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Andrew M Wolfenson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Union, NJ

4.9   110 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 32 years
    New York - NY 32 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Suspended No misconduct found

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

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Includes all family-related matters, such as divorce, child support, post-divorce motions, emancipation motions.

    27 years

  2. Probate
    25%
    Estate and probate work - In addition to my own cases, I have also been appointed by the court on numerous occasions to act as Administrator of contested estate matters.

    27 years

  3. Litigation
    20%
    All forms of civil litigation, including courts of both law and equity (Chancery), in North and Central NJ.

    33 years

  4. Family
    15%
    Includes all family matters, such as divorce, child support, post-divorce motions, emancipation motions.

    27 years

  5. Real estate
    10%
    Includes both residential and commercial real estate closings, as well as refinances.

    33 years

OFFERING CLIENTS A "FRESH START" IN LIFE THROUGH DIVORCE, BANKRUPTCY, NAME CHANGE OR HOME/BUSINESS PURCHASE. ALSO ASSISTING FAMILIES WITH OTHER LIFE CHANGES SUCH AS ESTATES AND PROBATE MATTERS. BIG FIRM RESULTS WITH A SMALL FIRM ATTENTION TO CLIENT'S NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS.

Our firm mantra is "providing our clients with a fresh start" - whether assisting them through the often-difficult process of divorce, the confusing process of bankruptcy, the nerve-wracking but exciting process of purchasing a new home or business, or the formality-heavy process of changing one's name. Our firm's goal is to best prepare our clients for the next stage of their lives - a goal that we take extremely seriously.

The strong interation with clients - taking the time to understand their needs and working toward proper resolution on their behalf, has resulted in my being named as one of "New Jersey's Best Lawyers For Families" by NJ Monthly magazine for three consecutive years; an award which is based on client nominations.

Despite the long hours at the office, however, I also have a life outside of the law. In additon to being an attorney and spending time with my family, I am also an author, having written the legal thrillers "In His Ex-Wife's Defense," "In His Own Defense," and "Deadly Fantasy: A Baseball Story". All books are available on and for Kindle.

I recently concluded a five-year stint as the co-Chairman of the NJ Chapter of the Franklin & Marshall College Alumni Association, and serve as the Commissioner of a Fantasy Baseball League in my spare time.

 

 

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2024,2016,2015
Top Contributor
2024 2016 2015
Client's Choice 2023,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2020 2019 + 5 ...

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Location

Wolfenson & Ashkenazi, P.C.
Wolfenson & Ashkenazi, P.C Cedar Knolls Office
222 Ridgedale Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ, 07927
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  110 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jean | January 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd Review - AMAZING LAWYER
This is my second review of Andy and his firm and I couldn't be happier with the results he once again achieved. What I really like about Andy is his candor, he lays out reality and not fantasy when assessing a case. He even once told me I can file on my own and save the attorney fees and I told him that I wanted him to take care of it, cause it would get done right. I am on out of state client who wouldn't trust no one else to handle my matters in NJ. Kudos to you and your team Andy...
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Posted by Ang | May 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney AND Staff!!!
I found Andrew "Andy" Wolfenson in 2017 after much research and based on online reviews. We met and I knew immediately that he was the lawyer for me. He just handled a closing for me. I sent Andy a copy of the contract. I didn't know he was on vacation but he responded immediately with contract revisions! He was on point and all over it! His staff was on top of it as well. Andy and his staff were personable, extremely knowledgeable, responsive and answered every question I had during the process. He made sure we met our closing date. I will be using them again and would HIGHLY recommend.
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Posted by Maria | April 5, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
SUPERB ATTORNEY!!
From the beginning till the end Andrew was amazing! He handled my father's estate which included the sale of his house and a lengthy litigation involving my uncooperative family members. His professionalism and knowledge of these type of cases exceeded my expectation. His staff were equally as amazing which made me feel so comfortable and confident of my choice. Andrew was my beacon of hope and guided me step by step throughout the whole process! I highly recommend Andrew Wolfenson Law firm.
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Posted by Daina | March 12, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I want to express my sincere gratitude to Mr. Wolfenson for his exceptional help with my child custody case. A friend recommended him, and I was impressed by his vast knowledge and dedication to fighting for my case. We primarily communicated through email, and he promptly addressed all my concerns. His professionalism and approachability made it easy to work with him, and I highly recommend him. I am proud to call him my lawyer.
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Posted by Dilia | January 12, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Business Sale
Andy helped us with the closing of the sale of our business. It took over 8 months, very complicated experience and annoying situation He negotiated the best way possible and held our hand the entire way. I trusted he had always our best interest. It was a pleasure to work with him and his team. Thanks Andy!
Posted by Steve | October 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Andy and his practice has diverse expertise, is always reachable, very responsive and highly passionate through all steps in pursuit of the desired outcome. We and our family have counted on Andy and his Team for years and will so for years to come. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Divorce Attorney
Andrew was an amazing divorce attorney for my proceedings. My case was drawn out over many years and he dealt with many unforeseen obstacles along the way. Andrew is compassionate and brings a tremendous attitude to the table and instills a common sense approach to his firm. I would recommend Andrew for your family situation as I would not have chosen anyone else if I had to choose again.
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Posted by Ever | July 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Long overdue review for an excellent lawyer!
Andrew was referred to me by a friend, and I'm thankful that he was. After many years of being stuck with an incorrect & unfair custody agreement, Andrew immediately took action. He put into legal form what was already being practiced in day-to-day life. I felt confident every step of the way that the changes being made were all in the best interest of my child's wellbeing, as well as taking into consideration the realities of being a parent with joint custody. I'm so happy with how everything turned out, and would not hesitate to enlist Andrew in the future should there ever been a need for changes, updates, etc. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Steven Giammarino | April 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer!!
Andy is an excellent lawyer; very knowledgeable but more importantly he is an excellent listener, he is well-versed in all phases of law. Also he is very easy to talk to and get in touch with.
Posted by Paul | February 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Andy Review
I found Andy on-line using this very site after doing much research. My ex was about to file papers and I needed to engage an attorney quick, but wanted someone with a no-BS style and willing to take the time to explain the process and expectations. I would have preferred getting a referral from a friend or relative for such an important legal matter, but I also wanted to be discreet as it was a personally difficult time and I didn’t feel like telling anyone just yet. Andy was the ideal choice. He was very well informed and gave me the advice I/we needed to minimize the typical conflicts in a divorce and expedite the process. He didn’t push me or the process and respected our desire to remain as amicable as possible for the sake of the family while coming up with a reasonable settlement for both - with as little emotion as possible. I know Andy was ready and more than qualified to duke it out with the other attorney, but fortunately it never came to that. All things considered, I could not have asked for a better outcome. Divorce is never easy, but I know from hearing the experience of others going through divorce that we came through it as well as could be expected and Andy was an important part of that.
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Posted by Aida | December 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I was blessed to find attorney Andrew M. Wolfenson this year after conducting my research, and selected him based on multiple favorable online reviews . The reviews are definitely accurate. I was highly impressed by Mr Wolfenson’s outstanding level of professionalism. He communicated daily updates and was always prompt to reply to my concerns related to the case. I am pleased that the case was handled so well by Mr Wolfenson and his firm. I will definitely hire this attorney again in the future , and would recommend him to family and friends .
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Posted by Andrew D | April 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney, Definitely Recommend
Andrew was very professional and proactive in helping me and my wife close on a franchise sale that we always dreamed of. Very knowledgeable and advisable. Will definitely recommend him to anyone interested in purchasing a franchise and need a good attorney to advise them.
Posted by Jessica | March 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent & Professional Service
I was referred to Andrew "Andy" Wolfenson by my cousin who had a similar situation to mine & I couldn't thank him enough for putting me in contact with him. From the initial consultation to the end of my case Andy was super professional & knowledgeable. No matter the time if I had a question I would get a response no less than within 20 minutes. He's on top of everything always making sure your best interest is at heart. Having him on my side throughout this process was a blessing & I will highly recommend him & his staff.
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Posted by Gregory | January 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Professional
Andrew Wolfenson's experience and professionalism really helped me get through a rather difficult divorce process. Andrew guided me through some challenging negotiations providing sage advice as well as acting as a calming influence throughout. He was particularly helpful when matters of real estate and debt came into play drawing on his many years of experience in those areas as well. He was a great partner to have in the trenches and glad he was on my side.
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Posted by Sara | September 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST of the best attorneys
Andrew Wolfenson is an excellent attorney! He is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, professional individual. Andrew and his team were very communicative and reliable throughout the process and were able to resolve my case in a timely manner. He made me feel very comfortable and supported throughout the way. I couldn’t ask for a better attorney! I HIGHLY recommend! Thank you so much Andy!!
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Posted by Islam | August 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgeable and honest
I had consultation with Mr. Andrew Wolfenson about a complicated real estate transaction and he gave me advice that helped me to solve the situation. I wanted to hire him but he advised me to wait since he thought that the situation could be solved without help from an experienced litigation attorney like him. I really appreciate his honesty and professionalism.
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Posted by Tony R | July 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Service
On time work done, quick to respond. Professional legal services at a reasonable cost. He stays on top of matters and precise.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
A true professional who provided great advice. I am glad I connected with him and would highly recommend his services. Thank you again,
Posted by Edgar | December 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Someone that you can Trust.
Andrew and his office provided excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to all my legal questions. Andrew has provided an excellent services in all my Real Estate deals for the last two year that we are working together.
Posted by veronica | December 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
#1 lawyer with the #1 team!
Mr. Wolfenson And his team were a true pleasure to work with during my process of buying and selling a home. This process was very complicated and frustrating but Mr. Wolfeson and his team helped with their professionalism, honesty, and support. What i most appreciate from the team is how they worked with us every step of the way and were transparent through out it all. They truly wanted what was best for us and did everything in their power to make the impossible possible! I will be using the team again and cannot thank them enough for their hard work and dedication! Thank you!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Wolfenson & Ashkenazi, P.C.
  • 2022 - Present
  • Owner
  • Andrew M. Wolfenson, Esq., P.C.
  • 2002 - 2021
  • Partner
  • Lesnik & Wolfenson, P.A.
  • 1996 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Sellar Richardson Stuart & Chisholm, PC
  • 1991 - 1995
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Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • A.J. v. R.J. 461 N.J. Super. 173 (App. Div. 2019)
  • Now, court must apply a "best interests" as defined by the child custody statute standard to see if custodial parents may move throughout the state.
  • Reuniting Father With Son
  • Obtained Order permitting visitation between my client and his son, both in Washington state and at his home in New Jersey.
  • Elimination of Child Support Arrearage
  • All arrearages incurred after child reached 18 eliminated; although child lived with mother after child turned 18, the mother forced child to pay majority of own expenses so child support was eliminated as of her reaching 18.

Associations

  • Housing Partnership of New Jersey
  • Instructor
  • 2018 - Present
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Graduate Realtor Institute
  • Instructor
  • 2008 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Fordham Law Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Franklin & Marshall College Alumni Association
  • Chair, New Jersey Chapter
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Adath Shalom Synagogue
  • Chairperson Legal and By-Laws Committee
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers for Families
  • New Jersey Family Magazine
  • 2023
  • Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers for Families
  • New Jersey Family Magazine
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers for Families
  • New Jersey Family Magazine
  • 2021
  • Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers for Families
  • New Jersey Family Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Real Estate Lawyers in Newark, NJ (one of 17)
  • Expertise.com
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Verified (Divorce and Family Law)
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • First Time Homebuyers Seminar
  • Real Estate Purchases
  • 2019
  • GRI Training
  • Contracts and Legal Issues
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (22)
Endorse Andrew
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. As a sitting judge for over 10 years, Andrew appeared before me many times and without question he was always well-prepared and professional in every way. He is an ardent advocate with all the skills a litigant can want in a lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andy and I have worked on multiple real estate transactions together. Not only is he always a pleasure to deal with, he is extremely accessible, knowledgeable in real estate and always protects his client's best interest in a fair manner to the other side. Aside from being on the other side of a deal, I also regard Andy as a mentor in Family Law matters. He is my go to person for complex questions when I have run across them and he has walked me thoroughly through issues I needed guidance on. I am honored to consider him a great colleague in our community and fully endorse him."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wolfenson has shown himself to be very knowledgeable and experienced in the field of bankruptcy."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Wolfenson practices in what I consider to be the most difficult field of law. Andrew excels at all layers of Matrimonial law, including the overlapping legal topics. He is very smart, very skilled and an excellent litigator and negotiator. In a field with thousands if attorneys from whom to choose, he is truly the only choice! Hire him if you need a divorce attorney."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Andrew Wolfenson is simply one of the best lawyers in NJ. He is smart, intelligent and fights like a lion for his clients interests. Whether you have a bankruptcy or real estate matter you need a lawyer to make sure you get all that you deserve. I would urge you to use Attorney Wolfenson you will be glad that you did."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney as he expertly answers all questions from AVVO users with ease."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wolfenson is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Federal regulation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wolfenson's insightful and well reasoned contributions to the AVVO community demonstrate that he is a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Andy is an excellent lawyer who uses his energy, knowledge of the law and dedication to achieve great results for his clients. He is a zealous advocate yet, when appropriate, also extremely practical. This combination truly serves his client well and earns the respect of his colleagues."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have actually been adversaries on two separate cases. Mr. Wolfenson is quite knowledgeable and a fierce advocate for his clients. In the end, we resolved both cases after extensive negotiations."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. You will be in great hands if you utilize Andy's services. He fights diligently to achieve the best outcome for his clients. He will guide you through the legal process with care and wisdom. Do not hesitate to utilize his services."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer, they are a well respected member of the legal community and always give their clients the best representation, If you are looking for someone willing to fight hard for your case, then look no further"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Andrew was my adversary in a recent divorce case and he was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is a consummate professional and extremely knowledgeable in family law. He is settlement focused but is not afraid to litigate should the situation call for it. He is very well liked and highly respected by our fellow matrimonial lawyers. Andrew is a true credit to our profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Wolfenson was a tough, zealous advocate for his client yet he was very collegial to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Andrew Wolfenson as a hard-working, experienced, and knowledgeable advocate for his clients in matrimonial and real estate matters. I have referred clients to him with confidence, and believe him to be one of the most honest and forthright attorneys I know."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Andrew for many years and have been extremely impressed with his knowledge of the law and his commitment to his clients. Andrew is an insightful and skillful lawyer who you can rely upon to provide the correct guidance and advice on complex legal matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andy is an intelligent, practical and zealous advocate for his clients. I have referred him real estate and matrimonial matters for years and have universally received thanks and praise from the clients who have hired him to represent their interests. I recommend him highly."
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Union Divorce and separation Lawyer Andrew M Wolfenson
Andrew M Wolfenson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Union, NJ
Licensed for 32 years
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