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Tanya Helfand opened her first office in 1997 in Rockaway and then a second office in Livingston in 2007. This year the offices were consolidated to a larger location in Whippany on Route 10 to accommodate clients in both locations.

With 20years of legal experience, Ms. Helfand focuses her practice in the area of Family Law  She is a Certified Matrimonial Attorney.Ms. Helfand is on the Superior Court’s Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel in Morris County, and is also referred by the courts as an economic mediator. She is a member of Matrimonial Inn of Court. She will always try to negotiate or mediate your matter first to resolve the case amicably; however, if you cannot obtain a fair and reasonable settlement outside of Court, Ms.Helfand and her staff are prepared to properly defend you through the conclusion of trial. She is direct and practical in all areas of practice. Ms. Helfand has successfully represented both men and women with complex custody and financial matters through negotiation as well as trial through conclusion. Settlement is best, but sometimes pursuing the matter in Court is necessary.

A new service provided at Helfand & Associates is mediated pre-nuptial agreements.

Ms. Helfand handles bankruptcy matters including Chapter 7 & 13. For two years, Ms. Helfand was a member of the Bankruptcy Inn of Court in Northern New Jersey. Ms. Helfand also handles guardianships. For several years, the Morris County Surrogate has appointed Ms. Helfand as independent counsel in guardianship matters, performing investigations and representing the incompetent individual.

Ms. Helfand has an extensive business background, which is extremely helpful with all the areas of her practice. Ms. Helfand is a business person. Prior to opening her office, she owned retail businesses and has helped professionals with their practices.

Before opening her own firm, Ms. Helfand worked as an associate at the law office of Herman Osofsky, Esq. in Passaic County.

Ms. Helfand is on the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Services of Central New Jersey. Her professional memberships include Morris County, Essex County, New Jersey State Bar Associations and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Plus, Tanya is an active member of the Planning Committee for the Jewish Law Symposium and the Board of Women’s Philanthropy forUJA.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 70%
  2. Bankruptcy: 20%
  3. Workers Compensation: 5%
  4. State & Local Law: 5%



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Contact info

Helfand & Associates

575 Route 10 East
Suite 1
Whippany, NJ, 07981

Helfand & Associates

575 Route 10 East
Suite 1
Whippany, NJ, 07981



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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 50 Women in BusinessNew Jersey Biz2014
Phase One FinalistLeading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of NJ2014
Certified Matrimonial AttorneyState of New Jersey Supreme Court2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerHelfand & Associates1996 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Herman Osofsky, Esq.1993 - 1994
PresidentBig of New Jersey I, Inc. & Big of New Jersey, III, Inc.1991 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hanover Township Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - Present
Morris County Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - Present
New Jersey Turnaround Management AssociationMember2010 - Present
Morris County Surrogate's Officeappointed attorney for incapacitated individuals2010 - Present
Jewish Family Services - Central New JerseyBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Jewish Values NetworkBoard of Governors2008 - Present
NCJWPro bono family work2008 - Present
UJA - Women's PhilanthropyBoard member2008 - Present
New Jersey Business & Industry AssociationMember2007 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Essex County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Morris County Early Settlement PanelMember2002 - Present
Central Jersey Family Inn of CourtMember2002 - Present
Morris County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
State of New JerseyCourt Appointed Mediator2001 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Rockaway Township Planning BoardPrior member1999 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Canning vs. CanningCase was settled outside of court; parents paying for school
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Publication nameTitleDate
DesiTalkWeekly Articles2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New Jersey ICLEN/AInterdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training2011
New York University, Schack Institute of Real EstateN/ACertificate in Construction Management2011
NJ ICLEN/A40 hour Mediation Training2007
Columbia UniversityN/AAdditional 40 hour Mediation Training1998
Pace University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Union CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce and College PlanningPaying for College and Divorce2014
Radio Show - 1170amDivorce2013
Jewish Law SymposiumLaw & Ethics2012
Jewish Business NetworkCase study on divorce and alimony in today's economy; litigation vs. negotation and settlement2012