Matthew G. Gerber Profile

Mr. Gerber has a broad range and vast experience litigating complex issues throughout the  State  of  New  Jersey  surrounding  family  and  matrimonial  cases, including  child custody,  parenting  time,  relocation,  child  support,  alimony,  asset  distribution,  domestic violence  and  more.  Mr.  Gerber  has  appeared  at  countless  matrimonial  and  domestic violence  trials.  He  is  skilled  in  matters  of  high  net  worth  where  business  valuations  or other significant assets require forensic accountants and where witness testimony may be  a  necessity.  He  is  equally  proficient  handling  trials  concerning  child  custody  and relocation.   He   has   also   handled   numerous   fact   finding   hearings   involving   the Department  of  Child  Protection  and  Permanency  (DCPP),  and  successfully had  false claims of abuse and neglect dismissed by the trial court.

Naturally, not every matter is heavily contested with an expectation of trial, and as such, Mr.  Gerber  is  a  seasoned  negotiator,  dedicated  to  reaching  fair  settlements  whenever cases can be resolved without the need for litigation. In this regard, Mr. Gerber has also served  as  a  volunteer  for  the  court’s  Early  Settlement  Panel  (ESP)  program,  helping litigants resolve their divorce cases.

Through his years of practice, Mr. Gerber has assisted clients in municipal court matters all  throughout  New  Jersey  and  participated in  a  wide  variety  of civil  litigation including personal injury and business disputes, all of which compliment his ability to help clients successfully navigate the complexities of family law litigation. During his time as a Law Clerk  in  the  Superior  Court,  Mr.  Gerber  served  as  a  mediator  in  small  claims  and landlord  –  tenant  court.  Mr.  Gerber  uses  his knowledge  of  other  areas  of  law  to  assist clients to reach a rightful resolution to their family law related cases.

Mr.  Gerber  is  a  member  of  the  New  Jersey  State  Bar  Association  and the  Somerset County Bar Association.

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Areas of Practice:

  • Family and Matrimonial Law
  • Divorce and Legal Separations
  • Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships
  • 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

Bar Admissions:

New Jersey
U.S. District Court of New Jersey

Education:

Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, NY
Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Volunteer Activities:

Early Settlement Panel (ESP) program – Panelist