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Ari Hirsch Gourvitz

Alimony Attorney at Springfield, NJ

4.9   9 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 19 years
    New Jersey - NJ 19 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ari

Learn Ari’s areas of practice.

Partner-Member Gourvitz & Gourvitz LLC

July 2007 – Present  New York, New York and Springfield, New jersey

 

Litigation attorney representing high net worth clients in matrimonial and family law related matters including divorce, custody, alimony, child support, equitable distribution, and parenting time issues.

A significant amount of our practice is dedicated to international custody disputes and international child abduction matters brought pursuant to Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Abduction ("Hague Convention") codified by the International Child Remedies Acts ("ICARA") in both state and federal courts.

Court Admissions:
States of New Jersey and New York
United States District Court, District of New Jersey, District of Vermont, and Southern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals For the Third Circuit

Professional and Bar Associations:

American Bar Association and Union County Bar Association (2005-Present)
Justice Virginia Long Family Law American Inn of Court (2014 to 2016)

Fee Arbitration Committee Member

Articles:
Why New Jersey is Correct Forum for Expansion of Gay Marriage,” by Elliot H. Gourvitz and Ari H. Gourvitz, New Jersey Law Journal (August 2002).

“Pay or Stay Hearings: Court must assess ability to pay before ordering coercive measures”, by Elliot H. Gourvitz and Ari H. Gourvitz, New Jersey Law Journal (August 2004).

"Domestic Violence Update-The Cases Over the Past Couple of Years that Shaped the Current Law," by Elliot H. Gourvitz and Ari H. Gourvitz, New Jersey Lawyer (September 2003).

"Parents Cannot Move Children Intrastate Without Impunity," by Ari H. Gourvitz and Elliot H. Gourvitz, New Jersey Law Journal (August 2003).

"When Enough is Enough Unequal Equitable Distribution in Large Marital Estate Cases," Elliot H. Gourvitz and Ari H. Gourvitz, New Jersey Law Journal (September 2002).

Books:
Domestic Violence Source Book, 2nd Edition, By Elliot H. Gourvitz and Ari H. Gourvitz.

Lecture:
AAML Forum, September 2005, “How To Try a Hague Convention Case.”

 

Former Judicial Law Clerk for Justice Virginia A. Long New Jersey Supreme Court

September 2004 – September 2005 (1 year 1 month)

Awards

Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014

Location

Gourvitz & Gourvitz LLC
Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC
142 West 57th St
11th Floor
New York, NY, 10019
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Dave | April 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply The Best
In one of the most stressful times in a person's life it is imperative that you have attorneys that you can trust and always work for your best interest and that is Elliot and Ari Gourvitz. They made sure I knew every aspect of what to expect and how to navigate a very complicated process. It has been over 10 years since my divorce and I can still pick up the phone and speak to Ari and know that I will receive the same forthright advice that I became accustomed to during the actual proceedings. If you have to go through the process go through it with Gourvitz & Gourvitz.
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Posted by Sally | February 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very caring and accessible
Ari was very understanding, caring and accessible in times of need and consulting of my divorce. I am very pleased with the work he was able to do for me.
Posted by Andrew | February 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Finding a Good Lawyer
After burning through 5 lawyers in two countries and three states I finally found Ari and Elliot Gourvitz. Guys, if you think you’re going to get divorced and that’s the end of it, think again. Ari and Elliot have stuck by me through thick and thin for over 15 years. I can’t imagine working with anyone else. I give both of them my heartiest recommendation.
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Posted by Lidia | January 19, 2015
Freedom!!! And happy ever after...
I am very grateful to Mr Gourvitz for giving me back my Freedom. The day at our first meeting Mr Gourvitz advised me of possible outcome of my minor child relocation case. Mr Gourvitz also explained to my ex husband this possible result but my stubborn ex decided to fight me on every aspect of our disagreement. So we ended up in court and trial and the process has taken 15 months. After those month though the outcome was exactly as Mr Gourvitz advised on the 1st day we met which demonstrates Mr Gourvitz knowledge and ability to evaluate the trial decisions. He was honest and tried to help me settle the matter out of court but again my ex did not want to hear anything. So after couple of days of remarkable performance Mr Gourvitz set me free from my ex control and I was allowed to relocate to Russia with my 2 year old daughter! How brilliant is that! I paid dear for my freedom but this was the best investment I made in my life! And I thank Mr Gourvitz for holding my hand and walking along with me through the entire time of this painful and disturbing divorce time.
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Posted by Carla | November 12, 2014
I fin!ally got the right law!
Ari took over after I finally got totally fed up with my original lawyer and got things back on track and and then things were resolved within six months. Wish I had heard of him a year earlier.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2014
Great work
I hired Ari on two separate occasions - the first for my divorce and the second for a child removal action several years later. Ari is terrific at returning phone calls and answering questions, but for me, his most important strengths are his tenacity and aggressiveness. I was highly pleased with his work.
Posted by Dawn | November 6, 2014
No Nonsense Attorney
I highly recommend this law firm. They are on the ball. Mr. Gourvitz's actions proved that he just won't take "NO" for an answer. This firm acted swiftly to every detail, every motion, involving on my case. Mr Gourvitz knows how to get to the nitty-gritty without all the nonsense. In the end, I got a positive settlement on a case that no other attorney wanted to touch.
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Posted by Lamar | November 5, 2014
Great Attorney!
As a father trying to gain shared parental custody you automatically feel like the cards are stacked up against you. Ari and the staff at Gourvitz & Gourvitz made me feel like I had a chance. I didn't want to be a weekend dad. Ari listened to my case and fought for my rights against false claims and misrepresentations. I thank Ari for a great job as I was granted temporary residential custody of my son after a 3 year long hard fought battle.
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Posted by Robert | November 5, 2014
An extremely professional team
I have used the Gourvitz team for the Chancery Court for my personal divorce and I have used them in Superior Court for business related litigation. Both times they aggressively represented my interests and I was happy with their representation of my goals.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-600 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Gourvitz & Gourvitz
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate
  • Elliot H. Gourvitz, Esq
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Viriginia A. Long
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Extern
  • Hon. Michael Diamond, JSC (ret)
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Abduction from Trinidad
  • Child returned to mother in Trinidad
  • Return of Child from Peru
  • Child returned to father in U.S.
  • Prevented Abduction to Japan
  • Child with Father
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Associations

  • Fee Aribtration Committee District XII
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Union County Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Justice Virginia Long American Inn of Court
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Gourvitz & Gourvitz LLC
  • Domestic Violence Source Book, 3rd Edition
  • 2014
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • Pay or Stay Hearings: Court must assess ability to pay before ordering coercive measures
  • 2004
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • Parents Cannot Move Children INtrastate Without Impunity
  • 2003
  • New Jersey Lawyer
  • Domestic Violence Update-The Cases Over the Past Couple of Years that Shaped the Current Law
  • 2003
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • Why New Jersey is Correct Forum for Expansion of Gay Marriage
  • 2002
  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • When Enough is Enough Unequal Equitable Distribution in Large Marital Estate Cases
  • 2002
  • Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC
  • Domestic Violence Source Book, 2nd Edition
  • 2002
  • Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC
  • Domestic Violence Source Book (1st Edition)
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • How to Try a Hague Convention Case
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Ari
Child custody Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional attorney, dedicated to client success. Highly recommended."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney with a great level of professionalism and experience."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the great pleasure of working with Ari on cases, as well as having him as opposing counsel. He brings a high level of intelligence, passion, and advocacy to his profession. He is hard working, and always responsive to his clients' needs and as a result I have no hesitation in recommending Ari to anyone needing assistance in his areas of expertise."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Ari for over 10 years, and have had the opportunity to work with him on a variety of matters. His resourcefulness, relentlessness and ability to think outside the box sets him apart from most attorneys. I have referred friends, family members and clients to Ari, and will continue to do so without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Ari as opposing counsel and as a colleague. He was always fair and just but a zealous advocate for his client. I unequivocally recommend him and his firm."
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Springfield Alimony Lawyer Ari Hirsch Gourvitz
Ari Hirsch Gourvitz
Alimony Attorney
Springfield, NJ
Licensed for 19 years