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

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Office Information

Other Offices

Bergen County 201-642-2000
Court Plaza South-West Wing
Hackensack

Somerset County 908-333-4000
135 US Highway 202/206
Bedminster

Monmouth County 732-252-0000
83 South Street
Freehold

Burlington County 856 441-2000
309 Fellowship Road, Suite 200
Mt. Laurel

Union County 908-845-5000
20 Commerce Drive, Suite 135
Cranford

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

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. She is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the New Jersey District Court Bar. Bari'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.

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. 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, The Star Ledger, Divorce Magazine, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, New Jersey Law Journal, Matrimonial Strategist, and more. Bari was recently honored as a Top Woman in the Law by the New Jersey Law Journal. She has also been named a NJBIZ Top 50 Women in Business and Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneur.

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. Ms. Weinberger has additionally 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.

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*.

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 trained in the alternative dispute resolution method of collaborative divorce, which better enables her to avoid litigation through this non-adversarial settlement process.

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.

Ms. Weinberger received her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University School of Law. While in law school, she clerked for the Honorable Vieri Volterra, Suffolk County Superior Court, Civil Division and Chief William Sinnott of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force at the US Department of Justice. After graduation, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Roger W. Daley, J.S.C. in the Middlesex County Family Part.

Education

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
B.A.,

Suffolk University Law School
J.D.,

Kourtney Borchers

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Kourtney Borchers, Esq. is an attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson Law School and receiving her Juris Doctorate, Ms. Borchers had the opportunity to begin working full-time as a family law attorney where she has spent her entire career working diligently to advocate for her divorce and family law clients.

Making a difference in the lives of her clients' was why Ms. Borchers went to law school. As families are the cornerstone of society, helping her clients deal with their divorce and family law issues in the best way possible was the perfect opportunity for Ms. Borchers to make that difference. She accomplished this by using creative legal strategies to solve and address all of her clients concerns. This has helped improve her clients lives post their divorce and family law matter as well as the lives of their children.

Whether Ms. Borchers is handling a litigated complex family law dispute, or a settlement agreement for the distribution of assets in a divorce case, Ms. Borchers always provides attentive service, compassion for her clients, and thorough knowledge of the law. She puts her client's needs first which sometimes requires her to use her extensive litigation, trial and negotiation experience enables her to zealously fight for her clients rights. Her goal is to provide families with the tools necessary to begin their new lives, separate and apart, after a relationship dissolves so that they can productively and effectively move forward.

Ms. Borchers is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the New Jersey District Court Bar. Her practice is exclusively concentrated in matrimonial and family law, where she remains dedicated to serving the best interests of her clients in all matters related to child custody, divorce, child support, alimony, and division of assets.

She also volunteers as a panelist at the family courts in the Early Settlement Programs. Not only has Ms. Borchers been a Barrister of the Thomas S. Forkin Family Law Inns of Court, she is presently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Gloucester County Bar Association and the Camden County Bar Association.

Ms. Borchers resides in South Jersey where she is an active member of her community and enjoys spending time with her three daughters.

Erin Brueche (Schneiderman)

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

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. During law school, she served as a law clerk for the Office of Attorney General, Division of Youth and Family Services, Newark and also as a law clerk for the Board of Attorney Certifications, Supreme Court of New Jersey. Following her graduation from law school, 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. Ms. Brueche has co-authored the published article Litigating, Negotiating and Drafting College: a Comprehensive Guide for the New Jersey Family Lawyer.

Dianna Cavaliere

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Dianna C. Cavaliere is a family law attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, who received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law. 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.

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 State. 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 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. Ms. Cavaliere is a qualified Family Law Mediator and has provided mediation services to clients who have chosen to work amicably on resolving their family and matrimonial issues.

For more than 10 years 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.

Ms. Cavaliere has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star. She has also been named by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as one of the 10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law in New Jersey.

George Chehanske

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

George J. Chehanske Esq. is an attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Mr. Chehanske's distinguished legal career spans over 40 years concentrated in matrimonial and all aspects of family law, including matters related to child custody, parenting time, divorce, child support, alimony, division of assets, and domestic violence. His love of family, the law, and his burning desire to help people during trying and difficult times drives his unwavering commitment to guiding his clients through their legal matters with the least amount of stress and conflict as possible.

As a family law specialist, Mr. Chehanske draws from his vast skill and experience in divorce and family law mediation, collaborative divorce, negotiated settlements, and all aspects of litigation to help his clients resolve their disputes in a dignified and respectful manner. Mr. Chehanske will always purse lower conflict resolution whenever possible, and will passionately advocate for his clients should litigation be required. Mr. Chehanske prioritizes helping his clients make wise choices that safeguard their rights, children and future.

Mr. Chehanske has served for decades as a family law mediator as well as an Early Settlement Program panelist in both Monmouth and Ocean County. Mr. Chehanske has been involved in Collaborative Law movement in New Jersey since its inception, and directly helped in the Legislature's passage of the NJ Family Collaborative Law Act, making this low-conflict settlement more widely available to New Jersey residents.

Mr. Chehanske is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the New Jersey District Court Bar. He is a New Jersey Supreme Court approved family law mediator, a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Law professionals and the New Jersey Collaborative Divorce Professionals serving Monmouth Ocean and Middlesex counties. He is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Monmouth County Bar Association and its Family Law Committee and the Ocean County Bar Association. Mr. Chehanske is a longtime volunteer panelist in the Family Courts Early Settlement Program.

Mr. Chehanske received his Doctorate in Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law. Early on in his career, he gained valuable experience in diverse areas of the law which included representing NJ State Agencies such as the Mercer County Improvement Authority and the Mercer Metro Bus System. Mr. Chehanske then returned to his hometown in Freehold to open his own law practice. For over two and one-half decades, Mr. Chehanske handled all the Family law matters, as well as all the Civil and Criminal trials for the firm, was appointed and served as the Prosecutor for the Township of Howell and represented clients such as US Homes in their arbitrations/litigation in Central New Jersey.

George Chehanske resides in Howell, New Jersey with his wife Kathy. He has two adult children, a daughter, a son, and 3 beautiful grandchildren. George is a personal health enthusiast, an aquarist, and a lifelong martial artist.

Janet Coven

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Janet B. Coven is a family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Over the course of her extensive career, Ms. Coven has successfully guided clients through their legal matters while ensuring her clients understand each step of the process. Her passion for family law is evident through her unwavering dedication to safeguarding her client's welfare, whether at trial, or through alternate dispute resolution methods such as arbitration, mediation or the collaborative process.

Taking a highly personalized approach to her representation, Ms. Coven tailors her case strategies through her deep understanding of her clients' needs. She listens to her clients' concerns and identifies their goals, working closely with them to craft the right approach for resolving their matters. Her finely honed negotiation skills and legal knowledge enable her to achieve the best results possible for her clients.

Ms. Coven earned her Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law. While attending Law School, Ms. Coven was appointed the Chief Justice to the Moot Court Board and was a member of the National Order of Barristers. She competed in the 1990 Florida Bar National Tax Competition and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law. Ms. Coven served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Graham T. Ross, former Presiding Judge of the Family Part in Somerset County, New Jersey (now retired).

Ms. Coven is well-versed in all areas of divorce and family law including: child custody, child support, alimony and equitable distribution as well as other family-related matters such as grandparents' rights, domestic violence, relocation cases, summary support proceedings, adoptions and premarital agreements. She often resolves her clients' matters outside of the courtroom; however, she will zealously advocate for her clients' rights at trial whenever necessary, utilizing forensic accountants, forensic valuation experts, psychologists, appraisers and employability evaluators, and other resources as needed. She has experience in all areas of family law litigation, including contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony and equitable distribution of assets.

Ms. Coven is a qualified Family Law Mediator and provides mediation services to assist parties in reaching a mutual resolution of their family and matrimonial issues. She is also trained in the alternative dispute resolution method of collaborative divorce, which is a non-adversarial settlement driven process. She currently volunteers her time as an experienced panelist in the Early Settlement Panel program in the Morris County family court where she assists other attorneys and litigants in reaching amicable resolutions in their matters. Ms. Coven is an adjunct instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and has taught Family Law, Ethics, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Family Law and Legal Research and Writing. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section and the Morris County Bar Association. Additionally, she has co-authored the published handbook: New Jersey Family Practice: A Practice Guide with Forms.

Through her accomplished practice that has touched on varied matters including civil/commercial litigation, real estate, immigration, foreclosure, collections, municipal and administrative law, and estate planning, Ms. Coven possesses a diversified platform for assisting clients with their family law matters.

Mara Dooskin

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Mara L. Dooskin, Esq. is an attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. With over two decades of experience assisting clients with their family law matters, Ms. Dooskin is highly skilled at protecting her clients' rights and safeguarding their futures.

As a child of divorce herself, Ms. Dooksin has a unique perspective into the divorce process, especially when child custody is involved. She understands how difficult the divorce process can be for everyone in the family and the potential for long-lasting implications when not handled well. Ms. Dooskin zealously represents her clients, while always putting their needs first. This may require litigation, but Ms. Dooskin will always explores alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, whenever they are in her clients' best interests.

Ms. Dooskin is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar Association and New York State Bar Association and has exclusively concentrated her practice in matrimonial and family law. She provides attentive, compassionate service in all matters related to divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and division of assets. Her masterful knowledge of family law gives her clients immediate peace of mind.

Ms. Dooskin received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ithaca College in 1991 and a Juris Doctorate from New England Law in 1994. Upon graduation, Ms. Dooskin provided legal counsel for New York City's Administration for Children's Services, helping to protect the rights of the city's most vulnerable children. Through her work, Ms. Dooskin helped countless children in the welfare system find their place in safe and loving families.

As part of her continued commitment to giving back, Ms. Dooskin volunteers with the Volunteers Law for Justice and with Partners for Woman and Justice.

Ms. Dooskin lives in North Jersey where she is an active member of her community and enjoys spending time with family and her dog Cole, a labradoodle. She is also an avid reader and can often be found in the summer at the beach reading a good book.

Allison Holzman

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Allison E. Holzman is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Ms. Holzman earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law, 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. Ms. Holzman is licensed to practice in New Jersey, New York and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Since her graduation from law school, Ms. Holzman has been solely dedicated to the practice of family and matrimonial law. In addition to representing clients in contested matters, Ms. Holzman is qualified Family Law Mediator and provides mediation services to assist parties in reaching a mutual resolution of their family and matrimonial issues. Ms. Holzman is also trained in the alternative dispute resolution method of collaborative divorce, which better enables her to avoid litigation through this non-adversarial settlement process.

Ms. Holzman was also a contributing author on the ICLE publication, the Yudes Family Law Citator, 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.

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 also lower conflict approaches, such as mediation or collaborative divorce.

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

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Robyn N. Howlett is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, who received her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. 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.

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 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. Ms. Howlett is also trained in the alternative dispute resolution method of collaborative divorce, which better enables her to avoid litigation through this non-adversarial settlement process.

Ms. Howlett has been named by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as one of the 10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law in New Jersey. 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, the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Collaborative Divorce Group Professionals.

Heather Martin

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

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, cum laude, and she received her graduate degree, a Master's of Science, in Criminology from St. Joseph's University, summa cum laude. She received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law in Camden. 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 a qualified and court approved Family Law Mediator and is also trained in the alternative dispute resolution method of collaborative divorce, which better enables her to avoid litigation through this non-adversarial settlement process.

Samantha Massenzio (Boos)

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Samantha K. Massenzio (formerly Samantha K. Boos). is an attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Ms. Massenzio exclusively concentrates her practice on matrimonial and family law matters, including divorce, separation, child custody, child support, alimony, division of assets, and guardianship of incapacitated adults. She is deeply committed to providing her clients with compassionate, knowledgeable guidance through what she knows can be an extremely difficult time in their lives.

Whether Ms. Massenzio is litigating a complex family law dispute or negotiating a settlement agreement, protecting her clients' best interests is her top priority. She is a highly skilled advocate and creative problem solver. Her attention to detail and strategic planning gives her clients needed clarity and peace of mind from start to finish in their matter.

Ms. Massenzio also has extensive experience with real estate transactions, which is helpful in guiding her clients through any distribution of assets in a divorce or separation that may involve residential or commercial real estate. Her knowledge of Elder Law, including Wills, Trusts (including Special Needs Trusts), Estates Planning/Administration, and Medicaid Planning, are also beneficial to family law clients dealing with issues relating to those matters.

Ms. Massenzio received her Juris Doctorate from New England Law, Boston, where she participated in the Family Law Clinic as an SJC 3:03 Certified Student Attorney. She also served as Judicial Intern to the Honorable Joseph A. Dickson, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey.

She is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the New Jersey District Court Bar, and the New York Bar. She is presently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Samantha Massenzio resides in North Jersey and is a member of Montville Township Kiwanis Club, serving as Club Secretary and a leader in the Club's annual delivery of Thanksgiving baskets to families in need in the Montville area. She is a longtime volunteer with DAWNcil, an independent living center that provides support to persons with disabilities. Ms. Massenzio has also volunteered with Morris County Housing Partnership, where she led seminars for first-time home buyers on what to expect from a real estate closing. She was recognized by the Housing Partnership as Volunteer of the Year in 2018.

Laura Mendonca

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Laura M. Mendonca is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. She received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School Law. 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.

Ms. Mendonca 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.

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 make Ms. Mendonca especially well-suited to represent clients in all facets of family law.

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

Kelly Newman

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Kelly M. Newman, Esq. is an attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Ms. Newman exclusively focuses her practice on matrimonial and family law, including divorce, custody and parenting time, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, prenuptial agreements, adoption, agreements related to alternative reproductive technology, and all other related family matters. Ms. Newman also has significant experience assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients to exercise their family law rights.

What Ms. Newman finds most compelling about practicing family law is that each case is a unique opportunity to help her clients make lasting, impactful changes in their lives that will safeguard their futures and bring them peace of mind for years to come. In guiding her clients through their legal matters, Ms. Newman is steadfastly dedicated to being their source of compassion, knowledge and unwavering strength. She takes pride in utilizing her well-honed advocacy skills and extensive litigation experience to achieve the best outcomes possible for her clients and their children.

Upon receiving her Juris Doctorate from the City University of New York School of Law, whose motto is "law in service of human need," Ms. Newman began her legal career as a Staff Attorney at South Jersey Legal Services. This position afforded her the opportunity to serve clients and sharpen her advocacy skills in a broad range of legal practice areas, and ultimately led her to discovering her passion for the practice of family law.

Ms. Newman is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court and is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Gloucester County Bar Association and the Camden County Bar Association. She also engages in significant volunteer service as a Member of the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics Fee Arbitration Committee and a Pro Bono Attorney for South Jersey Legal Services' Private Attorney Involvement program.

Ms. Newman is bilingual in English and Spanish. She loves living in South Jersey and being an active participant in her community. She especially enjoys being the mother of two sets of twins and a Leader of two Girl Scout troops.

Veronica Norgaard

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

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 has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% if attorneys in New Jersey. Ms. Norgaard is a skilled and recognized trial attorney and has successfully tried cases before judges in New York and New Jersey.

Ms. Norgaard has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star (2008-10, 12-18). She has also been named by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as one of the 10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law in New Jersey. 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.

Carmela Novi

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

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. During college, Ms. Novi served as a Judicial Intern for Hon. Walter M. Schackman, J.S.C., Supreme Court of New York, and Commercial Division.

She began practicing family law immediately upon her graduation from New York Law School. 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 and court approved Family 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.

Stephanie O'Neill

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Stephanie O'Neill is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. She received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law Newark. While in law school, Ms. O'Neill was active in the Rutgers Civil Justice Clinic, where she dealt with a variety of family law issues, including adoption, alimony, and equitable distribution. Ms. O'Neill was also involved with the Courtroom Advocates Project, where she was able to help economically disadvantaged victims of domestic violence obtain Orders of Protections. Prior to law school, she studied at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree.

Ms. O'Neill is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, a member of the Hudson County Bar Association and also a member of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. O'Neill is also admitted to practice in the State of New York.

Ms. O'Neill's practice has been exclusively concentrated in matrimonial and family law, where she has dedicated her career to helping families in matters including but not limited to contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony and equitable distribution of assets. She takes great pride and care in getting to know her clients and their needs personally so that she can tailor her representations to their individualized needs.

After graduation, Ms. O'Neill immediately began practicing as a litigator in the private sector with a strong emphasis on family law. Ms. O'Neill is the recipient of the 10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law American Institute of Legal Counsel.

Richard Outhwaite

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Richard A. Outhwaite, Esq. is a Family Law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Mr. Outhwaite has exclusively specialized in Family Law throughout his nearly 30 years in practice. He is a passionate family law advocate devoted to assisting his clients in achieving positive outcomes in their matters. Mr. Outhwaite strongly protects and advocates for his clients' legal rights and the rights of their children, recognizing that each client's needs and goals require individualized care and attention. Working closely with his clients, Mr. Outhwaite analyzes and explains the law relevant to each individual's set of circumstances, and then formulates effective legal strategies for successfully resolving these issues.

Mr. Outhwaite is extensively experienced in all areas of Family Law including divorce, custody, child support, parenting time, equitable distribution of assets, post- divorce court applications and domestic violence proceedings. Mr. Outhwaite is "resolution oriented" in his approach to divorce and family law matters and seeks out of court settlement methods whenever appropriate and advantageous for his clients. Mr. Outhwaite also assists the Family Court Early Settlement Panel wherein he volunteers to help facilitate the amicable resolution of divorce matters without the necessity of trial. When circumstances dictate that a trial is necessary, his clients benefit from Mr. Outhwaite's substantial litigation experience and esteemed reputation for zealously standing up for his clients.

Due to his recognized skill and knowledge in the matrimonial field, Mr. Outhwaite has been appointed by Family Law Judges to serve as a Blue Ribbon Panelist with regard to mediating/resolving highly contentious and complex divorce cases. Also, Mr. Outhwaite has been appointed by the Court as a Guardian ad Litem to advocate for children. He has lectured on Family Law matters both at the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and at American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) functions. He has also lectured at the Matrimonial Law Clerk "Boot Camp", an instructional program for incoming Family Court Law Clerks.

Mr. Outhwaite has also authored Family Law articles which have been published in both the New Jersey Lawyer and the Matrimonial Strategist. He has been involved in three family law matters that have resulted in reported decisions: Roskowski v. Roskowski, 274 NJ Super 620 (Ch. Div. 1993); Matter of Adoption by W.P. and M.P., 308 NJ Super 376 (App. Div. 1998); Kiernan v. Kiernan, 355 NJ Super 89 (App. Div. 2002). Pursuant to The Hague Convention, Mr. Outhwaite is listed by the United States Department of State as an attorney in New Jersey to be contacted in regards to international child abduction cases.

Mr. Outhwaite received his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall School of Law. During law school, he was an active member of the Family Law Clinic. Upon graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Herbert S. Glickman, J.S.C., Family Court, Essex County.

Rachel Partyka

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Rachel E. Partyka is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, who received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law, Camden. 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 domesti 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.

Ms. Partyka has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% if attorneys in New Jersey.

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 in all facets of family law litigation, including contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony and equitable distribution of assets.

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.

Teresa Reichek

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Teresa L. Reichek, Esq. is an attorney at Weinberger Divorce and Family Law Group, L.L.C. Ms. Reichek exclusively concentrates her practice on family and matrimonial matters, including divorce, child custody, asset division, alimony, child support, domestic violence and related family matters. Ms. Reichek is passionate about protecting her clients and understands that each client and each case are unique and require ingenuity and a fresh approach for achieving the best possible outcomes.

Whether dealing with a child support modification or complex litigated divorce, Ms. Reichek uses her legal prowess and dedication to protect and guide her clients through their matters, keeping them completely informed about their rights and options at all times. Ms. Reichek aims to minimize this tension while working diligently to resolve her client's matter through individualized attention and advice. Ms. Reichek is particularly sensitive to the needs of her clients' children and helps protect their best interests.

Ms. Reichek will always advocate for low conflict settlement methods whenever possible. Should going before a judge be necessary, Ms. Reichek is a skilled litigator with a consummate reputation for zealously advocating for her clients in court.

Believing that every client deserves equal footing, Ms. Reichek has as extensive history in representing victims of domestic violence. She began her family court experience in New York where she volunteered in both Queens and Suffolk County Courts as a law student assisting victims of domestic violence in their applications for Protective Orders. She continued on this path working in multiple non-profit agencies in Middlesex County, New Jersey where she continued her work in domestic violence trials, dissolution matters and all other areas of family law.

Ms. Reichek then took her skills to Texas, practicing primarily in Travis and Williamson Counties in the Austin suburbs assisting clients with divorces and Orders of Protection as well as volunteering with her local police department as a victim's advocate.

Ms. Reichek received her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University's Maurice A. Deane School of Law where she concentrated in civil litigation and served in the Housing Rights Clinic directing a class action settlement in the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of New York. That experience not only introduced her to the issue of tenant's rights that can go hand-in-hand with family law cases, but it confirmed her aptitude for litigation work, and her passion for being in a courtroom has continued throughout her career. Ms. Reichek received her Bachelor of Arts from The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College).

Ms. Reichek is admitted to the bars of the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Federal District Court, and the State of Texas. She resides in Burlington County where she enjoys volunteering with her local Kiwanis Club.

Ryan Russell

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Ryan D. Russell is a family law attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. He received his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law.

While in law school, Mr. Russell worked at Seton Hall Law's Center for Social Justice Clinic where he represented clients in a variety of matrimonial disputes. After graduation from law school,Mr. Russell served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Kathleen A. Sheedy, Presiding Judge of New Jersey Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part, Monmouth County. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Russell earned an undergraduate degree in business from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park.

Mr. Russell is admitted to practice in New Jersey and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey. Mr. Russell's practice is entirely dedicated to matrimonial and family law. He has handled a variety of family law matters throughout the State of New Jersey. Mr. Russell's experience includes all aspects of family law, including divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable distribution, adoptions, domestic violence, and juvenile delinquency.

Mr. Russell has volunteered with the One Catalyst Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing tangible support to the members of the community.

Mr. Russell is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and Monmouth County Bar Association.

Jessica Ragno Sprague

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Jessica Ragno Sprague is a family law attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. After graduating from Seton Hall Law School, 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.

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 Law 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.

Crystal Ullrich

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Crystal M. Ullrich is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. Ms. Ullrich provides her clients with focused, compassionate and individualized representation in all areas of family law, including divorce, alimony, equitable distribution of assets, child custody, child support and domestic violence.

Ms. Ullrich listens carefully to her clients and prides herself on her ability to "dig deeper" in creating clear and detailed legal strategies tailored to her clients' goals and needs. She is passionate about safeguarding her clients' ability to achieve security and peace of mind in their lives, and is especially attentive to the needs of children in a divorce or custody matter. Ms. Ullrich will always explore low conflict settlement techniques like mediation whenever it is in her client's best interests.

When litigation is needed and appropriate, Ms. Ullrich's clients benefit from her extensive litigation background in family, civil and criminal defense matters. She has successfully tried cases in areas such as domestic violence, international child custody and international child abduction, and child relocation. She is highly skilled with all aspects of litigation, including trials, motions, discovery issues, and depositions. Ms. Ullrich has successfully argued cases for her clients before the federal courts. Her experience litigating criminal defense matters is particularly helpful to her when assisting her clients with domestic violence matters.

Ms. Ullrich actively participates in the Family Law Sections of the State and County Bar Associations where she is involved in facilitating close relationships between local attorneys and judges and presenting Continuing Legal Education seminars to fellow attorneys on updates and changes in the law. Through her memberships in the Municipal Court Committees of the State and County Bar Associations, Ms. Ullrich has further volunteered her time to lead Continuing Legal Education seminars. She is also a volunteer and speaker at Metuchen High School's yearly Senior Seminar to help students understand their responsibilities in the community and how to best deal with social issues facing our youth.

Ms. Ullrich received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Seton Hall University with a minor in Psychology, and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law, focusing her studies on family law, divorce, mediation, domestic violence, and criminal law.

During law school, Ms. Ullrich was a judicial intern for the Honorable David B. Katz, J.S.C. in the Family Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County. This experience provided an unparalleled opportunity to explore custody, parenting time and other family law issues from all sides.

Raquel Vallejo

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Raquel Vallejo is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. She received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law. 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.

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, the Morris County Bar Association, Union County Bar Association, The Essex County Barry I. Croland Family Law Inns of Court, and the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, on which she serves as a Trustee. She is also an experienced panelist for the Morris County Family Court in the Early Settlement program and is a volunteer attorney for the Jersey Battered Women's Shelter.

Ms. Vallejo has also appeared as an expert on CNN Espaol and Telemundo.

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

Jennifer Varga

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

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 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. Ms. Varga has dedicated her entire legal practice to divorce and family law matters. Ms. Varga is also trained in the alternative dispute resolution method of collaborative divorce, which better enables her to avoid litigation through this non-adversarial settlement process.

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.

Ms. Varga 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.

Natalie Wentz

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Natalie E. Wentz, Esq. is an attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Ms. Wentz is dedicated to safeguarding and serving the best interests of her clients in their matrimonial and family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, division of assets, DCPP matters, adoptions and all other related family law matters.

Natalie Wentz graduated from Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey. Immediately following, Natalie clerked for the Honorable David W. Morgan, JSC with the Superior Court of New Jersey, in the family division for Gloucester County.

Ms. Wentz volunteers with Gloucester County family court in the Early Settlement Programs as a panelist. She is presently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Gloucester County Bar Association and the Camden County Bar Association. Ms. Wentz formerly served on the Economic Development Commission in her hometown and participates in her local chambers of commerce. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New Jersey District Court.

Ms. Wentz provides her clients with compassionate representation and zealous advocacy that draws upon her vast knowledge and 16 years of experience in the area of family law. Ms. Wentz has devoted her practice to family law because it gives her direct access to helping individuals during one of the most challenging times in their lives. Ms. Wentz values the opportunity to make a positive difference in her client's lives and the lives of their children.

Recognizing that family law matters can produce feelings of uncertainty and anxiety, Ms. Wentz moves quickly and skillfully to provide her clients with a clear path towards reaching their goals. Whether litigation is required and in her client's best interests, or the matter can be settled through out of court methods, Ms. Wentz focuses on creative solutions to best address all of her client's concerns and obtain the best possible outcomes. She gives each of her clients the respect and specialized guidance they need to successfully navigate their legal issues.

Ms. Wentz was named a Top Attorney in the area of adoption law by SJ Magazine in both 2016 and 2017. Ms. Wentz has also been featured in Gloucester County Woman, a publication dedicated to the education of woman's resources in Gloucester County, NJ.

Ms. Wentz is a life-long resident of Southern New Jersey, were she resides with her husband, two sons and dog.

Nicole McCauley

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Nicole M. McCauley is a family law and divorce attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Ms. McCauley exclusively concentrates her practice on family law, including divorce, child custody and child support, alimony and asset division issues, domestic violence, and child welfare (DCP&P) litigation.

Nicole McCauley became a divorce and family law attorney because she truly enjoys safeguarding her clients and helping them reach a better place in their lives, both emotionally and financially. She prides herself on keeping her clients informed of all their options and the best course of action every step of the way, giving them peace of mind knowing they are on the best path forward.

Ms. McCauley recognizes that no divorce or family matter is the same. Therefore, she develops customized strategies based upon her client's individualized needs, as well as the needs of their children. Whether her client's matter requires litigation in court, or can be settled through mediation or other low-conflict method, Ms. McCauley draws upon her extensive divorce and family law experience to provide compassionate and zealous legal representation that prioritizes positive solutions and outcomes.

After graduating from Widener University School of Law (now known as Delaware Law School) where she earned her Juris Doctorate, Ms. McCauley immediately began working as an attorney immersed herself in the area of family law.

Ms. McCauley is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Camden County Bar Association. Ms. McCauley further volunteers as a panelist for the Gloucester County Matrimonial Early Settlement Program.

Ms. McCauley has been named as a Top Attorney in the area of Domestic Violence by SJ Magazine for six consecutive years.

In her personal life, Ms. McCauley has a special interest in advocating for those with mental health disorders. She serves on the Board of Directors for Buddy Project, Inc., a non-profit organization that assists those with mental health related issues to find connection and stability in their lives.

Nicole McCauley resides in South Jersey with her fiance and two young sons.

Hillary Piedra

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Hillary Piedra Esq. is a divorce and family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. As a matrimonial law attorney, Ms. Piedra places great priority on understanding her client's unique circumstances and goals in their matters so that she can help them design solutions that truly match their needs, and the needs of their children.

A skilled, compassionate listener, Hillary guides her clients through all their legal options by offering straightforward advice about how to weigh choices and providing a recommended course of action for safeguarding their rights and future. Ms. Piedra's clients appreciate her clear, understandable communication style.

While many disputes can be resolved amicably through negotiation or mediation, Hillary is a fierce advocate for her clients when Family Court is the best or only option for protecting their interests. Her exemplary skills include an unparalleled sensitivity to the needs of her clients, thorough attention-to-detail, and a drive to provide the highest level of legal representation possible. At all times during her client's matters, she works diligently to prioritize her client's peace of mind.

Ms. Piedra exclusively focuses her practice on family law, including but not limited to, divorce, child custody, parenting time, domestic violence, alimony, equitable distribution, post-dissolution and other matrimonial matters. In addition to representing clients in contested matters, Hillary also represents clients in a full array of post-judgment matters, including property or marital settlement agreement enforcement, college contribution disputes, modifications of alimony or child support and appeals from unfavorable judgments. Additionally, she assists clients in negotiating prenuptial agreements to protect premarital assets, income, family assets and future inheritances.

Ms. Piedra has prior legal experience handling residential real estate law. Her family law knowledge coupled with her understanding of real estate legal procedure has helped her guide many of her clients through the division of assets, including real property.

Ms. Piedra received her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During her law school career, she served as secretary of her school's Family Law Society and focused her studies primarily in the family law realm. Ms. Piedra clerked for the Honorable Judge Thomas M. Lynch, VI of the 17th Judicial Circuit, where she gained a better insight of different areas of substantive law and procedural issues that helped shape her knowledge of the legal field and pushed her in the direction of practicing family law.

Ms. Piedra is a member of the Young Lawyer's Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association and the Morris County Bar Association.

Outside of the legal realm, Hillary enjoys spending time with her husband and teaching Spin classes.

Erika Handler

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Erika Handler, Esq. is an attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Ms. Handler exclusively focuses her practice on matrimonial and family law, including divorce, custody and parenting time, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, relocation, post-dissolution matters and other related family matters.

Ms. Handler understands that even in the most amicable of circumstances, going through a divorce or family law matter can be a fear provoking time for the entire family. Ms. Handler works tirelessly to ensure that her clients are educated and informed of their rights and options as well as best course of action throughout the entire legal process. She is dedicated to guiding and protecting her clients through zealous advocacy, out of the box solutions, and a cognizance of the financial expense associated with divorce and family matters.

As both a child of divorce and a mother of young children, Ms. Handler has a great appreciation for the impact of divorce on children as well as the need for both strength and civility in protecting the needs of her client's children. She finds fulfillment in assisting her clients and their families through this process to ensure that they are in the best possible position to securely move forward. Ms. Handler is always focused on her client's ultimate goals and safeguarding their rights to obtain the best possible resolution.

In addition to family law, Ms. Handler also has experience in residential real estate law. This knowledge is invaluable when dealing with distribution of assets in the divorce process that involve the sale of the marital home or other real estate holdings.

Erika Handler earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan where she graduated with high honors. She obtained her law degree from the Rutgers University School of Law, where she served as the Chairperson of the Women's Law Forum and Managing Research Editor of the Computer and Technology Law Journal. During law school, Ms. Handler served as a law clerk for the Attorney General's Office, Division of Youth and Family Services, Newark and volunteered with the law school's Special Education Clinic working to secure school accommodations for children with special needs. Prior to entering into private practice, Ms. Handler served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Thomas L. Weisenbeck, J.S.C., Morris County Family Part (now retired). These positions afforded her the opportunity to serve a vast array of clients while sharpening her advocacy and mediation skills.

Ms. Handler is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and Union County Bar Association. She is an active participant in her community serving as the Co-Chair of Membership for her temple and member of the Mayor of Scotch Plain's Wellness Committee.

When not at the office, Ms. Handler enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, listening to podcasts and running outdoors.

Philip J. Maenza, JSC

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

The Honorable Phillip J. Maenza is a retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge and of counsel with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group.

Judge Maenza has practiced law for over 42 years and for a decade served on the bench in the Superior Court of New Jersey in all divisions including the Family Division where he presided over thousands of divorce and family law cases, including child custody disputes, adoptions, domestic violence matters, asset division and post-divorce litigation, and countless related family law matters.

As an arbitrator and mediator, Judge Maenza draws upon his vast legal experience to provide a fair, thoughtful and amiable atmosphere where parties can be heard and fruitful avenues for resolution can be explored. In mediation sessions, Judge Maenza asks deeper questions and facilitates productive dialogue so that parties are able to create an equitable and fulfilling blueprint for resolving their matter. When called upon to serve as arbitrator for those seeking to have a complex divorce or family law matter decided by an experienced judge in a private setting, Judge Maenza fully immerses himself in the matter and provides the great care and attention needed to objectively and efficiently render a reasoned decision.

Judge Maenza understands how personally difficult and significant divorce and family law matters are in people’s lives, and because of this, brings great empathy and common sense to his work. He is results-driven and diligently focused on helping people cut through the red tape of the legal system so they can move on with their lives in a positive way.

Among his distinguished career achievements, Judge Maenza has written over 50 appellate briefs as a lawyer, served for over 20 years as a Municipal Court Judge in many courts, and has mediated significant numbers of divorce matters, civil suits, commercial litigation, and consumer claims for the courts, the American Arbitration Association, and the Better Business Bureau. He was a volunteer member of one of the first Early Settlement Panels in Bergen County in 1980 under Judge Harvey Sorkow. Judge Maenza is a current member of the Barry Croland Inns of Court as well as the NJ Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Association for Justice, and the Morris County Bar Association.

As an active and longtime volunteer in the New Jersey community, Judge Maenza co-founded the Women’s Haven and Family Services, an organization which provided shelter and family services for battered women in Paterson. He served as the organization’s president for five years and was awarded the Statewide Professional Volunteer of the Year Award in 1984 from the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women.

Judge Maenza is a recognized lecturer in the court and volunteers at local high schools, and colleges, speaking on a variety of legal issues that impact young adults. Since 2018, Judge Maenza has served as an Adjunct Professor of Paralegal Studies for Family Law at Montclair State University.

Prior to being a judge, Philip Maenza was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department, and President of Cub Scout Pack 20. He also served as a member of the East Hanover Board of Education, Planning Board, the Cable Advisory Committee, coached several intramural sports teams and served as Deputy Mayor for the Township of East Hanover

Karen T. Willitts

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Karen Tichenor Willitts is a divorce and family law attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. With over 20 years of experience practicing law entirely in the field of matrimonial and family law, Ms. Willitts is a highly respected specialist in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable distribution, complex asset valuation, adoptions, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency issues and all other family law matters.

Ms. Willitts provides her clients with creative and compassionate representation that recognizes her clients' unique needs and goals. She is strategic in finding the best legal solutions for safeguarding her clients' rights and their children, and will seek to resolve her clients' matters through low conflict methods, such as mediation, whenever possible.

Ms. Willitts also recognizes that desired outcomes may not always be attainable without court action. When called upon to go before the courts, she is prepared to advocate zealously on her client's behalf. Drawing upon the strength of her background in complex matrimonial matters and litigation, Ms. Willitts has built a reputation for guiding her clients through highly contested divorce and family matters with great care and seamless precision, from initial filings through to case conclusion.

A child of an acrimonious divorce herself, Karen Willitts is sensitive to the concerns and worries of divorcing parents about the needs and well-being of their children. Her goal is to resolve the various problems for her clients arising out of a divorce, including high conflict and emotional situations, in such a way as to allow her clients to move forward in their lives with peace of mind.

Prior to her law career, Ms. Willitts worked as a financial analyst at the investment bank of Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York. She is taps into her finance background when her clients' legal matters include complex asset valuations and other issues related to dividing financial investments.

Ms. Willitts earned her Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School-Newark and served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Amy Piro Chambers, P.J.S.C. in the Civil Division in Middlesex County. She graduated with High Honors from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.

Ms. Willitts was honored to be designated by New Jersey Family Magazine as one of New Jersey's "Best Lawyers for Families". She has also served as a contributing writer and editor on The Yudes Family Law Citator, published each year by the New Jersey Institute of Legal Education.

Ms. Willitts is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the New Jersey District Court Bar.

Karen Willitts resides in Middlesex County and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and a menagerie of pets, and she is particularly fond of dachshunds.

Leigh-Anne Mulrey

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Leigh-Anne Mulrey is an attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Over the course of her sixteen-year career, Ms. Mulrey has built an exemplary reputation as a skilled and compassionate lawyer who fights wholeheartedly to ensure the fair treatment of both her clients and their children, and safeguard their essential rights.

Recognizing the life-altering consequences that invariably accompany family law matters, Ms. Mulrey provides legal representation that focuses on creative solutions and methodical strategies to address and pursue her clients' unique needs and goals. Having experienced the triumphs and tribulations of the dissolution of her own parents' marriage amongst four siblings immersed in the process, she advocates passionately and vigorously for amicable and reasonable resolutions. It is of utmost importance to Ms. Mulrey that her clients receive the best protection and representation possible; she is dedicated to navigating her clients and their children through such trying times with empathy and determination.

Although her paramount goal is to achieve a non-litigious resolution, should there be a need to proceed with litigation in any separation, divorce, custody, or domestic violence dispute, Ms. Mulrey will leave no stone unturned. Her extensive litigation and appellate experiences have led to her successes and enabled her to provide positive resolutions to the great satisfaction and benefit of her clients.

n addition to her matrimonial practice, Ms. Mulrey has gained vast experience in the defense of both state and federal criminal offenses since the conclusion of her clerkship with the New Jersey Supreme Court. She has handled matters of varying degree and complexity from the investigatory and charging phase up through and including trial and sentencing and defended white-collar and non-white collar cases alike in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York.

As a result of the experience she has gained, Ms. Mulrey possess a thorough understanding of the complexities of litigation. Every case, every client, and every circumstance is different, and effective advocacy depends in each matter on the consideration, pursuit, and exhaustion of each and every angle of prosecution and defense.

Ms. Mulrey is highly experienced in all aspects of New Jersey family law, including divorce, child custody, alimony, child support, equitable distribution, complex asset valuation, adoptions, domestic violence, and all other family law matters. She has been described as both a bulldog and an angel in light of her unwavering compassion and dedication to her clients and the relief she adamantly pursues and successfully obtains on their behalf. Ms. Mulrey has assisted victims of domestic violence in seeking protection from abuse, in addition to defending clients against false allegations of abuse. She has also, and with equal zeal, handled claims of child abuse and neglect. Her zeal for helping clients through such critical times is resolute and reflected in her volunteer work for Partners for Women and Justice, a non-profit organization that provides free legal help to low income, abused women in New Jersey in domestic violence and family law matters.

In addition to her extensive litigation background, Ms. Mulrey has developed great proficiency in the area of appellate practice and procedure, having appeared before the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Ms. Mulrey's training, legal research and writing skills, as well as her educational and professional experiences, have rendered her an effective appellate advocate, skilled at identifying and pursuing the best appellate grounds to ensure the greatest chance of success on appeal.

As a unique benefit to clients who may also need help in criminal law matters that accompany or transcend a family related matter, Ms. Mulrey has developed vast knowledge and skill as a criminal litigator at both the state and federal level. Following her clerkship with the New Jersey Supreme Court, she handled matters of varying degree and complexity from the investigatory and charging phase up through and including trial and sentencing in the defense of white-collar and non-white collar cases alike in the state and federal courts of both New Jersey and New York.

Ms. Mulrey is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law – Newark. a published author and law lecturer, and has been named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star list for over a decade. She was previously a member of the New Jersey State Policeman's Benevolent Association as an Approved Attorney.

Fueled by undying commitment and diligence, Ms. Mulrey consistently implements logical and lateral resolutions in her pursuit of justice for her clients. Her approach has repeatedly proven to successfully resolve disputes in court and otherwise in a creative and efficacious manner.

Thomas Ercolano III

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Thomas Ercolano III, Esq. is a family law attorney with Weinberger Divorce and Family Law Group, LLC. Mr. Ercolano is an accomplished family lawyer and former Deputy Attorney General ("DAG") with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. He is highly skilled in all aspects of family and matrimonial law, including divorce, custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, division of assets, qualified domestic relation orders (QDROs), domestic violence, DCP&P child welfare matters, modification and enforcement of family court orders, post-divorce issues and all other related family matters.

Recognizing that divorce and family law cases are rarely straight forward, Mr. Ercolano guides his clients with attentive care, service and sensitivity. He develops deep and strong connections with his clients, taking the time to discuss any and all issues while maintaining open communication and availability. By guiding and keeping his clients informed at every major decision in their case, Mr. Ercolano's clients have the confidence and peace of mind of knowing they are on the best path forward.

Mr. Ercolano will always seek out low conflict resolutions whenever possible and appropriate, including mediation; however, should litigation be necessary, he will zealously advocate to safeguard his clients' rights and best interests. Drawing upon his vast courtroom experience, Mr. Ercolano is known for his deft touch and ability to anticipate and effectively respond to his adversary's challenges and counter arguments while interacting with the Courts, and ultimately persevering in achieving his clients' goals.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Ercolano spent almost five years in public service as a Deputy Attorney General ("DAGâ") with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. As a DAG, he prosecuted child protective services matters in the New Jersey Superior Court, conducting Order to Show Cause custody hearings, case management conferences, pre-trial conferences, child abuse and neglect fact-findings, and termination of parental rights trials. Mr. Ercolano also worked with expert witnesses including child abuse pediatricians and psychologists in the course of the DCP&P investigations and litigation. In addition to his trial advocacy, he also wrote appellate briefs and presented oral arguments before the Appellate Division.

In his family law practice, Mr. Ercolano recognizes that oftentimes clients are dealing with other legal matters such as criminal charges, child welfare investigations, real estate matters, employment disputes, or estate planning. Mr. Ercolano's extensive experience in these areas while in private practice enables him to comprehensively and effectively protect his clients because he understands how issues in different areas of the law can impact a family law case.

Mr. Ercolano’s greatest life event occurred with the birth of his son because it opened his eyes to the power and importance of a parent's relationship with their child. This has provided an entirely new perspective on the services that Mr. Ercolano provides his clients and allows him to fully grasp the importance of his clients' motivation and objectives in safeguarding their rights to their children.

Mr. Ercolano graduated from Lafayette College and then Seton Hall University School of Law. He began his legal career as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Roger W. Daley (retired) in the Middlesex County Family Court. During his clerkship, Mr. Ercolano quickly learned that family law cases are the most important matters before the Court -- they have the highest stakes and deal with the most consequential issues. At that point, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in family law to help his clients during their most challenging times. The clerkship also provided valuable insight into how to navigate a courtroom and how judges evaluate cases, consider evidence, and make decisions -- tools which Mr. Ercolano finds invaluable when advocating for his clients in the courtroom.

Mr. Ercolano is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, and the federal District Court of New Jersey. He is also a member of New Jersey State Bar Association and the Morris County Bar Association.

When he is not in the courtroom or at the office, Mr. Ercolano enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, son, and rescue dog.

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