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Erlina Perez

Family Attorney at Hackensack, NJ

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Erlina Encarnacion

  • State Years
    New York - NY 12 years
    New Jersey - NJ 16 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Erlina

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Erlina Perez (formerly Erlina Encarnacion) is a family law and divorce attorney. Ms. Perez has devoted her practice exclusively to matrimonial and family law where she zealously represents clients in matters involving divorce, domestic violence, child custody, child support, parenting time, alimony, division of assets, and related issues.

 

Ms. Perez obtained her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law in 2008, where she received the academic honor of being recognized as a Dean's Merit Scholar. While attending law school, Ms. Perez was chosen to serve as a member of the law school's Child Advocacy Clinic, where she represented children in matters involving the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P, formerly known as DYFS). Ms. Perez was the recipient of The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Eric D. Turner Award in 2008, which is awarded to the graduating student who best exemplifies the positive attributes of a matrimonial lawyer. After Ms. Perez's graduation from law school, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Rosemary E. Ramsay, J.S.C., Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County, Family Part. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Perez received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science, in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University in 2003.

 

Ms. Perez has successfully handled a variety of cases in her practice of family and matrimonial law. She has experience with all facets of family law litigation, including contested issues of custody, parenting time, child support, alimony and equitable distribution of assets. Ms. Perez has also served as a volunteer attorney for the Jersey Battered Women's Shelter through its legal advocacy program where she represented clients in numerous domestic violence proceedings. She also volunteers at the County College of Morris, Women's Center by providing one-on-one legal counseling sessions. 
 

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Location

Erlina Perez Law Firm, LLC
20 Banta Place
Suite 203
Hackensack, NJ, 07601

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Posted by Yelka | March 27, 2024
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Highly Recommend
Erlina helped me thru all the process of the family case I had. She was very professional and human the whole time. I didn’t feel alone at all, she was a big support. Plus, she is bilingual! If you are looking forwards hiring an attorney for your case… she is the one!
Posted by Vanessa | November 6, 2023
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Excellent attorney
Excellent attorney I highly recommend Erlina Perez. She thinks of the client's needs and future, she is extremely knowledgeable, and supportive. She always guided me the difficult decisions and provided excellent advice.
Posted by Elena | August 9, 2022
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Excellent attorney
I highly recommend Erlina Perez. She is extremely knowledgeable, and supportive throughout this very difficult process of divorce. She guided me on many difficult decisions and provided excellent advice!
Posted by Kwame | April 10, 2019
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Best In The Game
I am very satisfied with my lawyer, Erlina Perez. She was well informed and smart. She was also helpful and kind. I would recommend her!
Posted by Mark | February 19, 2019
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A Blessing
Erlina, like many have described, is just a wonderful, thorough, and professional attorney. Unlike what many attorneys encourage which becomes nothing but a war. You can spend more time and money than you did planning your marriage. Erlina is just the opposite. Giving advice you would not expect from anyone but a close friend or family member. Erlina looks after her clients best interest, giving only the best advice from both a legal, emotional and cost effective perspective. I have been through this process before on my own and with others and it can become very ugly and a huge waste of money. Erlina will not drag out the process, but listens to your concerns, and executes with diligence advising you along the way. The results are a better than expected.
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Posted by Alex | October 23, 2018
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Simply the best
Run, don't walk to hire Erlina. The only reason I didn't get get a divorce several years ago is because the attorneys I found at that time told me it would cost a fortune and it will take forever (forever is a long time). One self-important fellow sitting in his mahogany-paneled office wearing a bespoke Armani suit and a gold Rolex was confused into thinking that I worked for him not the other around. Than I found Erlina and got divorced at a fraction of the cost in less than three months. She is simply the best divorce attorney and a beautiful human being. My only regret is not finding her sooner.
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Posted by Ivan B | July 19, 2017
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She is the true meaning of integrity..!!!
Unfortunately if you are reading this you must be going through a catastrophic life changing event and you are looking for the best divorce attorney to represent you in your soon to be divorce case. If you are like the many cases I hear about an attorney seeking out revenge on your behalf and promising you the things that you want to hear in order to benefit from your emotional and financial well being then Erlina is definetely not the lawyer for you. However, if you are looking for a lawyer who is willing to fully listen to your situation and advise you on all the best available options then look no further for your search is over. Erlina was definetely a blessing in my life and although I sometimes let my emotions get the best of me, she never deviated from the plan and kept me grounded. She was consistent throughout my divorce proceedings and in the end she delivered. I had a stressful divorce and it took awhile for me to fully understand all that Erlina did for me and this is why today I decided to write this review and thank her publically. She is professional, she is conscientious, she is reliable and simply put she is the true meaning of integrity.
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Posted by Marisol | July 12, 2017
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Amazing
Erlina Perez is one of the best family lawyers in New Jersey. I don't even know where to start. I am going to start by saying that she is very professional and always makes you feel like you're in good hands. I highly recommend her to everyone.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2017
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Erlina Perez
When faced with one of the  most difficult times of my life I prayed for a person who would guide me thru the darkness with knowledge and strength , inform me of my entitlements, take control of a heartbreaking event, be able to offer some comfort  along the way and most importantly, be well versed in the law. Being abandoned after 26 years of marriage and having no choice in getting divorced the one choice I did have was who would be my voice.  I found that voice in Erlina Perez and still to this day I  thank God I did.  Lina  walked me thru every step of the process while thoroughly and patiently  explaining what papers had to be filled out , what court dates we needed to attend and what to expect once there and , what was in my best interest to secure for me a future that seemed so insecure at that time. I was in no state of mind to make good decisions, decisions that would impact the rest of my life, still too emotionally attached to my marriage to see clearly - this is where Lina took complete control to protect me and guide me.  Her immense knowledge of family law and knowing how to apply it in all sorts of situations was so critical in how our case was presented. Lina 's mediation skills and assertive nature played a vital role when it came to disagreements with opposing counsel-my settlement was reached in my favor due to Lina's  professionalism, determination  and, application of the law. Lina never lost sight of the emotional side of the divorce process and while representing me, treated me like I was her family.  She went out of her way to accommodate my physical limitations  and always treated me with kindness, respect and a gentle spirit. My calls and numerous e-mails were always responded to promptly, all my questions and many concerns were addressed with insight and understanding-I was made to feel like a person, not just a client. And when post divorce issues arose Lina was right there to settle them.  If you are reading these reviews you have found yourself in a similar situation to mine-needing a great attorney who is respected by her colleagues and is familiar with the judges  and, who will fight for you no matter what unseen scenario may arise until you reach the settlement you deserve. You will find all of these qualities in Lina, as well as a friend when you most need one the most
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2017
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Beyond Excellent!
I hired Erlina Perez to represent me in a difficult divorce involving a custody dispute. During this very difficult time, Erlina was always available to answer my questions and concerns. She would promptly return my calls and answer my emails, even on weekends. She was always available. She fought hard for custody of my son and to get me the appropriate amount of support, despite my Husband's refusal to to negotiate reasonably. She knew the ins and outs of the court and was very knowledgeable regarding the divorce process. Most importantly, she was very compassionate and understanding of the ordeal I was going through. I am so happy I hired her. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Stephanie | February 15, 2016
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Greatful to have had a very conscientious Lawyer
During my experience with Weinberger Law Group, I had the pleasure of working with Erlina Perez. She helped me as i filed to obtain custody of my 6 year son and also obtain child support. I knew it wasn't something i would not be able to handle on my own, and I'm glad i didn't. During my the process of my case, Erlina was always quick to answer any questions i had and was extremely helpful in making me understand every process and what i am entitled to. I never had to wonder what was going on because she always kept me updated. She made me feel comfortable and secure about everything that was going on. When it finally came down to going to the courthouse to finally close my case, the Court had actually made an error. Erlina quickly picked it up and made sure it was corrected right away so that i walked away with everything i deserved. I am grateful to have had her as my attorney and will recommend her to anyone who is going through what i had to go through.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2015
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Confident, to the point and effective
Erlina handled the annulment of my marriage effectively. The adversary tried to drag out the case with untrue claims and intimidation. Erlina focused on the facts and got the case resolved in 6 months in my favour. A lot of people told me annulments were rare and hard to get in New Jersey because it is a "no fault" state. I knew my case did merit an annulment and was relieved to find a lawyer who fought for the same. Weinberger is really good with working over email/phone. I had to make sure I kept my full time job through the case so as to pay my bills. I went to their offices only once and completed the rest of the paperwork/consultation over phone/email which was good.
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Posted by Joris | August 30, 2015
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client
Ms Erlina Encarnacion Perez helped me during the tough times of my divorce. She made life a little easier and less stressful. I am grateful for her help, assistance and professionalism. I highly recommend Erlina, WLG and its associates.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2015
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excellent
Erlina she is an excellent matrimonial law attorney,very supportive during this stressful and difficult moment of my life. very knowledgeable,professional,reliable,compassionate and kind,she was always looking out for my best interest and always responded to all my e mail or call. I highly recommend her and her weinberger law group
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Posted by Rossy | August 24, 2015
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Great attorney!!
I recently was a client for Erlina, she assisted me with my divorce. I liked the fact that she explained the plan, followed through on it and always kept me updated on what was going on and what the next step would be.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Erlina Perez Law Firm, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Jersey Battered Women's Shelter
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Price, Meese Shulman & D'arminio, PC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Weinberger Law Group, LLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Weiner Lesniak, LLP
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate
  • The Simeone Law Group
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • M.S. v. W.S.
  • Custody of minor child awarded to client.
  • DV v. AP, Passaic County
  • Final Restraining Order granted.
  • V.S. v. W.A., Bergen County
  • Temporary Restraining Order dismissed.
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Associations

  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Master
  • 2017 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project (BWLAP)
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Robert L. Clifford, Family Law Inns of Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Child Advocacy Clinic
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Superb Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers For Families
  • New Jersey Family Magazine
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Dean's Merit Scholar
  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Eric D. Turner Award
  • The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Dean's List
  • Rutgers University
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Women's Center at CCM
  • Custody and Parenting Time Disputes
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • SImeone & O'Sullivan Divorce Seminar
  • Divorce Seminar
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (10)
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Domestic violence Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erlina is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erlina is an experienced attorney who I depend on whenever I need to discuss complicated family matters. She is very experienced, knowledgeable, and personable. She is easy to talk to but always professional and always goes the extra mile for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Perez is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Perez is an expert in Family law and a valuable contributor to the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Perez displays genuine concern in every question she answers on Avvo. Attorney Perez' answers reflect a solid understanding of the law and a quick grasp of the applicable law in every situation. She also gives practical solutions. I endorse this lawyer for family matters."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erlina is an excellent family attorney. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been opposing counsel and also have had the pleasure of working with Erlina. She is a fantastic attorney!!"
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erlina is a great attorney whose extensive knowledge of the law coupled with her passionate and caring nature allows her to zealously advocate for her clients bringing about the desired results. It is without hesitation that I endorse Erlina."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erlina is an excellent family law attorney with both extensive experience in all facets of family law and an expansive understanding of the law."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had cases with Erlina and I now work with her and I confidently say that she is a fierce advocate for her clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. Erlina is also extremely knowledgeable and experienced and is well respected within the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Erlina is a compassionate attorney with a strong work ethic who strives for excellence in her representation of her clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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