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About Me

Our law firm specializes in family law, including divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, reconciliation, property settlements, cohabitation agreements, separation agreements, including trial and appellate practice. We also specialize in mediation and collaborative divorce, tailored to our clients' needs.

We are proud of the high legal and ethical standards which have been established by our firm. We enjoy a reputation of empathy, honesty, and sincerity.

We work hard to improve the quality of life for our clients, our community, and our families. We promote the "best interests of the children" and assist parents in preserving and protecting their children's interests.

We help our clients succeed in their lives post divorce.


Practice Areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
  3. Child Support: 20%
  4. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  5. Marriage & Prenuptials: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Dean T Bennett

    I endorse this lawyer. Barbara is an assertive and capable advocate for her clients and maintains the highest standards of ethics and courtesy....a resolution-oriented, practical attorney and consummate professional.


    Dean Bennett Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

2376 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ, 07083-4408

2376 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ, 07083



DCInactive 199005/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale Hubbell2015
20 years of service-Union County MESP PanelSuperior Court of New Jersey2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Meritorious Public Servirce-District Fee Arb CommitteeSupreme Court of New Jersey2006
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Dedication and Service to the Women Lawyers of Union CountyWomen Lawyers of Union County2005
Certificate of AppreciationSuperior Court of New Jersey2005
Meritorious Public Service-District Ethics CommitteeSupreme Court of New Jersey1999
National Honors Society, NYUPhi Delta Epsilon1979
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Acting Prosecutor/AlternateMillburn Municipal Court2001 - 2006
Acting Prosecutor/AlternateMillburn Municipal Court1991 - 1995
Law ClerkSuperior Court of New Jersey1988 - 1989
Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Jersey Collaborative Law GroupMember2014 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsAttorney Member2009 - Present
New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice GroupsFounding Member2009 - Present
New Jersey Collaborative Divorce AllianceMember2008 - 2011
New Jersey Association for JusticeMember1999 - 2010
Superior Court of New Jersey-Union CountyMESP Panelist1995 - Present
Essex County CommitteeElected Member1994 - 2000
American Inns of Court-Barry Croland Family InnsAttorney Member1993 - Present
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Superior Court of New Jersey-Essex CountyMESP Panelist1990 - 1995
Superior Court of New Jersey-Morris CountyMESP Panelist1990 - 2000
Union County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1990 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1988 - Present
Morris County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1988 - Present
Essex County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1988 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1988 - Present
Essex County CommitteeElected Member1985 - 1988
Board of Governors, South Mountain Civic Assoc.Member1982 - 1989
Publication NameTitleDate
Family Law Practice in New Jersey, Law Practice Handbooks, Inc.,Practical and Ethical Considerations1996
Essex County Bar Association PublicationWhat Every Young Lawyer Should Know about Family Law1993
New Jersey Family LawyerUpholding Prenuptial Agreements on Religious Upbringing1989
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
New York UniversityN/APhD - Doctorate1977
New York UniversityN/AMA1972
University of RochesterN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1970
University of PennsylvaniaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1969
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
New Jersey Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Cts.Collaborative Law2011
Institute of Continuing Legal EducationGuardians Ad Litem2011
Custody IssuesAttorney Role in Custody Issues1996
Judicial Clerkship SeminarJudicial Clerkships1993