Vernon Family Lawyers

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Victor A. Rotolo
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Strong and compassionate representation in family law cases. Free consultation!

I'm an experienced New Jersey family law attorney and I will fight for the best results for you and your children. My practice includes divorce, property division, spousal support, child support, and child custody. 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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David R. Tawil
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New Jersey Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawNew York, United States District Court District of New Jersey and New Jersey
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Nicole A. Kobis
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Skilled Family Lawyer! Dedicated to Helping Individuals and Families! Call Now!

I am an experienced family law attorney. I am dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of families with quality work, professional integrity and timely service. Visit my website and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jonathan W. Wolfe
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New Jersey Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience

New York University School of Law2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court, New Jersey and New York
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James Christopher Zimmermann
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Vernon, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(973) 764-1633 244 State Hwy 94
Vernon, NJ 07462
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.
Marvin Wolf
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Hamburg, NJ Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(844) 627-8461 131 Bourne Circle
Hamburg, NJ 07419
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.
Ms. Laura Sue Mann
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West Milford, NJ Family Law Attorney with 24 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...
Jonathan Mincis, Esq.
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(973) 352-7798 37 Main St
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Sparta, NJ 07871
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatSparta, NJ Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Call me personally 24/7 at 1-800-537-4154. You will receive VIP attention.

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.
Dina Mikulka
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Newtonq, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(973) 383-2700 1 Main Street
Newtonq, NJ 07860
Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
I am a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. My practice is limited to family law and related issues including child abuse / neglect matters.
Catherine Anne Gacquin
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Newton, NJ Family Law Attorney with 23 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.
Paris P. Eliades
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Sparta, NJ Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(973) 726-0555 35 Sparta Avenue
Sparta, NJ 07871
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.
James Castiglia
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Oak Ridge, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 42 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.
Marleen S Horlacher
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Lafayette, NJ Family Law Attorney with 20 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 15 years experience
(973) 729-3888 10 Poplar Tree Lane
Sparta, NJ 07871
Family
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Allison P. Berecz
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Compassionate and experienced family law representation!

I am an experienced New Jersey family law attorney. I have experience in matters including difficult custody issues and complex financial matters concerning division of assets and support. Read More »
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Laurie L Newmark
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New Jersey Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Laurie Newmark is one of the founding partners at Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark. Since completing a Family Part judicial clerkship in 1998 with the Superior Court of New Jersey, Laurie has devoted her practice... Read More »
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HAMBURG, NJ Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(973) 827-1124 112 STATE RT 23 S
HAMBURG, NJ 07419
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
New York Law School
Newton, NJ Family Law Attorney with 44 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
Butler, NJ Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(973) 838-4200 1395 State Rt 23
Butler, NJ 07405
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Fordham University School of Law
RINGWOOD, NJ Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(973) 962-4043 3 CARLETONDALE RD STE 1B
RINGWOOD, NJ 07456
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Seton Hall University School of Law
Newton, NJ Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(973) 383-3233 40 Park Pl
Newton, NJ 07860
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Bloomingdale, NJ Family Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(973) 838-4500 124 Main St
Bloomingdale, NJ 07403
Family and Divorce
Franklin Lakes, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(201) 891-6955 801 Franklin Ave
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Wayne, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(973) 696-6770 1615 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
Family and Divorce
Franklin Lakes, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(201) 891-6955 801 Franklin Ave
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Family, Divorce and Municipal
Newton, NJ Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(973) 383-3233 40 Park Pl
Newton, NJ 07860
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
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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James McGlew II
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Experienced Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney! Focused and Determined!

For 25 years I have fought passionately to protect the rights and interests of those with family law matters. I am dedicated to the best possible outcome! Visit my website for information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Pompton Lakes, NJ Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(973) 839-1400 207 Wanaque Ave
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Franklin Lakes, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(201) 891-6500 784 Franklin Ave
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Family, Divorce and Real Estate
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...
Jessica Natasha Mazur
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New Brunswick, NJ Family Law Attorney with 15 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,...
Laurie L Newmark
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Whippany, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(973) 539-0075 100 South Jefferson Road
Suite 200
Whippany, NJ 07981
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seton Hall University School of Law
Laurie Newmark is one of the founding partners at Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark. Since completing a Family Part judicial clerkship in 1998 with the Superior Court of New Jersey, Laurie has devoted her practice exclusively to family law. She is an experienced litigator who appears in court regularly in Northern and Central New Jersey. Laurie is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, the State of New York, and the District Court of New Jersey.

Laurie insists that every client be treated with well-deserved respect and compassion. Laurie and her team understand that they are advocating for...
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 21 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...
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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Whippany, NJ Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(973) 539-0075 100 South Jefferson Road
Suite 200
Whippany, NJ 07981
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Ohio Northern University
As a founding partner of Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, Paul Townsend brings hands-on involvement and dedication to every aspect of his divorce and family law practice. He works tirelessly to ensure that his clients not only survive but thrive before, during and after their work together through his honesty, directness, and personal compassion for his clients and their families.

Paul is uniquely qualified to understand and work through the emotional pain of divorce with his clients because he has been through divorce in his own life; his work is deeply personal to him in this way. When clients feel as though...
James P. Yudes
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Springfield, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(973) 467-3700 80 Morris Ave
Springfield, NJ 07081
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Jason Charles Tuchman
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Maywood, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(201) 368-7713 25 East Spring Valley Avenue
Suite 320
Maywood, NJ 07660
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...
Thomas J. DeCataldo
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New Jersey Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Seton Hall University School of LawNew Jersey and New York
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Beatrice Kandell
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New Jersey Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience

Pace Law SchoolNew Jersey
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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.
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 37 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.
Heather Keith
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Westfield, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(908) 233-4555 50 Cardinal Drive
Suite 203
Westfield, NJ 07090
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Joseph John Russell
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Woodbridge , NJ Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(732) 726-6236 90 Woodbridge Drive
Woodbridge , NJ 07095
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Victor A. Rotolo
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Lebanon, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 38 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...
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.
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!
Dominic A. Tomaio, Esq.
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Whippany, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(973) 539-0075 100 South Jefferson Road
Suite 200
Whippany, NJ 07981
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seton Hall University School of Law
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 is also a court approved mediator pursuant to the N.J. Court rules. He has also been involved in high profile divorces as seen on "Date Line" NBC. See his web site for the full Date Line story.
Maurice Giro
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(201) 255-4417 90 Main Street, Ste. 102
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Free ConsultationHackensack, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Kristofher Beralo
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(201) 292-1930 567 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Free ConsultationJersey City, NJ Family Law Lawyer with 3 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...
Grant W. Waterson
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New Jersey Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience

Villanova University School of LawU.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
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Eric Aretsky, Esq.
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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.