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Bari Zell Weinberger

Divorce and separation Attorney at Parsippany, NJ

4.8   55 reviews

Licensed for 23 years

Virtual consultation available

About Bari

Learn Bari’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Whether you have a highly contested divorce or you are agreeing to separate, we work tirelessly to protect your interests and your future. From divorce mediation, to litigated divorces, to the unique aspects of high net worth divorce, we can help.

    25 years

  2. Family
    20%
    Your family law matter can leave you feeling vulnerable and exposed. We safeguard your future in all areas of New Jersey family law, including: child custody, divorce, alimony, child support, adoption, LGBT family law, domestic violence & mediation.

    25 years

  3. Alimony
    10%
    You need a fair settlement in your divorce. Whether you are establishing spousal support at the time of your divorce, or you need to increase, decrease, or terminate alimony, we can help.

    25 years

  4. Child custody
    10%
    Safeguarding your time with your children is of paramount importance. We help you with all aspects of child custody and parenting time, from establishing initial custody through to changing parenting time or enforcing your parental rights.

    25 years

  5. Domestic violence
    10%
    When you need help with a domestic violence situation such as a temporary restraining order or a final restraining order, we can safeguard your future. You can get out, you can get temporary child support and spousal support, and you can get safe.

    25 years

  6. Child abuse
    5%
    When you have a DCP&P family law matter, you need a strong advocate in your corner. We work diligently to safeguard your parental rights and have your child's best interests at heart.

    25 years

  7. Child support
    5%
    When you need to establish child support for your children; to increase the child support amount; terminate child support; or apply to continue child support (post 19), we are here to help you.

    25 years

  8. LGBT+ Law
    5%
    Your family law matter can leave you feeling vulnerable and exposed. We safeguard your future in all areas of New Jersey family law, including: LGBT family law, child custody, divorce, alimony, child support, adoption, domestic violence & mediation.

  9. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%
    Deciding to get married is an exciting time, but when you have children from a previous relationship, or significant assets, or a family business, you need to establish clear stipulations that safeguard everyone in your life. Talk to us, we can help.

    25 years

  10. Uncontested divorce
    5%
    Uncontested divorce is a potentially lower cost and quicker alternative to a litigated divorce. Talk to us about whether an uncontested divorce, or other lower-conflict options, such as mediation, could be right for you.

    25 years

Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. 

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Weinberger Law Group’s attorneys and mediators exclusively practice family law & divorce. Our countless years of combined experience mean that you have strength, wisdom and a team of premier lawyers on your side. Call 888-888-0919 for a FREE consultation.
Our New Jersey divorce and family law attorneys
Licensed for 23 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC
135 US Highway 202/206, Suite 8
Suite 100
Bedminster, NJ, 07921
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group
20 Commerce Drive, Suite 135
Cranford, NJ, 07016
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC
83 South Street
Suite 201
Freehold, NJ, 07728
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC
Court Plaza South-West Wing
21 Main Street, Suite 354
Hackensack, NJ, 07601
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC
309 Fellowship Rd
Suite 200
Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  55 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
Bari received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by C Wright | January 26, 2012
Absolutely Worth the Investment!
I retained WLG to represent my interests in a highly contentious post-divorce custody matter. They exceeded my expectations and provided competent counsel that produced the results my family needed. I recommend them 110% and am especially pleased to endorse Allison Holzman, Esq. Allison was exceptional in her legal knowledge, courtroom presence, appropriately setting my expectations and guiding me through what ultimately was a very protracted litigation. I hired another firm for my initial divorce--going the inexpensive route--and paid for that mistake in the long-run with incompetent counsel. After hiring WLG post-divorce, I was able to see the difference and there is no comparison--these folks are 100% dedicated to the practice of family law. Divorce is an emotional process with lasting implications. Definitely do your due diligence when hiring any firm to represent your interests and choose the one that is best for you. I can honestly say that WLG was worth every dime and was the very best for me. I highly recommend them.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2011
Compassionate and Professional
Professional yet warm, tough but kind... You know the type! Bari is a wonderful family law/divorce attorney who navigated our family through a pretty tricky divorce that involved property in another state, a father who was moving to California, you name it... She handled everything with utmost professionalism and speed. And my 4-year old even loved her. Can't say enough good things. Really, if you are in NJ and want someone compassionate and thorough on your side, she's the one!
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Miracle Worker!
When I got divorced (2+ years ago), I was pressured to agree to the parenting schedule that my ex-wife proposed in order to settle and avoid court. This arrangement was fragmented and left my ex-wife with more time. Before approaching Weinberger, I had spoken with 3 or 4 other lawyers. All of them told me that it's impossible to change the schedule so soon after getting divorced. When I spoke with Jennifer Varga at Weinberger, she worked with me to come up with a strategy to approach the situation. We eventually filed a motion and made the impossible possible. In court, she kept her cool while the adversary did not. Jennifer stuck to the facts and the judged granted us to undergo an evaluation by a Child and Adolescent Psychologist. We eventually got an equal parenting time schedule and were able to settle with a consent order that also put many other tools & arrangements into place to help facilitate several post-divorce issues that came up. Jennifer has a confident demeanor that helps her with negotiations inside & outside court, explains processes thoroughly, pays very close attention to details, follows up quickly, always makes herself available to chat (even when she's out of office!) and is a kind-hearted and caring mother. Jennifer is honest and would always let me know if my expectation were unrealistic. When I got caught up in my own emotions, she kindly roped me back into reality. Thank you Weinberger for being there when I needed you and thank you Jennifer. You are a miracle worker!
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce jurisdiction
Bari has been very attentive in working with me, a lawyer in Iowa, and our mutual client. She is very knowledgeable with the laws and applies common sense to the facts as presented. I highly recommend her for those looking for someone to help them and their family in those difficult times associated with a family law case.
Posted by Christine | November 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The best
The best law firm ever , and the best lawyers, staff .... I knew from the first time I talked with my lawyer that I could trust her recommendations, I just walked through everything blindly with them .... grateful to worked with them before even consulting any other firm .... Drafting and reviewing and consulting the best parenting child support / custody agreement ....
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Posted by Ozer | November 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Bari Zell Weinberger Is The Most Competent Family Lawyer
I was in need of counsel for a family law matter and interviewed many attorneys. Bari Zell Weinberger was the only lawyer who truly listened to me and the particular facts in my case, framed my facts against current case law, and properly set my expectations. This is only half the battle however in legal representation. Bari Zell Weinberger zealously represented me, anticipating opposing counsel's next moves and how to counteract them. While every family matter is of a very personal nature, I trusted Bari Zell Weinberger without hesitation in securing the optimal outcome - an outcome that I truly believe only Bari Zell Weinberger. I am a lawyer and while my area of practice is far afield from family law. I have hired many lawyers in my career on behalf of my clients. It is that experience that led me hire Bari Zell Weinberger and led me to best possible outcome.
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Posted by joseph | September 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
amazing representation I WON
I cannot express my level of Gratitude to Bari, her colleagues and this FIRM! A level of professionalism which I rarely see these days in business. Passionate, empathetic and a level of knowledge of New Jersey Divorce Case Law that catapulted my cause. I was completely shaken, broken and destined to lose so much regarding my child custody situation. I just thought I hit a dead end. I was referred to Bari and from the moment we first talked I was completely transformed. Her ability to break my case down into a means I could completely understand and then lay out paths of options which we could choose to take TOGETHER gave me incredible confidence, relaxation and faith. I was able to continue with my daily life knowing that this part of it was completely in good hands. In preparation for trial I was 100 percent involved and in "the loop." During the trial I had complete confidence I was being represented with my and my children's best interest in her and her firms heart at all times. I experienced resounding results and this has changed my life. I cannot thank Bari and her staff enough. And in such, I cannot recommend them at any higher level.
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Posted by Stephen | August 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Excellent experience! 5 Stars. Responsive and very easy to work with. Worked with me to get the job done. would highly recommend using her. Very knowledgeable and prompt with responses.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
5-star attorney
Bari is an excellent attorney, helped me a lot on my case, especially to defeat my "ex" in the trial who requested a malevolent and greedy alimony. Her service is costly, but it is good professional service with high quality and clear strategy. I recommend Bari and her team.
Posted by Kathryn | May 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, quick, honest and friendly
I only had minimal online contact with Ms. Weinberger but I found her responses helpful, clear, honest and quick. I will definitely consider hiring her if I need a lawyer in the future.
Posted by Mitch | October 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer and Great Person
Bari and her staff are very knowledgeable about the law. They are very professional and understanding and I write this as a lawyer myself who does not practice in this area. Most importantly, Bari cares about her clients and you do not see that too often with other lawyers.
Posted by Joelle Sherwood | January 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Blessed
I am very greatful for the edvice I was given was very helpful!
Posted by Tim | December 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome!
Bari, Erin, and their staff were amazing! They allowed me to rest easy in a stressful situation that I had never been in before. They answered every single one of my million questions in a timely and supportive manner. Weinberger Law Group is the go to for family law!!! I really can't say enough about them. Thanks guys!
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good Advice
Good Advice
Posted by Billy | November 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true pleasure to work with
Bari Weinberger represented me in my divorce and was an absolute pleasure to work with in every way. She always returned my calls promptly, explained the process and the necessary steps we needed to take, she was patient, and her support staff was great too! A true professional and very pleasant (because let face it divorce is always ugly)
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Posted by A Rod | November 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TOP NOTCH FAMILY LAW KNOWLEDGE
A HUGE THANK YOU to The Weinberger Law Group (Parsippany) , Komal Ullah Esq., Jaclyn Kahn Esq. and Bari Weinberger Esq. I have to mention all three because each deserve an acknowledgment of their family law expertise like no other attorneys that you may find. The Weinberger Law Group has represented me in my post divorce litigation for over 4 years and has always risen above and beyond any adversary. The amount of knowledge just one of these great attorneys I mentioned posses, is equivalent to a handful of others. For the curious looking at reviews, for those looking to hire top notch attorneys, I am a male and praise The Weinberger Law Firm and their Prestigious group. My post divorce litigation involved obtaining more parenting time with my children, parenting time obstruction by my ex-wife, child support, constant false allegations of domestic violence and pretty much a large list of evilness brought forth in motions filed by her. Komal Ullah Esq. and Jaclyn Kahn Esq. have recently (6/2016) represented me in an extremely lengthy matter with my ex-wife which could have HAD significant impact in my livelihood. Once again, I had no worry in the world with this firm representing me, even against her “big shot” attorneys who cost her double. If you truly want the Best, most Knowledgeable, feel Comfortable because they care about Your case, so you can Rest assured attorneys, The Weinberger Law Group is where you can find them.
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Posted by Michael D. | August 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Rick Schneider and the Weinberger Law Group Team - BEST OF THE BEST!
Rick Schneider, Weinberger Law Group, is an excellent attorney, an outstanding professional, and a truly honest broker. I consulted four attorneys prior to retaining Rick. When I met him I was insistently at ease and comfortable… it felt like I was talking to a family member. Highly intelligent, with the essential knowledge and interpersonal skills of a consummate professional, I found him to be immediately perceptive and understanding of the situation. He helped me establish realistic and honorable expectations; taking into account not only what I desired but what was best for my children. He also kept me honest when dealing with my spouse… a streak of integrity which is rare today and I that I found refreshing. His unswerving ability to negotiate fairly and calm the other side while simultaneously delivering above all established expectations was PRICELESS. By the time my divorce was settled, I really felt like he was my fourth brother and not just my lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2015
Thank You WLG!
I have the highest respect and confidence in Bari Weinberger and the Weinberger Law Group. While the break up of a long-term marriage can blind side you, and bring with it so many concerns and demands, divorce can actually be calm, organized and achieved in a mutually agreeable manner, believe it or not. This may not apply to everyone, but Bari and my case attorney Alison (Schmieder) Dunn were willing to support me in pursuing this course. WLG are top notch, informed, well-practiced attorneys and experts in the field – you need this. Looking back over our working relationship, it is astonishing how far we came to bring me peace of mind, stability that I could share with my children and family, and ultimately a peaceful final agreement. Thank you to Bari, Alison and the WLG Team.
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Posted by Paul | June 30, 2015
Excellent lawyer - the gold standard
I went to Bari after my Divorce lawyer made significant errors in submission of evidence, was yelling at me, prolonging the case, failing to show up for court, showing up late for court inflating legal fees and made a mess of my trial and was dismissed. The judge forbade me to seek alternative counsel, stating that the case was 'too old' and that I would have to represent myself. My advise if you have a feeling you lawyer isn't doing you justice then change them. I'm sure if I started with Bari I would have finished my case a year ago. Bari was very obliging and helpful in her guidance and enabled me to present my case. She quickly understood the merits and evidence of the case and you simply can tell she is very intelligent and I a solid litigator. I was able to compile a large amount of supporting evidence my previous lawyer ignored and did not obtain during discovery. She also answered alot of my 'obvious' questions without making a face or looking at me like I knew nothing. Unfortunately it should be know that judges have bias against ProSe defendants and despite offering solid irrefutable evidence the Judge made a biased decision. My new evidence was not allowed (bias) and the judge seemed like she wanted to teach me a lesson not to self represent. So as I move forward with new options I'm going to my coach in the first trial and she I'm sure will provide competent representation that I don't have to worry about. Given that she heads a large firm at such a young age, I would expect that she holds this standard to her employees and the same solid work ethic combined with an actual compassion for her clients rather than a compassion for their wallet like my previous attorney. Seriously she should have 6 stars.
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Posted by Marcy | February 16, 2015
Best Divorce Lawyers in New Jersey
I met Bari through a friend several years ago so when it came time to retain a lawyer for my divorce I knew exactly where to go. Dianna Cavaliere handled my case. From beginning to end, I felt as if I was in the best hands possible. She took the time to explain everything to me, and I always heard back from her in a timely manner whenever I had questions. I always felt like I was getting the personal attention I needed during this difficult process. I would highly recommend Weinberger Law Group for your legal needs.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Parner/Owner
  • Weinberger Law Group, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner/Owner
  • Iandoli, Edens & Weinberger, LLC
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Cutler, Simeone, Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C.
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Cutler, Simeone, Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, L.L.C.
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Finnerty, LaRocca & Sherwood
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Goldstein & Bachman
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Middlesex County Superior Court, Family Part
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • Morris County Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • Family Law Executive Committee
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Family Law Inn of Court
  • Master/Board Member
  • 2004 - 2006
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (New Jersey chapter)
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • 1998 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award - Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Top Mentoring Attorney
  • New Jersey Legal Awards
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award - Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award - Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client Champion award - Gold
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Woman in the Law
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 10 New Jersey Matrimonial and Divorce Lawyer under 45
  • Ten Leaders
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Certified Matrimonial Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
  • ABCs of LGBT Adoption
  • 2016
  • The Huffington Post
  • Making the Best of this Pre-Divorce Holiday Season
  • 2013
  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Strategies for Military Family Law: Leading Lawyers on Navigating Family Law in the Armed Forces (Inside the Minds)
  • 2012
  • New Jersey Continuing Legal Education
  • New Jersey Family Law Practice
  • 2008
  • New Jersey Continuing Legal Education
  • New Jersey Family Law Practice
  • 2006
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • New Jersey Family Law Practice
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Considering a Divorce
  • New Jersey Divorce Process and Mediation
  • 2008
  • NJ Inns of Court
  • Amended Court Rules and Revised Case Information Statement
  • 2004
  • NJ Divorce Symposium
  • New Jersey Divorce and Family Law Issues
  • 2004
  • Divorcing in New Jersey
  • Surviving the Divorce Process
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (12)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have sent friends and colleagues to Ms. Weinbergers. She sets herself apart in a good way on so many levels. She is compassionate as a counselor when she needs to be and a formidable fighter all the time. I enjoy talking "shop" with her and consider her a terrific attorney and friend."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Bari is the gold standard for family and matrimonial law. She is knowledgeable, tough and compassionate. She uses every tool in her vast arsenal to advocate for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mrs. Weinberger is an excellent attorney who truly cares for her clients. She is an excellent advocate for those in need and I would not hesitate to refer potential clients to her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bari is a top notch family law attorney. Her competence, experience, and professionalism enable her to efficiently maneuver her clients through the legal system and secure positive results."
Family Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bari Weinberger is a respected leader in the field. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Weinberger always gives accurate and thoughtful answers to the questions posed here on Avvo. She is obviously an intelligent and effective attorney, and has a great reputation among the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bari is a superb attorney. I have referred her clients and friends, and they have all been pleased with the results she has obtained for them."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I do not practice in matrimonial law, however, there is no other attorney that I would feel comfortable referring my clients than Bari and her staff. Amazing to see their success."
Child abuse Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Weinberger without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Friend
"Ms. Weinberger and I went to law school together. Years later I had a probate question in her jurisdiction. She took the time to go over the issues with me and what to look for. She has always had compasson for people. She is not only a quality lawyer, she is a quality person."
Family Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Weinberger is one of the finest family law attorneys in her state. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Parsippany Divorce and separation Lawyer Bari Zell Weinberger
Bari Zell Weinberger
Divorce and separation Attorney
Parsippany, NJ
Licensed for 23 years
Virtual consultation available