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Cathy J. Pollak concentrates in the area of family law. She handles the full range of family law cases including complex litigated cases involving significant assets, evaluations of business and professional practices, and child custody issues. She is widely respected in the legal community for her skills in litigation, negotiation, mediation, and collaborative law.
Ms. Pollak is known for her dedication and sensitivity to her clients in assisting them in reaching constructive, long-term resolution to their cases. Her clients benefit from her hands on approach to their problems and her more than thirty-five years of experience devoted to family law.
In addition to her Courtroom skills, Ms. Pollak has vast experience in mediation. She is certified by the NJ Supreme Court as an economic mediator in family law cases since 2002 and has an extensive private mediation practice. She is leader of collaborative divorce practice in New Jersey. She is a founding member of the Collaborative Divorce Association of North Jersey and currently serves as Vice President and Membership Chairperson. She frequently has been appointed by the Court to serve as a parenting coordinator in high conflict custody cases and as a guardian ad litem.
Ms. Pollak has a Martindale-Hubbell Rating of “AV" Preeminent, the highest rating available. She has been recognized by Ten Leaders as one of the Ten Best Matrimonial and Divorce Lawyers in Northern New Jersey since 2007. She has been recognized for her accomplishments in Bergen County 201 Magazine and Who’s Who in American Law. She is a Panel Chairperson of the Bergen County Early Settlement Panel.
Ms. Pollak currently serves as a member of the District IIA North Bergen County Fee Arbitration Committee. She is a member of the New Jersey and Bergen County Bar Associations, Family Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution Sections. She is a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers in Bergen County||201 Magazine||2015|
|Northern New Jersey||Ten Leaders||2006|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||1981|
|Who's Who in American Law||Who's Who In American Law||N/A|
|Partner||Price, Meese Shulman & D'Arminio, PC||2015 - Present|
|Owner||Law offices of Cathy J. Pollak||1990 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|District IIA North Bergen County Fee Arbitration Committee||Member||2014 - Present|
|Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member||2006 - Present|
|Collaborative Divorce Association of North Jersey||Vice President||2006 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2006 - Present|
|Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases||Mediator||2002 - Present|
|New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators||Member||2002 - Present|
|Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel||Chair||1996 - Present|
|Bergen County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1992 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1992 - Present|
|Bergen County Task Force on Women and Addictions||Board of Trustees||1994 - 1995|
|Village of Ridgewood v. Bolger Found, 104 N.J. 337 (S.Ct. 1986)||N/A|
|Hartman v. Police Dept. of Village of Ridgewood, 258 N.J. Super. 32 (App.Div. 1992)||N/A|
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|Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Cedar Crest College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Collaborative Divorce Association Meeting||NJ Alimony Statute Reform||2015|