Aretsky Law Group, P.C.

Local NJ Law Firm providing compassionate assistance with your family law issues, including mediation, but aggressive advocacy when necessary. We also help with criminal defense, traffic (including DUI), personal injury, and employment issues.

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Firm Overview

As a divorce attorney and family law lawyer, one of my goals is to reduce the collateral damage throughout the proceedings. Divorce creates massive trauma for both parties to the process as well as family members, businesses, associations, and friends. If there can ever be anything called a good divorce, it would be one where there is the least amount of acrimony regarding disposition of financial matters and shared parenting.

On the other hand, there are times when one party chooses to create chaos and is unwilling to be reasonable. In those cases we are prepared to meet fire with fire, and be as aggressive as necessary in securing the rights of our client.

We also have the ability to act as mediators. This is generally the least expensive approach, and commonly leads to the most satisfactory results for all concerned. I systematically offer clients the choices that will provide them with the best outcome.

There are many other areas of family law that we handle at Aretsky and Aretsky including child custody, parenting time and support; alimony; annulment, civil unions; spousal or child abuse; adoption: surrogacy; paternity; and domestic violence.

We are also experienced in providing outstanding legal representation for criminal defense law, DUI, personal injury, employment law, and traffic tickets.

Specialties: Divorce Mediation, Family Law, Divorce, child custody, parenting time and support, alimony, spousal or child abuse, domestic violence,DWI, personal injury law, employment law, traffic tickets
Main Office

Main Office
19 Main Street
Hackensack  NJ  07601

Phone
  • 201-580-3411
Fax
  • 201-445-5867
Family
If you are going through a divorce, you are feeling the impact on family, finances, and friends. We get it, and we will help minimize the impact. Collaboration and mediation are our first choice, but we will fight hard for you every step of the way.
Bergen County Divorce Attorneys
with meeting locations across Northern and Central New Jersey

At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., we understand how emotional and stressful going through a divorce can be for you and your children, and strive to provide you with a relaxed, informal atmosphere where you feel comfortable and safe. Our divorce attorneys in Bergen County have over 40 years of combined experience assisting families with all stages of the divorce process from separation to division of the marital assets to child custody.

No-fault divorce

In New Jersey, if you and your spouse agree to divorce, you can get a divorce under the recent no-fault law. This is referred to as an uncontested divorce. Even if you and your spouse agree to divorce, however, you may still find it difficult to work out emotional issues such as child custody and property division on your own.

A skilled Bergen County divorce attorney from Aretsky Law Group, P.C. can help you work out agreeable divorce arrangements, child custody plans, and support plans through divorce negotiation, mediation, and the collaborative law process.

Contested divorce

New Jersey law allows you to obtain a divorce without the consent of your spouse if he or she is at fault. Grounds for this type of divorce, called a contested or complex divorce, include adultery and abandonment. At Aretsky Law Group, P.C., our experienced and aggressive Bergen County divorce attorneys regularly handle heated divorces involving highly-contested court battles and complex assets. We fight to protect your right to your children and your property.

Bergen County collaborative attorneys

If you are seeking an alternative way to help your family get through the divorce process, our collaborative attorneys in Bergen County have the answer. Collaborative law is a non-adversarial process that allows you and your spouse to work out a mutually agreed-upon plan to handle child visitation schedules, child support, alimony payments, asset division, and any other details necessary to finalize your divorce. The collaborative law process enables you and your spouse to control the outcome of your divorce rather than a court and helps preserve good familial relations for the benefit of your children.

Whether your decision to get divorced is contested or mutual, our Bergen County collaborative lawyers can help you with all aspects of your divorce or other family law matters.
Contact our Bergen County divorce lawyers today.

Complex divorce cases typically have three things in common:

*The couple agrees on very few, or none, of the issues to be decided in the divorce

*The couple has a contentious relationship so it is difficult for them to work together to resolve disputes over custody, property, child support and alimony

*The couple has significant and complex marital assets

An inability or unwillingness on the part of even one party to work together on a property settlement agreement will make mediation impossible. Nor is divorce mediation usually recommended when there has been domestic violence in the marriage. Disputes regarding the nature and value of the marital assets, including hidden assets or an understated business value, will often drive the case to divorce court.

At the Bergen County family law office of Aretsky Law Group, P.C., our divorce lawyers provide hard-hitting, aggressive representation to protect the interests of clients in difficult or complicated divorce cases. We use every resource at our disposal to meet your goals regarding:

Distribution of marital property
Child custody and visitation
Alimony / spousal support
Child support

Contact our law office to meet with a family law attorney who has experience representing clients in complicated and complex divorces.
We have meeting locations throughout Northern and Central New Jersey.

Equitable Distribution of High End Assets and Debts

Our attorneys have extensive experience investigating the facts in financially complex divorce cases and in bringing such cases to trial in family court. Many property division disputes relate to disagreement over which assets are in the marital estate and the value of those assets. Other complex divorces involve the validity of a prenuptial agreement signed by the spouses prior to the marriage. Many complex divorces with significant assets also involve a dispute over whether or not one spouse should receive alimony or spousal support, and the amount of alimony which should be paid.

We work with forensic accountants to locate hidden assets, to determine the value of assets, and to manage competitive market evaluations of income for people who are self-employed. We have skillfully handled many divorces involving business evaluations, pension evaluations, deferred executive compensation packages, stocks, real estate, and issues associated with jointly controlled trusts.
Traffic Tickets
You can save money, time, your license and points on your insurance when you hire us to help with traffic tickets, including DUI. The cost for simple tickets is very affordable. Call to learn more.
When you get a simple speeding ticket, you may be surprised at the low cost to have one of our lawyers help you minimize the impact on your wallet, your time, and your insurance. When you call us, if we don't think we can save you enough to make it worth your while, we'll tell you right up front.

When you get a DUI, the consequences are potentially dire. Never attempt to fight or even resolve your DUI without one of our experienced DUI attorneys.

We will discuss your specific case, the evidence that the prosecution has to work with, and your goals in the case. We will then do our best to meet or exceed your expressed goals within the limits of the evidence at hand.

We have been working with the staff at various courts throughout NJ for decades. We know exactly how to process your ticket or DUI in such a way as to get the best possible results.

Don't delay, contact us immediately for a free consultation about your case.
Divorce Mediation
Mediation of a Divorce is almost always the least expensive and relationship damaging way to handle issues in a divorce including custody, alimony, child support, parenting time, and asset distribution.


In recent years, more couples in New Jersey have begun seeking mediation to resolve disputes related to divorce including custody, parenting time, alimony, child support, and equitable distribution.

In mediation, the couple works together with the mediator, who acts as a neutral third party, to come to mutual agreements which are settled out of court. 

A successful mediation can shorten the length of a divorce process, keep legal costs down, and is preferred by some parents who have the goal of maintaining a positive co-parenting relationship for the benefit of children who are involved. Couples may seek mediation because they feel more secure knowing that any settlement will be entered willingly, and not imposed on them.



Founded in 1991, Aretsky and Aretsky is focused on providing full service family law representation to families in transition. They have protected their client's rights and interests as they work through divorce, parenting time, alimony, and other issues related to property settlement agreements and are pleased to now offer mediation services for clients who seek an alternative to court.
Child Support
At Aretsky and Aretsky our goal in every family dispute is to help provide the best possible future for your children. We have over 40 years of combined experience helping families figure the best solutions for child support.
Child Support
New Jersey Child Support and Support Modification

Children deserve emotional and financial support from both their parents, even if their parents were never married or are having a strained relationship after divorce.

The family law courts in New Jersey have developed child support guidelines to ensure that children receive the financial support they need. Child support orders are part of every child custody case in divorce or paternity.

At the family law office of Aretsky & Aretsky, our attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of children and parents in child support cases. Contact our law office if...

*You have questions about how the New Jersey child support guidelines will apply to you

*You need help enforcing an existing child support order

*You need help changing a child support order

*You are behind in your child support payments and would like help negotiating a plan to get current with your child support or reducing your child support based upon a change in income

Factors in Determining Child Support Payments

The amount of child support paid by the non-custodial parent is based on the incomes of each parent, as well as any special needs of the child. While the baseline child support payment is set by New Jersey child support guidelines, the court can deviate from those guidelines if your child support attorney can prove that your situation warrants a change.

Child support is a continuing obligation until your child is eighteen. If your child attends college, support may continue until the child graduates. If this was not clearly mentioned in your initial child support order, you may request a modification but you must do so before the child turns 18.

Modification of Existing Child Support Orders

Child support payments can be modified when there is a substantial change in the needs of the child, or the financial circumstances of either parent. Examples of a "substantial change" would include a significant change in income or the birth of another child requiring support from the parent already paying child support.

Child support modifications should never be made as an informal agreement between the parents. This would leave the parent making child support payments vulnerable to false charges of failing to pay child support.

Our attorneys regularly work with custodial and non-custodial parents on child support matters. We take the time necessary to understand your family situation and changing circumstances and work to protect your interests in court.

Eric Aretsky

New Jersey trial lawyer Eric J. Aretsky is an accomplished and skilled legal advocate who focuses his practice in the areas of:

Divorce and Family Law
Criminal & Traffic Defense
Personal Injury

With a well-respected reputation in the legal community, Mr. Aretsky is a compassionate yet aggressive litigator who has helped many clients obtain favorable outcomes in their cases. A dedicated family man himself, Mr. Aretsky is also dedicated to helping his clients and their families through tough times and legal crises. In recognition of his accomplishments as a New Jersey divorce lawyer, Mr. Aretsky was featured in 201 Magazine.

Mr. Aretsky has been practicing law since 1991. After earning his Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School in 1990, Mr. Aretsky served as a judicial law clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Part, Bergen County, for the Honorable Conrad W. Krafte. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the U.S. Supreme Court, and is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association (Family Law Committee) and New Jersey State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section). He was also selected to be a member of the Justice Morris Pashman Inns of Court and the Barry Croland Family Law Inns of Court. Mr. Aretsky earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University in 1987.

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