriel
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Somerville, NJ Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(908) 575-9777 76 East Main Street, 2nd Floor
Somerville, NJ 08876
Divorce and Family
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Mark received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Drew University in 2003, and graduated from the University of the District of Columbia – David A. Clarke School of Law in 2008. While in law school, Mark served as a student advocate in the Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic as well as the Housing and Consumer Law Clinic where he represented indigent clients. After graduating from law school Mark enjoyed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable James J. Guida, J.S.C., of the Bergen County Superior Court, Family Part. During his clerkship, Mark was responsible for managing Judge Guida’s post-divorce...
Cindy Wilson
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Chatham, NJ Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(973) 520-4275 667 Shunpike Road
Suite 5
Chatham, NJ 07935
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
Wilson Family Law prides itself on educating its clients and empowering them with options on how to proceed with their family law matters. We educate our clients about the law and the judicial system, and help them understand and assess the best approach for them and their family. The process matters. Whether proceeding with collaboration, mediation, negotiation, or litigation, Wilson Family Law works with the client to create a plan that is tailored to meet their needs and needs of their family. We know that our clients’ issues are important to them, so they are important to us.
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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.