Essex County NJ Divorce Law Firm

We have been working for our Essex County divorce and family law clients for over 20 years, and have a proven track record of success.  Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Sound Legal Advice with Alimony, Property Distribution, and Child Custody

We know that a divorce may be overwhelming for you and your children. Your judgment may become clouded.  Ours will not.  We are dedicated to providing you with legal advice in language that you can understand.  Using simple principles we have developed over the last 20 years working with divorce and family law clients, we will work with you to develop a plan that will allow you to get to the beginning of the rest of your life.

Over 20 Years of Experience

We have been representing clients in complicated divorce and family law cases for over 20 years.  In addition to resolving countless custody cases, we have extensive tax and business expertise, and will effectively guide you through any complex financial issue arising in your divorce case.  We use our experience in divorce and family law to help you get through the worst time of your life.  Learn how we can help you.  Click the link below and tell us about your case.

The Results You Expect

The needs of you and your children always come first.  We provide smart, sensible, and cost-effective family law solutions for our clients, always keeping them informed about the latest legal developments that affect their case.  Together, we will develop an action plan, always putting your goals first.  Through our understanding of the law, and your understanding of the circumstances, we will craft a path to success.  Schedule your free consultation today.
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The Divorce Process

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The breakup of a marriage can be extremely complicated.  Everything in your life is affected, including your children, your property, and your future income.   There are two parts to any divorce case.  The first part is the actual cause of action for divorce which gives the court the right to grant the parties a divorce.  Grounds for divorce can be “fault” or “no fault”.  A court requires that the parties to prove certain facts that support their request to get divorced.  In New Jersey, this is relatively easy with the passage of the “irreconcilable differences” statute.  This is one of the two “no-fault” grounds for divorce.  While there are other grounds for divorce, this cause of action is typically used, even in fault cases, because of the low threshold of proof needed to satisfy your burden of moving forward with the divorce.  The second part of the case is the more complicated aspect of divorce.   That is the part of the case involving the resolution of child custody, parenting time and financial rights.  In the typical divorce case, the parties ultimately agree upon the custody and financial issues.  The parties then enter into a written document incorporating their agreement. Then the case proceeds to court as an uncontested matter and a judge grants the parties a divorce incorporating their agreement. In the less typical case, the parties do not agree how to resolve their case and the case proceeds to trial after which a judge decides all of the issues.  There are a number of considerations in any divorce case, even those where the parties agree on most of the issues.  Do not try the DIY approach to divorce.  It is simply too complicated to cover all the issues without a lawyer.  Additionally, you should be looking for an attorney that only practices divorce and family law.  They are far better at predicting the various issues that may arise in any given case.  Remember, you get only one chance.  After the agreement is signed, or the trial ended, your ability to change anything is extremely limited.  You need to get it right the first time.  Feel free to contact us.  We can explain your rights and responsibilities in any situation.  The first consultation is free, and there is no obligation to do anything after that.

We represent clients in New Jersey and New York with any issue related to divorce and family law.  Please select any of the links in this section to learn more about our practice.

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The breakup of a marriage can be very complicated. Everything in your life is affected, including ... READ MORE


A marriage in New Jersey may be annulled in certain circumstances. Unlike divorce, with an... READ MORE

Child Relocation

Child relocation out of the state of New jersey, also known as removal, are among the more ... READ MORE


Alimony, sometimes called spousal support, is usually one of the hotly contested issues in any ... READ MORE

Restraining Orders

Restraining orders are among the more serious issues handled by our firm. Immediately upon its ... READ MORE

Same-sex Couples

In New Jersey, same-sex couples were granted limited rights beginning in 2004 with the New Jersey ... READ MORE


We represent clients in connection with juvenile and adult adoptions. Each of these types of ... READ MORE

Contested Estate Matters

We have represented clients in contested estate cases for many years. In the usual case, siblings ... READ MORE


Sometimes spouses decide to separate without getting divorced. Moving out of the marital home ... READ MORE

Child Custody

The most serious issues involving the breakup of a relationship involve the custody of the children ... READ MORE

Child Support

A child has the right to be supported by both parents. Even if one of the parents is absent from the ... READ MORE

Equitable Distribution

Like alimony, the division of marital property, also known as equitable distribution, is an area of ... READ MORE

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is entered into before parties get married. The agreement sets forth each ... READ MORE

Post-divorce issues

The parties spent months or years resolving their divorce case or going to trial to have a judge ... READ MORE

Mediation & Arbitration

Mediation and Arbitration fall under the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR for ... READ MORE

How It Works

The break up of a marriage is difficult.  Our representation of you is not.


Our initial case consultation is free. We will review your case, and determine how we can help you.


Every family is unique, and every client has different objectives. We will work together, and develop a plan to resolve your case.

Take Action

Once the plan is developed, we will guide you through the litigation process, focusing on your objectives.


Yes. We have a no-charge, no obligation, initial consultation.

A divorce case can be concluded in as little as 2 to 3 months or last for years. Typically, most cases resolve within 6 to 9 months.

We accept all forms of payment.  The preferred payment method is with an eCheck, debit, or credit card through LawPay available on our website.

No one should enter into a divorce case without understanding how much the case will cost. That being said, it is impossible to provide an accurate estimate of the total cost of your divorce case without knowing more about your specific situation. That is one of the reasons we offer a no-charge, no obligation, initial consultation.

Yes, but it is not recommended that you attempt to represent yourself in a divorce case.  Litigation  is complicated, divorce is emotionally charged, and the effects of a divorce case can last for years after the case is concluded.  Everyone needs a good attorney on their team.

Office Address

565 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444



(973) 831-8800