Matthew G. Gerber Profile

I initially retained WLG for the fight … with my sons mother. We won that fight and I was so impressed with the performance and results… This second half of the legal fight is just about to begin but I have confidence in Matt and WLG to get me the results I want.” Paul L.

Office: Hackensack, Bergen County


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.


* 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.

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


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

Volunteer Activities:

Early Settlement Panel (ESP) program – Panelist

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