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Posted by Nancy, a Divorce client, Flag
Carolyn is an outstanding attorney and she represented me well while dealing with one of the most challenging issues I have ever encountered. I highly recommend Carolyn and will do so to others seeking marital legal assistance.
Posted by Bob, a Divorce client, Flag
Carolyn provided thoughtful advice and counseling during a very stressful time. The process was done with ease and her office support team kept things moving forward. Her expertise was very helpful and she earned my trust during the process.
Posted by Sabina, a Divorce client, Flag
Carolyn and her firm were wonderful to work with during my very complicated and heart wrenching divorce. It was clear that my personal well being was always considered and that when ever I needed her, she was there. She is extremely professional despite the constant unprofessional tactics by her adversary. She helped me remain calm during court appearances which were often if not always very difficult and upsetting. The result was in my best interest, not hers. Her approach is about you and not the money like her adversary. The courts aren't always fair but that is something no one can do much about. This was the most difficult, upsetting and horrible experience in my life and Carolyn and her team got me through it, just fine. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to be treated fair and compassionate, she is the best.
Posted by Anthony, a Alimony client, Flag
Carolyn is the attorney you want in any Family Law proceeding. In my case she listened to me and really understood the issues. She explained a few options and the pros & cons of pursuing each one. She's a good negotiator, tough when she needs to be without complicating matters. I found Carolyn to be timely, witty and very straight forward in her communications with me. Professionally, I interact with lawyers every day. I chose Carolyn to help me with a personal matter and I would retain her again if needed.
Posted by Stephanie, a Child Support client, Flag
I have been working with Carolyn for over 7 years now when I had my twins. Right from the start she was prepared and knew what to do to help me through an extremely challenging child support case. She has always been extremely professional and knowledgable. I feel confident with her ability to get things done and highly recommend her for legal services.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Carolyn represented me in my divorce case. It was an especially complicated one, since there were significant assets. Some of the investments were also complex financial instruments. Carolyn took the necessary time to understand the different investments so that she could represent me well. I felt that she really had my best interests at heart throughout the divorce process.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
After reading about Carolyn on Avvo and needing to speak with someone right away I left a voicemail at her office around 7pm. Before 9am the next day, a wonderful woman (Donna) called me and began to answer my questions. She immediately put me at ease regarding the concerns I had about the behavior of my soon-to-be ex-spouse. After answering my immediate questions and putting me at ease, she explained that while Carolyn would be happy to consult with me, she had a feeling that because of the distance (I live in Burlington County) that it might be more cost effective for me to work with somebody local. Donna spoke with Carolyn about my situation and called me back within a few hours to let me know that she had the name of someone she would trust but they were on vacation and so I should sit tight but most definitely contact Carolyn if I needed something in the meantime. The next day, Donna called me back and had talked again with Carolyn about my case and due to some of the suspect behaviors of my spouse (videorecording me), she didn't want me to wait for the other attorney to return from vacation and had the name and had already spoken to another colleague of hers that is close to my home. I contacted the office and they knew exactly who I was and were just as helpful as Carolyn's office. In a time of turmoil and confusion having someone who is responsive, reassuring, and knowledgeable is of the utmost importance. Donna also impressed upon me that should something not be right with the referral that I should contact them immediately. I don't believe that will be necessary.
Posted by bruno, a Child Custody client, Flag
carolyn daly was a ray of sunshine in a very dark period in my life. i had been struggling with "obstacles" other attorneys would not and/or could not handle. my case was definitely an uphill battle and although ms. daly was quite honest about the difficulties we had to deal with,, she was unafraid to take on such a daunting task. throughout the entire (custody) case she handled everything with an exceptional balance of professionalism, compassion and tenacity. in the end, a settlement was put on record which was beneficial to all parties... most importantly the children. it is my opinion, this woman is a shining example as to what is RIGHT with our judicial system. rest assured, with ms. daly representing, you will have one of the best and brightest lawyers in the state of nj on your side! thank you from the bottom of my heart ms. daly, you made a very difficult situation much easier for everyone involved.
Posted by Alfred, a Divorce client, Flag
Divorce is very stressfull but I was kept informed through it all. The office kept assuring me it would be fine. They made it a bit easier and we got it done in a timely fashion, with a bit less stress for me. I thank them for their help and respect they gave me.
Posted by Tony Armetta, a Divorce client, Flag
Very Caring , always there to answer any questions. Would tell anyone to make sure they use this law firm! Also Jason Levoy was very responsive to my needs also!
Posted by a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Ms. Daly was my attorney for my divorce 4+ years ago. Even after my divorce, my ex-husband continued to harass me. I obtained a temporary restraining order against him. When we went to court for the final restraining order, she was prepared, knowledgeable about all the statutes involved. Obtaining a final restraining order is not an easy feat. She did a fantastic job and I was awarded the final restraining order. Without Ms. Daly, I don't think I would have gotten it.
Posted by Bob, a Child Support client, Flag
I was in a difficult situation with a biased judge on an emancipation case and Carolyn was able to broker a fair deal where it looked like there was no chance of one being done. She is a great communicator and is very honest as to what could happen. There were no surprises. I highly recommend her.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I needed a divorce lawyer when my husband took a job out of the country and decided to stay. Carolyn was not intimdated by the challenge. She helped me through the process explaining my options at each step along the way. I feel that she did a great job protecting myself and my children. I was too emotional to think of everything and the sneaky tactics my soon-to-be ex would try. Carolyn was my rock and kept me grounded. I am forever thankful.
Posted by Jim, a Divorce client, Flag
Carolyn was vigilant in her pursuit of protecting me, my child and my assets. She was understanding and empathetic of my fears and concerns. Her compassion and understanding of issues personal to me, along with her in depth knowledge of the law, made an arduous process bearable knowing that my interests would be protected. Carolyn consistently followed up with issues, was compassionate in her approach and passionate in her drive. I cannot express my gratitude enough towards her in helping me through this process. I highly recommend Carolyn for any legal marital or famility issues. Should you find yourself in this unfortunate circumstance, you want Carolyn at your side.
Posted by Tom, a Child Support client, Flag
Carolyn is very knowledgeable and always prepared. I could not get my ex wife to emancipate my daughter. My daughter has a learning disability and my ex wife was playing that card to the max. I payed child support for 7 years but my ex wife wanted me to pay for life. That's when I contacted Carolyn and explained the situation. Carolyn negotiated with the judge and the other attorney... and sure enough within a month it was settled. Carolyn is a pitbull. She will fight for you to the end. I would recommend Carolyn to anyone. She removed an enormous weight off my shoulders.
Posted by Geoff, a Divorce client, Flag
Carolyn was great to work with during my divorce. She provided excellent guidance and advice and negotiated a fair settlement. Her experience enabled her to offer solutions to difficult issues allowing us to move forward. Carolyn's real talent is that she never loses sight of the fact that there are people on both sides going through a difficult situation. She brings a unique blend of experience, skill and compassion to what she does.
Posted by Candace, a Divorce client, Flag
My son was in a 14 year marriage where he was the stay at home parent. His wife was a very successful business woman who had used and abused him while having an on-again, off-again relationship with another man. My son had a previous history of addiction on prescription drugs. He was the sole caretaker of his daughter and their home for years. When my ex-daughter-in-law felt that their daughter was old enough to be able to take care of herself (14), she orchestrated his return
to prescription drugs, tried to have him sign a settlement agreement while he was medicated, and when that didn't work, filed for divorce while still having him care for their daughter. He was left penniless and in critical jeopardy of his life. He went into a rehab facility and we hired an attorney in NJ as we lived in another state. That attorney promised the moon, then passed us off to an inexperienced underling who did very little and did not keep us in the loop on anything. After 5 months, this didn't change and it did not look good for my son. I went to this site, AVVO, and found Carolyn. I read how others had experienced similar scenarios of having attorneys that failed to meet their needs and who had provided no positive results. I flew to New Jersey and met with Carolyn, and in a few minutes, I knew she was a brilliant and no-nonsense attorney. It was a long ugly divorce battle, but Carolyn overcame all the challenges. My son has a sufficient settlement to start a new life, shared custody of his daughter and has his health restored. All of which, he wouldn't have without Carolyn's expertise. She is not only the best divorce attorney in New Jersey, she is a vibrant, caring person. She stayed on top of all the legal issues, she suggested legal options that not only minimized your expense but maximized strategic results in your favor. I know Carolyn has done the same for her other clients, particularly those who already had attorneys and their cases were going down the tubes. If you think that I am over the top in my review, just speak with Carolyn yourself. You will know in a moment, she is the best and that although the word, 'attorney' and 'trust' are known to be a contradiction; I would trust her with my life as I trusted her with my son's.
Posted by Tom, Flag
Carolyn Daly is someone that cares about the people she represents. I felt that every step of the way in the year that we worked together on my divorce. Her knowledge and her will to achieve a peaceful result are what lead me to the satisfaction I enjoy today, nearly one year to the day that my divorce was settled.
Posted by Elene, a Divorce client, Flag
Ms. Daly is a rarity today, she is professional with that personal touch. Carolyn cares about her clients and it is evident in everything she does. She is honest, kind and the best attorney I have ever dealt with and I have dealt with many. Ms. Daly can be counted on to ensure that any case she is handling is done vigorously and thorough. Knowing I was going to have to deal with many issues during my case, there was never a question who I was going to have represent me. There was no question, Carolyn Daly is the only person I would deal to handle my personal issues.
Posted by S, a Divorce client, Flag
Carolyn assumed my case when I was forced to change representation - she quickly formulated a strategy and approach to ensure the case would keep moving and come to resolution. She was forthright and knowledgable, and knew both the process and the players in my courthouse.
Posted by Carl, a Divorce client, Flag
Carolyn did something that all odds were against me on. I was getting a divorce which included a child (9 year old boy). As a male we all know the odds of getting custody of my son was stacked against me, but due to Carolyn's persistence, knowledge of laws, and just her being a fighter for her clients, I was awarded to be my sons PPR (Parent of Primary Residency) and a 50/50 custody situation, which to me was way more important to get than alimony, child support, the house, the dog, etc.
BOTTOM LINE, SHE WILL FIGHT TO GET YOU WHAT YOU WANT AND WILL NOT GIVE IN, NOT FOR EVEN A SECOND TILL SHE GETS IT !!!
Posted by Peg, a Divorce client, Flag
Carolyn was the perfect fit for me. She was able to keep me calm and guide me during an emotional and difficult time. Carolyn delivered bad news or bad 'realities' with firmness but just the right amount of compassion. I truly felt Carolyn and her associates/staff were 'on my side' and assisting me in making hard decisions. I also felt that my wishes were respected and considered and the consequences of my decisions were clearly explained to me.
Posted by Bill, a Divorce client, Flag
I interviewed a few attorneys for my divorce before selecting Carolyn. I was highly satisfied with Carolyn's overall competence, close attention to detail, effectiveness and efficiency. I found her to be very honest. She offered frequent, sagely advice. She is highly approachable. My case had me in court several times and in each instance Carolyn prevailed in getting me a great outcome. I do not believe I would have received the same caliber of service from the other attorneys I interviewed.
Posted by Ellen, a Divorce client, Flag
Carolyn Daly was my lawyer during a very difficult divorce. My case was complicated and unpredictable because my ex husband is bi polar, however, Carolyn got me the best settlement possible which has enabled me to move on with my life and take care of my three children as the sole parent. She is not only an excellent and intelligent lawyer but also a wonderful human being.
Posted by Joseph, a Alimony client, Flag
Carolyn and Jason helped me through a very difficult time. Their confidence and expertise allayed my fears. What a difference when you are represented by the BEST. They came to me very highly recommended. It didn't take me long to find out why. They took the time to really hear what I was not only saying but feeling. They asked me all the right questions and represented me honestly, thoroughly, and successfully.
Posted by Lisa, a Divorce client, Flag
I have known Carolyn for the better part of 10 years, as I was employed as a matrimonial paralegal with another firm, wherein she had been an adversary on several matters. When it was necessary for me to hire counsel, the only person I considered hiring was Carolyn Daly. She is the epitome of what an attorney should be. She understands the legal complexities of cases. She is a compassionate and brilliant advocate for her clients. She works tirelessly for the benefit of her client. Her knowledge of the law is outstanding. When she is in the courtroom, she is able to think on her feet and is the consummate professional. She is exceptional in her knowledge of the law and is able to cite cases relative to her clientâ€™s position without hesitation. She is always well prepared and knows your case. She has the respect of the legal community and is well-known and well-received by Judges and Court staff. I have referred both family and friends to Carolyn and will continue to do so as she is a superb attorney.
Posted by a Child Abuse client, Flag
I went to Carolyn due to having problems with my ex-spouse regarding abuse issues involving my children which were going on for years. I originally retained a boutique law firm with lawyers with impeccible pedigrees and over 20 years experience. None of them were able to grasp the issues of the case surroundoing exstensive emotional abuse amongst other abuse issues. Carolyn not only understood the legal side of my situation but the psychological turmoil as well. Carolyn was so well versed in case law and in the effects of abuse on children that not only was I impressed but their therapist was as well. Carolyn is highly knowledgable about all areas surrounding custody, divorce and post divorce issues. Carolyn puts the children's needs first and gives big firm results with small firm care and dedication. (She also never over bills or creates unnecesary fees) I have referred Carolyn to many people whom have been happy with her and would not hesitant to continue doing so. There are many things which stand out to me about her strengths as a lawyer but the ones that I feel are most important to note here are her ability to connect with her client, her tenacity and strength which she demonstrates in her ability to be a no nonsense to the point attorney, she is not a cookie cutter attorney, meaning that she can see each case and its individual needs as oppossed to lumping your situation together with whatever the formula is at the time for dealing with it. She really thinks outside the box and has great strategic skills. She has an uncanny ability to hash out the facts and deal with complex cases and present them to a judge in a way where they can really have something tangible. Most importantly she is honest and upfront with you and truly cares about her cases and clients. She always put the children's needs first and protects them from getting caught in the legal issues. If it was not for Carolyn, my children would not have the opportunity for a normal and happy life that they now do. We are all forever grateful to her.
Posted by Monica, a Divorce client, Flag
I came upon Carolyn Daly through research. She gave me creative options and solutions that worked in my particular situation. Carolyn has vast knowledge and experience and she combines it with a no-nonsense approach that works in difficult divorce situations.
Posted by Dennis, a Child Custody client, Flag
I had a final restraining order against me and no visitation with my infant daughter when I contacted Carolyn to see whether I had any recourse or whether I should just live with my situation.
She said that we had a couple options, one of which was a novel approach that the adversary (whose counsel had decades of experience) had never even heard of.
Carolyn excels in more than this area: for example, at the new trial she made reference to a case that had literally been decided the previous day, indicating that she is diligent, creative, and ambitious in her approach.
Furthermore, accessing DYFS records is very difficult, requiring a judge's subpoena, and judges are reluctant to grant access to those highly sensitive documents. Nevertheless, Carolyn convinced the judge to grant us access to the adversary's DYFS file. She then meticulously reviewed the file and generated several witness subpoenas and strategies therefrom.
I could go on about how impressed I was with Carolyn's performance, but the upshot is that I now no longer have a restraining order against me and I have full custody of my daughter.
I sought Carolyn's counsel as the result of a friend's highest recommendation, and I am happy to pass that highest recommendation on to you.
While there is always an element of chance associated with legal outcomes, my firm belief is that with Carolyn on your side, you'll be maximizing the probability of a positive outcome.
Posted by Suzanne, a Divorce client, Flag
Carolyn Daly came into my life at the point when I had lost all faith and hope in the legal system. She was the third lawyer I had hired to represent me in my long drawn out divorce that seemed to have no end in sight. Carolyn took my case and steered it in the right direction and brought it to a close. In the process, she had discovered and fought for several important issues on my behalf that until then had gone unnoticed by my previous attorneys. Carolyn is a no-nonsense practised attorney who knows the law and I recommend her without reservation. She is not only a competent attorney, but a wonderful human being who truly cares about her clients and their best interests.
Posted by Michael, a Divorce client, Flag
Carolyn has been a guide through what has been the most difficult challenge of my life. She is an extraordinary attorney who helped me navigate a system that often seemed more concerned with settling than doing what is right. Carolyn channeled my frustration toward productive actions. She demonstrated repeatedly that she gets things done.
I value integrity above all else. Carolyn is trustworthy. She tells it like it is. Pursuing "the right" thing is often cost prohibitive. Carolyn gave me the options along with the pros, cons and costs. She made a recommendation, then let me to decide how I wanted to proceed.
Carolyn worked collaboratively with me, leveraging my strengths, improving our filings and reducing cost.
I continue to recommended her to others.
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
Without the expertise and commitment that Carolyn Daly provided during my stepson's divorce and custody proceeding I do not believe that he would have been able to successfully obtain custodial parental custody of his two children. Throughout the year long court process she always focusd on what was best for the children and gave us the insight into how to best support both them and my stepson through what was definitely a very difficult time in their lives. Ms. Daly has the network of professional resources to ensure that her clients have available to them all of the services they may need. For example, in our case we needed a guardian ad litum and she recommended someone who not only was a top notch professional but who worked with the kids in a way that they were not intimidated or put at odds between their parents.
I cannot recommend Ms Daly highly enough as an attorney. She consistently makes the right decisions on her client's behalf with the highest ethical standards and professionalism.
Posted by a client, Flag
Carolyn is as forthright and straightforward as any good lawyer should be in the hectic tri-state area. But unlike a lot of lawyers she is empathetic and compassionate regarding her clients' needs and is down to earth enough to communicate those qualities. I appreciate the speed and thouroughness with which she and her staff are performing the divorce between my wife and I. If you're like me - someone who has never needed to retain a lawyer, for any reason - then Carolyn and her staff will be perfect for you. They have treated me fairly with understanding and patience while being wholly expedient in the task at hand.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Ms Daly has that wonderful mix of being knowledgable, experienced and willing to give an honest appraisal of not only likelihood of success but also the wisdom of pursuing. In a field where some lawyers may try to throw gasoline on the flame, Ms. Daly is very measured.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Carolyn handled my very difficult divorce which included domestic violence, securing a restraining order, and negotiating with my former husband who was also a lawyer. It was a prolonged and labored process which she handled with competence and perspective. I highly recommend her.