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Bari Zell Weinberger Profile

Bari Zell Weinberger
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Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. After graduating from Suffolk University School of Law in 1997, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Roger W. Daley, J.S.C. in the Middlesex County Family Part. Admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the New Jersey District Court Bar, Ms. Weinberger'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. 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 Collaboratively trained in the area of Family Law to guide clients who prefer to avoid litigation through the non-adversarial collaborative divorce process.

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. Since 2003, 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. In 2015-2016, Bari 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 and 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, Divorce Magazine, The Star Ledger, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, New Jersey Law Journal, Matrimonial Strategist, and more. Bari was recently honored as NJBIZ Top 50 Women in Business and named as a Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneur.

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.

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* for many consecutive years.

Areas of Practice:

Family and Matrimonial Law
Divorce and Legal Separations
Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships/Civil Unions and Same Sex Marriages
Child Custody
Visitation and Parenting Time
Child Support
Alimony and Palimony
Division of Assets - Equitable Distribution
Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
Adoption and Kinship Legal Guardianships
Children's Educational Needs
Modification of Custody
Modification of Child Support
Modification, Reduction or Termination of Alimony
Enforcement of Custody
Enforcement of Child Support
Enforcement of Alimony
Domestic Violence Matters
Post Divorce Matters
Relocation out of the State of New Jersey with a child
Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P - formerly DYFS)


Matrimonial Law Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court
Qualified Family Law Mediator

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey, 1999
U.S. District Court, 1999


Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A.

Awards/ Recognition:

NJ Biz Best 50 Women in Business - 2013
New Jersey Leading Women Entrepreneurs - 2013
Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corporation: Woman Business Owner of the Year Finalist - 2013
Ten Leaders under age 45 in Matrimonial and Divorce Law - 2009 to Present
Martindale Hubbell - "AV Preeminent®"* Rating

Published Works/ Articles:

A full list of articles, interviews and published works in newspapers, magazines and legal journals from Bari Weinberger can be found on our News & Press page, with many publications included in some of these distinguished, well-known news and magazine sources:

New Jersey Law Journal
Huffington Post
Wall Street Journal
Diversity Journal
Divorce Magazine
Smart Money

New Jersey Family Law Practice, Associate Author, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education:
  • 15th Ed., 2013
  • 14th Ed., 2010
  • 13th Ed., 2008
  • 12th Ed., 2006

New Jersey Family Law Practice, Chapters Including Introduction, Initial Conference, Dealing with the Client; Pleadings, Discovery, Motion Practice and Pretrial Dispositions (Editor), New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), 11th Ed., 2004

Television/ Radio/ Appearances:

A full list of TV and radio appearances for Bari Weinberger can be found on our News & Press page, with many appearances included in some of these popular TV and radio stations:

TV News 12 New Jersey
Access Hollywood TV
WPIX-TV PIX11 Morning News
ABC TV Eyewitness News
CBS 2 TV New York
NJ Radio 101.5
eHealth Radio Network

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Motions that Matter II: Powerful Family Law Motion Practice, May, 2013

Motions that Matter: Powerful Family Law Motion Practice, April, 2013

Domestic Violence Educational Workshop, March 2013

Seminar on Divorce Process, Mediation and Family Law Related Issues, Kinnelon, NJ, December, 2008

Lecture presented in game show theme on various family law issues, June, 2005

Seminar on Divorce and Family Law Related Issues, Randolph, NJ, November, 2004

Lecture on Amended Court Rules and Revised Case Information Statement, October, 2004

Seminar on Surviving the Divorce Process, Short Hills Hilton, September, 2003

Family Law Practical Skills Series, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, September, 2003

Professional Associations/ Memberships:

Morris County Bar Association, 2002 - Present

Family Law Executive Committee, 2005

American Trial Lawyers Association, 2002 - 2007

American Bar Association, Family Law Section

New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section

American Inns of Court, 1999 - Present

Family Law Inn; Master/Board Member

Bergen County Bar Association, 2000 - 2002

Middlesex County Bar Association, 1998 - 2000

Past Employment Positions:

Iandoli, Edens & Weinberger, LLC
     Partner/Owner, 2006-2008

Cutler, Simeone, Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, LLC
     Partner, 2006

Cutler, Simeone, Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, LLC
     Associate Attorney, 2002 - 2005

Finnerty, LaRocca & Sherwood, P.C.
     Associate Attorney, 2000 - 2002

Goldstein & Bachman, P.A.
     Associate Attorney, 1998 - 1999

Hon. Roger W. Daley, J.S.C.
Middlesex County Superior Court, Family Part
     Judicial Law Clerk, 1997 - 1998

WHDH-TV, an NBC Affiliate
     Legal Consumer Producer, 1997

William Sinnott; Chief
Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force
     US Department of Justice, Law Clerk, 1996

Hon. Vieri Volterra, Suffolk County Superior Court, Civil Division
     Judicial Law Clerk, 1996

Pro Bono / Volunteer Activities:

Expert Panelist, Morris County Family Court in the Early Settlement Program
Expert Panelist, Passaic County Family Court in the Early Settlement Program
Participant, Passaic County Kids Count Program
Women's Center, County College of Morris - Randolph and Morristown
Volunteer Family Law Consultant, Legal Clinic, Morris County
Volunteer Family Law Consultant, County College of Morris,
Randolph, New Jersey and Morristown, New Jersey
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