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Best Family Law Attorneys in New Jersey

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best family law attorneys in New Jersey. To rank the top family lawyers and other lawyers in New Jersey, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top family law attorneys were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents a sample of some of the most highly accomplished family lawyers currently practicing in New Jersey. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing family law (but our list comes close).
Allison C. Williams
Family Lawyer
Short Hills, NJ
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Patrick T Collins
Family Law and Civil Trial Lawyer
Livingston, NJ
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Kenneth A White
Family Lawyer
Edison, NJ
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Vincent C DeLuca
Family Law and Child Custody / Visitation Lawyer
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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Tadd J. Yearing
Child Custody / Visitation Lawyer
Hackensack, NJ
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Vikki S. Ziegler
Family Lawyer
Livingston, NJ
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David F. Salvaggio
Family Lawyer
Morristown, NJ
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Kisha Hebbon
Family Lawyer
Somerset, NJ
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Katherine Wagner
Family Lawyer
Somerville, NJ
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Adam C. Brown
Family Lawyer
Jersey City, NJ
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New Jersey Family Law Legal Resources

Family Law Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) - The AAML is a national organization of highly-skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in family law cases throughout the United States. The Academy's members are known as "Fellows" and have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, excellence, knowledge and integrity in the practice of family law. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has over 1650 fellows across all 50 U.S. states.
American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL) - The ACFTL is an invitation-only, elite organization of 100 of the most skilled family trial lawyers in the United States. Known as diplomates, members who have been accepted into this organization have demonstrated significant litigation skills in complex family law cases. The American College of Family Trial Lawyers has received national recognition through its diplomates handling of well-publicized cases and cutting edge issues in family law.
International Academy of Family Lawyers - The International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) is a non-profit organization that serves family lawyers in the United States and across the world.

Specialty Certifications in Family Law

Family Trial Law - The NBTA certifies lawyers in family trial law. This specialty area of law involves litigation in family law cases, such as divorce, separation, child custody or paternity actions. Attorneys can earn board certification as specialists in family law trials.

New Jersey Government and Court Resources

New Jersey Courts

New Jersey Courts - The New Jersey Courts have a rich historical background dating back to the state's colonial era. Their responsibilities include interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, safeguarding individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing family law matters such as divorce and child custody. New Jersey's judiciary also addresses legal challenges specific to the state, including matters related to its diverse population and urban centers.

New Jersey Department of Children and Families

New Jersey Department of Children and Families - The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) is entrusted with safeguarding the welfare of children and families statewide. DCF manages child welfare services, including investigations into reports of child abuse or neglect, provision of supportive services to families in crisis, and oversight of foster care and adoption services. The department focuses on ensuring the safety, and well-being of children by advocating for their best interests and providing assistance to families. Additionally, DCF offers mental health and substance abuse treatment services, youth services, and programs to support families in need, working to promote child safety, family stability, and overall well-being across New Jersey communities.

New Jersey Legislature

New Jersey Legislature - The New Jersey Legislature operates under a bicameral system, comprising the New Jersey Senate and the General Assembly. The Senate has 40 members serving four-year terms, while the General Assembly consists of 80 members serving two-year terms. As the state's legislative body, the Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern New Jersey. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues such as education, healthcare, and transportation.

New Jersey Office of Attorney General

New Jersey Office of Attorney General - The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, headed by the Attorney General appointed by the Governor, serves as the chief legal officer and principal legal advisor to the state. This office is responsible for providing legal counsel to state agencies, representing New Jersey in legal matters, and overseeing law enforcement. The Attorney General plays a central role in prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, issuing legal opinions, and addressing a wide array of legal issues, including consumer protection, civil rights, and public safety.

Supreme Court of New Jersey

Supreme Court of New Jersey - The Supreme Court of New Jersey serves as the highest judicial authority in the state, entrusted with interpreting and applying the law. Its primary responsibility involves hearing appeals from lower courts to ensure the accurate interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court handles a wide range of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners statewide. Additionally, the Supreme Court of New Jersey oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and ensuring the professionalism and ethical conduct of lawyers across the state.

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