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Janell Nicola Weinstein

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hackensack, NJ

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 32 years
    New Jersey - NJ 32 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1992
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Janell

Learn Janell’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Custody, Parenting Time, Spousal Support, Child Support, Equitable Distribution

  2. Family
    including non-dissolution, child support, child custody and parenting time issues

  3. Domestic violence

Janell Weinstein, Esq. is an attorney at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC. Ms. Weinstein exclusively focuses her practice in matrimonial and family law, providing her clients with highly experienced representation in their legal matters including divorce, child support, alimony, custody, parenting time, relocation of a child out of the State of New Jersey, equitable distribution, complex property distribution in high-asset cases, post-judgment modification and enforcement matters, domestic partnerships and premarital agreements, domestic violence, and other related matters.

Ms. Weinstein is passionate about helping people navigate their legal issues, no matter how complex, and is especially sensitive to the difficult emotions and financial concerns often involved in divorce and family matters. She is a zealous and effective advocate for her clients, taking great pride in helping her clients reach their goals and arrive at a successful resolution of their case. Ms. Weinstein’s practical-problem-solving approach and calming professionalism give her clients great peace of mind every step of the way.

Drawing upon her extensive experience in the law, Ms. Weinstein is a highly skilled litigator with an esteemed reputation for protecting her clients’ interests in complex, highly contested divorce and family matters. She is equally adept at helping her clients resolve their matters through low conflict methods, including mediation, and will pursue out-of-court settlement opportunities whenever possible. Ms. Weinstein understands that every case is different, and carefully analyzes the facts and issues in each case to provide her clients with the representation and resolution method that best matches their needs and goals. Ms. Weinstein is extremely responsive to questions and takes the time to explain to her clients all aspects of their case so that they can make the best decision for their future.

Early on in her career, Ms. Weinstein had the opportunity to practice in other areas of the law in addition to family law such as real estate, foreclosure, creditor rights and personal injury. Whenever her clients’ family law matters involve these other areas of the law, she is able to quickly identify and understand key concerns and potential solutions. Ms. Weinstein will then work with her client to create and implement a plan that addresses all issues and safeguards her client’s rights.

Janell Weinstein is an active member of the family law community. She currently serves as a volunteer panelist in the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel program in Bergen County Family Part in the Superior Court of New Jersey, and is also a Master in the New Jersey Barry Croland Family Law Inns of Court. She previously volunteered at the Women’s Rights Information Center in Englewood, New Jersey giving legal guidance to women contemplating divorce or dealing with family matters.

Ms. Weinstein is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, the State of New York, United States District Court, District of New Jersey and United States District Court, Southern District of New York. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and a member of the Family Law Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association. She served as a member of the Fee Arbitration Committee for three years and has been a panel member for matrimonial seminars conducted by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Ms. Weinstein has a distinct ability to explain legal principles in a way that people can understand. With her energetic personality, she is often called to give her expert opinion on television and radio. Ms. Weinstein appears as a guest commentator for Court TV and Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox also appeared on Fox and Friends, CNN, HLN, Inside Edition, The Bill Cunningham Show, WPIX- NY, TruTV, LXTV-NBC and Daybreak (formerly GMTV) in the United Kingdom.

Ms. Weinstein was a legal correspondent for the “Vinnie & Me” show on Sirius/XM and discussed current legal issues on various radio programs such as 77 WABC with Rita Cosby. As a frequent guest on “The Ralphie Radio Show” which aired on 97 BHT in Pennsylvania and 92 ProFM in Rhode Island, she would talk about celebrity legal issues. As a guest on “The World of TJ McCormack” on , she discussed pop culture issues and family matters.

In addition to her television and radio appearances, Ms. Weinstein was a writer and contributing legal expert for , a website that focused exclusively on family and divorce issues. She has been interviewed by many print media outlets to give her legal opinion. Ms. Weinstein has been quoted in newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle and Bergen Record.
Ms. Weinstein was born in London, England. She received a B.A. from Rutgers University, Douglass College. While in college, she was an Intern for the Northeast Midwest Congressional Coalition in Washington D.C., attending Congressional hearings and markups of legislation, and performing extensive research and written analysis of legislative issues at that time. Ms. Weinstein had unique experience, early on, to see and develop an understanding of the legislative process first hand.

After college, Ms. Weinstein attended Hofstra University School of Law where she was awarded a Juris Doctor. Upon receiving her law degree, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Jonathan N. Harris, in the Criminal Part of the Superior Court in New Jersey where she also mediated small claims and landlord tenant matters. Ms. Weinstein’s law clerk experience provided her insight to the workings of the court system and an understanding of New Jersey law and procedure. This experience has remained valuable throughout her legal career.


Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC.
Court Plaza South-West Wing
21 Main Street, Suite 354
Hackensack, NJ, 07601

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Posted by Paul | August 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney - Superior Representation
Divorce is obviously very difficult. Hiring Janell was the best choice I made. Dealing with lawyers on a regular basis through my job, I knew how to determine what makes a great lawyer, and when I met with Janell I immediately knew I made the right decision. She has a full and complete knowledge of the law and how it works. She listened to me also fully explained what worked, and what did not work. I could write pages upon pages explaining how much she did to get me through the process, but suffice it to say I was able to complete the divorce with all of my expectations fulfilled. At every step of the process, you will realize you have the best representation with Janell and that is a comforting feeling.
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Posted by Amy | August 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I know from personal experience that Ms. Weinstein is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, a strong advocate, and efficient. She is an amazing advisor; I have 100% confidence in her. I highly recommend Ms. Weinstein to all of my friends and contacts in need of family law services.
Posted by Lori | July 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very compassionate and knowledgeable
Janell was the attorney in my divorce 10 years ago. I never would have gotten through that time in my life without her. She is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of family law and very good at listening to her client and providing the specific type of guidance they need to navigate the difficulties of the divorce process. I never would have gotten through it without her. When one of my friends was going through a divorce shortly after mine, I recommended she talk to Janell. She did and was equally happy with her experience. A year after my divorce I, unfortunately, experienced some issues with my ex and it was Janell I turned to once again. She, of course, navigated me through that incident flawlessly as well. She is outstanding in her field and I continue to recommend her to anyone needing a divorce or family law attorney.
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Posted by Candyce | July 21, 2022
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Absolutely the best!
You never want to be in a situation where you need a lawyer, but if you are Janell is who you want representing you. Her guidance and expertise made a stressful divorce so much easier. Trust in the process but more importantly have an amazing attorney to make sure you are represented at all times, and make sure you look up Janell!
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Posted by Evan | July 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Advocate
I have worked in the legal community for almost 30 years so I know a lot of matrimonial lawyers. I knew Ms Weinstein had a great reputation as a zealous but compassionate advocate for her clients. When it came time to seek representation for myself, choosing Janell was a no-brainer. She is extremely responsive to questions and promptly answered emails and calls. Most importantly, she has a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge that she brings to the table to get the best possible outcome. She had strategies and ideas to handle issues which arose and her advice was on point. I never doubted choosing Ms Weinstein throughout the process. I felt confident knowing she was my attorney. Ms Weinstein was a strong advocate for me and I am glad I hired her.
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Posted by Bill | March 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Janell was so professional and walked me through the entire process, it was a very difficult time in my life. Through Janell's professionalism and personal touch I was able to come through the other side with great understanding and able to move forward, emotionally along with an extremely fair settlement. Janell also was available anytime I needed it to speak about any question no matter how small or large the issue. Outstanding!! Thank you so much! Bill Shafer
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Posted by David | March 17, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Compassionate Representation
I have been a practicing attorney for thirty years; however I do not practice in the areas of Divorce, Separation or Family Law. I have referred many clients to Ms. Weinstein over the years and she has provided outstanding representation to all of them. She is highly qualified and experienced in the law but, most importantly, she is compassionate to her clients while at the same time providing zealous and effective representation. I would highly recommend her services.
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  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Rutgers University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • 1988


  • Barry Croland Family Law Inns of Court
  • Master
  • 1993 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bergen County
  • Early Settlement Panelist
  • N/A
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Bergen County Top Lawyers 2019
  • Bergen Magazine
  • 2019
  • Bergen County's Top Lawyers 2017
  • Bergen Magazine
  • 2017
  • Bergen's Top Lawyers
  • 201 Magazine
  • 2011
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  • Bergen Record
  • Stuck With A House Divided
  • 2009
  • Divorced, But Married in Real Estate
  • 2009
  • Divvying Up Everything from Family Silver to DVD During Divorce
  • 2008
  • San Fransico Chronicle
  • Market Slump Makes Divorce More Difficult
  • 2008
  • Dividing Up the Family Home
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Panel Member for Matrimonial Seminars New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • 2012

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Domestic violence Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Working opposite Ms. Weinstein on a complicated non-dissolution matter involving allegations of domestic violence, issues of child custody, visitation, and support, I found Ms. Weinstein to be fair, honest, and organized. Dealing with her directly, our clients were able to reach a fair settlement and move on from a difficult chapter in their lives. Without qualification, I endorse this lawyer for all family law matters."
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Hackensack Divorce and separation Lawyer Janell Nicola Weinstein
Janell Nicola Weinstein
Divorce and separation Attorney
Hackensack, NJ
Licensed for 32 years