Erich (Rick) Schneider Profile

“I had interviewed a few attorneys before Rick. When I sat down with Rick I knew he was the kind of attorney I wanted to handle my divorce. Rick was extremely attentive to my concerns and needs… I wanted to make sure that this was as stress free as possible so the kids would be affected as little as possible. He was able to take my thoughts and turn them into an agreement that was completed in the least amount of time possible. Rick and his staff are second to none and I would not hesitate to recommend them…”
Frank B.

  Office: Freehold, Monmouth County


Erich  Schneider (Rick) is a family law attorney with Weinberger Divorce & Family  Law  Group.  Mr. Schneider from Villanova University  with a B.A and received  his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law. After graduation from law school, Mr. Schneider gained valuable experience working  for  Hon. Robert  Feldman,  J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County, in several capacities.

Mr. Schneider has practiced primarily family law for his entire career. He has experience in  nearly  all  aspects  of  family  law  including  divorce,  custody,  child  support,  alimony, equitable distribution of assets and domestic  violence.  Mr.  Schneider  received  the esteemed honor of being designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of attorneys in New Jersey. He is also recognized as a highly qualified and court approved Family Law Mediator helping countless families resolve their most complex issues. Mr. Schneider is often chosen by his fellow attorneys  to act as an Economic Mediator to help resolve their disputes amicably, thus avoiding trial. He is also a court-approved mediator and acts as a private mediator for parties who wish to pursue that route without protracted and costly litigation.

Mr. Schneider has built his career and reputation within the legal community around his care, compassion, dedication and commitment to achieving the best results possible for his clients.

Mr. Schneider has been a long time member of the Monmouth County Bar Association. Mr.  Schneider was awarded the Bernard  H.  Hoffman, Esq. Award as Lawyer of the Year. This award is bestowed on an “attorney member of  the Monmouth Bar Association, who has made a substantial or procedural contribution by service to the administration of the Family Court system to the family law practice”.  He has volunteered his time as an expert volunteer panelist in the Early Settlement Panel program in Monmouth County and has served as head of the ESP Program he has and still is a member of the Domestic Violence Working Group of Monmouth County.

Additionally, Mr. Schneider served as co-chair of the Monmouth County Family Law Committee.  Mr. Schneider is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and has been a speaker/moderator at County and State legal education seminars.

child custody and parenting time


Rick Schneider has been designated a New Jersey Super Lawyer, having previously been recognized as a Rising Star. Mr. Schneider was a recipient of the Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Family Legal Counsel.

Super Lawyers 2017 NJ

New Jersey Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney

* Super Lawyers is a publication of Thomson Reuters. The selection process is conducted by an independent firm that determines which lawyers in New Jersey have attained a high degree of peer recognition & professional achievement. The selection process can be viewed at No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court.

* American Institute of Family Law (10 Best Client Satisfaction; Top 10 Under 40) “To be named an attorney must be formally nominated by the board, client, and/or fellow Attorney; have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating. To learn more about the selection process see No aspect of this has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

* Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. Only about two percent of the attorneys practicing in the State of New Jersey are Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. Rick Schneider, Erin B. Brueche, Jessica Ragno Sprague, Carmela L. Novi, and managing partner, Bari Zell Weinberger, can count themselves among this select few.

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
  • Mediation
  • Alimony and Palimony
  • Division of Assets - Equitable Distribution
  • Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Adoption and Kinship Legal Guardianships
  • Children’s Educational Needs
  • Emancipation
  • Modification of Custody
  • Modification of Child Support
  • Modification, Reduction or Termination of Alimony
  • Enforcement of Custody
  • Enforcement of Child Support
  • Enforcement of Alimony
  • Paternity
  • 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)

Certifications / Specialties:

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

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey
U.S. District Court of New Jersey


Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania

Awards / Recognition:

Monmouth County Bar Association
Bernard H. Hoffman, Esq. Award
– Lawyer of the Year
New Jersey Super Lawyers – Rising Stars

10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law – American Institute of Legal Counsel

Professional Associations and Memberships:

New Jersey State Bar Association – Family Law Section
Monmouth County Bar Association – Family Law Section
New Jersey Association for Justice

Volunteer Activities:

Early Settlement Panel program – Monmouth County
Domestic Violence Working Group of Monmouth County

Schedule a Consultation with Rick

Rick Schneider is based at our Freehold, NJ office. Schedule an initial consultation with Rick by calling (888) 888-0919 or schedule online.