Paramus, New Jersey Family Lawyers

Brian Iton
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Dedicated Attorney in All Areas of Family Law!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable family law attorney. I have the experience and understanding needed to advocate for those with family law matters. Visit my website for client reviews or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Tanya L. Freeman
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Compassionate and experienced family law representation. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced New Jersey family law attorney and I represent clients in all types of family law cases. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Linda M. Coronato
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New Jersey Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience

Seton Hall UniversityNew Jersey and New York
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Dominic A. Tomaio, Esq.
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New Jersey Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Mr. Tomaio is a trusted professional in the divorce and family law world. He has extensive experience in handling difficult divorce matters. He is Certified by the Supreme Court of N.J. as a Matrimonial Attorney. He... Read More »
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Peter Van Aulen
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Free Consultation! Experienced and Skilled Advocacy for Family Law Matters!

I am a determined and knowledgeable family law attorney. I am dedicated to representing and fighting for my client’s interests! Visit my website to see client reviews or call for a free comprehensive consultation. Read More »
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Michael Maher
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Hackensack, NJ Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(201) 880-6689 75 Summit Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Georgetown University
Michael Maher is a former Senior Bergen County Assistant Prosecutor who will use his extensive criminal trial experience to defend criminal,municipal court,and traffic charges. He also handles Family Law, Landlord/Tenant,and Personal Injury cases.
Helen Louise Glass
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Hackensack, NJ Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(201) 343-0287 25 E Salem St
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Probate
New York Law School
As one of Bergen County’s leading family law attorneys, located in Hackensack, New Jersey, my practice is and has been for almost 30 years, nearly exclusively devoted to the needs of families including divorce, separation, custody, child support, and alimony both in the initial phase as well as for post judgment relief. As a New Jersey divorce attorney, my practice also includes wills and estates, estate planning and probate. I have been admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York since 1985, and have been serving your neighbors in and around northern New Jersey since then. As one...
Seymour Chase
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HACKENSACK, NJ Family Law Attorney with 61 years experience
1 Atlantic Street
HACKENSACK, NJ 07601
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Municipal and Personal Injury
New York Law School
Seymour (Sy) Chase is a distinguished trial lawyer, recognized as a favored lecturer and writer on the forefront of New Jersey developments in family law. Over the years, he has been actively involved in bar associations, having held the following positions: >President of the Bergen County Bar Association >President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers >and National Delegate >Chairman of the General Council of the New Jersey State Bar Association and Member of its Executive Committee Recognizing his experience and knowledge, Governor Christine Todd Whitman nominated him to serve as the divorce...
Bonnie Blume Goldsamt
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Hackensack, NJ Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(201) 487-1622 One University Plaza, Suite 14
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family, Construction and Divorce
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Today my practice focuses on, but is not limited to mediation, arbitration and collaborative dispute resolution (see below). My clients find this to be faster, less stressful and much more affordable. Moreover, people who participate in processes, such as mediation and collaborative law, appreciate it as a private, compassionate and dignified way to divorce.
Joseph DiPiazza
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Hackensack, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(201) 494-2800 32 Mercer Street, Second Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family and Real Estate
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Joseph DiPiazza is the Principal Attorney at The Law Office of Joseph A. DiPiazza, LLC, where he dedicates his practice solely to the areas of family and real estate law. Joseph is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and in the United States District Court of New Jersey.
Moira Tomasella
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Purchase, NY Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(201) 546-1911 2500 Westchester Ave
Purchase, NY 07662
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Jason Roth
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Oradell, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(201) 265-3400 690 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 7649
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Glen F. Haley
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Hackensack, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(201) 801-0100 259 Union Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Mr. Haley received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Jersey City State College and a Juris Doctor Degree from Pace University School of Law in 1995. He is admitted to the NJ, NY and District of Columbia Bars as well as various US District Courts. He is a member of the New Jersey State and American Bar Associations. Mr. Haley's practice is focused in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Business Law, Litigation, Municipal Court and Corporate Transactions.
Brian Christopher Martel
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Hackensack, NJ Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(201) 419-6223 25 Main Street
Suite 603
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family
Seton Hall Law
Robert Davies
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Hackensack, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(201) 820-3460 45 Essex Street, Suite 3 West
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family and Divorce
Laurie L Newmark
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New Jersey Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Experienced Family Law Attorney representing clients throughout Northern and Central New Jersey. Ms. Newmark handles family matters of all kinds including divorce, mediation, child custody and domestic violence matters.... Read More »
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Rachel L. Friedman
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New Jersey Family Law Attorney

Seton Hall University School of LawNew Jersey
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Carlye L. Goldstein
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Hackensack, NJ Family Law Lawyer
(201) 488-1161 21 Main Street, Suite 250
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Marina Ginzburg
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Hackensack, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(201) 880-5563 27 Warren Street
Suite 101
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family, DWI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Paul Joshua Myron
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Hackensack, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(201) 488-1161 21 Main Street
Court Plaza South, West Wing, Suite 250
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seton Hall University School of Law
Mara Lynn Dooskin
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(201) 642-2000 Court Plaza South-West Wing
21 Main Street, Suite 354
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hackensack, NJ Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
New England School Of Law
Amanda M Yu
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Hackensack, NJ Family Law Attorney
(201) 488-1161 21 Main Street
Suite 250
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family
Helen Dukhan
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Hackensack, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(866) 937-9990 15 Warren Street
Suite 36
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family
Santo Artusa Jr.
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(973) 337-9643 3 Hoover Avenue
Passaic, NJ 07055
Free ConsultationPassaic, NJ Family Law Attorney with 10 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...
Jeffrey Marc Bloom
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Hackensack, NJ Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(201) 868-9300 241 Hudson Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Workers' Comp
Brooklyn Law School
Experienced Litigation Attorney Jeffrey M. Bloom handles Family Law, Workers' Compensation, and Personal Injury claims for people living in New Jersey. With two offices in West New York, NJ and Hackensack, NJ, the goal of The Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Bloom is to understand your unique needs so that we can design a tailored, effective response, resolving your case quickly and efficiently. If you're in need of an attorney for help with your divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, workers' compensation claim, car accident, or other legal matter, please all (855) 208-3650 for a personalized consultation. We...
Michael Scott Green
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Fort Lee, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(201) 242-1119 1605 John Street, Suite 102
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Hofstra University
Mr. Green is the founding member of the firm with 15 years of litigation experience. He has successfully represented hundreds of individuals in divorce and family law. He is a member of the bars of the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Supreme Court. He is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the New Jersey Association for Justice formerly the Trial Lawyers of America (NJ-ATLA), the...
Adam Shefki
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Wayne, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(973) 869-9688 601 Hamburg Turnpike
Suite 311
Wayne, NJ 07470
Free ConsultationFamily, Collections, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seton Hall University School of Law
Natalie Esposito Capano, Esq.
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Schedule a free consultation now call or text 800-537-4154

I am skilled in negotiation and mediation and an experienced litigator. We represent clients in connection with divorce, custody, alimony, parental alienation and child relocation matters. Call today! Read More »
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Natalee Picillo
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New Jersey Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience

Seton Hall University School of LawNew Jersey
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Katherine J Bierwas
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Woodland Park, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(973) 568-0961 1 Garrett Mountain Plaza
Suite 601
Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Cannabis Law and Real Estate
Seton Hall University
Former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General and Essex County (NJ) Assistant Prosecutor,

Regulatory experience before the MA Cannabis Control Commission representing clients at Suitability Hearings and with Licensing and Regulatory Compliance Issues and as Senior Counsel and Ethics Liaison to the NJ Office of the Child Advocate, drafting legislation and regulations.

Experienced and Dedicated Real Estate Paralegal, Ellen McMahon with years of Real Estate expertise.

Experienced and Dedicated Family Law Paralegal, Cheryl Cantarella with a degree in early childhood education and juvenile court expertise.

Associate Attorney, Patrick Toney, former City Solicitor for Agawam, MA with expertise in Family, Housing and...
Donald Waskover
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Fort Lee, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(201) 262-8888 2100 Linwood Ave - 12-O
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Family, Business, Divorce and Entertainment & Sports
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Tiffany J. Burress
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Fort Lee, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(201) 944-8840 1590 Anderson Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Entertainment & Sports
Duquesne University School of Law
Tiffany Burress is a family law, personal injury and entertainment & sports attorney licensed in New Jersey and New York. She is available to assist you in family law matters involving divorce, child support, child custody, visitation rights, grandparents' rights, alimony, paternity, domestic violence, adoption, marriage, separation, annulment, or pre-nuptial agreements. As a personal injury attorney, Ms. Burress can assist you if you are a victim of an auto accident, motorcycle or truck accident, defective product issue or premises liability caused by someone else's negligence. As an entertainment and sports attorney, Ms. Burress is available to advise recording artists, talent...
John S Avery
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Ridgefield, NJ Family Law Attorney
(201) 943-2445 559 Bergen Boulevard
2nd Floor
Ridgefield, NJ 07657
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Seton Hall University School of Law
Carole Ann Geronimo
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Midland Park, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(201) 512-4400 686 Godwin Avenue
Suite LL
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Education
New York Law School
Christine Moriarty Brophy Esq
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Upper Saddle River, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(201) 785-1658 8 Albert Drive
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Maria A Giammona
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Totowa, NJ Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(973) 737-1637 16 Furler Street
P.O. Box 285
Totowa, NJ 07511-0285
Free ConsultationFamily
Hope Marie Deutsch
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Montvale, NJ Family Law Attorney
(201) 802-9202 One Paragon Drive
Sutie 240
Montvale, NJ 07645
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Daniel Levy
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Paterson, NJ Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(973) 742-1917 30 Church Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
Family, Criminal and Personal Injury
Daniel A. Levy, Esq. is a trial attorney who practices plaintiffâs personal injury law, criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation. He has handled many different types of cases, from inception through trial. Mr. Levy also handles much of the firmâs appellate work and enjoys researching and arguing unique legal issues before the many judges that he appears before on a regular basis. In addition to his skills doing trial work and research and writing, Mr. Levy is a skilled proponent of using technology to better practice law. Mr. Levy is regularly seen using his iPad to remotely access client...
Melissa B. Brisman Esq.
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Montvale, NJ Family Law Attorney
(201) 505-0099 One Paragon Drive
Suite 158
Montvale, NJ 07645
Family
Patrick T. Collins
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New Jersey Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience

As one of only four attorneys to be certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as both a Civil Trial Attorney and Matrimonial Law Attorney, I have provided legal services in New Jersey since 1984. I am attorney of record... Read More »
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Andrew J. Rhein
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New Jersey Family Law Lawyer

Seton Hall University School of LawNew Jersey
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Kristofher Beralo
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(201) 292-1930 567 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Free ConsultationJersey City, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola University New Orleans
Attorney Kristofher Beralo is a founding member of Beralo & Michael. Mr. Beralo grew up in Jersey City attending Marist High School in Bayonne, NJ. While still in high school Mr. Beralo joined the military as an Infantry soldier and deployed to the Middle East.

Mr. Beralo continued with his military service where he received numerous commendations and attended specialized schools such as Air Assault, Army Combatives and Drill Sergeant School. Mr. Beralo also served as a Platoon Sergeant for the 98th Division, instructing future leaders to becoming a Drill Sergeant. Currently, Mr. Beralo is a commissioned officer assigned to the...
Jay Bhatt
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Jersey City, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(201) 798-8000 378 Summit Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Free ConsultationFamily, DWI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Seton Hall University School of Law
Attorney Jay Bhatt is the founder of Bhatt Law Group and a lawyer experienced in criminal, traffic, family, and personal injury law. Jay was born in India and immigrated to the United States with his family at age 6. He grew up watching his father, who had been an engineer in India, work diligently to become an engineer once again in the U.S. and eventually to start his own business. Jay learned his work ethic and his entrepreneurial drive, as well as a passion for helping others, from his father and applies those daily to his law practice.
Tanya L. Freeman
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(973) 935-3077 28 Valley Rd
Suite 1
Montclair, NJ 07042
Free ConsultationMontclair, 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...
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...
Brian Clifford Freeman
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(201) 222-7765 26 Journal Square, Suite 1205
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Free ConsultationJersey City, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
Western New England University School of Law
Brian C. Freeman has practiced law for over 30 years including serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Samuel C. Scott of the Hudson County Superior Court and as a Deputy Attorney General for the state of New Jersey. He is admitted to the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and District of Columbia Bars and is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court.
Filipe Pedroso
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Newark, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(973) 522-1100 8 Wilson Ave, Fl. 3
Newark, NJ 07105
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seton Hall University School of Law
Over the years I have received many awards and recognitions for exceptional service, client satisfaction and highest ethical standards. The Legal Network has recognized me as “Top Lawyers in New Jersey” several years in a row. I have been invited to join elite Top 100 National Trial Lawyers due to strong qualifications as TOP civil/criminal defense trial lawyers. I was nominated as one of the "10 Best" attorneys in NJ by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Currently, I'm the managing attorney at two successful law firms: eLAWnj.com Pedroso Legal Services LLC and...
Charles Vuotto Jr
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Roseland, NJ Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(973) 403-9200 105 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 401
Roseland, NJ 07068
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
I'm a New Jersey divorce lawyer with over 30 years experience in all areas of family law and divorce with offices in Roseland, NJ. I've been awarded Best Lawyers of America 5 years running and am also a member of New Jersey Super Lawyers.
Mr Frank P Marciano
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(201) 656-1000 86 Hudson St
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Hoboken, NJ Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Seton Hall University
Frank attended Franklin Marshall College and went on to study law at Seton Hall University Law School. After law school, Frank returned to his roots in Hoboken. Frank has an extensive range of experience and expertise handling the many different legal matters affecting the people and businesses in Hoboken and its vicinity.
Flavio Van Boekel
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East Hanover , NJ Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(973) 732-7300 100 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 306
East Hanover , NJ 07936
Family and Immigration
Michigan State University
Flavio Van Boekel obtained his J.D. (Juris Doctor degree) from Michigan State College of Law, graduating Cum Laude (with Honors.) Previously, Mr. Van Boekel obtained a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) and majored in Cultural Studies from State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College.

While still in Law School, Mr. Van Boekel clerked for the Honorable Jennifer Granholm in the gubernatorial office. Additionally, Mr. Van Boekel was an extern at the Michigan AGC (Attorney Grievance Commission) the regulatory arm of Attorneys and assisted the prosecution of several cases against unethical lawyers.

Mr. Van Boekel focuses on Immigration and Matrimonial...
Eugenie F. Temmler
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Upper Montclair, NJ Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(973) 744-4000 52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Family, Divorce and Employment
Rutgers University
Eugenie F. Temmler is a partner of Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. Her areas of practice include family law and litigation, including employment litigation. Ms. Temmler joined the firm immediately after graduation from law school and later spent many years in a boutique firm devoted exclusively to family law prior to re-joining the firm.

Ms. Temmler is admitted to the Bars of the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court (District of New Jersey) and the United States Courts of Appeals (Second and Third Circuits). She is an active member of the Essex County Bar Association and the...
Eric Aretsky, Esq.
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NJ Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience in Bergen Hudson & Passaic counties

I'm an experienced family lawyer dedicated to guiding my clients through the complex, often stressful, process of divorce and other issues. Call today for a free consultation! Read More »
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Mr Frank P Marciano
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Hoboken Family Law Attorney. Dedicated representation for you & your family!

I represent clients in Hoboken and the surrounding areas. I am committed to exceptional legal representation focused on family law and divorce. Visit my website for information about your rights. Read More »
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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.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.