Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020 — How To Get Help During Covid-19

This October’s Domestic Violence Awareness month is one like no other. Typically, the awareness month is an important opportunity to share resources and engage in discussion about how to further aid survivors and end domestic abuse. 

In 2020, however, there is an urgent need to get information directly to victims who may be uncertain of how to get help and get to safety in the time of Covid-19. With closures and changed access the norm until further notice, usual avenues of help and support may feel difficult to access. 

Do you or a loved one need to get to safety as a result of a violent or abusive partner? Here is a breakdown of needed help and how to still get it during the pandemic.  Read more

How To Identify If Your Spouse Is A Narcissist

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Is your spouse often self-centered, unsympathetic, and critical? Do you wonder if these qualities make them a narcissist? Don’t be too quick to diagnose. Narcissistic traits – and most of us have some — exist on a continuum. It’s possible to have “slivers” of narcissism without having full-blown Narcissistic Personality Disorder. First, let’s take a look at what “personality disorder” actually means. Read more

Help For Domestic Violence eBook – Win an eBook

Help for Domestic Violence Victims eBook: to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month #DVAM20, we are giving away copies of Bari Weinberger’s eBook on domestic violence and domestic abuse: A Guide for Domestic Violence Victims in New Jersey. Enter the giveaway to get a copy for a friend, your workplace, your local library, school, or day center.

How To Enter

To enter, click the box below and follow the instructions.

We have added several different ways for you to earn entries to this giveaway and you can have as many entries as you like.  Different actions result in different ‘entry’ values.

The winners will be notified on October 30th.

Follow this link to enter: Giveaway – A Guide For Domestic Violence Victims eBook


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Help for New Jersey Domestic Violence Victims

If you or a loved one is a victim of domestic violence, it is important to know that the law in New Jersey is on your side. You are not alone! In this step-by-step guide, attorney Bari Z. Weinberger walks you through the many forms of legal help available to women and men in New Jersey seeking assistance and protection in a domestic violence matter. With real-life examples and easy-to-follow instructions on how to file certain court forms, readers will:

  • Learn when and how to seek police assistance and find safe shelter from an abuser.
  • Understand the basics of filing for a New Jersey Temporary Restraining Order, including special considerations when children are involved.
  • Find out what information and evidence judges look for when deciding whether or not to turn a TRO into a permanent order of protection.
  • Gain practical advice and tips for staying safe, such as how to maintain a confidential address and how, if appropriate, to file for divorce.
  • Learn how restraining orders granted in different states are enforced in New Jersey, and vice versa.
  • Discover statewide and local resources available to help domestic victims rebuild their lives.

If you are the victim of domestic violence in New Jersey, legal help and protection is available! In clear, easy-to-follow language, A Guide For Domestic Violence Victims in New Jersey, provides empowering information to help you find the path to lasting safety. The book is also available on Amazon.



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Introducing Your New Significant Other To Your Kids

Introducing Your New Significant Other To Your Kids

You’ve fallen in love with a new significant other and want to introduce this person to your kids. But it’s best to proceed with caution before taking this big post-divorce step. Your children need time to adjust and may not immediately share your enthusiasm for your partner, especially if the introduction isn’t handled with care. Here are some tips to make the transition as smooth – and as child-centered – as possible. Read more

Father’s Rights eBook – Win an eBook

Father’s Rights eBook: to celebrate the updated version of Bari Weinberger’s latest book on Amazon, A Guide to Father’s Rights In New Jersey, we are hosting a giveaway competition to win a copy of the eBook.

How To Enter

To enter, click the box below and follow the instructions.

We have added several different ways for you to earn entries to this giveaway and you can have as many entries as you like.  Different actions result in different ‘entry’ values.

The winner will be notified on October 1st.

Follow this link to enter: Win a Father’s Rights eBook


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When it’s time to make decisions about custody, as a father you might be feeling at a distinct disadvantage. Will the courts treat you fairly? Will the close bonds with your children be protected and respected? What can be done legally if your ex tries to alienate you from kids? In A Guide to Father’s Rights In New Jersey, dads going through custody issues will gain a clear understanding of the custody process in New Jersey and father’s equal rights under the law. Father’s rights matter, and you can start safeguarding your rights to your children today with this valuable information written just for you by family law expert, Bari Z. Weinberger. Readers of A Guide to Father’s Rights In New Jersey will get answers to these crucial questions:

  • What are my legal rights as a father in New Jersey?
  • Which custody options are the right ones to pursue?
  • How much parenting time can I get with my kid? How is this determined?
  • What can I do if my child’s other parent is hurling false accusations and/or attempting to alienate my child from me?
  • What if my ex doesn’t obey the custody order?
  • What if my parenting time is taken away? Can I get my kids back?
  • Is settling out of court to a dad’s advantage?


Want to protect your Father’s Rights? Request a Free initial consultation with Father’s Rights Specialist


Father’s Rights – Get Help Today


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Divorce: How To Tell The Kids

talking to your child about divorceBreaking the news of your divorce to your kids is one of the toughest things about splitting up. While it’s not a conversation anyone wants to have, there are steps you can follow to make the experience as child-centered as possible. Read more

Public Vs. Private Divorce: Cardi B Shows Why Divorce Privacy Is Worth Protecting

Why is it so important to protect the privacy of your divorce? 

The latest person with an answer to this question may be singer Cardi B.  Read more

Can My Spouse And I Work Towards A Non-Hostile Divorce?

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If your marriage was riddled with conflict you may find the tension is amplified now that divorce is underway. But despite the acrimony between you and your ex, it is still possible to work towards a non-hostile divorce.

And if you have children, it’s essential that you try to disengage and/or resolve disputes. Why? Studies show that children are far more impacted by a high-conflict divorce than they are by divorce itself.

So, if you’re ready to ramp down conflict between you and your ex, read on for how to keep hostility to a minimum in your divorce

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Get Answers To Your Family Law Questions

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.

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