Gina-Marie Izzo is an attorney with Weinberger Divorce and Family Law Group. Ms. Izzo is an accomplished family lawyer, court approved mediator, and former Assistant District Attorney for the State of New York. She exclusively dedicates her practice to family and matrimonial matters, including divorce, custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, division of assets, domestic violence, DCP&P child welfare matters, modification and enforcement of family court orders, child removal matters, post-divorce issues and all other related family matters.
Drawing on her extensive background, Ms. Izzo offers compassion and empathy for her clients undergoing the life altering experience of a divorce or family matter. She prioritizes excellent communication and education as a way to relieve common fears and anxieties for her clients and to ensure that they are always ready and able to make the best decisions possible. Ms. Izzo’s personal experience with the divorce process, especially divorcing when children are involved, allows her to deeply understand her clients needs. It is also a key driving force behind her zealous advocacy and passion for helping her clients reach their goals.
Ms. Izzo is a highly skilled family court litigator and has successfully advocated for countless divorce and family law clients. Having served as an Assistant District Attorney, she also possesses a unique and extensive criminal litigation background that has provided her with advanced investigative, logical and rational “on her feet” thinking skills which are all necessary to advocate aggressively on behalf of her clients.
Ms. Izzo is also careful to only use litigation when absolutely necessary and to explore low conflict resolution methods whenever they are in her client’s best interests. In fact, Ms. Izzo is a court approved and qualified family law mediator. Her training and experience in mediation have honed her negotiation skills, enabling her to resolve, when possible, non-mediated cases without court intervention.
Over the course of her esteemed career, Ms. Izzo has gained vast experience in additional practices of law, including defending individuals in Municipal Court matters as well as Estate Planning. Her background in these areas of law provides her clients with an advantage that others do not have. The reality is, there are times when Municipal Court matters such as Simple Assault, Criminal Mischief, Harassment, and even Driving While Intoxicated, can get intertwined into family related matters. Ms. Izzo knows how to address these matters regardless of whether or not her client is the victim or if they are facing these charges. Having been a prosecutor and a municipal defense attorney, Ms. Izzo can see both sides of the coin, adapt to it, and properly advocate for her clients in either situation.
With her extensive experience in estate planning, Ms. Izzo is adept at counseling her clients on the steps necessary to prepare and situate themselves after the completion of their divorce. Estate planning plays an integral part in post-divorce preparation, especially when children are involved. Whether the situation involves updating an existing Last Will and Testament after the divorce, a children’s trust, or guardian appointment, Ms. Izzo guides her clients through the steps necessary to accomplish their needs and goals.
Ms. Izzo received her Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. While attending law school, she was first introduced to domestic violence matters during her participation in the Volunteer Lawyer’s Battered Women’s Project. During her time with the project, Ms. Izzo learned how patience, compassion and sensitivity are vital in this area of the law and how important it is to provide quality representation especially in these difficult situations.
Upon graduating from law school, she was certified by the Family Division of Monmouth County Court as a volunteer in their Supervised Visitation Program. During her time with the program, Ms. Izzo supervised visits between children and their non-custodial parents who were prohibited from contacting their children outside of a neutral setting. During this time, Ms. Izzo got hands on experience in dealing with families and children in conflict plus learning how to defuse this conflict.
The gratification Ms. Izzo experienced by assisting these families in their time of need further fueled her desire to delve deeper into the field of family law. Thereafter, Ms. Izzo served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, in Brooklyn, New York, representing the People of the State of New York, and completing her career as a First Deputy Bureau Chief.
Ms. Izzo is admitted to practice before the courts of New York and New Jersey. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, and the Monmouth County Bar Association. She volunteers as a panelist with the Early Settlement Panel program in the Monmouth County Family Court where she assists other attorneys and litigants in reaching an amicable resolution of their matters. She also volunteered and was certified by the Supervised Visitation Program in Monmouth County.
Ms. Izzo resides in Central Jersey where she is an active member of her community. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son and her dog, Shitake.
Areas of Practice:
Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, J.D.
Hunter College, New York, New York, B.A.
New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
Monmouth County Bar Association
Court Approved and Qualified Family Law Mediator
Certified Supervised Visitation Program, Monmouth County
Panelist, Monmouth County Family Court in the Early Settlement Program
Certified by the Monmouth County Family Division Supervised Visitation Program
Gina-Marie Izzo is located in our Freehold, Monmouth County office. She is available to help you with all your divorce, child custody and support, alimony, or other family law matters.
To schedule an initial consultation with Gina-Marie, please call (888) 888-0919 or click to schedule online.