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Allison E. Holzman

Family Attorney at Mountainside, NJ

4.7   68 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 21 years
    New Jersey - NJ 22 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Allison

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Allison E. Holzman joined Ross and Calandrillo, LLC afree practicing family law for more than two decades. Ms. Holzman earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law, having been a member of the International Law Journal and peer advisor while in school. Ms. Holzman also spent time during law school volunteering at the Legal Aid Society/Juvenile Rights Division in Manhattan, as well as undergoing an internship with Federal District Judge Alfred J. Lechner, Jr. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Ms. Holzman is licensed to practice in New Jersey, New York and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Since her graduation from law school in 2001, Ms. Holzman has been solely dedicated to the practice of family and matrimonial law. In addition to representing clients in contested matters, Ms. Holzman is qualified Family Law Mediator and provides mediation services to assist parties in reaching a mutual resolution of their family and matrimonial issues. Ms. Holzman is also trained in the alternative dispute resolution method of collaborative divorce, which better enables her to avoid litigation through this non-adversarial settlement process. She is on the state roster as a mediator as well as a Parenting Coordinator. 

Ms. Holzman was also a contributing author on the ICLE publication, the Yudes Family Law Citator, a yearly treatise that is utilized by almost all family and matrimonial attorneys in the State of New Jersey. She has most recently volunteered her time at the County College of Morris Women’s Clinic, providing legal advice and insight at the divorce clinics, as well as speaks at various different locations on issues such as custody, parenting time, alimony and equitable distribution. She is also a volunteer family law panelist in Union and Middlesex County for the county ESP (early settlement panel) program.

Ms. Holzman is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and Union County Bar Association. She is a member of the New Jersey Collaborative Law Group, as well as a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Allison Holzman has handled complex matters from the initial filing through the conclusion, working tirelessly to achieve a positive resolution for each of her clients. She is passionate about her work and ensures that each client receives the individual attention that they need and deserve, explaining the nuances to each client and providing every client with insight into how the judges might handle each unique matter. Her experience in matrimonial and family law includes not only highly contested issues in the areas of alimony, equitable distribution and custody/parenting time, but also lower conflict approaches, such as mediation or collaborative divorce.

Ms. Holzman has prepared prenuptial agreements, custody and parenting agreements, marital settlement agreements including a distribution of assets and complex valuation issues and determining appropriate spousal and child support while always applying a level of compassion to each client.

Location

Ross and Calandrillo LLC
200 Sheffield Street
Suite 209
Mountainside, NJ, 07092

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  68 customer reviews
Posted by Kate L | May 5, 2023
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Professional and Knowledgeable
Allison was professional and demonstrated a wealth of knowledge in her field. She was always easily reachable and responded to my requests in a timely manner. She was also supportive while also efficient.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2022
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A fabulous, personable, drama free lawyer to get the job done!
My divorce was sudden, contentious, and sadly dragged no for almost an entire year. And WOW, did Allison deliver throughout the entire thing to make sure we amicably (as tough as it was) settled prior to our contested court day. She is a natural pro that truly gets to know you, the full situation of the divorce, knows how to diffuse drama, and truly get everyone on the same page so both parties can move on with their lives. I cannot be more thankful for hiring a lawyer such as her to be by my side throughout the process. As busy as she is in both her work and personal life, she always made sure to communicate on where we were with the process and explained the steps I needed to understand very clearly. Anyone looking for a professional lawyer to get your divorce completed as quickly, efficiently, and without drama should hire her. SHE IS THE BEST. Divorce can be a very long and strenuous emotional roller coaster, but having Allison and her team (shoutout to her paralegal Jess for always being there when Allison could not) will take care of you and keep your head up as much as they can through it all. Thank you for everything, I am so happy it is all over and I chose the RIGHT lawyer to get the job done.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2022
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Very Supportive and Efficient
When I was faced with a potential divorce, I felt my life was turned upside down. I had so many questions about the process, how to protect my financial interests, keep my children safe, and many more questions. I was grateful to be referred to Allison by a friend and upon our first consultation I felt very comfortable with her. She was supportive while also efficient. About a year later, I reached out again as the situation had escalated and needed to quickly make a decision. Allison was able to make the time for me, provide support where needed, but not pushy to make a decision for you or increase unnecessary costs. Thankfully I have closed my case and continuing in my marriage, but the filing for divorce was necessary for our next step. I hope to never speak with Allison again (in a good way). I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Michael | September 26, 2022
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The Best Choice for you Family
My own personal journey through the divorce process was long and highly complex. The issues I was facing ran the full spectrum, from Custody and Parenting Time, Alimony and Child Support all the way to Formal Educational Issues for my children. Allison was with me through every step of that journey and I could not have successfully navigated it all without her expert advise. As a father of 2 elementary aged children, as well as being the sole provider in my household the entire process felt extremely overwhelming and daunting. Allison didn't just understand my case but me as an individual and all of the issues that effected my children. She helped guide me through every phase of the divorce process and deeply understood every aspect of my case. Allison kept me focused on what was important while at the same time allowing me to explore every option. I never for one moment felt like I was just a "client" and wouldn't have gotten the resolution I did without her professionalism, legal acumen and genuine human compassion and understanding.
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Posted by John | August 11, 2022
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Fantastic and helpful!
I reached out to Allison when I began the divorce process and am so glad I did. She was always very patient and informative, walking me through what to expect and what my options were. I can't imagine going through the process without her; her pragmatic and kind approach made the whole thing so much easier!
Posted by Robin | May 20, 2022
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Professional and Knowledgeable
Allison is an excellent attorney. From our first conversation I felt that Allison understood divorce proceedings from every angle. She is a consummate professional, but was able to break everything down into terms I could understand. I knew she always had my best interest at the forefront of our divorce proceedings. She worked efficiently with our mediator and spouses lawyer to expedite the process as much as possible ( during a pandemic) I highly recommend working with her.
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Posted by Jennine | March 21, 2022
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Great at what she does!
Allison and her team took a personal touch with my case. She fought for me every step of the way. It was a very stressful time for me. She made me feel very safe and taken care of. I couldn’t recommend their service enough! I actually already recommended her to a friend that she is helping.
Posted by Michael | January 10, 2022
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Excellent attorney!!
I couldn't be happier that I hired Allison Holzman to represent me in my divorce. In a time where there was a great deal of uncertainty and stress about what the future holds, Allison walked me through the divorce process, explained the reality of the situation, and told me what to expect. In the end everything she told me held true and it played out exactly like she said it would. Although the process was stressful, she was a great ally to have and set me at ease every time I was worried. She was always there anytime I needed her and stays on point as not to rack up billable hours. I highly recommend Allison to anyone in need of a great attorney who will be transparent and fulfill everything they promise.
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Posted by Lisa | October 5, 2021
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Professional and dedicated - the best around
Allison Holzman is an excellent family law attorney. My post-divorce custody matter was highly contentious and extremely complex. She threw herself into my case, caring about my situation, and got me the desired outcome. She was always available to me and kept me informed every step of the way. Allison is extremely knowledgeable, very professional and aggressive when warranted. I have personally recommended her already and will continue to do so.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2021
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AB
Allison did an excellent job representing me during my divorce. She broke down the issues into understandable terms and was straight with me on where I stood, the law and what to expect. Allison listened to my concerns and helped craft a strategy to reach an amicable resolution. She was very mindful of my expenses and avoided unnecessary meetings/motions/etc. We reached a settlement in a timely manner, in part because of Allison's of calm, methodical negotiating style.
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Posted by Craig | July 28, 2021
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Excellent Experience, Every Step of the Way
Allison came highly recommended by a personal friend of mine, and I'm incredibly grateful for it. My case lasted months, and Allison proved to be invaluable throughout the entire process. From day 1, she took in every detail and went straight to work. The communication was hands down some of the best I've dealt with, leaving no doubts regarding critical decisions throughout the case. I'm beyond thankful for having the chance to allow Allison to represent me in court, and would highly recommend her to anyone in a similar situation in the future.
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Posted by CHARLES | February 22, 2021
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Experienced and pragmatic
Allison handled my divorce and two subsequent mediations to resolve ongoing issues. She knows her job, keeps things reality-based and focused on results. She more than once told me that she was happy to listen to complaints about my ex- but that "we might be better served focusing on what we can get done"(!), which helped keep things on track. She understands how judges look at issues and fights your side aggressively. Highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2021
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Very helpful during at times challenging process
I approached Allison to help me with a divorce during the first few months of the COVID pandemic, and despite the chaos it sent through the court system and the lives of both myself and my ex, she was able to guide me through, and inform me about, the process in a manner that was reassuring.
Posted by Christopher | February 16, 2021
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Wouldn’t hire anyone else
Allison is a superb lawyer, and a great person. I hired her for my divorce case, and I found her to be a very straight forward, down to earth individual. Someone who explains the situation to you in a very honest way. I have a tendency to want to hold my ground no matter what. Allison guided me on which battles to fight, and which ones to let go because it wasn’t worth it. She’s a total professional, but yet treats you like a person. I’m glad I hired Allison, and I would hire her again in a minute.
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Posted by Nancy | February 13, 2021
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Dedicated Attorney
I retained Allison Holzman as my divorce attorney and she delivered! Divorce is not easy, but Allison was both professional and caring in guiding me through the process. She fought for me, spoke on my behalf, and was fair. She was always quick to respond to my questions. I didn’t feel like a client when dealing with Allison, and I knew I could trust her to have my best interests at heart. She is very knowledgeable of family law and very reasonable. I can’t say enough about Allison Holzman. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through a divorce. It’s hard enough to go through a divorce, but Allison will have your back and fight for you.
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Posted by Bruce | February 12, 2021
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A strong & efficient negotiator
Allison represented me for not only my divorce, but has assisted with other modifications which have required the preparation of various consent orders. It was to say nothing less than a very difficult divorce, but in the end Allison was able to negotiate what I consider a very favorable outcome for me. I would highly recommend her services to anyone who is contemplating a separation/divorce.
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Posted by Anastasia | February 12, 2021
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Smart, Committed, Fabulous Lawyer
Allison is the lawyer you want in your court when navigating a divorce etc. She listens to what matters to you most and does everything possible to make that happen. Thanks to her we were able to create a divorce agreement in record time. And she managed to push my divorce agreement through sluggish court systems during COVID so the divorce could be finalized in time for me create embryos on my own. She also found a lawyer specializing in use of embryos after divorce to consult to inform our divorce agreement. Thanks to her I was able to have an amicable divorce in the swiftest time possible. And she’s so efficient! She doesn’t waste your time or money! She will be your fiercest advocate and go and above and beyond to serve you in your highest good. Hire her and you will be very glad you did!
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Posted by Kristy | February 12, 2021
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Best of the Best
I hired Allison to handle what we both thought would be a very simple divorce case. When the opposition became difficult, and the process became quite lengthy, Allison handled everything with professionalism and at the same time fighting very diligently for me. I could not have made it through this long, difficult time with out her help and care. She always went above and beyond for me and continued to keep me in the loop no matter how small the detail. Her paralegals and team are also just as amazing as she is. She is extremely knowledgeable, tactful, direct and always keeps it real, which I appreciate. She truly made a horrible situation bearable with her sense of humor and how down to earth she is.
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Posted by Patrick | February 12, 2021
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Allison Holzman review
Allison was an amazing resource during a very difficult time. She was always accessible and took the time to explain everything in thorough detail. I was completely satisfied with the way she handled my case and fought for me throughout.
Posted by Scott | February 12, 2021
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Allison was my divorce attorney
Allison protected me, but worked hard to make sure my mediation moved quickly and efficiently toward closure. She was clear on what she thought was right, and focused on fairness without allowing me to be taken advantage of. Professional, clear, smart and handled everything perfectly.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Yudes Family Law Citator; The Yudes Consumer Guide to a New Jersey Divorce
  • Contributing Writer
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (6)
Endorse Allison
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Allison is currently my adversary in a divorce case and continues to be a pleasure to work with. Allison is knowledgeable in all aspects of family law and consistently takes reasonable positions on behalf of her client. As peers in the legal industry, i know Allison to be highly respected and I would absolutely recommend her as an attorney on any case."
Family Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have found Allison to be professional in demeanor, always prepared, a zealous advocate, a worthy adversary and dedicated to her clients. I would have no hesitation in recommending Allison to anyone in need of family law representation."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allison is an excellent matrimonial attorney with extensive knowledge in various areas of family law. Her experience allows her to work well with her adversaries toward settlement while being a zealous advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've been Allison's adversary and have also worked together with her. I can confidently say that she genuinely cares about her clients and is a fierce advocate both inside and outside the courtroom."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Earlier this year, I represented a woman in a very difficult divorce case. Allison represented the husband in that case. I found Allison to be an excellent advocate for her client, while at the same time handling the matter efficiently and with the utmost professionalism. I endorse her wholeheartedly."
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Mountainside Family Lawyer Allison E. Holzman
Allison E. Holzman
Family Attorney
Mountainside, NJ
Licensed for 22 years
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