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

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

Suffolk University Law School
J.D.,

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
B.A.,

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.

Alison Dunn (Schmieder)

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

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

Matthew Gerber

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

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 to 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.

Rosemary Gushiken

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Rosemary Gushiken, Esq. is an Attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC in the Hackensack office. Ms. Gushiken has experience in all facets of divorce and family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, division of assets, special immigrant juvenile status and other immigration matters related to family law. Her fluency in Spanish allows her to directly and effectively communicate with and represent the best interests of a wider range of clients.

Ms. Gushiken is fiercely dedicated to helping her clients and their children move past the turmoil of divorce and family matters in a positive and efficient manner. She has built a strong reputation for guiding her clients with compassion and professionalism, tailoring her approach to address and resolve each client's individual concerns and specific legal needs.

Rosemary Gushiken is a skilled negotiator well-versed in using creative legal strategies, including pursuing low conflict resolution methods, whenever it is in her client's best interests. When going to court is necessary, Rosemary draws from her extensive litigation experience to zealously advocate for her clients in safeguarding their rights.

After graduating from Roger Williams University School of Law with her Juris Doctorate, Ms. Gushiken started out in her law career working at a civil litigation firm where she predominantly focused on family law matters, representing clients throughout New Jersey. She then went on to practice law at a firm that specialized in family law, immigration and Municipal Court matters, where she primarily represented clients in family law cases.

Ms. Gushiken's immigration law experience is a special benefit for her clients who face immigration issues in their family law matters. Immigration status can impact alimony, custody during divorce proceedings, and guardianship and special findings cases in which Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is sought for a child. Additionally, the outcome of a domestic violence matter may have severe consequences to non-citizen clients that can result in a removal proceeding.

Rosemary Gushiken has volunteered as a Mentor for the Championing Our Students Program through the YMCA in Providence, Rhode Island and interned at Passaic County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. During law school, she participated in the Immigration Clinic where she represented Adults and Children that were placed in removal proceedings before the Boston Immigration Court. Ms. Gushiken completed an Immigration Law Education and Advocacy Project externship through Catholic Social Services and has experience researching human rights issues.

Ms. Gushiken is actively involved in professional associations throughout New Jersey. She is a Barrister of the Justice Virginia Long American Inn of Court of Hudson and Union counties, where she has been elected Secretary. Ms. Gushiken is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association, the Hudson County Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Ms. Gushiken is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. She is also accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and admitted to practice law in the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Ms. Gushiken graduated Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, and a Minor in Criminology.

Rosemary Gushiken resides in Northern New Jersey where she enjoys volunteering her time in health and wellness events throughout the local communities, baking, watching soccer, cheering for the Yankees and Giants, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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.

Marquis Jones, Jr.

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Marquis D. Jones, Jr. is a family law 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. 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. 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 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. 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. Mr. Jones is also a qualified Family 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.

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.

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