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Carrie Susan Schultz

Family Attorney at Hackensack, NJ

4.6   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 19 years
    New York - NY 19 years
    New Jersey - NJ 22 years
    Florida - FL 22 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2004
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2004
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2001
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Carrie

Learn Carrie’s areas of practice.

I am Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, which is a special designation afforded to certain attorneys only after acceptance of a  lengthy and rigourous application and testing process by the Supreme Court of New Jersey; I practice exclusively in the area of matrimonial and family law. My practice includes all aspectss of family law, including  but not limited to issues of custody, child support, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution, enforcement of prior court orders, non-dissolution matters, and domestic violence.  I am admitted  to practice law in the States of New Jersey, New York, Florida, and the District of Columbia. 


I have completed The Institute for Family Law Associates training course in Chicago, Illinois offered by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In 2005, I also successfully completed the ABA Family Trial Advocacy Institute program held in Houston, Texas. I have been repeatedly appointed to the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section Executive Committee (FLEC), and have wide exposure as a lecturer and moderator. 


In 2007, 2008, 2010 - 2015, I was nominated consistently by my professional peers and selected as one of the Top Young Lawyers in the State of New Jersey by Super Lawyers in the New Jersey Monthly Magazine.  From 2011 to 2015, I was also selected and featured as one of Bergen County's Top Lawyers in the area of Family Law by the prominent 201 Magazine and recognized as an 'excellent' attorney by Avvo, with a 10 rating.  


I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida with concentrations in Criminal Justice and a minor in Mass Communication.  I was also a member of Florida Blue Key, a prestigious statewide leadership organization and an active participant and member in Student Government and Vice President of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority.  I was also inducted into several honor society fraternities.


However, as any University of Florida Gator, or acquitance of a UF Gator knows, I remain an active Alumnus of the University and a dedicated and loyal Gator fan -"Go Gators!"


I  then attended the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida where I received a Juris Doctorate. While at the University of Miami, I was a member of the University of Miami's law intern program where I worked at Legal Aid of Dade County in the Family Division.  I then moved to the New Jersey/New York Metropolitan area in 2001, and immediately began practicing in the area of Family Law.


Prior to opening my own law firm, I was an associate at another large and prominent firm in Bergen County.  However, I opened my own firm upon realizing that I wanted better client relations and continued dedication to the practice of family law.  We handle all issues involved in divorce & family law, including but not limited to custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, removal, modification of court orders, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence, and International child abduction. 


In my spare time, I am an aspiring Latin dancer enjoying most of my time taking lessons in Hustle and Salsa and am currently learning West Coast Swing.




MR. Men’s Rights Divorce & Family Law™ of New Jersey by Schultz & Associates, LLC
55 Hudson St
Hackensack, NJ, 07601

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Posted by Eric | April 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
True Candor, True Professional, True Passion
“Carrie, I wanted to send a quick note to thank you again for taking the time to meet with me today as well as for your incredibly helpful guidance and advice--it was truly insightful. To say the situation in which I find myself is very complicated and difficult is an understatement and something I've been struggling with, that was until today. For the first time in a very long time I feel like I finally have some control and power to control the outcome in the best interest of my son and I, and hopefully his Mother as well--for that I thank you, sincerely.” - Eric S. Carrie is incredibly passionate in her advocacy for what is right and while, of course, providing legal guidance does so with a candor that is second to none. To me finding a good lawyer was the objective but further had shared values. That's because then I would know we had a mutual interest--my sons happiness and well being. If that rings true for you, in part or entirety, then you needn't look any further.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2014
A honorable and well-informed attorney
Carrie is a highly professional and thoughtful attorney, who has taken the time to work through and discuss my options so that my best interests are met. Based on my experiences, I highly recommend her for both conventional and challenging family law needs.
Posted by Robert | March 20, 2014
Robert C
Carrie was informative, caring and immediately responsive. She helped me keep my daughter from being removed from NJ against my will and without my knowledge. She assisted me in exercising my rights as a parent and a father. "She's Great"
Posted by Marybeth | March 12, 2014
Absolutely wonderful!
After my consultation with Carrie, I knew I made the right choice! She was so helpful! I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, and she made sure to make me aware of anything and everything to make sure I was well prepared. If your looking for an excellent lawyer, who is knowledgeable I absolutely recommend Carrie!
Posted by Eve | January 25, 2013
Highly Satisfied Client
Carrie Schultz is a very thoughtful and intelligent person. She is someone you can trust to listen to you and make sure she understands your particular situation. Carrie will represent you in a the way you want to be represented as well as protecting your interests in a highly effective manner. She cares about her clients and their well being, and it shows. I would highly recommend Carrie.
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Posted by Kristin | November 29, 2012
Thank you!!
Thank you Carrie Schultz for your warm and knowledgable help in finding me referrals! I would highly recommend you to others seeking your expertise.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2012
A consummate professional with compassion.
Carrie possesses the rare ability to quickly change a emotionally complex and confusing legal situation into a well structured and sensible process. She sympathizes with the human aspect of personal matters, never losing sight of a client's ultimate goals and motivations. Within minutes of our opening phone call, I went from frightened and full of worry to confident and knowledgable about my situation and legal rights. Unlike many other lawyers, Carrie does not apply unnecessary pressure to move a case forward, but rather encourages her clients to fully understand their emotions to ensure they are making a sound decision before proceeding with what are often life altering legal decisions. Ultimately, my experience working with Carrie was superior. In addition to being a highly skilled and effective attorney, she is a real person who is relatable, kind, and focused on a client's long-term happiness.
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Posted by Tammy | June 22, 2011
Bright, efficient Attorney
Ms. Schultz was knowledgeable and efficient. She was responsive to my queries and goals. I have recommended her often.
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2014
Be Cautious
Post settlement court started only 6 months after my divorce settlement that was handled by Carrie. I came out of the divorce proceeding worse then what I went in with when I hired Carrie. I had a settlement when I met Carrie and I should have taken it instead of falling for the old "you could do better, he's cheating you, lets take it court", but I was vulnerable. When I did take the lesser settlement at the end, unfortunately it was poorly handled as it went on the record. I am still going to court and/or paying for the errors allowed or not caught. When you go through a almost 3 year divorce proceeding, you should know to protect the client by ensuring the settlement read on the record is in rock solid form, and it was not. Carrie Schultz knows how to advertise herself so be wary of what you read.
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Response from Carrie Schultz August 19, 2014
Dear former client, I am deeply disappointed that you perceive your experience with me in this fashion. I always strive to provide my clients with the best legal representation possible, the best client experience, and that all situational and legal factors are considered in not only how we decide to engage in litigation and/or negotiations, but also as to any ultimate resolution of a case. As you can see from all the other previous comments and reviews, other clients have had nothing but great experiences with me and have praised my thoroughness and exceptional focus to detail. Unfortunately, since you posted this comment anonymously, I cannot reach out to you directly to discuss your grievance in greater depth. Therefore, I would very much appreciate you contacting me in order for us both to better understand the reasons for your discontentment and if I can shed some light as to why certain decisions were made in your underlying divorce case. I may be reached at (201) 880-9770 or [email protected]. Thank you.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Partner
  • Lattera, Schultz, & Moskowitz, LLC
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Lesnevich & Marzano Lesnevich, LLC
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Gruber, Colabella & Luizza
  • 2001 - 2003


  • University of Miami
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2000
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997


  • NJSBA Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superlawyers-Rising Star
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Certified Matrimonial Attorney
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyers in 2011/Family Law
  • 201 Magazine
  • 2011
  • Superlawyers-Rising Star
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Notable Networker Award
  • BNI
  • 2011
  • Superlawyers-Rising Star
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
  • Superlawyers-Rising Stars
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine
  • 2008
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers- Rising Star
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Relocation/Removal Seminar Panelist
  • 2011
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Family Law 101 and 102
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (28)
Endorse Carrie
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Carrie Schultz and her team are dedicated and caring, always working tirelessly on your case. If you are looking for a divorce attorney, look no further than Attorney Schultz."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The thing with Carrie is that not only is she an excellent attorney, she also has an excellent staff. The entire team is dedicated to each client served and this speaks volumes about her integrity and her practice. She is an asset to the profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate. Carrie is one of the most thorough attorneys with which I have ever had the privilege of working. My clients have raved about her and she has worked hard for excellent results. I recommend her often and use her as a resource when possible."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Carrie. She is one of the most thoroughly prepared attorneys I know. She pays attention to the details, yet never loses sight of the big picture. She is a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional attorney, dedicated to client success. Highly recommended."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carrie is a very good lawyer who truly has her client's best interest at heart. I have had several cases against Carrie which could have been contentious litigations but were able to be resolved amicably as a result of her efforts. She is hard working, organized and diligent. She treats her clients with dignity and respect. I also served as co-chair of the Young Lawyer Subdivision of the Family Law Section of the NJSBA with Carrie many years ago where together, we helped contribute to the rebuilding of the organization. Having Carrie as your attorney would be a great asset."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Carrie to be a professional, compassionate and dedicated advocate for her clients. I wholeheartedly endorse Carrie."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Carrie. Carrie is an excellent attorney and a tremendous advocate for her clients. Carrie is dedicated to her chosen field, committed to her clients’ success, and a highly respected member of her legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carrie is an extremely dedicated attorney and a compassionate advocate for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carrie is a strong and thorough advocate and she does not back down. I wholeheartedly endorse her,"
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is passionate and well-respected."
Alimony Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carrie Susan Schultz is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show her commitment to serving clients as well as her level of experience. She is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Carrie as a top shelf matrimonial attorney for many years. She is dedicated to the field of divorce law and has been a leader of a multitude of professional organizations that have propelled her to be among the attorneys who are capable of representing divorce clients in complex and difficult cases. Carrie is deserving of the highest ratings. Mark Gruber ,Esq."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Atty. Carrie Schultz. She is a well respected member of the avvo community."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Well versed on the law and sensitive to the issues faced by parents facing divorce."
Family Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Carrie Schultz. She is one of the smartest, most compassionate, trustworthy attorneys in her field. I never hesitate in referring my clients to her for their family law-related issues. She is an asset to the legal community as a whole."
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