Mara Dooskin – NJ Family Law Attorney

Mara is an excellent lawyer. She is with you every step of the way. She guides and supports you. She returns your calls and emails promptly. She never leaves you dangling. Mara is a good listener and very compassionate.” **

Christie Y.

Mara Dooskin, NJ Divorce Lawyer


  Office: Hackensack, Bergen County


Mara L. Dooskin, Esq. is a Partner at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. With over two decades of experience assisting clients with their family law matters, Ms. Dooskin is highly skilled at protecting her clients’ rights and safeguarding their futures.

As a child of divorce herself, Ms. Dooskin has a unique perspective into the divorce process, especially when child custody is involved. She understands how difficult the divorce process can be for everyone in the family and the potential for long-lasting implications when not handled well. Ms. Dooskin zealously represents her clients, while always putting their needs first. This may require litigation, but Ms. Dooskin will always explores alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, whenever they are in her clients’ best interests.

Mara Dooskin is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar Association and New York State Bar Association and has exclusively concentrated her practice in matrimonial and family law. She provides attentive, compassionate service in all matters related to divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and division of assets. Her masterful knowledge of family law gives her clients immediate peace of mind.

Ms. Dooskin received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ithaca College in 1991 and a Juris Doctorate from New England Law in 1994. Upon graduation, Ms. Dooskin provided legal counsel for New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services, helping to protect the rights of the city’s most vulnerable children. Through her work, Ms. Dooskin helped countless children in the welfare system find their place in safe and loving families.

As part of her continued commitment to giving back, Ms. Dooskin volunteers with the Volunteers Law for Justice and with Partners for Woman and Justice.

Ms. Dooskin lives in North Jersey where she is an active member of her community and enjoys spending time with her family. She is also an avid reader and can often be found in the summer at the beach reading a good book.

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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
  • Alimony and Palimony
  • Division of Assets - Equitable Distribution
  • Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Emancipation
  • Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P -formerly DYFS)
  • 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

Bar Admissions:

State of New Jersey
State of New York


New England Law: Boston, J.D.
Ithaca College,  B.S.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

New Jersey State Bar Association

North Essex Chamber of Commerce

Pro Bono / Volunteer Activities:

Volunteers Lawyers for Justice

Partners for Woman and Justice

Mara Dooskin is located in our Hackensack, Bergen County office. To schedule an initial consultation with Mara, please call (888) 888-0919 or click to schedule online.