Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Our attorneys are trusted authorities on New Jersey Divorce and Family Law, including Mediation services. Now with multiple offices throughout New Jersey, we are committed to negotiating the very best settlement for you.

Firm Overview

Exclusively practicing family and matrimonial law, the attorneys and mediators at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group will provide you with strength, wisdom and a team of experienced lawyers and mediators working hard for you. We make it our responsibility to understand your needs and to represent your interests with the highest level of care and attention. Our NJ attorneys and mediators have the experience and knowledge to help you achieve the right resolution for all of your family law and divorce related needs.
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Main Office
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
119 Cherry Hill Road
Suite 120
Parsippany  NJ  07054
Phone
  • (888) 888-0919
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Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes

Other Offices

Hackensack Office 201-642-2000
Court Plaza South-West Wing
21 Main Street, Suite 354
Hackensack,  NJ  07601
Bedminster office 908-333-4000
135 US Highway 202/206
Suite 8
Bedminster,  NJ  07921
Freehold Office 732-252-0000
83 South Street
Suite 201
Freehold,  NJ  07728
Mount Laurel Office 856 441-2000
309 Fellowship Road, Suite 200
Mt. Laurel,  NJ  08054
Cranford Office
20 Commerce Drive, Suite 135
Cranford,  NJ  07016
Divorce
Our attorneys and mediators practice family & matrimonial law, exclusively. Serving Northern, Central and Southern NJ with strength, wisdom and experience. We have multiple offices throughout New Jersey.
Devoted exclusively to family and matrimonial law proceedings, the attorneys and mediators at the law office of Weinberger Law Group, LLC are committed to preserving your welfare and the best interests of your family. Our NJ lawyers and mediators have extensive experience in all aspects of divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, equitable distribution of property, domestic violence, and all other family and family law related matters.

Our commitment to you is to provide personal and efficient service along with representation that is both compassionate and aggressive. Our NJ family law attorneys have extensive experience and knowledge to help you achieve the right resolution for all of your family and divorce related needs. When you entrust Weinberger Law Group with the welfare of your family, our attorneys will provide you with skilled, responsive and powerful representation.
Child Custody
Our attorneys and mediators practice family & matrimonial law, exclusively. Serving Northern, Central and Southern NJ with strength, wisdom and experience. We have multiple offices throughout New Jersey.
Devoted exclusively to family and matrimonial law proceedings, the attorneys and mediators at the law office of Weinberger Law Group, LLC are committed to preserving your welfare and the best interests of your family. Our NJ lawyers and mediators have extensive experience in all aspects of divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, equitable distribution of property, domestic violence, and all other family and family law related matters.

Our commitment to you is to provide personal and efficient service along with representation that is both compassionate and aggressive. Our NJ family law attorneys have extensive experience and knowledge to help you achieve the right resolution for all of your family and divorce related needs. When you entrust Weinberger Law Group with the welfare of your family, our attorneys will provide you with skilled, responsive and powerful representation.
Family
Our attorneys and mediators practice family & matrimonial law, exclusively. Serving Northern, Central and Southern NJ with strength, wisdom and experience. We have multiple offices throughout New Jersey.
Devoted exclusively to family and matrimonial law proceedings, the attorneys and mediators at the law office of Weinberger Law Group, LLC are committed to preserving your welfare and the best interests of your family. Our NJ lawyers and mediators have extensive experience in all aspects of divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, equitable distribution of property, domestic violence, and all other family and family law related matters.

Our commitment to you is to provide personal and efficient service along with representation that is both compassionate and aggressive. Our NJ family law attorneys have extensive experience and knowledge to help you achieve the right resolution for all of your family and divorce related needs. When you entrust Weinberger Law Group with the welfare of your family, our attorneys will provide you with skilled, responsive and powerful representation.
Divorce Mediation
Our attorneys and mediators practice family & matrimonial law, exclusively. Serving Northern, Central and Southern NJ with strength, wisdom and experience. We have multiple offices throughout New Jersey.
Devoted exclusively to family and matrimonial law proceedings, the mediators at Weinberger Law Group, LLC are committed to preserving your welfare and the best interests of your family. Our NJ mediators have extensive experience in all aspects of divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, equitable distribution of property, domestic violence, and all other family and family law related matters.

Our commitment to you is to provide personal, efficient and compassionate service. Our NJ family law mediators have extensive experience and knowledge to help you achieve the right resolution for all of your family and divorce related needs.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group is devoted to helping clients and their families in their most difficult time of need and transition. We see the implications to families first hand every day and we want to help. This is a big decision. So where you go and who you turn to can make all the difference.

We recognize that the decisions made during this sensitive time have lasting effects on the lives of everyone involved. Our firm will help you review at ALL of your options before moving forward.

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group is committed to providing you with a team of highly skilled and experienced lawyers who will help you find creative solutions that fit the individual circumstances of your family, both personal and financial. We will listen closely to the details of your specific matter throughout the process because we understand that every situation is different.

Whether you are in need of a solid negotiator for amicable settlement discussions or an aggressive litigation attorney, Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group looks forward to serving as your legal partner for all of your New Jersey family law needs.

Bari Weinberger

Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. After graduating from Suffolk University School of Law in 1997, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Roger W. Daley, J.S.C. in the Middlesex County Family Part. Admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the New Jersey District Court Bar, Ms. Weinberger's practice has been and remains exclusively concentrated in matrimonial and family law, where she is dedicated to serving the best interests of her clients in all matters related to divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and the division of assets. In addition to representing clients in contested matters, Ms. Weinberger is a court approved and qualified family law mediator and provides mediation services to assist parties in reaching a mutual resolution of their family and matrimonial issues. Ms. Weinberger is also Collaboratively trained in the area of Family Law to guide clients who prefer to avoid litigation through the non-adversarial collaborative divorce process.

Ms. Weinberger has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of attorneys in New Jersey. Since 2003, she has served as editor/Associate Author of the New Jersey Family Law Practice, a 5 volume legal treatise that is utilized by virtually every family law judge and attorney in the State. In 2015-2016, Bari authored and published a complete set of books and e-books in her Family Law Jersey Style collection series for the public on various topics in family and matrimonial law such as contested divorce, uncontested divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, property distribution, domestic violence, alternative dispute resolution, and more.

Ms. Weinberger also served as a co-author of Strategies for Military Law and Bari has been a contributor to various mediums including but not limited to the Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, Forbes, CBS, ABC, Access Hollywood, News Channel 12, PIX-Channel 11, E-Health Radio, Huffington Post, Divorce Magazine, The Star Ledger, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, New Jersey Law Journal, Matrimonial Strategist, and more. Bari was recently honored as NJBIZ Top 50 Women in Business and named as a Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneur.

She also volunteers as an expert panelist at the family courts in the Early Settlement Programs. Not only has Ms. Weinberger been a board member and Master of the New Jersey Family Inns of Court, she is presently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Morris County Bar Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Bari Zell Weinberger has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating based on the exemplary work in the field of family and matrimonial law. She was given an "AV Preeminent"* rating from her peers, which means that she is deemed to have very high professional ethics and legal ability in the field of New Jersey family law and divorce. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive this Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Additionally, she has consistently been a recipient of the "Client Satisfaction Award" from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as well as selected as a Rising Star* and Super Lawyer* for many consecutive years.
Education
  • Suffolk University Law School
    J.D.
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    B.A.

Dianna Cavaliere

Dianna C. Cavaliere is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, who received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1999. While attending law school, Ms. Cavaliere was chosen to be a member of the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice where she provided legal aid services in the areas of matrimonial and family law to local Newark, New Jersey residents. After Ms. Cavaliere's graduation from law school she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Passero, J.S.C., Assignment Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic County. Prior to attending law school Ms. Cavaliere received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science, in Business Administration from Montclair State University in 1996.

Ms. Cavaliere has successfully handled a variety of cases in her practice of family and matrimonial law during her extensive career. She is licensed in both New Jersey and New York States. Ms. Cavaliere has experience with all facets of family law litigation, including contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony and equitable distribution of assets. Ms. Cavaliere is also a court approved and qualified divorce mediator and has provided mediation services to clients who have chosen to work amicably on resolving their family and matrimonial issues.

Since 2006, Ms. Cavaliere has volunteered her time to serve as a panelist in the Early Settlement Panel program in the Essex County Family Court. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Division and the Morris County Bar Association, Family Division.

In 2010 and 2014, Ms. Cavaliere was recognized as a "New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Star".

Allison Holzman

Allison E. Holzman is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Ms. Holzman earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 2001, having been a member of the International Law Journal and peer advisor while in school. Ms. Holzman also spent time during law school volunteering at the Legal Aid Society/Juvenile Rights Division in Manhattan, as well as undergoing an internship with Federal District Judge Alfred J. Lechner, Jr. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1998. Ms. Holzman is licensed to practice in New Jersey, New York and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Ms. Holzman was also a contributing author on the ICLE publication, the Yudes Family Law Citator, from 2002-2010, a yearly treatise that is utilized by almost all family and matrimonial attorneys in the State of New Jersey. She has most recently volunteered her time at the County College of Morris Women's Clinic, providing legal advice and insight at the divorce clinics, as well as speaks at various different locations on issues such as custody, parenting time, alimony and equitable distribution. She is also a volunteer family law panelist in Essex County for the county ESP (early settlement panel) program.

Ms. Holzman is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Morris County Bar Association and Young Lawyer's Division of the State Bar. She is a member of the New Jersey Collaborative Law Group (noting her role on the marketing committee), as well as a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

In 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015, Ms. Holzman was recognized as a "New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars"* by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Ms. Holzman was also named in 2014 as one of the "Top 10 Attorney Under 40" in Northern New Jersey by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as well as 2014 and 2015's "10 Best Under 40" by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Allison Holzman has handled complex matters from the initial filing through the conclusion, working tirelessly to achieve a positive resolution for each of her clients. She is passionate about her work and ensures that each client receives the individual attention that they need and deserve, explaining the nuances to each client and providing every client with insight into how the judges might handle each unique matter. Her experience in matrimonial and family law includes not only highly contested issues in the areas of alimony, equitable distribution and custody/parenting time, but she is also a qualified family law mediator and provides mediation services to assist parties in reaching a mutual resolution of their family and matrimonial issues, or through collaborative divorce, another option for alternative dispute resolution.

Ms. Holzman has prepared prenuptial agreements, custody and parenting agreements, marital settlement agreements including a distribution of assets and complex valuation issues and determining appropriate spousal and child support while always applying a level of compassion to each client.

Robyn Howlett

Robyn N. Howlett is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, who received her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 2000. While in law school, Ms. Howlett served as an intern for the Honorable Francis DeStefano, J.S.C. concentrating her practice in family law related matters. After graduation from law school, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Louis F. Locascio, J.S.C. in the Superior Court, Monmouth County Family Part. Prior to attending law school Ms. Howlett received her undergraduate degree from Wagner College, Staten Island, NY in 1997.

Ms. Howlett is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the New Jersey District Court Bar and the New York Bar. Her practice has been and remains exclusively concentrated in matrimonial and family law, where she is dedicated to serving the best interests of her clients in all matters.

Ms. Howlett is qualified as a mediator as well as trained in collaborative law for those clients who wish to resolve their family and matrimonial issues without the need for protracted litigation.

Ms. Howlett is the recipient of the "2016 Client Satisfaction Award" (Monmouth County) from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. She has multiple years of being selected as a "New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star". She has successfully handled a variety of cases in her practice of family and matrimonial law for over a decade. Ms. Howlett has experience with all aspects of family law litigation, including contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony and equitable distribution of assets as well as domestic violence matters and dissolution of domestic partnerships and civil unions. Ms. Howlett has authored numerous articles and lectured on various divorce-related topics over the last several years.

She is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Mercer County Bar Association, the Monmouth County Bar Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Carmela Novi

Carmela L. Novi, an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of attorneys in New Jersey. She began practicing family law immediately upon her graduation from New York Law School in 1996. Since then, Ms. Novi has litigated and settled cases throughout the state of New Jersey involving every aspect of divorce and family law, including but not limited to: divorce; annulments; child custody and parenting time; child support; alimony; college contribution; equitable distribution of assets; and prenuptial agreements. She also has extensive experience in domestic violence matters, both in helping victims obtain needed restraining orders, and in defending those wrongly accused of domestic violence.

Ms. Novi also serves on the Early Settlement Panel for the family court in Morris County, where she volunteers her time to assist couples in settling the economic aspects of their divorce disputes. Ms. Novi is licensed in New Jersey and New York and is also a qualified law mediator for parties who may choose to resolve their family and matrimonial issues without the need for costly and protracted litigation.

She is also presently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, and the New Jersey Woman Lawyers Association. Ms. Novi is also currently serving her third term on the Montville Township Board of Education as Board Vice President; and has co-founded two non-profit organizations over the years, Mid-Town Children's Fund, Inc., and the Towaco Civic Association in Montville Township, New Jersey. Ms. Novi has been recognized for her pro bono work by Alternatives to Domestic Violence of Bergen County; the Bergen County Executive; Partners for Women & Justice (Montclair, NJ); and Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (Newark, NJ). She is a current member of the Strategic Connections Chapter of Business Networking International ("BNI"); and is a former Board member of the Montville Township Kiwanis Club and a former Chairperson of the Montville Township Residents with Disabilities Advisory Committee.

Erin Brueche (Schneiderman)

Erin B. Brueche (formerly Erin B. Schneiderman) is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. She is designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification which is achieved by only 2% of attorneys in New Jersey.

Ms. Brueche is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Wake Forest School of Law. Following her graduation from law school in 2005, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Thomas H. Dilts, P.J.F.P., former presiding Judge of the Somerset County Family Part (now retired). Ms. Brueche is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the New Jersey District Court Bar and the State of New York Bar. Since entering private practice, Ms. Brueche has been solely dedicated to the practice of matrimonial and family law where she represents clients in matters related to divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, the division of assets, and all related issues.

Ms. Brueche is an active participant in the legal community. She volunteers as an expert panelist at the Morris County and Warren County family courts in the Early Settlement Programs. She is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section and the Morris County Bar Association.

Ms. Brueche has published several articles and has been quoted in Divorce Magazine. In 2008, Ms. Brueche co-authored the published article "Litigating, Negotiating and Drafting College: a Comprehensive Guide for the New Jersey Family Lawyer." In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Ms. Brueche was recognized as a "New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star"* by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.en a member of the Monmouth County Bar Association since 1994. Mr. Schneider was awarded the "Bernard H. Hoffman, Esq. Award" as "Lawyer of the Year in 2014". This award is bestowed on an "attorney member of the Monmouth Bar Association, who has made a substantial or procedural contribution by service to the administration of the Family Court system to the family law practice". He has volunteered his time as an expert volunteer panelist in the Early Settlement Panel program in Monmouth County since 1998, served as head of the ESP Program since 2002, and has been a member of the Domestic Violence Working Group of Monmouth County since 2002.

Additionally, in May 2012 Mr. Schneider served as co-chair of the Monmouth County Family Law Committee. Mr. Schneider is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and has been a speaker / moderator at County and State legal education seminars.

From 2010 through 2016, Mr. Schneider was designated a "New Jersey Super Lawyer", having previously been recognized as a "Rising Star". Mr. Schneider was a recipient of the "2016 Client Satisfaction Award" from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Jessica Ragno Sprague

Jessica Ragno Sprague is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. After graduating from Seton Hall Law School in 2006, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable John E. Selser, J.S.C. in the Passaic County Family Part. Admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the New Jersey District Court Bar, Ms. Sprague's practice has been and remains primarily concentrated in matrimonial and family law, where she is dedicated to serving the best interests of her clients in all matters related to divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and the division of assets. She also receives regular appointments from the Probate Division of the Passaic County Superior Court to represent alleged incapacitated persons in Guardianship applications. She has also received appointments from Family Law judges to serve in the capacity as guardian ad litem, attorney-in-fact and receiver.

Ms. Sprague is designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of the attorneys in New Jersey.

While attending Seton Hall Law School, Ms. Sprague was chosen to spend a semester with the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice where she represented indigent individuals in all aspects of matrimonial and family law. She also spent a summer as a Research Assistant for State Senator Robert Martin. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Sprague received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts, in Psychology, from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2003.

Ms. Sprague is currently the Treasurer for the Passaic County Bar Association and a Supreme Court appointed member of the District XI Ethics Committee. She previously served a four year term on the District XI Fee Arbitration Committee. Ms. Sprague is the Co-Chair of the Early Settlement Panel Program in Passaic County as well as an expert panelist. Ms. Sprague is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Section, and is appointed to the General Council. She has spoken at Continuing Legal Education classes held for other members of the bar. She was previously elected as a County Committee Person for the Passaic County Regular Republican Organization and carried a three year term. She is a former member of the Barry Croland Inns of Court, which is exclusively dedicated to matrimonial and family law. She is a former member of the Tri-Boro Chamber of Commerce.

In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Ms. Sprague was recognized as a "New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Komal Ullah

Komal S. Ullah is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Ms. Ullah graduated from Rutgers School of Law in Newark in 2004. Prior to graduating from law school, she received her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University where she concentrated her studies on health, mental health, disabilities and domestic violence.

Ms. Ullah is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and the New Jersey District Court Bar. Her practice remains exclusively concentrated in matrimonial and family law, with a particular interest related to the elderly and disabled who may require Trusts and/or public benefits. Ms. Ullah is also Collaboratively trained in the area of Family Law to guide clients who prefer to avoid litigation through the non-adversarial collaborative divorce process.

Ms. Ullah has successfully handled all types of family law matters including those with issues specific to the elderly, disabled, and children with special needs, who may require trusts and/or public benefits such as Medicaid. Ms. Ullah has also successfully handled matters involving domestic violence, custody, parenting time, alimony, and equitable distribution of assets.

Ms. Ullah has authored articles on various matrimonial issues and has served as a lecturer for the Union County Bar- Family Law section.

Ms. Ullah is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Union County Bar, the Essex County Bar and the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey.

In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, Ms. Ullah has been recognized as a "New Jersey Super Lawyers-Rising Star" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

Ms. Ullah is fluent in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.

Raquel Vallejo

Raquel Vallejo is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. She received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2004. While attending law school, Ms. Vallejo was chosen to be a member of the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice where she provided legal aid services in the areas of matrimonial and family law to Essex, Morris and Union County residents. After graduation from law school, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Thomas P. Zampino J.S.C. in the Essex County Family Part. Prior to attending law school Ms. Vallejo, as a Henry Rutgers Scholar, received an undergraduate dual degree with Honors in Political Science and Spanish from Rutgers University in 1999.

Ms. Vallejo has experience with all facets of family law litigation, including complex contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony and equitable distribution of assets. Ms. Vallejo has also served as a volunteer attorney for the Jersey Battered Women's Shelter through its legal advocacy program, where she represented clients in numerous domestic violence proceedings. She continues to zealously advocate for victims and the wrongfully accused today.

Ms. Vallejo's practice has been and remains exclusively concentrated in matrimonial and family law, where she is dedicated to serving the best interests of her clients in all matters related to domestic violence, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and the division of assets.

Ms. Vallejo has been admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the New Jersey District Court Bar, the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

Not only has Ms. Vallejo been a member of the New Jersey Family Inns of Court, she is presently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, on which she serves as a Trustee.

In 2014, she was recognized as a "New Jersey Super Lawyers-Rising Star" by the New Jersey Monthly Magazine and by the "Latino American WHO'S WHO" Top 100 Latino Business Leaders in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Ms. Vallejo is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.

Laura Mendonca

Laura M. Mendonca is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. She received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School Law in 2001. While attending law school, Ms. Mendonca was chosen to be a member of the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice Law Clinic, providing legal aid services. She also participated in the Eugene Gressmen Moot Court Competition. After graduation from law school, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Karen M. Cassidy, J.S.C., Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County, Family Part. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Mendonca attended Kean University and graduated with Dean's List distinguishment. Ms. Mendonca, a Washington Center scholarship recipient, was also selected to participate in an internship program at the Office of the Corporation Counsel in Washington D.C. Ms. Mendonca received an undergraduate dual degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice in 1998.

Ms. Mendonca has an extensive background in family and matrimonial law litigation, including issues of alimony, equitable distribution of assets, child custody, child support and domestic violence. Ms. Mendonca has been a guest speaker at community domestic violence seminars in Morristown, New Jersey. This targeted legal experience and her highly effective advocacy skills, makes Ms. Mendonca especially well-suited to represent clients in all facets of family law.

Ms. Mendonca was recognized as a "New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Star" in 2011 featured in the March 21, 2011 edition of New Jersey Monthly Magazine. She has also been recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the "10 Best in Client Satisfaction" in 2015 and 2016.

Ms. Mendonca is fluent in her native Portuguese language and proficient in the Spanish language.

Alison Dunn (Schmieder)

Alison M. Dunn, Esq. is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, who is licensed in both New Jersey and New York, having received her Juris Doctorate from William & Mary School of Law. While attending law school, Ms. Dunn served and as the Articles Editor for the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal as a Graduate Research Fellow in the areas of Family Law and Therapeutic Jurisprudence. She also participated as an advocate for the Domestic Violence Clinic of the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia providing legal services to local residents. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Dunn received a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh.

Since her graduation from law school, Ms. Dunn has been solely dedicated to the practice of family and matrimonial law. In addition to representing clients in contested matters, Ms. Dunn is a court approved and qualified Family Law Mediator and provides mediation services to assist parties in reaching a mutual resolution of their family and matrimonial issues. Ms. Dunn is also Collaboratively trained in Family Law to guide clients who prefer to avoid litigation through the non-adversarial collaborative divorce process.

Before entering private practice, Ms. Dunn served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael Paul Wright, Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Part in Morris County.

In March 2013 Ms. Dunn was recognized as a "New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Star". She was also named to the American Institute of Family Law Attorney's "10 Best Client Satisfaction" list for 2015 and 2016.

Jaclyn Kahn

Jaclyn Kahn is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Ms. Kahn graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2015. During law school, Ms. Kahn was the pro bono chair for the Family Law Society and a staff editor for the Florida Coastal Law Review. The 2015 Winter Edition of the Florida Coastal Law Review's journal contains Ms. Kahn's publication. She also earned her Family Law certificate after focusing on classes involving juvenile justice, adoption law, and domestic violence.

In 2005, Ms. Kahn was appointed as a Congressional Page and worked as Speaker's Page to J. Dennis Hastert. In 2010, Ms. Kahn earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. While attending school, Ms. Kahn was a member of two juvenile conference committees in Sussex County, where she assisted in recommending sentences for juvenile offenders. Following her graduation from college, Ms. Kahn joined the Peace Corps and served in Sierra Leone.

Subsequent to graduating law school in Florida, Ms. Kahn served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Catherine I. Enright, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey in the Family Part and Criminal Part, Morris Vicinage. Ms. Kahn started her clerkship in the Family Division where she had the opportunity to work one on one with Judge Enright on matrimonial matters and non-dissolution matters. In particular, Ms. Kahn worked on cases involving both pre- and post-divorce issues such as child custody, alimony, and equitable distribution. Ms. Kahn assisted the judge in research, drafting the written opinions for motions, and mediation of cases. Part way through her clerkship, Judge Enright and Ms. Kahn were transferred from the Family Division to the Criminal Division within the Morris Vicinage. While in the criminal part, Ms. Kahn assisted the judge in trial preparation, drafting opinions, and preparing sentencing memorandums.

After her judicial clerkship, Ms. Kahn has dedicated her career to helping families resolve issues related to matrimonial law. She is devoted to helping with family law matters including, but not limited to, child custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, domestic violence, and enforcement and modification of various agreement or court ordered terms.

Ms. Kahn is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family and Young Lawyers Divisions and also the Morris County Bar Association, Family Division.

Gabrielle Nonnenberg-Reid

Gabrielle Nonnenberg-Reid is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group's office in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Ms. Nonnenberg received her Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law (Drexel University) in 2015. Prior to law school, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Liberal Arts from the Lincoln University of Pennsylvania in 2012. During law school, Ms. Nonnenberg worked at the Community Lawyering Clinic, where she launched an advocacy campaign to reform Pennsylvania's compassionate release statute, or lack thereof, and assisted community members regarding various issues, which included unemployment compensation appeals and criminal debt issues.

Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Nonnenberg served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Samuel J. Ragonese, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, in Vicinage XV (Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem). Ms. Nonnenberg was the only full-time family judicial law clerk in Salem County, so she participated in various court proceedings, ranging from adoptions to postnuptial motions to Title 9 and 30 hearings. In addition, she drafted final court orders in matrimonial dissolution cases and emergent matters.

After her judicial clerkship, Ms. Nonnenberg has devoted her career to family law, which includes but is not limited to child custody, parenting time, child support, mediation, division of assets, postnuptial agreements, emancipation, domestic violence, and enforcement and modification of prior agreements and court orders.

Marquis Jones, Jr.

Marquis D. Jones, Jr. is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Mr. Jones served as a Superior Court Judge (Family Part) in the State of New Jersey, Ocean County, Toms River, from January of 2008 to January of 2015. He presided over and rendered decisions in all areas of Family Law including but not limited to:

-- Authored many comprehensive opinions in child abuse and neglect cases;
-- Rendered thousands of domestic violence opinions after trial;
-- Decided countless post-judgment motions for modification of alimony and child support, parenting time, relocation, child custody issues; and
--Conferred with government agencies such as the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly known as DYFS) to reach positive results for families facing complex abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights and juvenile issues.

He was designated the lead Children in Court Judge in Family Court presiding over child abuse and neglect matters. Judge Jones presided over countless divorce, child custody matters, non-dissolution and juvenile cases. He has mediated and settled significant matrimonial related matters. While a member of the Superior Court Judiciary, Judge Jones also sat in the Civil Court division presiding over landlord tenant, small claims, special civil courts, and law division motions.

Prior to ascending to the bench, Mr. Jones was First Assistant Corporation Counsel/Acting Corporation Counsel, in Newark's Law Department under the Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor, from July 1, 2006 to January 2008. There, he managed, supervised and oversaw the Law Department sections comprised of the civil litigation, tax, real estate, municipal prosecutors, workers' compensation, contracts and collections, and labor sections. He jointly worked with Corporation Counsel and reported directly to the Mayor, Business Administrator, and Chief of Staff; served as counsel to the Mayor and the Municipal Council; managed and oversaw all matters handled by outside counsel; maintained the Law Department's budget; managed and oversaw the Law Department's administrative matters; attended Municipal Council meetings and provided legal advice as necessary; and assisted the Business Administrator and Finance Director in managing the Insurance Fund Commission.

As a Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Jones prosecuted Medicaid Fraud matters which included supervising detailed complex criminal investigations to trial by researching, writing, and interpreting federal and state Medicare and Medicaid statutes and regulations, conducting state and county grand jury presentations, indictments, brief filings and motion arguments, sentencing, and coordination with state and federal agencies. He also served as an editor and article contributor for Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor's 2004 and 2005 Annual Report to New Jersey's Governor and State Legislators. As an associate at Gibbons, he litigated cases pertaining to products liability, insurance defense and mass tort.

Mr. Jones served his country for over ten years as an Intelligence Operations specialist in the United States Air Force serving nationally and internationally from January 1981 to February 1987. He wrote, coordinated and presented Intelligence briefings to top command officers and aircrews, developed Intelligence correspondence, reports, and records reported as high as White House Situation Room, drafted, compiled and edited classified documents, wrote personnel proficiency reports, managed and supervised a supply accounts, and supervised mobility section. He also served as a Law Enforcement Specialist from September 1976 to June 1983. Mr. Jones is also a qualified law mediator for clients who may choose to resolve their family and matrimonial issues without the need for costly and protracted litigation.

Mr. Jones graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers Law School, Newark and from Rutgers University, New Brunswick with a B.A. in journalism and economics.

Mr. Jones is licensed in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Nickolas Mourtos

Nickolas C. Mourtos is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group's office in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he majored in Government and Law. He received his Juris Doctorate in May of 2008 from the Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey.

During his time at Rutgers School of Law, Mr. Mourtos was the Vice-President of the Federalist Society and a participant in the Domestic Violence Clinic, where he represented underprivileged members of the community who were victims of domestic violence and were seeking final restraining orders.

After law school, Mr. Mourtos served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Evan H.C. Crook, J.S.C. and the Honorable Terrence R. Cook, J.S.C. in the Family Part of the Burlington County Superior Court. During his clerkships, Mr. Mourtos was exposed to all aspects of divorce and family law litigation, where his devotion to family law was solidified.

Mr. Mourtos was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 2009. His practice is exclusively focused on matrimonial and family law in the State of New Jersey, which includes, but is not limited to, divorce, alimony, child support, child custody and parenting time and domestic violence issues.

Mr. Mourtos is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Camden County Bar Association. He was recognized as one of the "10 Best Attorneys for 2016 Client Satisfaction" in Southern New Jersey, by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Mr. Mourtos was also recognized by South Jersey Magazine as an "Awesome Attorney" from 2010 to 2016. In 2016 Mr. Mourtos was recognized as a "New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Star".

Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer J. Donnelly is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. She received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2002. Prior to law school she studied at Berkeley College where she earned her A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies. While at Kean University, she was awarded a B.A. in Psychology cum laude. Ms. Donnelly is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and has practiced since 2003.

Ms. Donnelly practiced Special Education Law with the firm of Susan & Greenwald from 2003 through 2005. For six years, Ms. Donnelly practiced Family Law at Northeast New Jersey Legal Services in Jersey City, New Jersey, representing individuals in matters including domestic violence proceedings, divorce, child custody disputes and both child and spousal support issues. In 2011, she was awarded the prestigious Cynthia Baker Award from NNJLS for her service to the community. Prior to joining Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, Ms. Donnelly had her own family law practice from 2012 to 2016 in Jersey City, NJ.

Ms. Donnelly was appointed to the District VI Ethics Committee in September 2011 and proudly served on that committee, which strives to maintain the highest ethical standards amongst attorneys in Hudson County. During her four-year term, Ms. Donnelly has a published, precedential Appellate Division decision: S.D. V. M.J.R., 415 N.J. Super, 417 (App. Div. 2010). She was interviewed on the Lisa Wexler Show and FoxNews.com following the publication of that decision.

Ms. Donnelly is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Hudson County Bar Association.

LaDonna Cousins

LaDonna M. Cousins is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Ms. Cousins received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts, in English and Spanish from Georgetown University. Thereafter, she achieved her Juris Doctorate from Temple University, Beasley School of Law, in 2011. While attending law school, Ms. Cousins participated in the Domestic Relations Mediation Clinical, where she was trained in mediation skills and conducted mediation sessions with parties referred by the Family Court. After Ms. Cousins' graduation from law school, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Susan F. Maven, J.S.C., of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County.

Ms. Cousins is dedicated to all facets of family law litigation, such as contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony, equitable distribution of assets and domestic violence. She has extensive experience handling a variety of complex cases in her practice of family and matrimonial law. She is also a highly skilled negotiator in reaching settlements for matters that are ripe for resolution.

Ms. Cousins is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Hudson County Bar Association, serving on their Family Law Committee, and the Justice Virginia Long Family Law American Inn of Court.

Ms. Cousins is also admitted to practice in the State of Pennsylvania.

Lyan Hummell

Lyan Hummell is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. She received her Juris Doctorate from Campbell Law School. Prior to law school she studied at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated magna cum laude. Ms. Hummell also attended the University of Strathclyde, Jordanhill, Glasgow, Scotland to intensely study in Britain's social service delivery system for children involved in the court and Rutgers Law School.

After graduation Ms. Hummell immediately began practicing as a litigator in the private sector with a strong emphasis on family law. More than a decade later, Ms. Hummell continues to concentrate her legal knowledge on all issues relating to family law. As a first generation American born to Cuban parents, Ms. Hummell is proudly involved in the Hispanic community and the Hispanic Bar Association.

Ms. Hummell is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and a member of the Hudson County Bar Association and Bergen County Bar Association.

Ms. Hummell is an enthusiastic, creative and passionate legal professional dedicated to all facets of family law litigation. Ms. Hummell is also an accomplished attorney that has practiced in areas of law that are ancillary to family law such as bankruptcy, residential real estate, personal injury and will and estates. Such diverse and eclectic practice experience has afforded Ms. Hummell the ability to offer clients a broad range of advice and counsel.

Lyan Hummell has established her extensive legal career firmly based upon the principals of diligence, compassion and zealous advocacy to clients. As a divorced mother of two children, Lyan Hummell is uniquely able to blend her skilled legal counsel to clients with her personal understanding of the intricacies of all legal issues relating to divorce and family law matters.

Michael Evans

Michael J. Evans is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Mr. Evans was awarded a Juris Doctorate in 1990 from California Western School of Law in San Diego, following his 1988 graduation from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. Over the past two decades, Mr. Evans has become a seasoned litigator, familiar with virtually every facet of litigation and has litigated numerous matters in the areas of family and matrimonial law. Mr. Evans devotes his practice exclusively to the area of family and matrimonial law and has represented clients in various complex cases involving contested and uncontested divorces, annulments, adoptions, child custody, alimony, child support, child removal from the state or country, post-judgment modification and enforcement matters, and domestic violence.

He has extensive experience handling matters at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Evans counsels clients in a variety of areas and has successfully negotiated, drafted and when necessary, sought enforcement or the setting aside of prenuptial, reconciliation, separation, and custody and parenting time agreements. Mr. Evans has significant proficiency with the complex issues surrounding children with special needs. He has also been appointed by the Superior Court of New Jersey to protect the interests of minors during matrimonial litigation.

Mr. Evans has served on the Passaic County Superior Court Early Settlement Matrimonial Panel since 2003. He has also served as a Parent Advisor for the New Jersey Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund. Mr. Evans has been a Commissioner for the Clifton Board of Education since February, 2015.

He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Division, Passaic County Bar Association, Bergen County Bar Association, as well as completing the Justice Robert L. Clifford American Inns of Court. Mr. Evanshas also been recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the "10 Best in Client Satisfaction" in 2015 and 2016.

Mr. Evans was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey Bar since 1991.

Michael Evans

Michael J. Evans is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Mr. Evans was awarded a Juris Doctorate in 1990 from California Western School of Law in San Diego, following his 1988 graduation from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. Over the past two decades, Mr. Evans has become a seasoned litigator, familiar with virtually every facet of litigation and has litigated numerous matters in the areas of family and matrimonial law. Mr. Evans devotes his practice exclusively to the area of family and matrimonial law and has represented clients in various complex cases involving contested and uncontested divorces, annulments, adoptions, child custody, alimony, child support, child removal from the state or country, post-judgment modification and enforcement matters, and domestic violence.

He has extensive experience handling matters at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Evans counsels clients in a variety of areas and has successfully negotiated, drafted and when necessary, sought enforcement or the setting aside of prenuptial, reconciliation, separation, and custody and parenting time agreements. Mr. Evans has significant proficiency with the complex issues surrounding children with special needs. He has also been appointed by the Superior Court of New Jersey to protect the interests of minors during matrimonial litigation.

Mr. Evans has served on the Passaic County Superior Court Early Settlement Matrimonial Panel since 2003. He has also served as a Parent Advisor for the New Jersey Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund. Mr. Evans has been a Commissioner for the Clifton Board of Education since February, 2015.

He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Division, Passaic County Bar Association, Bergen County Bar Association, as well as completing the Justice Robert L. Clifford American Inns of Court. Mr. Evanshas also been recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the "10 Best in Client Satisfaction" in 2015 and 2016.

Mr. Evans was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey Bar since 1991.

Emily Mari

Emily A. Mari is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Ms. Mari, after receiving her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law in 2010, served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Eugene A. Iadanza, J.S.C., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County. Ms. Mari was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 2010, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, and the State of Pennsylvania in 2010. She also attained a Civil Litigation Certification in 2010. During her third year of law school Ms. Mari participated in a Family Law Clinic in which she represented indigent clients and argued their cases before the judiciary of Alleghany County.

Following her clerkship, Ms. Mari began practicing matrimonial law and has successfully handled a variety of complex cases including contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony, equitable distribution of assets, domestic violence matters, and adoptions. She has also provided guidance to families who are involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Additionally, she has experience in Residential Real Estate and has handled closings, short sales, refinancing and loan modifications. This experience is invaluable knowledge as the majority of families must determine how to divide their home during a divorce.

Ms. Mari was the 2010 Recipient of the CALI award in Alternative Dispute Resolution and served as the Topics Editor (2009-2010) and Editor (2008-2009) of the Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law. She also served as Vice President of the Pitt Law Women's Society. She is a member of the Monmouth Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division and the Family Section of the New Jersey State Bar. She has also completed the Hayden Proctor Inns of Court.

Ms. Mari's interest in family law comes from her commitment to helping others while they are going through a difficult process. She brings a high level of compassion to her practice.

Erich (Rick) Schneider

Erich Schneider is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Mr. Schneider graduated from Villanova University in 1988 with a B.A and received his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in 1991.

Mr. Schneider has practiced primarily family law for his entire career. He has experience in nearly all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution of assets and domestic violence. Mr. Schneider received the esteemed honor of being designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of attorneys in New Jersey. He is also recognized as a highly qualified, trained Family Law Mediator helping countless families resolve their most complex issues. Mr. Schneider has acted as a court-appointed mediator on numerous occasions. He is often chosen by his fellow attorneys to act as an Economic Mediator helping others resolve their disputes, thus avoiding trial. He also acts as a private mediator for parties who wish to pursue that route without protracted and costly litigation.

Mr. Schneider was honored by the Monmouth Bar Association Family Law Committee on January 16, 2014. On that date, Mr. Schneider received the Bernard H. Hoffman, Esq., Award for service to Family Law in Monmouth County. This award is bestowed on an "attorney member of the Monmouth Bar Association who has made a substantial or procedural contribution by service to the administration of the Family Court system to the family law practice".

Mr. Schneider has built his career and reputation within the legal community around his care, compassion, dedication and commitment to achieving the best results possible for his clients.

Mr. Schneider has been a member of the Monmouth County Bar Association since 1994. Mr. Schneider was awarded the "Bernard H. Hoffman, Esq. Award" as "Lawyer of the Year in 2014". This award is bestowed on an "attorney member of the Monmouth Bar Association, who has made a substantial or procedural contribution by service to the administration of the Family Court system to the family law practice". He has volunteered his time as an expert volunteer panelist in the Early Settlement Panel program in Monmouth County since 1998, served as head of the ESP Program since 2002, and has been a member of the Domestic Violence Working Group of Monmouth County since 2002.

Additionally, in May 2012 Mr. Schneider served as co-chair of the Monmouth

County Family Law Committee. Mr. Schneider is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and has been a speaker / moderator at County and State legal education seminars.

From 2010 through 2016, Mr. Schneider was designated a "New Jersey Super Lawyer", having previously been recognized as a "Rising Star". Mr. Schneider was a recipient of the "2016 Client Satisfaction Award" from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Heather Martin

Heather K. Martin is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Martin received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science, in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1994, cum laude, and she received her graduate degree, a Master's of Science, in Criminology from St. Joseph's University in 1996, summa cum laude. She received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law in Camden, in 1999. Following her graduation from Rutgers, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Thomas W. Cavanagh, Jr., J.S.C., in the Monmouth County, Family Part.

Admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the New Jersey District Court Bar, Ms. Martin's practice has been and remains exclusively concentrated in matrimonial and family law, where she is dedicated to serving the best interests of her clients in all matters related to domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and the division of assets. In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Ms. Martin is an approved court mediator and has been trained in the collaborative law process, whereby she assists clients in reaching a favorable resolution to their divorce, outside of the court system.

Ms. Martin is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Monmouth County Bar Association, the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Ms. Martin was a recipient of the 2016 Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Jennifer Varga

Jennifer D. Varga is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Ms. Varga attended the College of New Jersey where she received her BA in psychology. Thereafter, Ms. Varga worked with the Catholic Charities Organization as an Intake Coordinator responsible for coordinating outpatient mental health services for children and families in Ocean and Monmouth Counties in New Jersey. During her time at Catholic Charities, part of Ms. Varga's responsibilities included coordinating therapeutic services for clients, organizing and scheduling anger management programs for clients and serving as a key supervisor for complex parental supervised visitation programs ordered by the court for the safety and protection of children.

Ms. Varga then attended Widener University School of Law to pursue a legal career in the field of family law. During her time at Widener University School of Law, Ms. Varga was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and National Order of Barristers. Ms. Varga graduated Widener University School of Law in 2004 and was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar that year.

After her law school graduation, Ms. Varga served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James McGann, J.S.C. of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County, Family Part. Since 2005, Ms. Varga has dedicated her entire legal practice to divorce and family law matters. Ms. Varga is also Collaboratively trained in the area of Family Law to guide clients who prefer to avoid litigation through the non-adversarial collaborative divorce process.

Ms. Varga was recognized as a New Jersey Lawyer "Super Lawyer Rising Star" in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012 by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Ms. Varga was a recipient of the "2016 Client Satisfaction Award" from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Ms. Varga is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Monmouth County Bar Association and she has volunteered her time as an Early Settlement Panelist in Monmouth County Family Court.

Rachel Partyka

Rachel E. Partyka is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, who received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law Camden in 2003. Ms. Partyka was a recipient of the prestigious Ralph Bunche Fellowship which is provided to exceptional incoming, full-time students. While attending law school, Ms. Partyka was chosen to be a member of the Domestic Violence Pro Bono Project where she provided legal aid services to victims of domestic violence in Camden County Family Court. She also interned for the Honorable F. Lee Forrester, J.S.C. in Mercer County and Legal Services of New Jersey. Prior to attending law school Ms. Partyka received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science, in Exercise Science from Ithaca College in 1999.

Ms. Partyka has dedicated her career to the study and practice of matrimonial and family law and has successfully handled a variety of cases over the extensive career. She has experience with all facets of family law litigation, including contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony and equitable distribution of assets.

Ms. Partyka has been the recipient of several other awards, including the Lisa and Kolin Pimental Award for Excellence in the Study of Domestic Violence Law & Commitment to Advocacy upon her graduation from Rutgers Law in 2003, The Mary Philbrook Award for Public Interest Advocacy awarded by Rutgers Law in 2004 and The Ronald B. Atlas Outstanding Attorney Award in 2009, during her tenure as a Staff Attorney at Central Jersey Legal Services, Inc.

Ms. Partyka has consistently been highlighted as a "New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. She has recently also been recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the "10 Best in Client Satisfaction" and for one of the "10 Best Under 40" attorneys in New Jersey.

Ms. Partyka volunteers her time as an experienced panelist in the Early Settlement Panel program in the Middlesex County family court where she assists other attorneys and litigants in reaching amicable resolutions in their matters. She has also volunteered her time as a Domestic Violence Victim Response Team member throughout Mercer County where she provided guidance and counseling to victims of domestic violence in partnership with local police departments.

Ms. Partyka is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Monmouth Bar Association and the Middlesex County Bar Association.

Gregory Pasler

Gregory A. Pasler is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. He received his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2009, where he was the recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Law and Faculty Law Scholarships, which are awarded to exceptional incoming students. While attending law school, Mr. Pasler was named a Distinguished Public Interest Scholar and was awarded a Public Interest Law Fellowship. He was also chosen to be a member of the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice where he provided legal aid services in the area of family law to local Newark, New Jersey residents. After Mr. Pasler's graduation from law school, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Mega J.S.C., Judge of the Superior Court in Union County. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Pasler received his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science, in Management, cum laude, with a minor in Business Law and Ethics from Fairfield University in 2006.

Admitted to the New Jersey, New York and New Jersey District Court Bars, Mr. Pasler's legal experience has primarily concentrated on the practice of matrimonial and family law. He has experience with all facets of family law litigation and settlement negotiations including contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony, equitable distribution of assets, and domestic violence. As a family law attorney, Mr. Pasler has successfully represented clients at both the trial and appellate levels in a variety of proceedings.

Mr. Pasler has a history of providing pro bono legal services for the Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project, representing victims of domestic violence in Court while also assisting with matters involving parenting time, custody, and child support. He also volunteers at the County College of Morris, Women's Center, where he lectures on family law topics, provides legal advice, and is a contributor to the monthly newsletter.

Mr. Pasler is a court approved Family Law Mediator and a Collaboratively Law Trained attorney. He has also been selected and approved by the court to be an Early Settlement Panelist in Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

Mr. Pasler is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, Family Law Division, American Bar Association, the Somerset County Bar Association and the New Jersey Collaborative Law Group. Mr. Pasler has also has also served as a volunteer for the court's on the Early Settlement Panel (ESP) program, for both Hunterdon County and Somerset County, helping litigants resolve their divorce cases.

Mr. Pasler is also trained in the area of Collaborative Family Law to guide clients who prefer to avoid litigation through the non-adversarial collaborative divorce process.

Matthew Gerber

Matthew G. Gerber is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, where his practice is devoted exclusively to divorce and family law in New Jersey. Mr. Gerber received his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts, in Political Science from Villanova University. Thereafter, he achieved his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. After graduation from law school, Mr. Gerber served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ronald E. Hoffman, J.S.C., of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Ocean County.

Mr. Gerber is well versed in all areas of family law litigation, and has earned a reputation for his effective representation of clients, both in cases that are ripe for resolution and those that require court intervention.

Mr. Gerber has a broad range and vast experience litigating complex issues throughout the State of New Jersey surrounding family and matrimonial cases, including child custody, parenting time, relocation, child support, alimony, asset distribution, domestic violence and more. Mr. Gerber has appeared at countless matrimonial and domestic violence trials. He is skilled in matters of high net worth where business valuations or other significant assets require forensic accountants and where witness testimony may be a necessity. He is equally proficient handling trials concerning child custody and relocation. He has also handled numerous fact finding hearings involving the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP), and successfully had false claims of abuse and neglect dismissed by the trial court.

Naturally, not every matter is heavily contested with an expectation of trial, and as such, Mr. Gerber is a seasoned negotiator, dedicated to reaching fair settlements whenever cases can be resolved without the need for litigation. In this regard, Mr. Gerber has also served as a volunteer for the court's Early Settlement Panel (ESP) program, helping litigants resolve their divorce cases.

Through his years of practice, Mr. Gerber has assisted clients in municipal court matters all throughout New Jersey, and participated in a wide variety of civil litigation including personal injury and business disputes, all of which compliment his ability to help clients successfully navigate the complexities of family law litigation. During his time as a Law Clerk in the Superior Court, Mr. Gerber served as a mediator in small claims and landlord - tenant court. Mr. Gerber uses his knowledge of other areas of law to assist clients reach a rightful resolution to their family law related cases.

Mr. Gerber is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Somerset County Bar Association.

Nicole Cioffi

Nicole A. Cioffi is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Ms. Cioffi received her undergraduate degree in Crime, Law, and Justice with a minor in Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University in 2008, and her Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2011. Ms. Cioffi was admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey, as well as to the U.S. District Court of the District of New Jersey in May 2012.

During her final semester as a Legal Intern in law school and continuing since her graduation, Ms. Cioffi's practice has been solely dedicated to matrimonial and family law where she zealously represents clients in matters related to divorce, domestic violence, child custody, child support, parenting time, alimony, the division of assets, and all related issues.

Ms. Cioffi has served as a volunteer attorney for the Jersey Battered Women's Service through its legal advocacy program where she has represented clients, both men and women in domestic violence proceedings. She also volunteers at the County College of Morris, Women's Center, as a lecturer on family law topics, provides one-on-one legal counseling sessions, and has co-authored an article within the Women's Center's monthly newsletter.

Ms. Cioffi is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law and Young Lawyers Sections; Morris County Bar Association, Family Law and Young Lawyers Sections; and the American Bar Association. She has been recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for 2015-2016 as one of the "10 Best in Client Satisfaction" attorneys and has been nominated by the National Advocates for "Top 40 Under 40" in New Jersey. Ms. Cioffi has also been recognized as a "New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Star" for 2017.

Veronica Norgaard

Veronica R. Norgaard is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Ms. Norgaard began her legal career as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph L. Foster, J.S.C., in the New Jersey Superior Court (Ocean Vicinage). She is admitted to practice in both New Jersey and New York. Since being admitted, Ms. Norgaard has represented countless clients with family issues throughout the State of New Jersey ranging from divorces, complex asset division and support matters, child custody and parenting time, and litigating matters involving the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP), formerly known as DYFS, when children are removed from their parents' custody.

Ms. Norgaard has earned a reputation throughout New Jersey for her aggressive, strategic, and effective representation in divorce and family law matters. She has appeared in family courts across New Jersey, and utilizes her transactional and financial knowledge to ensure that her adversaries are unsuccessful in hiding money or assets. In addition, Ms. Norgaard is a sought after commentator, having appeared on television to discuss divorce and family law issues, and also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Family Law, and an Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing and Research at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Ms. Norgaard is a skilled and recognized trial attorney and has successfully tried cases before judges in New York and New Jersey.

In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Ms. Norgaard has been recognized as a "New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Ms. Norgaard was the recipient of the "2016 Client Satisfaction Award" from the American Institute of Family Lawyers. In addition she has recently been selected as a "Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyer" in the State of New Jersey by The American Society of Legal Advocates, which is an honor held by less than 1.5% of national lawyers.

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