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Janell Nicola Weinstein

Divorce and separation Attorney at River Edge, NJ

5.0   7 reviews

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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

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Janell Weinstein’s practice focuses on Family Law issues. She has extensive experience in the areas of divorce, child support, alimony, custody, post judgment and enforcement matters, domestic violence, domestic partnerships and premarital agreements; and civil litigation.

After being a partner at the firm of Federbusch & Weinstein for many years, Janell joined the law firm of Melli, Guerin, Wall & Frankland, specializing in family/divorce and real estate matters. In February 2013, Janell joined the prestigious law firm of Sunshine, Atkins, Minassian, Tafuri, D’Amato & Beane.

Janell was voted one of Bergen County’s Top Lawyers in 201 Magazine based upon the results of the annual Bergen’s Top Lawyers peer-review survey, conducted by Professional Research Services (PRS) of Royal Oak, Michigan, and Bergen Magazine based upon the results of annual Top Bergen County Lawyers peer- review survey, conducted by DataJoe Research of Boulder Colorado.

Janell 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 presently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and a member of the Family Law Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association, as well as a Master for the New Jersey Barry Croland Family Law Inns of Court. She was nominated and 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. She presently serves as an Early Settlement panelist for the Family Part in the Superior Court of New Jersey and was a volunteer at the Women’s Rights Information Center in Englewood, New Jersey.

She is frequently called to give her expert opinion on television and radio. Janell appears regularly as a guest commentator for Fox News on programs such as Your World with Neil Cavuto, Shepard Smith Reporting and Fox and Friends. She also appears on CNN, HLN, Inside Edition, The Bill Cunningham Show, WPIX- NY, TruTV’s In Session( formerly COURT TV), LXTV-NBC and Daybreak (formerly GMTV) in the United Kingdom.

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

In addition to her television and radio appearances, Janell is a writer and contributing legal expert for , a website that focuses exclusively on family and divorce issues. She has been interviewed by many print media outlets to give her legal opinion. Janell has been quoted in newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle and the Bergen Record.

Licensed for 31 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/05/2022

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

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Atkins, Tafuri, Minassian, D'Amato & Beane, P.A.
887 Kinderkamack Rd Ste 3
River Edge, NJ, 07661-2307


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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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| Hired Attorney
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
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| 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
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Honors and Awards

  • Bergen County Top Lawyers 2019
  • Bergen Magazine
  • 2019
  • Bergen County's Top Lawyers 2017
  • Bergen Magazine
  • 2017
  • Bergen's Top Lawyers
  • 201 Magazine
  • 2011


  • 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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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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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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River Edge Divorce and separation Lawyer Janell Nicola Weinstein
Janell Nicola Weinstein
Divorce and separation Attorney
River Edge, NJ
Licensed for 31 years