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Ann Margot Edens

Divorce and separation Attorney at Chester, NJ

4.2   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ann

Learn Ann’s areas of practice.

Attorney Ann Edens is the founding partner of Edens Law Group. She has practiced in the field of family law since graduating from law school. As a result, she has been working in this field for 30 years.

For many reasons, choosing family law was easy for Attorney Edens. She enjoys working with people, not pushing paper. Furthermore, she also enjoys that family law creates solutions for individual families. As a result, she gets to be closer to her clients and the real-world results of her cases. In fact, she doesn’t offer “free consultations” – instead, she gives “free one-hour strategy sessions” where she assesses the specifics of each client’s situation with their input and collaboration. As such, Attorney Edens can tailor a “road map” to help her clients.

Attorney Edens is also privileged to be a volunteer and active participant in her local community. Because of her position, she has encountered numerous organizations that do wonderful work for families. The Superior Court of Sussex County has appointed her as a Parenting Coordinator. She also serves as a volunteer Court-Appointed Mediator for the Pilot Economic Mediation Program for the Superior Court of Morris County and has been appointed to the Blue Ribbon Panel of the Morris County Early Settlement Program.

Additionally, Attorney Edens volunteers her time at the Women’s Centers in both Hackettstown, New Jersey and at the County College of Morris in Randolph. Being able to volunteer in these capacities is exponentially rewarding and enriches her experience as a family lawyer.

Outside of office confines, Attorney Edens and her firm have volunteered for the Non-Profit Grow-a-Row, helping to glean apples to donate to agencies that feed the hungry. Most recently, the firm participated in the SPEAK 5K to raise awareness of Domestic Violence.

Attorney Edens also volunteers within the legal community. Most noteworthy, she was appointed to the Ethics Committee, which investigates alleged ethical violations by local attorneys. She was also a member and past chair of the Ethics Fee Arbitration Committee.

She also handles adoptions, which are near and dear to her heart. Attorney Edens herself was adopted and went through the adoption process with her two beautiful children. Whether you are looking to adopt in the U.S., through foster care, or internationally, Attorney Edens can help. She is also designated as one of the adoption attorneys recommended by the well-known Spence-Chapin Adoption Agency in New York City.

Location

Edens Law Group, LLC
360 Route 24
Suite 201
Chester, NJ, 07930

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Reviews

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Posted by Chelsea | January 14, 2022
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Amazing team
The whole team at Edens Law was and still is amazing. They helped me through a hard time by making it easier for me. Mrs eva Uhrik is an amazing woman who worked so hard for me and fought for me and my daughter. Her team was always there for me to help answer my questions along the way and kept me updated with my case. You guys helped change my future. I am forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2021
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Outstanding lawyer
Ann helped me navigate a difficult divorce with impressive skill and professionalism. She was able to diffuse potentially volatile disagreements with her exceptional mediation skills, and gave me excellent legal advice. I am very grateful I was referred to Ann and this impressive firm.
Posted by Bridget | January 27, 2021
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Exceptional Law Professional
Ann is an extremely professional, caring and logical family law attorney. She does a fantastic job with helping clients achieve the best outcome for their family during a divorce and doesn't shy away from creative solutions. I've known her for 15 years and have recommended her to many people based on my personal experience with her and the team.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2021
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Attention to details.
Edens Law Group has smoothy guided me through many legal situations. Always attentive and professional. Highly recommended.
Posted by Marcela | January 27, 2021
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Currently working with Ann and team
I am currently working with Ann and her team through my divorce process. Ann has been a source of sanity and security through this dark point in life. Everyone on her team is kind and approachable. I appreciate the time she takes to walk me through each step. I am very hands on through this process and she has the patience to make sure I feel satisfied and informed of everything that is done. Ann does not over promise on outcomes and I appreciate she gives her honest opinion when asked. Thumbs up to the members of her team Jay and Brandin who have been lovely to work with. Ann has also been very accommodating when it comes to payment plans and understands we all have our struggles.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2018
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Going Above and Beyond!
I contacted Ann and her firm regarding an emergency order to show cause regarding a conflict in our custody case. At the time, my attorney w/Iandoli & Edens LLC was on vacation and Ann and her team quickly helped me navigate through a tumultuous situation involving my kid’s safety. She and her team successfully secured an order for cause to halt any contact with my ex-husband (who suffers from mental illness) and my son, who at the time was attempting to have face to face contact the following day. My kids are my world and will do anything to protect them—I had every trust in this firm to ensure my kid’s safety and they came through with flying colors! She put together the order, and had her attorney run it down to the courthouse in the 11th hour. We honestly were not sure if they would be able to meet the deadline—sure enough they did and not only did they successfully secure the order, the judge agreed to halt any contact, including text, facetime, phone, etc until our next scheduled court date. This outstanding work conducted by both Ann and her firm are a true testament of what they represent. This is a top notch firm! I have been so impressed with their hard work, intelligence and compassion through a two year horrific divorce/custody battle. They are the best of the best and would highly recommend this firm!
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2018
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Diligent and steadfast
I contacted Ann and her firm regarding a high conflict custody case which I thought was going to be impossible to fight. As a mother, your child is your world. And you only entrust those worthy. Ann and her team are such people. They care, they listen and they do an impeccable job. From the first phone call just signing up for the consult The secretary made me feel calm and at ease. My fiancé and I had zero doubts when hiring them and they have done nothing less than a truly amazing job in every aspect. They truly care about the situation and if you hire them you will be in good hands. They are on the ball and helped me regain my confidence to stand up for myself and my child!
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Posted by Wendy | February 28, 2018
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Above and beyond firm!
Ann and her team have been such a comfort in my life knowing they were representing me in what was best for my family. They were honest and direct yet compassionate through all of it. Were there things I didn’t like to hear from the judge at times? Absolutley. But this was based on judges decisions not poor lack of representation. I recommend this firm with 100% confidence they are going to be your biggest asset during such a tumultuous situation for many.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2019
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Worse than awful
I met with Ann Edens regarding my divorce. She made me feel all warm, cozy and safe about the situation and how she could help me. WRONG. She did a thing or two and then transferred my case to her colleague, Tom V., to handle. An attorney with no experience (4 years is not my idea of "experienced" with a difficult matter). Tom is useless. He did absolutely nothing, except for talking down to me and billing me a lot of money. I had to make uninformed decisions and to this day I do not know how such decisions were made. He told me I was going to recoup money that I transferred to my ex. He told me point blank. He denied it. He called my ex and me "children". I am not a child nor do I act like one. I called him out immediately and he said he didn't say it! Yes he did, about 20 seconds prior. I do not know how my ex received so much money from my retirement. I don't know how it was calculated (and, yes, I wish I hadn't been so emotional to understand things he was telling me and trusting him). He insulted me more than once implying that I had done something criminal ("c'mon, do you have the money? You can trust me!") I wasn't kept informed. I didn't receive copies of correspondence between him and my ex's attorney. I could go on and on.
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Response from Ann Edens October 8, 2019
I am concerned that you feel that you were not given the type of service our firm prides itself on. We have weekly attorney meetings where all the cases are discussed. No attorney in this firm works alone whether they have four years of experience or thirty years of experience. It is at all times a team effort. This review is unexpected because I can tell from the facts provided which matter this is, and given your apparent concern with Tom V. I am surprised you never reached out to contact me directly. Your experience with Tom V. is certainly not the reported experience of other of Tom's clients. If you had reached out, I would have been more than happy to speak with you. If you wish, please contact me and I will be more than willing to discuss your matter. Ann
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Posted by Ana | January 31, 2019
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Child Support
i consulted and hired this lawyer to represent me in a child support arrears case against me. She gave me false expextations about the outcome of the case and advised me to make decisions that prolonged the matter unnecessarily. When I decided I wanted to end and resolve the matter i asked for my reamining retainer and they took about to five months to reimburse my money. I had to call on numerous occassions and her secretary would say she was outside of the office and had not authorize the disbursement. This was very unprofessional of MS. Edens and her staff.
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Response from Ann Edens February 10, 2019
I am so sorry you had a bad experience with our firm. Our goal is to give all our clients the best representation possible. Please call me directly so we may discuss a resolution. I feel certain, that in spite of the fact that your case is five years in the past, we can resolve any issues with an in person telephone conversation. Again, my apologies for your disappointment in the results of your case. I look forward to speaking with you.
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Cost

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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Drew University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Associations

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Alternative Dispure Resolution Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Academy of Family Mediators
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Morris County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Ann
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ann is extremely easy to work with, knowledgeable and compassionate. If I were getting divorced, I would not hesitate to retain Ann. She will fight for you, every step of the way."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."

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Chester Divorce and separation Lawyer Ann Margot Edens
Ann Margot Edens
Divorce and separation Attorney
Chester, NJ
Licensed for 34 years