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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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.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in New Jersey and has no record of discipline from the New Jersey bar association. *

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls

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.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in New Jersey and has no record of discipline from the New Jersey bar association. *

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
Office Information
Office Hours

M-F: 8:00AM - 5:30PM

Other Offices
  • Bergen County 201-642-2000

    Court Plaza South-West Wing
    21 Main Street, Suite 354
    Hackensack, NJ 07601

  • Somerset County 908-333-4000

    135 US Highway 202/206
    Suite 8
    Bedminster, NJ 07921

  • Monmouth County 732-252-0000

    83 South Street
    Suite 201
    Freehold, NJ 07728

  • Burlington County 856 441-2000

    309 Fellowship Road, Suite 200
    Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

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 Divorce & Family Law Group 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 Divorce & Family Law Group 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 Divorce & Family Law Group 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 Divorce & Family Law Group 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.

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
Bari Weinberger

Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. 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.,

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
Bari Weinberger

Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. 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.,


Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
Kourtney Borchers

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.

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
Kourtney Borchers

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.

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
Dianna Cavaliere

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.

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
Dianna Cavaliere

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.

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
George Chehanske

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.

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
George Chehanske

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.

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
Mara Dooskin

Mara L. Dooskin, Esq. is a Partner 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.

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
Mara Dooskin

Mara L. Dooskin, Esq. is a Partner 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.

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
Robyn Howlett

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.

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
Robyn Howlett

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.

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Laura Mendonca

Laura M. Mendonca is an Of Counsel 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.

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Laura Mendonca

Laura M. Mendonca is an Of Counsel 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.

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Carmela Novi

Carmela L. Novi, an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of attorneys in New Jersey. 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.

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Carmela Novi

Carmela L. Novi, an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of attorneys in New Jersey. 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.

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Richard Outhwaite

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.

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Richard Outhwaite

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.

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Rachel Partyka

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

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Rachel Partyka

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

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Teresa Reichek

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.

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Teresa Reichek

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.

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Ryan Russell

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.

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Ryan Russell

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.

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Raquel Vallejo

Raquel Vallejo is a Partner 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.

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Raquel Vallejo

Raquel Vallejo is a Partner 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.

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Jennifer Varga

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

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

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

Ms. Varga then attended Widener University School of Law to pursue a legal career in the field of family law. During her time at Widener University School of Law, Ms. Varga was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and National Order of Barristers. Ms. Varga graduated Widener University School of Law 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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Nicole McCauley

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.

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Nicole McCauley

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.

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Hillary Piedra

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.

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Hillary Piedra

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.

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Philip J. Maenza, JSC

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

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Philip J. Maenza, JSC

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

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Gina-Marie Izzo

Gina-Marie Izzo is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce and Family Law Group. Ms. Izzo is an accomplished family lawyer, court approved mediator, and former Assistant District Attorney for the State of New York. She exclusively dedicates her practice to family and matrimonial matters, including divorce, custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, division of assets, domestic violence, DCP&P child welfare matters, modification and enforcement of family court orders, child removal matters, post-divorce issues and all other related family matters.

Drawing on her extensive background, Ms. Izzo offers compassion and empathy for her clients undergoing the life altering experience of a divorce or family matter. She prioritizes excellent communication and education as a way to relieve common fears and anxieties for her clients and to ensure that they are always ready and able to make the best decisions possible. Ms. Izzo's personal experience with the divorce process, especially divorcing when children are involved, allows her to deeply understand her clients needs. It is also a key driving force behind her zealous advocacy and passion for helping her clients reach their goals.

Ms. Izzo is a highly skilled family court litigator and has successfully advocated for countless divorce and family law clients. Having served as an Assistant District Attorney, she also possesses a unique and extensive criminal litigation background that has provided her with advanced investigative, logical and rational "on her feet" thinking skills which are all necessary to advocate aggressively on behalf of her clients.

Ms. Izzo is also careful to only use litigation when absolutely necessary and to explore low conflict resolution methods whenever they are in her client's best interests. In fact, Ms. Izzo is a court approved and qualified family law mediator. Her training and experience in mediation have honed her negotiation skills, enabling her to resolve, when possible, non-mediated cases without court intervention.

Over the course of her esteemed career, Ms. Izzo has gained vast experience in additional practices of law, including defending individuals in Municipal Court matters as well as Estate Planning. Her background in these areas of law provides her clients with an advantage that others do not have. The reality is, there are times when Municipal Court matters such as Simple Assault, Criminal Mischief, Harassment, and even Driving While Intoxicated, can get intertwined into family related matters. Ms. Izzo knows how to address these matters regardless of whether or not her client is the victim or if they are facing these charges. Having been a prosecutor and a municipal defense attorney, Ms. Izzo can see both sides of the coin, adapt to it, and properly advocate for her clients in either situation.

With her extensive experience in estate planning, Ms. Izzo is adept at counseling her clients on the steps necessary to prepare and situate themselves after the completion of their divorce. Estate planning plays an integral part in post-divorce preparation, especially when children are involved. Whether the situation involves updating an existing Last Will and Testament after the divorce, a children's trust, or guardian appointment, Ms. Izzo guides her clients through the steps necessary to accomplish their needs and goals.

Ms. Izzo received her Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. While attending law school, she was first introduced to domestic violence matters during her participation in the Volunteer Lawyer's Battered Women's Project. During her time with the project, Ms. Izzo learned how patience, compassion and sensitivity are vital in this area of the law and how important it is to provide quality representation especially in these difficult situations.

Upon graduating from law school, she was certified by the Family Division of Monmouth County Court as a volunteer in their Supervised Visitation Program. During her time with the program, Ms. Izzo supervised visits between children and their non-custodial parents who were prohibited from contacting their children outside of a neutral setting. During this time, Ms. Izzo got hands on experience in dealing with families and children in conflict plus learning how to defuse this conflict.

The gratification Ms. Izzo experienced by assisting these families in their time of need further fueled her desire to delve deeper into the field of family law. Thereafter, Ms. Izzo served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney's Office, in Brooklyn, NY, representing the People of the State of New York, and completing her career as a First Deputy Bureau Chief.

Ms. Izzo is admitted to practice before the courts of NY and NJ. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, and the Monmouth County Bar Association. She volunteers as a panelist with the Early Settlement Panel program in the Monmouth County.

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Gina-Marie Izzo

Gina-Marie Izzo is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce and Family Law Group. Ms. Izzo is an accomplished family lawyer, court approved mediator, and former Assistant District Attorney for the State of New York. She exclusively dedicates her practice to family and matrimonial matters, including divorce, custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, division of assets, domestic violence, DCP&P child welfare matters, modification and enforcement of family court orders, child removal matters, post-divorce issues and all other related family matters.

Drawing on her extensive background, Ms. Izzo offers compassion and empathy for her clients undergoing the life altering experience of a divorce or family matter. She prioritizes excellent communication and education as a way to relieve common fears and anxieties for her clients and to ensure that they are always ready and able to make the best decisions possible. Ms. Izzo's personal experience with the divorce process, especially divorcing when children are involved, allows her to deeply understand her clients needs. It is also a key driving force behind her zealous advocacy and passion for helping her clients reach their goals.

Ms. Izzo is a highly skilled family court litigator and has successfully advocated for countless divorce and family law clients. Having served as an Assistant District Attorney, she also possesses a unique and extensive criminal litigation background that has provided her with advanced investigative, logical and rational "on her feet" thinking skills which are all necessary to advocate aggressively on behalf of her clients.

Ms. Izzo is also careful to only use litigation when absolutely necessary and to explore low conflict resolution methods whenever they are in her client's best interests. In fact, Ms. Izzo is a court approved and qualified family law mediator. Her training and experience in mediation have honed her negotiation skills, enabling her to resolve, when possible, non-mediated cases without court intervention.

Over the course of her esteemed career, Ms. Izzo has gained vast experience in additional practices of law, including defending individuals in Municipal Court matters as well as Estate Planning. Her background in these areas of law provides her clients with an advantage that others do not have. The reality is, there are times when Municipal Court matters such as Simple Assault, Criminal Mischief, Harassment, and even Driving While Intoxicated, can get intertwined into family related matters. Ms. Izzo knows how to address these matters regardless of whether or not her client is the victim or if they are facing these charges. Having been a prosecutor and a municipal defense attorney, Ms. Izzo can see both sides of the coin, adapt to it, and properly advocate for her clients in either situation.

With her extensive experience in estate planning, Ms. Izzo is adept at counseling her clients on the steps necessary to prepare and situate themselves after the completion of their divorce. Estate planning plays an integral part in post-divorce preparation, especially when children are involved. Whether the situation involves updating an existing Last Will and Testament after the divorce, a children's trust, or guardian appointment, Ms. Izzo guides her clients through the steps necessary to accomplish their needs and goals.

Ms. Izzo received her Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. While attending law school, she was first introduced to domestic violence matters during her participation in the Volunteer Lawyer's Battered Women's Project. During her time with the project, Ms. Izzo learned how patience, compassion and sensitivity are vital in this area of the law and how important it is to provide quality representation especially in these difficult situations.

Upon graduating from law school, she was certified by the Family Division of Monmouth County Court as a volunteer in their Supervised Visitation Program. During her time with the program, Ms. Izzo supervised visits between children and their non-custodial parents who were prohibited from contacting their children outside of a neutral setting. During this time, Ms. Izzo got hands on experience in dealing with families and children in conflict plus learning how to defuse this conflict.

The gratification Ms. Izzo experienced by assisting these families in their time of need further fueled her desire to delve deeper into the field of family law. Thereafter, Ms. Izzo served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney's Office, in Brooklyn, NY, representing the People of the State of New York, and completing her career as a First Deputy Bureau Chief.

Ms. Izzo is admitted to practice before the courts of NY and NJ. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, and the Monmouth County Bar Association. She volunteers as a panelist with the Early Settlement Panel program in the Monmouth County.

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Jessica Budrock

Jessica L. Budrock, Esq. is a divorce and family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Ms. Budrock exclusively focuses her practice on representing clients in all aspects and stages of their family law matters, including issues relating to divorce, equitable distribution, custody, child support, alimony, domestic violence, college contribution matters, emancipation, relocation, premarital agreements, and post-judgment modifications and enforcement.

Jessica Budrock is passionate about assisting her clients with great skill and legal care during what are often contentious and emotionally challenging times in their lives. She is drawn to family and matrimonial law because each case allows her to take a highly individualized approach and "wear different hats" to achieve successful results for her clients: sometimes clients need a zealous advocate, a confidant, a friend, or a mediator. Ms. Budrock's goal is to always to respond to her client's needs while providing a clear legal strategy that achieves their goals.

Highly skilled in both mediation and litigation, Ms. Budrock will seek low conflict resolutions in her clients matters whenever possible. She is also prepared to relentlessly advocate for her clients' rights should it be necessary to go to court. As an experienced matrimonial litigator, Ms. Budrock is able to seamlessly guide her clients through case management conferences, settlement conferences, motion hearings, trials and any emergent applications and plenary hearings that may arise. Ms. Budrock works tirelessly to ensure that her clients are educated and informed about their rights and options as well as providing them with the best courses of action throughout the entire legal process.

Jessica Budrock received her Juris Doctorate from New England Law | Boston. Throughout law school, Ms. Budrock worked in the family law field as a law clerk with a prominent Boston law firm, where she represented clients regarding custody, parenting time, and child support matters in Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. From this experience, she gained a keen awareness of the sensitive nature of family law matters involving children and the importance of prioritizing the well-being and best interests of her client's children.

Ms. Budrock also served as a family law and guardianship intern for the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association. She was certified under the student practice rule, Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03, and gained valuable experience by representing clients in divorce, custody, and guardianship cases. Ms. Budrock's knowledge of guardianship matters, and how they can become intertwined with divorce actions, enables her to provide the best approach to navigate these issues. Traditionally awarded only to members of the Massachusetts Bar, as a law student, Ms. Budrock received the Meg Connolly MVP Award for her extraordinary pro bono contributions as a family law and guardianship intern.

Before returning to New Jersey to practice family law, Ms. Budrock worked as an associate attorney at a multi-state foreclosure litigation firm working at the firm's headquarters in New York. Ms. Budrock gained valuable experiences regarding residential foreclosure actions, delinquent property tax ramifications, clouds on title, and encumbrances on subject properties. Ms. Budrock utilizes the information learned regarding property issues to assist her family law clients with resolving mortgage liability disputes and negotiating settlements which include provisions for refinancing mortgages and preparing property transfer documentation.

Jessica Budrock is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the New Jersey District Court Bar, and the New York Bar. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Atlantic County Bar Association, and serves as an executive board member in the Young Lawyers Division of the Atlantic County Bar Association.

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Jessica Budrock

Jessica L. Budrock, Esq. is a divorce and family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Ms. Budrock exclusively focuses her practice on representing clients in all aspects and stages of their family law matters, including issues relating to divorce, equitable distribution, custody, child support, alimony, domestic violence, college contribution matters, emancipation, relocation, premarital agreements, and post-judgment modifications and enforcement.

Jessica Budrock is passionate about assisting her clients with great skill and legal care during what are often contentious and emotionally challenging times in their lives. She is drawn to family and matrimonial law because each case allows her to take a highly individualized approach and "wear different hats" to achieve successful results for her clients: sometimes clients need a zealous advocate, a confidant, a friend, or a mediator. Ms. Budrock's goal is to always to respond to her client's needs while providing a clear legal strategy that achieves their goals.

Highly skilled in both mediation and litigation, Ms. Budrock will seek low conflict resolutions in her clients matters whenever possible. She is also prepared to relentlessly advocate for her clients' rights should it be necessary to go to court. As an experienced matrimonial litigator, Ms. Budrock is able to seamlessly guide her clients through case management conferences, settlement conferences, motion hearings, trials and any emergent applications and plenary hearings that may arise. Ms. Budrock works tirelessly to ensure that her clients are educated and informed about their rights and options as well as providing them with the best courses of action throughout the entire legal process.

Jessica Budrock received her Juris Doctorate from New England Law | Boston. Throughout law school, Ms. Budrock worked in the family law field as a law clerk with a prominent Boston law firm, where she represented clients regarding custody, parenting time, and child support matters in Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. From this experience, she gained a keen awareness of the sensitive nature of family law matters involving children and the importance of prioritizing the well-being and best interests of her client's children.

Ms. Budrock also served as a family law and guardianship intern for the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association. She was certified under the student practice rule, Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03, and gained valuable experience by representing clients in divorce, custody, and guardianship cases. Ms. Budrock's knowledge of guardianship matters, and how they can become intertwined with divorce actions, enables her to provide the best approach to navigate these issues. Traditionally awarded only to members of the Massachusetts Bar, as a law student, Ms. Budrock received the Meg Connolly MVP Award for her extraordinary pro bono contributions as a family law and guardianship intern.

Before returning to New Jersey to practice family law, Ms. Budrock worked as an associate attorney at a multi-state foreclosure litigation firm working at the firm's headquarters in New York. Ms. Budrock gained valuable experiences regarding residential foreclosure actions, delinquent property tax ramifications, clouds on title, and encumbrances on subject properties. Ms. Budrock utilizes the information learned regarding property issues to assist her family law clients with resolving mortgage liability disputes and negotiating settlements which include provisions for refinancing mortgages and preparing property transfer documentation.

Jessica Budrock is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the New Jersey District Court Bar, and the New York Bar. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Atlantic County Bar Association, and serves as an executive board member in the Young Lawyers Division of the Atlantic County Bar Association.

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Thomas Bean

Thomas J. Bean, Esq. is a family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Mr. Bean is an experienced and highly accomplished legal advocate who has handled countless family and matrimonial matters in his career, including divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, adoption, post-judgment modifications, enforcement of family court orders, and other related family law matters.

Mr. Bean's choice to focus his practice exclusively on family law comes from his deep affinity for guiding individuals through difficult family law issues with sound legal advice and compassionate communication. Drawing upon over a decade of experience in family law, Mr. Bean understands how to skillfully select the optimal strategy and legal arguments for his clients' family law matters, including sensitive child custody issues. Mr. Bean is committed to delivering zealous representation and strives to achieve the best possible results for his clients, whether through litigation or settlement.

Mr. Bean previously worked in a variety of areas including municipal law, criminal law, bankruptcy law, real estate law, estate planning and administration, civil litigation, and family litigation. This broad background has provided Mr. Bean with crucial knowledge of other areas of law which often intersect with family practice, enabling Mr. Bean to provide more comprehensive counsel to his clients when issues relating to these areas of law arise during the divorce process.

Mr. Bean is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law. During his time in law school, he interned with two New Jersey Superior Court judges as well as prosecutor's offices in New Jersey and New York. Mr. Bean began his career as a judicial law clerk to Hon. Ronald L. Reisner, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Division, Monmouth Vicinage. Mr. Bean's time as an intern and as a judicial law clerk allowed him to develop a close familiarity with the operations of the court system and deepened his understanding of New Jersey law and its application to cases and issues before the court.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bean graduated from Villanova University. While in college, Mr. Bean participated in internships with a tax law and economic advisory firm in London, UK and with the United Nations Environment Program in Geneva, Switzerland, while also completing coursework at the London School of Economics. Mr. Bean's educational background assists him in analyzing the financial aspects of divorce, including the calculation of support obligations and the valuation of business interests, in order to secure positive economic outcomes for his clients.


Mr. Bean has a longstanding connection to Monmouth County, having attended Christian Brothers Academy for high school and having spent several years working as an intern and law clerk in the Monmouth County Courthouse as well as for other law firms in the area.

Mr. Bean is admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey and the District Court of New Jersey. Mr. Bean volunteers as an Early Settlement Panelist in Middlesex County. Mr. Bean has also participated in the Aldona E. Appleton Family Law Inn of Court and is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Middlesex County Bar Association.

Mr. Bean resides in Mercer County with his wife, their two daughters, and their black lab.

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Thomas Bean

Thomas J. Bean, Esq. is a family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Mr. Bean is an experienced and highly accomplished legal advocate who has handled countless family and matrimonial matters in his career, including divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, adoption, post-judgment modifications, enforcement of family court orders, and other related family law matters.

Mr. Bean's choice to focus his practice exclusively on family law comes from his deep affinity for guiding individuals through difficult family law issues with sound legal advice and compassionate communication. Drawing upon over a decade of experience in family law, Mr. Bean understands how to skillfully select the optimal strategy and legal arguments for his clients' family law matters, including sensitive child custody issues. Mr. Bean is committed to delivering zealous representation and strives to achieve the best possible results for his clients, whether through litigation or settlement.

Mr. Bean previously worked in a variety of areas including municipal law, criminal law, bankruptcy law, real estate law, estate planning and administration, civil litigation, and family litigation. This broad background has provided Mr. Bean with crucial knowledge of other areas of law which often intersect with family practice, enabling Mr. Bean to provide more comprehensive counsel to his clients when issues relating to these areas of law arise during the divorce process.

Mr. Bean is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law. During his time in law school, he interned with two New Jersey Superior Court judges as well as prosecutor's offices in New Jersey and New York. Mr. Bean began his career as a judicial law clerk to Hon. Ronald L. Reisner, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Division, Monmouth Vicinage. Mr. Bean's time as an intern and as a judicial law clerk allowed him to develop a close familiarity with the operations of the court system and deepened his understanding of New Jersey law and its application to cases and issues before the court.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bean graduated from Villanova University. While in college, Mr. Bean participated in internships with a tax law and economic advisory firm in London, UK and with the United Nations Environment Program in Geneva, Switzerland, while also completing coursework at the London School of Economics. Mr. Bean's educational background assists him in analyzing the financial aspects of divorce, including the calculation of support obligations and the valuation of business interests, in order to secure positive economic outcomes for his clients.


Mr. Bean has a longstanding connection to Monmouth County, having attended Christian Brothers Academy for high school and having spent several years working as an intern and law clerk in the Monmouth County Courthouse as well as for other law firms in the area.

Mr. Bean is admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey and the District Court of New Jersey. Mr. Bean volunteers as an Early Settlement Panelist in Middlesex County. Mr. Bean has also participated in the Aldona E. Appleton Family Law Inn of Court and is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Middlesex County Bar Association.

Mr. Bean resides in Mercer County with his wife, their two daughters, and their black lab.

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jasmine Story

Jasmine Story is a family law attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Ms. Story has vast experience in all aspects of family law matters, including divorce; equitable division and distribution of marital assets; legal separations; domestic violence matters; complicated child custody, child visitation and child support matters; paternity actions; prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; alimony enforcement, modification and termination; post-divorce matters; mediation; and related family matters.

Recognizing that every family law case is unique, Ms. Story works collaboratively with her clients, listening carefully to their needs and responding with smart strategies and legal solutions. Understanding that her clients are navigating difficult personal matters, Ms. Story zealously advocates for their best interests, deploying tactical negotiation when possible and robust litigation when required.

Ms. Story’s commitment to assisting those who are embattled and embroiled in family and child custody disputes is a deeply personal one. As the product of a single-parent home, she understands all too keenly how family law issues impact the entire family unit and leave a lasting impact on all involved.  She skillfully utilizes her personal experience, legal acumen, and calm demeanor to achieve winning results with the least disruption.

Ms. Story has devoted her career to the highly individualized and personal area of family law. Prior to joining Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, Ms. Story ran her own private practice where she focused exclusively on divorce and family law matters. Ms. Story’s experience as a litigator includes drafting winning motions and fierce representation inside the courtroom at trials, plenary hearings, and appellate proceedings.

Ms. Story earned her Juris Doctorate at The George Washington University Law School in the nation’s capital.  Her academic pursuits included focusing on environmental law, civil rights, and representing the most vulnerable persons in our society. During law school, Ms. Story served as a clerk with a federal agency, interned in local government, and was the managing editor of one of her school’s journals with published work in the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law. Jasmine Story also proved herself to be an effective courtroom advocate in the Van Vleck Moot Court and Mock Trial and excelled in negotiations courses.

Jasmine Story is admitted to the New York State Bar and the New Jersey State Bar.  She is a distinguished recipient of many awards including being named one of the Top 10 Best Family Law Attorneys and one of the Top 10 Under 40 Attorneys by Attorney & Practice Magazine.

She currently resides in Monmouth County with her husband. When she is not working you can find her hiking with her two cockapoos.

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
jasmine Story

Jasmine Story is a family law attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Ms. Story has vast experience in all aspects of family law matters, including divorce; equitable division and distribution of marital assets; legal separations; domestic violence matters; complicated child custody, child visitation and child support matters; paternity actions; prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; alimony enforcement, modification and termination; post-divorce matters; mediation; and related family matters.

Recognizing that every family law case is unique, Ms. Story works collaboratively with her clients, listening carefully to their needs and responding with smart strategies and legal solutions. Understanding that her clients are navigating difficult personal matters, Ms. Story zealously advocates for their best interests, deploying tactical negotiation when possible and robust litigation when required.

Ms. Story’s commitment to assisting those who are embattled and embroiled in family and child custody disputes is a deeply personal one. As the product of a single-parent home, she understands all too keenly how family law issues impact the entire family unit and leave a lasting impact on all involved.  She skillfully utilizes her personal experience, legal acumen, and calm demeanor to achieve winning results with the least disruption.

Ms. Story has devoted her career to the highly individualized and personal area of family law. Prior to joining Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, Ms. Story ran her own private practice where she focused exclusively on divorce and family law matters. Ms. Story’s experience as a litigator includes drafting winning motions and fierce representation inside the courtroom at trials, plenary hearings, and appellate proceedings.

Ms. Story earned her Juris Doctorate at The George Washington University Law School in the nation’s capital.  Her academic pursuits included focusing on environmental law, civil rights, and representing the most vulnerable persons in our society. During law school, Ms. Story served as a clerk with a federal agency, interned in local government, and was the managing editor of one of her school’s journals with published work in the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law. Jasmine Story also proved herself to be an effective courtroom advocate in the Van Vleck Moot Court and Mock Trial and excelled in negotiations courses.

Jasmine Story is admitted to the New York State Bar and the New Jersey State Bar.  She is a distinguished recipient of many awards including being named one of the Top 10 Best Family Law Attorneys and one of the Top 10 Under 40 Attorneys by Attorney & Practice Magazine.

She currently resides in Monmouth County with her husband. When she is not working you can find her hiking with her two cockapoos.

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Aleida Piccini de Velazquez

Aleida Piccini de Velazquez, Esq., is a divorce & family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Group, LLC. Ms. Velazquez is highly skilled in all aspects of family and matrimonial law, including divorce, custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, division of assets, domestic violence, child welfare matters, modification and enforcement of family court orders, post-divorce issues and all other related family matters.

With extensive experience as an attorney, Ms. Velazquez excels in problem solving and utilizing her legal expertise to simplify even the most complex and highly sensitive of family law disputes. Ms. Velazquez listens attentively to the concerns of her clients and maintains open and constant communication at all times. Recognizing that her clients are vulnerable and going through volatile moments in their lives, Ms. Velazquez works tirelessly to achieve her clients' desired results while providing them with a compassionate and safe space to unload their burdens.

As both a zealous litigator and a creative negotiator, Ms. Velazquez has the experience and knowledge to always pursue settlement methods that are in her clients best interests. To provide her clients with complete clarity and confidence in their decisions, she presents key decision options with not only the pros and cons of each option and but also her recommended best course of action. Her unparalleled passion and skill are apparent in the way she advocates to help her clients resolve their family law disputes.

Before becoming a family law attorney, Ms. Velazquez served as Claims Counsel for an insurance company, where she vigorously litigated for her clients in court and participated in extensive negotiation training for resolving disputes via mediation and arbitration. Ms. Velazquez also assisted U.S. companies in defending against allegations of bribery of foreign government officials. This role required both extensive knowledge and innovative interpretation of the law. Ms. Velazquez applies the skills of negotiation, investigation and trial prowess she honed in these roles to effectively and successfully resolve highly contested divorce and family law matters for her clients.

When Ms. Velazquez managed her own law firm, much of her practice focused on handling matters related to divorce, emancipation, separation, child support, custody and pre-nuptial agreements. She eventually expanded her practice to include immigration issues because of the connection between legal status, family unity and the ability to work in the U.S. While running her law firm, she also became the Director of Legal Services for an immigration non-profit. In this role, she advocated for 145 clients and obtained legal status on their behalf. Today, many of those clients are U.S. citizens. Additionally, Ms. Velazquez protected the rights of clients escaping gang violence and political persecution. She won their asylum cases in federal court and prevented their deportation.

Later, Ms. Velazquez worked at Legal Services as a Supervising Attorney in the Family Law Unit where she championed the rights for survivors of domestic abuse. She worked in partnership with the Essex County Family Justice Center and represented survivors with domestic violence, divorce, child custody, parenting time, relocation and child support disputes. In her role, she mentored, trained and supervised staff attorneys, volunteer attorneys, law students and paralegals.

Ms. Velazquez graduated from Seton Hall University Law School with a Juris Doctorate. During her time at Seton Hall Law, she served as a Public Interest Fellow, which required her to learn how to conduct legal research and write legal motions. The arguments she developed in her motions were the basis for oral arguments heard in the Appellate Division. Building on that experience, Ms. Velazquez competed and became a quarterfinalist in the Eugene Gressman Moot Court competition. These endeavors served as a foundation for Ms. Velazquez's advanced ability to effectively write legal documents and deliver persuasive oral arguments.

Ms. Velazquez also served as a legal intern for the Honorable Renee J. Weeks in the Essex County Superior Court Family Law Division. This legal externship provided her with insight into the Judge's perspective and decision making process. Today, she still relies on this knowledge to prepare winning motions, briefs and oral arguments. Ms. Velazquez was a Law Clerk for two years while attending law school and assisted in trial preparation for civil cases. It was through this experience that she learned how to prepare herself and her clients to present the strongest possible case and earn the trust and confidence of the Judges.

Ms. Velazquez is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the New Jersey District Court Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar. She exclusively practices matrimonial and family law. She is a member of the Essex County Bar Association. She is bilingual Spanish.

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Aleida Piccini de Velazquez

Aleida Piccini de Velazquez, Esq., is a divorce & family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Group, LLC. Ms. Velazquez is highly skilled in all aspects of family and matrimonial law, including divorce, custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, division of assets, domestic violence, child welfare matters, modification and enforcement of family court orders, post-divorce issues and all other related family matters.

With extensive experience as an attorney, Ms. Velazquez excels in problem solving and utilizing her legal expertise to simplify even the most complex and highly sensitive of family law disputes. Ms. Velazquez listens attentively to the concerns of her clients and maintains open and constant communication at all times. Recognizing that her clients are vulnerable and going through volatile moments in their lives, Ms. Velazquez works tirelessly to achieve her clients' desired results while providing them with a compassionate and safe space to unload their burdens.

As both a zealous litigator and a creative negotiator, Ms. Velazquez has the experience and knowledge to always pursue settlement methods that are in her clients best interests. To provide her clients with complete clarity and confidence in their decisions, she presents key decision options with not only the pros and cons of each option and but also her recommended best course of action. Her unparalleled passion and skill are apparent in the way she advocates to help her clients resolve their family law disputes.

Before becoming a family law attorney, Ms. Velazquez served as Claims Counsel for an insurance company, where she vigorously litigated for her clients in court and participated in extensive negotiation training for resolving disputes via mediation and arbitration. Ms. Velazquez also assisted U.S. companies in defending against allegations of bribery of foreign government officials. This role required both extensive knowledge and innovative interpretation of the law. Ms. Velazquez applies the skills of negotiation, investigation and trial prowess she honed in these roles to effectively and successfully resolve highly contested divorce and family law matters for her clients.

When Ms. Velazquez managed her own law firm, much of her practice focused on handling matters related to divorce, emancipation, separation, child support, custody and pre-nuptial agreements. She eventually expanded her practice to include immigration issues because of the connection between legal status, family unity and the ability to work in the U.S. While running her law firm, she also became the Director of Legal Services for an immigration non-profit. In this role, she advocated for 145 clients and obtained legal status on their behalf. Today, many of those clients are U.S. citizens. Additionally, Ms. Velazquez protected the rights of clients escaping gang violence and political persecution. She won their asylum cases in federal court and prevented their deportation.

Later, Ms. Velazquez worked at Legal Services as a Supervising Attorney in the Family Law Unit where she championed the rights for survivors of domestic abuse. She worked in partnership with the Essex County Family Justice Center and represented survivors with domestic violence, divorce, child custody, parenting time, relocation and child support disputes. In her role, she mentored, trained and supervised staff attorneys, volunteer attorneys, law students and paralegals.

Ms. Velazquez graduated from Seton Hall University Law School with a Juris Doctorate. During her time at Seton Hall Law, she served as a Public Interest Fellow, which required her to learn how to conduct legal research and write legal motions. The arguments she developed in her motions were the basis for oral arguments heard in the Appellate Division. Building on that experience, Ms. Velazquez competed and became a quarterfinalist in the Eugene Gressman Moot Court competition. These endeavors served as a foundation for Ms. Velazquez's advanced ability to effectively write legal documents and deliver persuasive oral arguments.

Ms. Velazquez also served as a legal intern for the Honorable Renee J. Weeks in the Essex County Superior Court Family Law Division. This legal externship provided her with insight into the Judge's perspective and decision making process. Today, she still relies on this knowledge to prepare winning motions, briefs and oral arguments. Ms. Velazquez was a Law Clerk for two years while attending law school and assisted in trial preparation for civil cases. It was through this experience that she learned how to prepare herself and her clients to present the strongest possible case and earn the trust and confidence of the Judges.

Ms. Velazquez is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the New Jersey District Court Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar. She exclusively practices matrimonial and family law. She is a member of the Essex County Bar Association. She is bilingual Spanish.

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
Office Information
Office Hours

M-F: 8:00AM - 5:30PM

Other Offices
  • Bergen County 201-642-2000

    Court Plaza South-West Wing
    21 Main Street, Suite 354
    Hackensack, NJ 07601

  • Somerset County 908-333-4000

    135 US Highway 202/206
    Suite 8
    Bedminster, NJ 07921

  • Monmouth County 732-252-0000

    83 South Street
    Suite 201
    Freehold, NJ 07728

  • Burlington County 856 441-2000

    309 Fellowship Road, Suite 200
    Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

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 Divorce & Family Law Group 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 Divorce & Family Law Group 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 Divorce & Family Law Group 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 Divorce & Family Law Group 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.

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Bari Weinberger

Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. 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.,

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
Bari Weinberger

Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group. 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.,


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Kourtney Borchers

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.

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
Kourtney Borchers

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.

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Dianna Cavaliere

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.

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Dianna Cavaliere

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.

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George Chehanske

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.

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George Chehanske

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.

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Mara Dooskin

Mara L. Dooskin, Esq. is a Partner 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.

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Mara Dooskin

Mara L. Dooskin, Esq. is a Partner 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.

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Robyn Howlett

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.

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Robyn Howlett

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.

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Laura Mendonca

Laura M. Mendonca is an Of Counsel 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.

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Laura Mendonca

Laura M. Mendonca is an Of Counsel 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.

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Carmela Novi

Carmela L. Novi, an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of attorneys in New Jersey. 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.

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Carmela Novi

Carmela L. Novi, an attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of attorneys in New Jersey. 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.

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Richard Outhwaite

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.

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Richard Outhwaite

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.

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Rachel Partyka

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

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Rachel Partyka

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

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Teresa Reichek

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.

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Teresa Reichek

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.

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Ryan Russell

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.

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Ryan Russell

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.

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Raquel Vallejo

Raquel Vallejo is a Partner 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.

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Raquel Vallejo

Raquel Vallejo is a Partner 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.

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Jennifer Varga

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

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

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

Ms. Varga then attended Widener University School of Law to pursue a legal career in the field of family law. During her time at Widener University School of Law, Ms. Varga was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and National Order of Barristers. Ms. Varga graduated Widener University School of Law 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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Nicole McCauley

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.

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Nicole McCauley

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.

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Hillary Piedra

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.

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Hillary Piedra

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.

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Philip J. Maenza, JSC

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

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Philip J. Maenza, JSC

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

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Gina-Marie Izzo

Gina-Marie Izzo is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce and Family Law Group. Ms. Izzo is an accomplished family lawyer, court approved mediator, and former Assistant District Attorney for the State of New York. She exclusively dedicates her practice to family and matrimonial matters, including divorce, custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, division of assets, domestic violence, DCP&P child welfare matters, modification and enforcement of family court orders, child removal matters, post-divorce issues and all other related family matters.

Drawing on her extensive background, Ms. Izzo offers compassion and empathy for her clients undergoing the life altering experience of a divorce or family matter. She prioritizes excellent communication and education as a way to relieve common fears and anxieties for her clients and to ensure that they are always ready and able to make the best decisions possible. Ms. Izzo's personal experience with the divorce process, especially divorcing when children are involved, allows her to deeply understand her clients needs. It is also a key driving force behind her zealous advocacy and passion for helping her clients reach their goals.

Ms. Izzo is a highly skilled family court litigator and has successfully advocated for countless divorce and family law clients. Having served as an Assistant District Attorney, she also possesses a unique and extensive criminal litigation background that has provided her with advanced investigative, logical and rational "on her feet" thinking skills which are all necessary to advocate aggressively on behalf of her clients.

Ms. Izzo is also careful to only use litigation when absolutely necessary and to explore low conflict resolution methods whenever they are in her client's best interests. In fact, Ms. Izzo is a court approved and qualified family law mediator. Her training and experience in mediation have honed her negotiation skills, enabling her to resolve, when possible, non-mediated cases without court intervention.

Over the course of her esteemed career, Ms. Izzo has gained vast experience in additional practices of law, including defending individuals in Municipal Court matters as well as Estate Planning. Her background in these areas of law provides her clients with an advantage that others do not have. The reality is, there are times when Municipal Court matters such as Simple Assault, Criminal Mischief, Harassment, and even Driving While Intoxicated, can get intertwined into family related matters. Ms. Izzo knows how to address these matters regardless of whether or not her client is the victim or if they are facing these charges. Having been a prosecutor and a municipal defense attorney, Ms. Izzo can see both sides of the coin, adapt to it, and properly advocate for her clients in either situation.

With her extensive experience in estate planning, Ms. Izzo is adept at counseling her clients on the steps necessary to prepare and situate themselves after the completion of their divorce. Estate planning plays an integral part in post-divorce preparation, especially when children are involved. Whether the situation involves updating an existing Last Will and Testament after the divorce, a children's trust, or guardian appointment, Ms. Izzo guides her clients through the steps necessary to accomplish their needs and goals.

Ms. Izzo received her Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. While attending law school, she was first introduced to domestic violence matters during her participation in the Volunteer Lawyer's Battered Women's Project. During her time with the project, Ms. Izzo learned how patience, compassion and sensitivity are vital in this area of the law and how important it is to provide quality representation especially in these difficult situations.

Upon graduating from law school, she was certified by the Family Division of Monmouth County Court as a volunteer in their Supervised Visitation Program. During her time with the program, Ms. Izzo supervised visits between children and their non-custodial parents who were prohibited from contacting their children outside of a neutral setting. During this time, Ms. Izzo got hands on experience in dealing with families and children in conflict plus learning how to defuse this conflict.

The gratification Ms. Izzo experienced by assisting these families in their time of need further fueled her desire to delve deeper into the field of family law. Thereafter, Ms. Izzo served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney's Office, in Brooklyn, NY, representing the People of the State of New York, and completing her career as a First Deputy Bureau Chief.

Ms. Izzo is admitted to practice before the courts of NY and NJ. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, and the Monmouth County Bar Association. She volunteers as a panelist with the Early Settlement Panel program in the Monmouth County.

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Gina-Marie Izzo

Gina-Marie Izzo is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce and Family Law Group. Ms. Izzo is an accomplished family lawyer, court approved mediator, and former Assistant District Attorney for the State of New York. She exclusively dedicates her practice to family and matrimonial matters, including divorce, custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, division of assets, domestic violence, DCP&P child welfare matters, modification and enforcement of family court orders, child removal matters, post-divorce issues and all other related family matters.

Drawing on her extensive background, Ms. Izzo offers compassion and empathy for her clients undergoing the life altering experience of a divorce or family matter. She prioritizes excellent communication and education as a way to relieve common fears and anxieties for her clients and to ensure that they are always ready and able to make the best decisions possible. Ms. Izzo's personal experience with the divorce process, especially divorcing when children are involved, allows her to deeply understand her clients needs. It is also a key driving force behind her zealous advocacy and passion for helping her clients reach their goals.

Ms. Izzo is a highly skilled family court litigator and has successfully advocated for countless divorce and family law clients. Having served as an Assistant District Attorney, she also possesses a unique and extensive criminal litigation background that has provided her with advanced investigative, logical and rational "on her feet" thinking skills which are all necessary to advocate aggressively on behalf of her clients.

Ms. Izzo is also careful to only use litigation when absolutely necessary and to explore low conflict resolution methods whenever they are in her client's best interests. In fact, Ms. Izzo is a court approved and qualified family law mediator. Her training and experience in mediation have honed her negotiation skills, enabling her to resolve, when possible, non-mediated cases without court intervention.

Over the course of her esteemed career, Ms. Izzo has gained vast experience in additional practices of law, including defending individuals in Municipal Court matters as well as Estate Planning. Her background in these areas of law provides her clients with an advantage that others do not have. The reality is, there are times when Municipal Court matters such as Simple Assault, Criminal Mischief, Harassment, and even Driving While Intoxicated, can get intertwined into family related matters. Ms. Izzo knows how to address these matters regardless of whether or not her client is the victim or if they are facing these charges. Having been a prosecutor and a municipal defense attorney, Ms. Izzo can see both sides of the coin, adapt to it, and properly advocate for her clients in either situation.

With her extensive experience in estate planning, Ms. Izzo is adept at counseling her clients on the steps necessary to prepare and situate themselves after the completion of their divorce. Estate planning plays an integral part in post-divorce preparation, especially when children are involved. Whether the situation involves updating an existing Last Will and Testament after the divorce, a children's trust, or guardian appointment, Ms. Izzo guides her clients through the steps necessary to accomplish their needs and goals.

Ms. Izzo received her Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. While attending law school, she was first introduced to domestic violence matters during her participation in the Volunteer Lawyer's Battered Women's Project. During her time with the project, Ms. Izzo learned how patience, compassion and sensitivity are vital in this area of the law and how important it is to provide quality representation especially in these difficult situations.

Upon graduating from law school, she was certified by the Family Division of Monmouth County Court as a volunteer in their Supervised Visitation Program. During her time with the program, Ms. Izzo supervised visits between children and their non-custodial parents who were prohibited from contacting their children outside of a neutral setting. During this time, Ms. Izzo got hands on experience in dealing with families and children in conflict plus learning how to defuse this conflict.

The gratification Ms. Izzo experienced by assisting these families in their time of need further fueled her desire to delve deeper into the field of family law. Thereafter, Ms. Izzo served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney's Office, in Brooklyn, NY, representing the People of the State of New York, and completing her career as a First Deputy Bureau Chief.

Ms. Izzo is admitted to practice before the courts of NY and NJ. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, and the Monmouth County Bar Association. She volunteers as a panelist with the Early Settlement Panel program in the Monmouth County.

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Jessica Budrock

Jessica L. Budrock, Esq. is a divorce and family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Ms. Budrock exclusively focuses her practice on representing clients in all aspects and stages of their family law matters, including issues relating to divorce, equitable distribution, custody, child support, alimony, domestic violence, college contribution matters, emancipation, relocation, premarital agreements, and post-judgment modifications and enforcement.

Jessica Budrock is passionate about assisting her clients with great skill and legal care during what are often contentious and emotionally challenging times in their lives. She is drawn to family and matrimonial law because each case allows her to take a highly individualized approach and "wear different hats" to achieve successful results for her clients: sometimes clients need a zealous advocate, a confidant, a friend, or a mediator. Ms. Budrock's goal is to always to respond to her client's needs while providing a clear legal strategy that achieves their goals.

Highly skilled in both mediation and litigation, Ms. Budrock will seek low conflict resolutions in her clients matters whenever possible. She is also prepared to relentlessly advocate for her clients' rights should it be necessary to go to court. As an experienced matrimonial litigator, Ms. Budrock is able to seamlessly guide her clients through case management conferences, settlement conferences, motion hearings, trials and any emergent applications and plenary hearings that may arise. Ms. Budrock works tirelessly to ensure that her clients are educated and informed about their rights and options as well as providing them with the best courses of action throughout the entire legal process.

Jessica Budrock received her Juris Doctorate from New England Law | Boston. Throughout law school, Ms. Budrock worked in the family law field as a law clerk with a prominent Boston law firm, where she represented clients regarding custody, parenting time, and child support matters in Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. From this experience, she gained a keen awareness of the sensitive nature of family law matters involving children and the importance of prioritizing the well-being and best interests of her client's children.

Ms. Budrock also served as a family law and guardianship intern for the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association. She was certified under the student practice rule, Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03, and gained valuable experience by representing clients in divorce, custody, and guardianship cases. Ms. Budrock's knowledge of guardianship matters, and how they can become intertwined with divorce actions, enables her to provide the best approach to navigate these issues. Traditionally awarded only to members of the Massachusetts Bar, as a law student, Ms. Budrock received the Meg Connolly MVP Award for her extraordinary pro bono contributions as a family law and guardianship intern.

Before returning to New Jersey to practice family law, Ms. Budrock worked as an associate attorney at a multi-state foreclosure litigation firm working at the firm's headquarters in New York. Ms. Budrock gained valuable experiences regarding residential foreclosure actions, delinquent property tax ramifications, clouds on title, and encumbrances on subject properties. Ms. Budrock utilizes the information learned regarding property issues to assist her family law clients with resolving mortgage liability disputes and negotiating settlements which include provisions for refinancing mortgages and preparing property transfer documentation.

Jessica Budrock is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the New Jersey District Court Bar, and the New York Bar. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Atlantic County Bar Association, and serves as an executive board member in the Young Lawyers Division of the Atlantic County Bar Association.

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Jessica Budrock

Jessica L. Budrock, Esq. is a divorce and family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Ms. Budrock exclusively focuses her practice on representing clients in all aspects and stages of their family law matters, including issues relating to divorce, equitable distribution, custody, child support, alimony, domestic violence, college contribution matters, emancipation, relocation, premarital agreements, and post-judgment modifications and enforcement.

Jessica Budrock is passionate about assisting her clients with great skill and legal care during what are often contentious and emotionally challenging times in their lives. She is drawn to family and matrimonial law because each case allows her to take a highly individualized approach and "wear different hats" to achieve successful results for her clients: sometimes clients need a zealous advocate, a confidant, a friend, or a mediator. Ms. Budrock's goal is to always to respond to her client's needs while providing a clear legal strategy that achieves their goals.

Highly skilled in both mediation and litigation, Ms. Budrock will seek low conflict resolutions in her clients matters whenever possible. She is also prepared to relentlessly advocate for her clients' rights should it be necessary to go to court. As an experienced matrimonial litigator, Ms. Budrock is able to seamlessly guide her clients through case management conferences, settlement conferences, motion hearings, trials and any emergent applications and plenary hearings that may arise. Ms. Budrock works tirelessly to ensure that her clients are educated and informed about their rights and options as well as providing them with the best courses of action throughout the entire legal process.

Jessica Budrock received her Juris Doctorate from New England Law | Boston. Throughout law school, Ms. Budrock worked in the family law field as a law clerk with a prominent Boston law firm, where she represented clients regarding custody, parenting time, and child support matters in Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. From this experience, she gained a keen awareness of the sensitive nature of family law matters involving children and the importance of prioritizing the well-being and best interests of her client's children.

Ms. Budrock also served as a family law and guardianship intern for the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association. She was certified under the student practice rule, Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03, and gained valuable experience by representing clients in divorce, custody, and guardianship cases. Ms. Budrock's knowledge of guardianship matters, and how they can become intertwined with divorce actions, enables her to provide the best approach to navigate these issues. Traditionally awarded only to members of the Massachusetts Bar, as a law student, Ms. Budrock received the Meg Connolly MVP Award for her extraordinary pro bono contributions as a family law and guardianship intern.

Before returning to New Jersey to practice family law, Ms. Budrock worked as an associate attorney at a multi-state foreclosure litigation firm working at the firm's headquarters in New York. Ms. Budrock gained valuable experiences regarding residential foreclosure actions, delinquent property tax ramifications, clouds on title, and encumbrances on subject properties. Ms. Budrock utilizes the information learned regarding property issues to assist her family law clients with resolving mortgage liability disputes and negotiating settlements which include provisions for refinancing mortgages and preparing property transfer documentation.

Jessica Budrock is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the New Jersey District Court Bar, and the New York Bar. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Atlantic County Bar Association, and serves as an executive board member in the Young Lawyers Division of the Atlantic County Bar Association.

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Thomas Bean

Thomas J. Bean, Esq. is a family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Mr. Bean is an experienced and highly accomplished legal advocate who has handled countless family and matrimonial matters in his career, including divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, adoption, post-judgment modifications, enforcement of family court orders, and other related family law matters.

Mr. Bean's choice to focus his practice exclusively on family law comes from his deep affinity for guiding individuals through difficult family law issues with sound legal advice and compassionate communication. Drawing upon over a decade of experience in family law, Mr. Bean understands how to skillfully select the optimal strategy and legal arguments for his clients' family law matters, including sensitive child custody issues. Mr. Bean is committed to delivering zealous representation and strives to achieve the best possible results for his clients, whether through litigation or settlement.

Mr. Bean previously worked in a variety of areas including municipal law, criminal law, bankruptcy law, real estate law, estate planning and administration, civil litigation, and family litigation. This broad background has provided Mr. Bean with crucial knowledge of other areas of law which often intersect with family practice, enabling Mr. Bean to provide more comprehensive counsel to his clients when issues relating to these areas of law arise during the divorce process.

Mr. Bean is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law. During his time in law school, he interned with two New Jersey Superior Court judges as well as prosecutor's offices in New Jersey and New York. Mr. Bean began his career as a judicial law clerk to Hon. Ronald L. Reisner, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Division, Monmouth Vicinage. Mr. Bean's time as an intern and as a judicial law clerk allowed him to develop a close familiarity with the operations of the court system and deepened his understanding of New Jersey law and its application to cases and issues before the court.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bean graduated from Villanova University. While in college, Mr. Bean participated in internships with a tax law and economic advisory firm in London, UK and with the United Nations Environment Program in Geneva, Switzerland, while also completing coursework at the London School of Economics. Mr. Bean's educational background assists him in analyzing the financial aspects of divorce, including the calculation of support obligations and the valuation of business interests, in order to secure positive economic outcomes for his clients.


Mr. Bean has a longstanding connection to Monmouth County, having attended Christian Brothers Academy for high school and having spent several years working as an intern and law clerk in the Monmouth County Courthouse as well as for other law firms in the area.

Mr. Bean is admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey and the District Court of New Jersey. Mr. Bean volunteers as an Early Settlement Panelist in Middlesex County. Mr. Bean has also participated in the Aldona E. Appleton Family Law Inn of Court and is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Middlesex County Bar Association.

Mr. Bean resides in Mercer County with his wife, their two daughters, and their black lab.

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Thomas Bean

Thomas J. Bean, Esq. is a family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Mr. Bean is an experienced and highly accomplished legal advocate who has handled countless family and matrimonial matters in his career, including divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, adoption, post-judgment modifications, enforcement of family court orders, and other related family law matters.

Mr. Bean's choice to focus his practice exclusively on family law comes from his deep affinity for guiding individuals through difficult family law issues with sound legal advice and compassionate communication. Drawing upon over a decade of experience in family law, Mr. Bean understands how to skillfully select the optimal strategy and legal arguments for his clients' family law matters, including sensitive child custody issues. Mr. Bean is committed to delivering zealous representation and strives to achieve the best possible results for his clients, whether through litigation or settlement.

Mr. Bean previously worked in a variety of areas including municipal law, criminal law, bankruptcy law, real estate law, estate planning and administration, civil litigation, and family litigation. This broad background has provided Mr. Bean with crucial knowledge of other areas of law which often intersect with family practice, enabling Mr. Bean to provide more comprehensive counsel to his clients when issues relating to these areas of law arise during the divorce process.

Mr. Bean is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law. During his time in law school, he interned with two New Jersey Superior Court judges as well as prosecutor's offices in New Jersey and New York. Mr. Bean began his career as a judicial law clerk to Hon. Ronald L. Reisner, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Division, Monmouth Vicinage. Mr. Bean's time as an intern and as a judicial law clerk allowed him to develop a close familiarity with the operations of the court system and deepened his understanding of New Jersey law and its application to cases and issues before the court.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bean graduated from Villanova University. While in college, Mr. Bean participated in internships with a tax law and economic advisory firm in London, UK and with the United Nations Environment Program in Geneva, Switzerland, while also completing coursework at the London School of Economics. Mr. Bean's educational background assists him in analyzing the financial aspects of divorce, including the calculation of support obligations and the valuation of business interests, in order to secure positive economic outcomes for his clients.


Mr. Bean has a longstanding connection to Monmouth County, having attended Christian Brothers Academy for high school and having spent several years working as an intern and law clerk in the Monmouth County Courthouse as well as for other law firms in the area.

Mr. Bean is admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey and the District Court of New Jersey. Mr. Bean volunteers as an Early Settlement Panelist in Middlesex County. Mr. Bean has also participated in the Aldona E. Appleton Family Law Inn of Court and is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Middlesex County Bar Association.

Mr. Bean resides in Mercer County with his wife, their two daughters, and their black lab.

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jasmine Story

Jasmine Story is a family law attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Ms. Story has vast experience in all aspects of family law matters, including divorce; equitable division and distribution of marital assets; legal separations; domestic violence matters; complicated child custody, child visitation and child support matters; paternity actions; prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; alimony enforcement, modification and termination; post-divorce matters; mediation; and related family matters.

Recognizing that every family law case is unique, Ms. Story works collaboratively with her clients, listening carefully to their needs and responding with smart strategies and legal solutions. Understanding that her clients are navigating difficult personal matters, Ms. Story zealously advocates for their best interests, deploying tactical negotiation when possible and robust litigation when required.

Ms. Story’s commitment to assisting those who are embattled and embroiled in family and child custody disputes is a deeply personal one. As the product of a single-parent home, she understands all too keenly how family law issues impact the entire family unit and leave a lasting impact on all involved.  She skillfully utilizes her personal experience, legal acumen, and calm demeanor to achieve winning results with the least disruption.

Ms. Story has devoted her career to the highly individualized and personal area of family law. Prior to joining Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, Ms. Story ran her own private practice where she focused exclusively on divorce and family law matters. Ms. Story’s experience as a litigator includes drafting winning motions and fierce representation inside the courtroom at trials, plenary hearings, and appellate proceedings.

Ms. Story earned her Juris Doctorate at The George Washington University Law School in the nation’s capital.  Her academic pursuits included focusing on environmental law, civil rights, and representing the most vulnerable persons in our society. During law school, Ms. Story served as a clerk with a federal agency, interned in local government, and was the managing editor of one of her school’s journals with published work in the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law. Jasmine Story also proved herself to be an effective courtroom advocate in the Van Vleck Moot Court and Mock Trial and excelled in negotiations courses.

Jasmine Story is admitted to the New York State Bar and the New Jersey State Bar.  She is a distinguished recipient of many awards including being named one of the Top 10 Best Family Law Attorneys and one of the Top 10 Under 40 Attorneys by Attorney & Practice Magazine.

She currently resides in Monmouth County with her husband. When she is not working you can find her hiking with her two cockapoos.

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jasmine Story

Jasmine Story is a family law attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Ms. Story has vast experience in all aspects of family law matters, including divorce; equitable division and distribution of marital assets; legal separations; domestic violence matters; complicated child custody, child visitation and child support matters; paternity actions; prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; alimony enforcement, modification and termination; post-divorce matters; mediation; and related family matters.

Recognizing that every family law case is unique, Ms. Story works collaboratively with her clients, listening carefully to their needs and responding with smart strategies and legal solutions. Understanding that her clients are navigating difficult personal matters, Ms. Story zealously advocates for their best interests, deploying tactical negotiation when possible and robust litigation when required.

Ms. Story’s commitment to assisting those who are embattled and embroiled in family and child custody disputes is a deeply personal one. As the product of a single-parent home, she understands all too keenly how family law issues impact the entire family unit and leave a lasting impact on all involved.  She skillfully utilizes her personal experience, legal acumen, and calm demeanor to achieve winning results with the least disruption.

Ms. Story has devoted her career to the highly individualized and personal area of family law. Prior to joining Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, Ms. Story ran her own private practice where she focused exclusively on divorce and family law matters. Ms. Story’s experience as a litigator includes drafting winning motions and fierce representation inside the courtroom at trials, plenary hearings, and appellate proceedings.

Ms. Story earned her Juris Doctorate at The George Washington University Law School in the nation’s capital.  Her academic pursuits included focusing on environmental law, civil rights, and representing the most vulnerable persons in our society. During law school, Ms. Story served as a clerk with a federal agency, interned in local government, and was the managing editor of one of her school’s journals with published work in the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law. Jasmine Story also proved herself to be an effective courtroom advocate in the Van Vleck Moot Court and Mock Trial and excelled in negotiations courses.

Jasmine Story is admitted to the New York State Bar and the New Jersey State Bar.  She is a distinguished recipient of many awards including being named one of the Top 10 Best Family Law Attorneys and one of the Top 10 Under 40 Attorneys by Attorney & Practice Magazine.

She currently resides in Monmouth County with her husband. When she is not working you can find her hiking with her two cockapoos.

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Aleida Piccini de Velazquez

Aleida Piccini de Velazquez, Esq., is a divorce & family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Group, LLC. Ms. Velazquez is highly skilled in all aspects of family and matrimonial law, including divorce, custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, division of assets, domestic violence, child welfare matters, modification and enforcement of family court orders, post-divorce issues and all other related family matters.

With extensive experience as an attorney, Ms. Velazquez excels in problem solving and utilizing her legal expertise to simplify even the most complex and highly sensitive of family law disputes. Ms. Velazquez listens attentively to the concerns of her clients and maintains open and constant communication at all times. Recognizing that her clients are vulnerable and going through volatile moments in their lives, Ms. Velazquez works tirelessly to achieve her clients' desired results while providing them with a compassionate and safe space to unload their burdens.

As both a zealous litigator and a creative negotiator, Ms. Velazquez has the experience and knowledge to always pursue settlement methods that are in her clients best interests. To provide her clients with complete clarity and confidence in their decisions, she presents key decision options with not only the pros and cons of each option and but also her recommended best course of action. Her unparalleled passion and skill are apparent in the way she advocates to help her clients resolve their family law disputes.

Before becoming a family law attorney, Ms. Velazquez served as Claims Counsel for an insurance company, where she vigorously litigated for her clients in court and participated in extensive negotiation training for resolving disputes via mediation and arbitration. Ms. Velazquez also assisted U.S. companies in defending against allegations of bribery of foreign government officials. This role required both extensive knowledge and innovative interpretation of the law. Ms. Velazquez applies the skills of negotiation, investigation and trial prowess she honed in these roles to effectively and successfully resolve highly contested divorce and family law matters for her clients.

When Ms. Velazquez managed her own law firm, much of her practice focused on handling matters related to divorce, emancipation, separation, child support, custody and pre-nuptial agreements. She eventually expanded her practice to include immigration issues because of the connection between legal status, family unity and the ability to work in the U.S. While running her law firm, she also became the Director of Legal Services for an immigration non-profit. In this role, she advocated for 145 clients and obtained legal status on their behalf. Today, many of those clients are U.S. citizens. Additionally, Ms. Velazquez protected the rights of clients escaping gang violence and political persecution. She won their asylum cases in federal court and prevented their deportation.

Later, Ms. Velazquez worked at Legal Services as a Supervising Attorney in the Family Law Unit where she championed the rights for survivors of domestic abuse. She worked in partnership with the Essex County Family Justice Center and represented survivors with domestic violence, divorce, child custody, parenting time, relocation and child support disputes. In her role, she mentored, trained and supervised staff attorneys, volunteer attorneys, law students and paralegals.

Ms. Velazquez graduated from Seton Hall University Law School with a Juris Doctorate. During her time at Seton Hall Law, she served as a Public Interest Fellow, which required her to learn how to conduct legal research and write legal motions. The arguments she developed in her motions were the basis for oral arguments heard in the Appellate Division. Building on that experience, Ms. Velazquez competed and became a quarterfinalist in the Eugene Gressman Moot Court competition. These endeavors served as a foundation for Ms. Velazquez's advanced ability to effectively write legal documents and deliver persuasive oral arguments.

Ms. Velazquez also served as a legal intern for the Honorable Renee J. Weeks in the Essex County Superior Court Family Law Division. This legal externship provided her with insight into the Judge's perspective and decision making process. Today, she still relies on this knowledge to prepare winning motions, briefs and oral arguments. Ms. Velazquez was a Law Clerk for two years while attending law school and assisted in trial preparation for civil cases. It was through this experience that she learned how to prepare herself and her clients to present the strongest possible case and earn the trust and confidence of the Judges.

Ms. Velazquez is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the New Jersey District Court Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar. She exclusively practices matrimonial and family law. She is a member of the Essex County Bar Association. She is bilingual Spanish.

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Aleida Piccini de Velazquez

Aleida Piccini de Velazquez, Esq., is a divorce & family law attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Group, LLC. Ms. Velazquez is highly skilled in all aspects of family and matrimonial law, including divorce, custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, division of assets, domestic violence, child welfare matters, modification and enforcement of family court orders, post-divorce issues and all other related family matters.

With extensive experience as an attorney, Ms. Velazquez excels in problem solving and utilizing her legal expertise to simplify even the most complex and highly sensitive of family law disputes. Ms. Velazquez listens attentively to the concerns of her clients and maintains open and constant communication at all times. Recognizing that her clients are vulnerable and going through volatile moments in their lives, Ms. Velazquez works tirelessly to achieve her clients' desired results while providing them with a compassionate and safe space to unload their burdens.

As both a zealous litigator and a creative negotiator, Ms. Velazquez has the experience and knowledge to always pursue settlement methods that are in her clients best interests. To provide her clients with complete clarity and confidence in their decisions, she presents key decision options with not only the pros and cons of each option and but also her recommended best course of action. Her unparalleled passion and skill are apparent in the way she advocates to help her clients resolve their family law disputes.

Before becoming a family law attorney, Ms. Velazquez served as Claims Counsel for an insurance company, where she vigorously litigated for her clients in court and participated in extensive negotiation training for resolving disputes via mediation and arbitration. Ms. Velazquez also assisted U.S. companies in defending against allegations of bribery of foreign government officials. This role required both extensive knowledge and innovative interpretation of the law. Ms. Velazquez applies the skills of negotiation, investigation and trial prowess she honed in these roles to effectively and successfully resolve highly contested divorce and family law matters for her clients.

When Ms. Velazquez managed her own law firm, much of her practice focused on handling matters related to divorce, emancipation, separation, child support, custody and pre-nuptial agreements. She eventually expanded her practice to include immigration issues because of the connection between legal status, family unity and the ability to work in the U.S. While running her law firm, she also became the Director of Legal Services for an immigration non-profit. In this role, she advocated for 145 clients and obtained legal status on their behalf. Today, many of those clients are U.S. citizens. Additionally, Ms. Velazquez protected the rights of clients escaping gang violence and political persecution. She won their asylum cases in federal court and prevented their deportation.

Later, Ms. Velazquez worked at Legal Services as a Supervising Attorney in the Family Law Unit where she championed the rights for survivors of domestic abuse. She worked in partnership with the Essex County Family Justice Center and represented survivors with domestic violence, divorce, child custody, parenting time, relocation and child support disputes. In her role, she mentored, trained and supervised staff attorneys, volunteer attorneys, law students and paralegals.

Ms. Velazquez graduated from Seton Hall University Law School with a Juris Doctorate. During her time at Seton Hall Law, she served as a Public Interest Fellow, which required her to learn how to conduct legal research and write legal motions. The arguments she developed in her motions were the basis for oral arguments heard in the Appellate Division. Building on that experience, Ms. Velazquez competed and became a quarterfinalist in the Eugene Gressman Moot Court competition. These endeavors served as a foundation for Ms. Velazquez's advanced ability to effectively write legal documents and deliver persuasive oral arguments.

Ms. Velazquez also served as a legal intern for the Honorable Renee J. Weeks in the Essex County Superior Court Family Law Division. This legal externship provided her with insight into the Judge's perspective and decision making process. Today, she still relies on this knowledge to prepare winning motions, briefs and oral arguments. Ms. Velazquez was a Law Clerk for two years while attending law school and assisted in trial preparation for civil cases. It was through this experience that she learned how to prepare herself and her clients to present the strongest possible case and earn the trust and confidence of the Judges.

Ms. Velazquez is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the New Jersey District Court Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar. She exclusively practices matrimonial and family law. She is a member of the Essex County Bar Association. She is bilingual Spanish.

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