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Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group wishes everyone a very safe and peaceful long weekend! Our offices throughout New Jersey will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of the Labor Day holiday, but will reopen bright and early on September 8 at 8:30 AM for regular business hours.

We understand that if you are considering divorce or dealing with a family law matter, the questions and concerns on your mind don’t take a holiday. Will your co-parenting plans need to change due to remote learning as the new school year begins? Did you still not get back parenting time you may have lost during the spring’s pandemic emergency? Recently made the decision to divorce and want to know your best next steps for getting divorced during Covid? Read more

WLG Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers In America List

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Weinberger Divorce and Family Law Group is delighted to announce that two of our Managing Partners, Bari Weinberger and Robyn Howlett, have been named to the prestigious Best Lawyers in America list for 2021. Both attorneys have been recognized as Best Lawyers® in the area of Family Law after undergoing a rigorous nomination and peer-voting process. This is the third consecutive year Ms. Weinberger has received this honor.

Family law experts Bari and Robyn are both Certified Matrimonial Attorneys, an accolade earned by only about 2% of all attorneys in the state. This designation is granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to lawyers who demonstrate sufficient levels of education, knowledge, experience, and skills in matrimonial law.  Bari and Robyn have practiced family law for over 20 years each, and their mastery of family law is recognized further in this Best Lawyers award.

“Robyn and I are delighted to receive this incredibly meaningful recognition. It’s a great honor to know that our work for our family law clients is held in such high regard by our esteemed peers in the New Jersey legal community.”

“The best part of this achievement is that it’s truly a reflection of the legal mastery and knowledge our team of attorneys freely share with each other. We all help each other in delivering our clients the very best in care. It’s wonderful to have this recognized,” notes Bari Weinberger

About Bari Weinerger

Founder and managing partner Bari Weinberger is a divorce and family law expert, named a Top Woman in the Law by the New Jersey Law Journal and has been honored as a New Jersey Super Lawyer and a Best Lawyer for several consecutive years. Bari is a highly experienced divorce lawyer and family law mediator. She is also a published author and frequent media contributor on divorce and family law for both local and national audiences.

About Robyn Howlett

Managing Partner Robyn Howlett is designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney. A family law expert. Robyn has special training in collaborative divorce, which enables her clients to avoid litigation through a non-adversarial settlement process. She has been named by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as one of the 10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law in New Jersey and has been selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star for multiple years.

 

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About the Best Lawyers in America® List

The Best Lawyers award is one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-reviewed honors. The annual Best Lawyers in America lists are compiled based upon an exhaustive peer review evaluation with over 83,000 industry-leading lawyers eligible to vote upon the legal abilities of the nominated lawyers. Lists and peer reviews are based upon specific practice areas.

Full methodology is available here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of NJ.

Press Release:  Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers In America 2021

Morris County Top Lawyers 2020 Award

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We are delighted to announce that Family Law Expert Erin Brueche has been recognized as one of the Morris County Top Lawyers for 2020. Created by Morris/Essex County Health & Life Magazine, this peer-nominated award recognizes high performing lawyers in the county. Read more

Does Ripping Up A Prenup Make It Unenforceable?

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The divorce between rapper entrepreneur Dr. Dre (Andre Young) and his wife, Nicole Young, has recently take a turn for the contentious with news that Ms. Young has filed court papers that she signed a prenuptial agreement before their 1996 marriage under duress. What’s more, Young also claims that Dre ripped up the prenup documents three years into their marriage as a sign of his love, therefore rendering the terms unenforceable. 

The former Mrs. Dre will need to provide evidence of her duress claims. But what about the idea that destroying the paper copy of a prenuptial agreement voids it? Is there any legal merit to this idea? 

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Blindsided By Divorce? Here Are The First 7 Steps To Take

If you just binged season 3 of Netflix’s hit reality show Selling Sunset, then you know that…

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Do You Qualify For A COVID-19 Alimony Modification?

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When COVID-19 descended upon New Jersey in March, the resulting negative impact on jobs and income was immediate. Many people paying alimony wondered if they had to continue paying the same amount, given their loss of income. Others, who were receiving alimony but had lost other income, wondered if they might be able to get a boost in alimony payments. In March and April, when not much time had elapsed and the general belief was that “everything would go back to normal” by summer, the overall message was: stay the course.

Now that we are SIX months into this crisis, however, things have changed and pursuing an alimony modification may be appropriate.

Do you qualify for lowered alimony payments or a higher award? Here’s some information that can help you understand your options. Read more

I Suspect My Spouse Is Cheating On Me: Where Do I Begin?

I Suspect My Spouse Is Cheating On Me

Suspecting your spouse’s infidelity is a stomach-lurching moment in any marriage. If your suspicions prove correct, rebuilding trust and deciding whether to stay or go may be a long process. So what do you do if your gut tells you your partner is cheating? Read on for tips on navigating this difficult journey. Read more

How Will Mandatory COVID-19 Quarantines Affect Divorced Co-Parents? 

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You live you in New Jersey, but your ex lives in Delaware where you child has been for visitation over the past few weeks. Now your child is set to return from time with their other parent. But there’s just one problem you’ll deal to deal with first — COVID-19 quarantine.  Read more

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Welcomes Retired Judge Philip J. Maenza, JSC, to Firm’s Arbitration and Mediation Division

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Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group is pleased to welcome retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge, the Honorable Philip J. Maenza, to the firm’s arbitration and mediation practice.  Read more

In New York State, Termination of Parental Rights Cases Vary By County: Two Family Law Experts Explore Why

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group is pleased to announce the publication of “Termination of Parental Rights in New York State: Why Such a Variation By County?” coauthored by Bari Z. Weinberger, our firm’s founder managing partner, and Daniel Pollack, professor of social work at Yeshiva University. The article appears in the July issue of the peer reviewed academic journal Family Court Review, published by Wiley. Read more