Passaic County, 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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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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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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Dolores Aretsky, Esq.
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Schedule a free divorce planning session now. We represent clients in connection with divorce, custody, alimony, parental alienation and child relocation matters. Ridgewood Hackensack Hoboken Totowa locations. 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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James Castiglia
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Passaic County, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(973) 697-1676 5561 Berkshire Valley Road
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Seton Hall University School of Law
V. James Castiglia, A Professional Corporation, is a full service law firm serving individuals, families and small businesses since 1977. Additional information can be found at our website: www.vjamescastiglia.com

Thank you for your consideration in using our firm for your legal needs.
Ms. Laura Sue Mann
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Passaic County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(973) 506-4881 1618 Union Valley Road
2nd Floor
West Milford, NJ 07480
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Hofstra University
Ms. Mann's many years of experience in and out of the courtroom representing clients have helped her hone her skills in all aspects of litigation - - proficiency she now applies to her private practice representing individuals, small business owners, nonprofit corporations and assisting litigants with protecting their interests utilizing her finely-tuned advocacy skills and, when appropriate, creative and peaceful resolutions of those legal disputes through mediation. Ms. Mann’s innate compassion and understanding, combined with her experience, skills and training as a litigator and mediator, enable her to adjust her approach to the matter at hand to seek the best...
James Christopher Zimmermann
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Passaic County, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(973) 764-1347 73 Mountainview Blvd
Route 202
Wayne, NJ 07470
Family, Bankruptcy, DWI and Foreclosure Defense
Pace Law School
Our offices are located in Vernon and Wayne, New Jersey. With a commitment to excellence we have been practicing since 1991. Having rights is no longer enough, you need to understand them before you can put them to work for you. We always offer a free initial consultation to allow you to review your case with an experienced attorney. Evening and telephone appointments available to accommodate your schedule.
Adam Shefki
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Passaic County, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 7 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
Katherine J Bierwas
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Passaic County, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(973) 568-0961 1 Garrett Mountain Plaza
Suite 601
Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Juvenile and Real Estate
Seton Hall University
Linda Couso Puccio
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Passaic County, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(973) 706-8990 1044 Route 23 North
Suite 318
Wayne, NJ 07470
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Seton Hall University School of Law
Daniel Levy
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Passaic County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 11 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...
Maria A Giammona
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Passaic County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(973) 737-1637 16 Furler Street
P.O. Box 285
Totowa, NJ 07511-0285
Free ConsultationFamily
Passaic County, NJ Family Law Attorney
(973) 890-9222 46 W Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470
Family, Divorce, Municipal and Personal Injury
Passaic County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(973) 890-1199 51 E Main St
Little Falls, NJ 07424
Family and Divorce
Natalee Picillo
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Passaic County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience

Seton Hall University School of LawNew Jersey
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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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Passaic County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(973) 633-6510 504 Valley Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Passaic County, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(973) 890-9222 46 W Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470
Family and Divorce
Passaic County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(973) 595-5500 500 Union Blvd
Totowa, NJ 07512
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Passaic County, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(973) 696-5550 1330 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Passaic County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(973) 790-1661 401 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Medical Malpractice
Passaic County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(973) 256-7100 41 Vreeland Ave
Totowa, NJ 07512
Family and Divorce
Passaic County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
48 Nimitz Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
Passaic County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(973) 754-9300 152 Market St
Paterson, NJ 07505
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Passaic County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(973) 470-0700 1000 Clifton Ave
Clifton, NJ 07013
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Seton Hall Law School
Passaic County, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(973) 890-9010 50 Galesi Dr
Wayne, NJ 07470
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Natalie Esposito Capano, Esq.
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Schedule a free consultation now call or text 800-537-4154

Schedule a free divorce planning session now. We represent clients in connection with divorce, custody, alimony, parental alienation and child relocation matters. Ridgewood Hackensack Hoboken Totowa locations. Read More »
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Maurice Giro
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New Jersey Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

I began my career on my own right after I finished working for a Judge. I had no idea how to be a lawyer or how to be a business man so I jumped into the deep end of the swimming pool on my own. I spoke to other... Read More »
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William N. Sosis
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Bergen County, 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!
Joanna D. Brick, Esq.
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Bergen County, 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.
Peter Van Aulen
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Bergen County, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(201) 845-7400 50 Market St
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Marvin Wolf
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Bergen County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(844) 627-8461 151 West Passaic Street
2nd Floor
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
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.
Linda M. Coronato
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Bergen County, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(201) 845-7400 Southern Bergen County 50 Market St
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seton Hall University
Linda M. Coronato has over 27 years of experience in the legal field and is not afraid to fight for the rights of her clients. As a member of the New Jersey and New York Bars, she has handled cases involving child custody, Domestic Violence alimony, adoption, pre-nuptial agreements, as well as many other matters of family law. Her lengthy experience includes the ability to resolve difficult cases and arrive at settlement without the time and expense of continued litigation. Ms. Coronato has worked with several prestigious firms in family law and has appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court....
Laura Zagoria
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Bergen County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(201) 300-6712 5 Beekman Place
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Pace Law School
Moira Tomasella
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Bergen County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(201) 546-1911 151West Passaic Street
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Bari Weinberger
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(877) 850-9167 21 Main Street
Suite 354
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Free ConsultationBergen County, 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.

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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...
Tanya L. Freeman
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(973) 935-3077 28 Valley Rd
Suite 1
Montclair, NJ 07042
Free ConsultationEssex County, NJ Family Law Attorney
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Tanya Freeman is the managing partner of Tanya Freeman Law in East Hanover, New Jersey. Tanya 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 leading 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...
Betsy W. Bresnick
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New Jersey Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience

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Edward Roger Weinstein
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Free Consultation! Successful Attorney! Exceptional Family Law Representation!

I am an experienced and skilled family law attorney. I am dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of my clients in all areas of family law! Visit my website for client testimonials. Call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Eric Aretsky, Esq.
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(800) 537-4154 Woodland Park, Totowa & Oak Ridge meeting locations by appointment only, NJ 07512
Free ConsultationPassaic County, 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....
Paul H. Townsend
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Bergen County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(201) 285-5985 21 Main Street
Suite 207
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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. ...
Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich
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Bergen County, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(201) 488-1161 21 Main Street, West Wing
Court Plaza South, Suite 250
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family and Divorce
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich chairs the firm’s family law department. She and her husband/law partner Walt Lesnevich (personal injury and medical malpractice law) founded Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC. Madeline has focused her practice on complex matrimonial law representing high net worth individuals, business owners, professional athletes, CEO’s and the spouses of those individuals. She is also known for her expertise in high-conflict and relocation custody matters.

Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich is currently Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, having served as the national organization’s President during her 2017 – 2018 term. The Academy’s stated mission is to, ‘promote professionalism...
Maurice Giro
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(201) 255-4417 90 Main Street, Ste. 102
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Free ConsultationBergen County, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
I began my career on my own right after I finished working for a Judge. I had no idea how to be a lawyer or how to be a business man so I jumped into the deep end of the swimming pool on my own. I spoke to other attorneys and I read books to help me learn how to practice law and how to run my office. I sometimes felt that the way I was being taught to run the office was unusual and the reality of being a lawyer was very different from what I had in mind...
Natalie Esposito Capano, Esq.
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(800) 537-4154 TOTOWA, NJ 07512
Free ConsultationPassaic County, 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...
Brian Iton
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(844) 431-3380 105 Main St
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Free ConsultationBergen County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Maryland School of Law
My practice operates statewide in the areas of uncontested and contested divorce. I have been admitted to the New Jersey Bar for more than 20 years, and in that time I have acquired courtroom-tested, real world experience handling contested and uncontested divorce cases.

I understand that the divorce process is foreign and unsettling territory for you. Not only are you attempting to close one chapter of your life with as little cost, stress and damage as possible, you are also trying to find a lawyer – frankly, a complete stranger – to help you navigate this terrain.

Rest assured that I enjoy...
Matthew L. Holden
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Bergen County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(201) 880-5550 3 University Plaza Dr
Suite #207
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Miami School of Law
Jeffrey Marc Bloom
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Bergen County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 30 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...
Joseph Nitti
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Essex County, NJ Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(973) 718-3649 145 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Personal Injury and Real Estate
New England Law | Boston
Joseph Nitti is a partner at Nitti & Nitti Attorneys at Law and a dedicated family law lawyer in Roseland. He is a certified mediator and collaboratively trained lawyer who dedicates his time helping families who are going through a divorce. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University for his degree in Accounting. He went on to New England Law for his Juris Doctorate. Since then, Attorney Nitti has helped clients obtain favorable divorce settlements and is a member of organizations such as the American Bar Association, the State of New Jersey Bar Association, and the Essex County Bar Association, Family Law...
Kim Rayner
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Bergen County, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(201) 391-5009 20 Court Street suite 4
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Experienced and dedicated matrimonial Attorney. I will fight aggressively for your family. Call me today!

Kim M. Rayner joined the Law Offices of David I. Goldstein as an associate in 1998, and was made partner in 2008. She has over 20 years of experience as a matrimonial lawyer. As such, she has extensive litigation skills, developed through trials regarding custody, maintenance, child support, and equitable distribution. Ms. Rayner’s experience is shown through her ability to form a trusting and enduring relationship with her clients. She zealously advocates for her client in and out of the courtroom, and is an...
Paul H. Townsend
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New Jersey Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience

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... Read More »
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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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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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