Michael J. Evans Profile

Highly recommended

“I was extremely satisfied with the way Mr. Evans handled my divorce and domestic violence cases. He is extremely knowledge and very impressive within the court room. I so appreciated his personal concern about my safety and my embarrassment during these matters. I was very lucky to have found him to be my lawyer.

Steven P.

Office: Hackensack, Bergen County

Email: Michael@wlg.com

Michael  J.  Evans  is  an  attorney  with  Weinberger  Divorce  &  Family  Law  Group.  Mr. Evans  was  awarded  a  Juris  Doctorate  from  California  Western  School  of  Law  in  San Diego,  following  his  graduation  from  Seton  Hall  University  in  South  Orange,  New Jersey. Over the past two decades, Mr. Evans has become a seasoned litigator, familiar with virtually every facet of litigation and has litigated numerous matters in the areas of family  and  matrimonial  law.  Mr.  Evans  devotes  his  practice  exclusively  to  the  area  of family  and  matrimonial  law  and  has  represented  clients  in  various  complex  cases involving  contested  and  uncontested  divorces,  annulments,  adoptions,  child  custody, alimony,   child   support,   child   removal   from   the   state   or   country,   post-judgment modification and enforcement matters, and domestic violence.

He has extensive experience handling matters at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Evans  counsels  clients  in  a  variety  of  areas  and  has  successfully  negotiated,  drafted and   when   necessary,   sought   enforcement   or   the   setting   aside   of   prenuptial, reconciliation,  separation,  and  custody  and parenting  time  agreements.  Mr.  Evans has significant proficiency with the complex issues surrounding children with special needs. He  has  also  been  appointed  by  the  Superior  Court  of  New  Jersey  to  protect  the interests of minors during matrimonial litigation.

Mr. Evans has been designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a certification achieved by only 2% of attorneys in New Jersey. Mr.  Evans  serves  on  the  Passaic  County  Superior  Court  Early  Settlement  Matrimonial Panel. He has also served as a Parent Advisor for the New Jersey Catastrophic Illness in  Children  Relief  Fund.  Mr.  Evans  is  a  Commissioner  for  the  Clifton  Board  of Education.

He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Division, Passaic County  Bar  Association,  Bergen  County  Bar  Association,  as  well  as  completing  the Justice  Robert  L.  Clifford  American  Inns  of  Court.  Mr.  Evans  has  also  been  named  by the  American  Institute  of  Legal  Counsel  as  one  of  the 10  Best  Client  Satisfaction  for Family Law in New Jersey.

Mr. Evans was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey Bar.


Michael Evans is a Certified Matrimonial Attorney, a designation achieved by only about 2% of attorneys in New Jersey. The Certified Matrimonial Attorney status means that Mr Evans has been recognized as a family law expert.

* 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 www.aiofla.org. No aspect of this has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

New Jersey Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney

* Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. Only about two percent of the attorneys practicing in the State of New Jersey are Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. Rick Schneider, Erin B. Brueche, Jessica Ragno Sprague, Carmela L. Novi, Laura M. Mendonca, Rachel E. Partyka, Veronica R. Norgaard, Michael J. Evans, Robyn N. Howlett, Dianna C. Cavaliere, and managing partner, Bari Zell Weinberger, can count themselves among this select few.

Areas of Practice:

  • Family and Matrimonial Law
  • Divorce and Legal Separations
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation and Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Mediation
  • Alimony
  • Division of Assets - Equitable Distribution
  • Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Adoption and Kinship Legal Guardianships
  • 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:

State of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


J.D., California Western School of Law
B.A., Seton Hall University

Awards / Recognition:

Certified Matrimonial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court
10 Best Client Satisfaction for Family Law – American Institute of Legal Counsel

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Passaic County Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association – Family Law Section
Justice Robert L. Clifford American Inns of Court

Michael Evans is located in our Freehold, Monmouth County office. To schedule a free initial consultation with Mike, please call (888) 888-0919 or click to schedule online.