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Let me help you get through this most difficult period of your life.  I have 37 years of experience.  I can either litigate or mediate the resolution of the outstanding issues of your marriage or parenting issues.


I also specialize in education law, advocating for children who have special needs or are bullied.


I am dedicated and caring and will enthusiastically and aggressively represent you.


I am conveniently located at 411 Hackensack Ave, Suite 200, Hackesack, NJ 07601.

Email me at or call at 201-445-8381. Fax: 201-445-0931


Call me for a free telephone consultation.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 75%
    38 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Education: 15%
    4 years
  3. Mediation: 10%
    16 years


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Debra F. Schneider

411 Hackensack Ave, Ste 200
Hackensack, NJ, 07631


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Certified Specialist- Mediator for Economic Matters in FamilyNew Jersey Supreme Court2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyShelter Our Sisters2011 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorBergen Community College2005 - Present
AttorneyAlternatives to Domestic Violence2004 - Present
OwnerDebra F. Schneider Esq.1978 - Present
AttorneyVolunteer Lawyers for Justice2012 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bergen County Bar Association, Education Law SectionMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Women Lawyers in BergenMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
S.M. v/ A.W., 281 N.J. Super., A.D. 1995The appellate court ruled in favor of the grandmother.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of RochesterN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingJewish Divorce, Obtaining the GET2010