Columbia, New Jersey Family Lawyers

Catherine Anne Gacquin
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Newton, NJ Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(973) 383-1699 53 Spring Street
P.O. Box D
Newton, NJ 07860
Free ConsultationFamily and Estate Planning
Seton Hall University School of Law
I have been a Family Law attorney practicing in Sussex, Morris and Warren Counties for twenty-three years. I am experienced in all areas of family law and have handled divorces, post-judgment matters, adoptions, custody and child support, alimony, equitable distribution, domestic violence and more. I am a Court approved mediator and am an the roster of mediators in Sussex County. I serve on the Sussex County Early Settlement Panel and Blue Ribbon Panels. I volunteer my services to various agencies designed to provide legal assistance to those in need.
Jonathan Mincis, Esq.
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(973) 352-7798 37 Main St
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Sparta, NJ 07871
Free ConsultationSparta, NJ Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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.
Paris P. Eliades
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Hackettstown, NJ Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(908) 852-2600 1001 Route 517
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Marleen S Horlacher
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Lafayette, NJ Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(973) 940-3160 82 A Route 15
Lafayette, NJ 07826
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Amanda Leigh Mulvaney
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Sparta, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(973) 729-3888 10 Poplar Tree Lane
Sparta, NJ 07871
Family
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Gretchen A Foley
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Washington, 07882
Family, Environmental, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Newton, NJ Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(973) 579-5700 49 High St
Newton, NJ 07860
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
Vermont Law School and New York University Law School
Hopatcong, NJ Family Law Attorney
(973) 398-7500 41 Lakeside Blvd
Hopatcong, NJ 07843
Family and Divorce
Newton, NJ Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(973) 383-3233 40 Park Pl
Newton, NJ 07860
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Hackettstown, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(908) 852-3393 119 Mountain Ct
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Real Estate
Newton, NJ Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(973) 383-3233 40 Park Pl
Newton, NJ 07860
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Hackettstown, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(908) 850-5113 205 High St
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Family, Divorce, Immigration and Municipal
Hackettstown, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(908) 852-5528 103 Pleasant View Rd
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Belvidere, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(908) 475-2500 325 Front St
Belvidere, NJ 07823
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Bari Weinberger
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(877) 850-9167 119 Cherry Hill Road
Suite 120
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Free ConsultationParsippany, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Jessica Natasha Mazur
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New Brunswick, NJ Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(732) 545-4717 40 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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,...
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 Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
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...
Victor A. Rotolo
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Lebanon, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(908) 534-7900 502 U.S. 22
Lebanon, NJ 08833
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce 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...
William N. Sosis
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Rochelle Park, NJ Family Law Attorney
(201) 655-6400 151 West Passaic Street
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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!
Andrew M Shaw
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Warren, NJ Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(908) 595-0340 58 Mount Bethel Road, Suite 303
Warren, NJ 07059
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Tanya L. Freeman
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(973) 939-0100 100 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 105
East Hanover, NJ 07936
Free ConsultationEast Hanover, NJ Family Law Attorney
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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 Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(973) 539-0075 65 Madison Avenue
Suite 420
Morristown, NJ 07928
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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. ...
Richard Diamond
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Millburn, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(973) 379-9292 225 Millburn Avenue
Suite 208
Millburn, NJ 07041
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Jason Charles Tuchman
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Maywood, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(201) 368-7713 25 East Spring Valley Avenue
Suite 320
Maywood, NJ 076607
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Nicole A. Kobis
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Westfield, NJ Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Eric Aretsky, Esq.
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(973) 352-7798 37 Main St
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Sparta, NJ 07871
Free ConsultationSparta, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
Family, DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
New York Law School
Eric J. Aretsky is the managing partner and co-founder of the Aretsky Law Group, P.C., a statewide DWI defense, personal injury & divorce law firm with locations by appointment only in most NJ counties.

Call and speak with him 24/7.

Eric has a 10.0 rating on AVVO & Justia. With a well-respected reputation in the legal community for over 25 years, Mr. Aretsky is a compassionate yet aggressive litigator who has helped many clients obtain favorable outcomes in their cases. Mr. Aretsky is also dedicated to helping his clients and their families through tough times and legal crises....
Marc Rogoff
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Woodbridge Township, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(732) 738-8400 770 King Georges Road
Woodbridge Township, NJ 08863
Free ConsultationFamily, DWI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
George Mason University School of Law
Litigation attorney with over 35 years of experience in Personal Injury, Family Law, Municipal Court, General litigation, Land Use; Attorney for Woodbridge Township Planning Board for over 25 years. Attorney for Sayreville Borough Planning Board since 2017; Qualified Civil and Family Law Mediator; Arbitrator for Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County; Member of ESP panel, Family Court; Sandy Storm Mediator.
Joanna D. Brick, Esq.
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Fair Lawn, NJ Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(201) 773-6880 16-00 State Route 208 South
Suite 302
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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.
Joseph P. Cadicina
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Morristown, NJ Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(973) 270-9166 36 Cattano Avenue, 6th Fl
Morristown, NJ 07960
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
The founding and managing member of Cadicina Law, LLC. Mr Cadicina is an experienced family law attorney who dedicates his entire practice to family law and related matters for the past twenty years. A well recognized family law attorney who serves on County and State Bar Associations. Mr Cadicina is an Officer of the Morris County Bar Association and Foundation. He also serves on the family law executive committees for the New Jersey State Bar Association and New Jersey Association for Justice. Mr Cadicina is a Master in the Northern New Jersey Family Law Inns...
Tanya N. Helfand
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Whippany, NJ Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(973) 428-0800 575 Route 10 East
Suite #1
Whippany, NJ 07981
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Pace University and Union College
Catherine Murphy
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Woodbridge, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(732) 750-9797 146 Green St.
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Maryland - Baltimore
A Partner at Paone, Zaleski & Murphy, Ms. Murphy (formerly Ms. Ansello) focuses her practice in family law, child custody and divorce.

Ms. Murphy is a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney. Attorneys may be designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as “certified attorneys” if they: are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in a specific area of law or practice; have passed a rigorous examination; and have been recognized by their peers as having sufficient skills and reputation in the designated specialty. Only 186 lawyers in the State of New Jersey are certified matrimonial...
Rajeh A. Saadeh
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Somerville, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(908) 864-7884 50 Division Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Real Estate
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Go to http://www.rajehsaadeh.com to learn more!
Mark T. Gabriel
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Somerville, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(908) 575-9777 76 East Main Street, 2nd Floor
Somerville, NJ 08876
Family and Divorce
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...
Franz Cobos
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(973) 264-1096 17 Academy Street
Suite 312
Newark, NJ 07102
Free ConsultationNewark, NJ Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
Family, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Seton Hall University School of Law and Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Franz Cobos is the owner and managing partner of the Cobos Law Firm in New Jersey. Mr. Cobos was awarded a Juris Doctorate in 2004 from Seton Hall University, School of Law, and has dedicated his practice to representing clients in the core areas of Family Law, Immigration Law and Business Law.

Mr. Cobos has practiced in New York and New Jersey for over a decade. Among several other organizations, he is a member and active participant of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers' Association, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Essex,...
Edward Roger Weinstein
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East Brunswick, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(732) 783-5588 214 NJ-18 #2A
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New York Law School
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. Attorney Weinstein earned his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University and his J.D. from the New York Law School in New York City. He is a member of the Early Settlement Panel with the Superior Court of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of New Jersey District Ethics Committee. He has also been appointed to the Assignment Judge’s Family Law Committee.
James McGlew II
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Westfield, NJ Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seton Hall University School of Law
James McGlew II concentrates his practice in the area of divorce and family law and is Chair of the Lindabury Divorce & Family Law Practice Group. He has extensive experience representing individual litigants, both at the trial and appellate level, on issues of custody, visitation, alimony and child support, equitable distribution and related issues, as well as the negotiation of marital settlement and prenuptial agreements.

For over 30 years, Jim has served as a Panelist/Mediator on the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel in Union County. The panel is made up of experienced matrimonial and family law attorneys whose primary practice is divorce...
Natalie Esposito Capano, Esq.
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(973) 352-7798 37 Main St
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Sparta, NJ 07871
Free ConsultationSparta, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Workers' Comp
Seton Hall University School of Law
Natalie Esposito Capano is a NJ divorce & family law attorney who advocates for her clients in connection with divorce, custody, alimony, parental alienation and child relocation matters. Natalie Esposito Capano has been practicing law since her admission to the bar in 2003. She is Of Counsel to Aretsky Law Group, P.C. She has significant experience in legal research, brief writing, motion practice, court room litigation, and appellate practice. Natalie is skilled in negotiation and mediation and is an experienced litigator with 12 years of experience in (complex legal )research, including not only (divorce) law, but...
John P. Paone, Jr.
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Woodbridge, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(732) 750-9797 146 Greet Street
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Family and Divorce
American University Washington College of Law
Mr. Paone, a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, is a founder and senior partner of the firm. With over 35 years of experience in family law, child custody and divorce, Mr. Paone has worked with hundreds of families, has leadership roles in a variety of professional organizations and has won many awards through the legal profession.

Mr. Paone is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Attorneys. The College is composed of the top 100 divorce attorneys in the US.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has appointed Mr. Paone over the years to committees relating to the practice of divorce and...
Pamela Lynn Brause
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(732) 767-0044 276 Main St
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Free ConsultationMetuchen, NJ Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Attorney Pamela Lynn Brause has been admitted to the New Jersey State Bar since 1982, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey since 1982, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court since 1992. Ms. Brause graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College in 1979, and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School in 1982. She is a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Middlesex County Bar Association.

She has been appointed to...
Elena K. Weitz
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Millburn, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(973) 467-4040 33 Bleeker Street
Millburn, NJ 07041
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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