Erika Handler – NJ Family Law Attorney

  Office: Bedminster, Somerset County


Erika Handler, Esq. is an attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Ms. Handler exclusively focuses her practice on matrimonial and family law, including divorce, custody and parenting time, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, relocation, post-dissolution matters and other related family matters.

Ms. Handler understands that even in the most amicable of circumstances, going through a divorce or family law matter can be a fear provoking time for the entire family. Ms. Handler works tirelessly to ensure that her clients are educated and informed of their rights and options as well as best course of action throughout the entire legal process. She is dedicated to guiding and protecting her clients through zealous advocacy, out of the box solutions, and a cognizance of the financial expense associated with divorce and family matters.

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As both a child of divorce and a mother of young children, Ms. Handler has a great appreciation for the impact of divorce on children as well as the need for both strength and civility in protecting the needs of her client’s children. She finds fulfillment in assisting her clients and their families through this process to ensure that they are in the best possible position to securely move forward.  Ms. Handler is always focused on her client’s ultimate goals and safeguarding their rights to obtain the best possible resolution.

In addition to family law, Ms. Handler also has experience in residential real estate law.  This knowledge is invaluable when dealing with distribution of assets in the divorce process that involve the sale of the marital home or other real estate holdings.

Erika Handler earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan where she graduated with high honors.  She obtained her law degree from the Rutgers University School of Law, where she served as the Chairperson of the Women’s Law Forum and Managing Research Editor of the Computer and Technology Law Journal.  During law school, Ms. Handler served as a law clerk for the Attorney General’s Office, Division of Youth and Family Services, Newark and volunteered with the law school’s Special Education Clinic working to secure school accommodations for children with special needs. Prior to entering into private practice, Ms. Handler served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Thomas L. Weisenbeck, J.S.C., Morris County Family Part (now retired).  These positions afforded her the opportunity to serve a vast array of clients while sharpening her advocacy and mediation skills.

Ms. Handler is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and Union County Bar Association.  She is an active participant in her community serving as the Co-Chair of Membership for her temple and member of the Mayor of Scotch Plain’s Wellness Committee.

When not at the office, Ms. Handler enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, listening to podcasts and running outdoors.

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
  • Grandparent’s Rights
  • 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)

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey


Rutgers School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A., high honors

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Bar Association
Union County Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section

Volunteer Activities:

Scotch Plains, NJ Wellness Committee

Erika Handler is located in our Somerset and Morris County office. To schedule a free initial consultation with Erika, please call (908) 333-4000 or (973) 520-8822 or click to schedule online.