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Joy A. Pearson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Mount Laurel, NJ

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Joy A. Pearson-Schneck

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Unknown No misconduct found

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

About Joy

Learn Joy’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    97%
    Divorce, Separation, Custody, Domestic Violence, Alimony, Support, Modifications of Agreements, Decrease in Support, Increase in Support

    24 years

  2. Employment and labor
    1%
    discrimination, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, race discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination

  3. Sexual harassment
    1%
    discrimination, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, race discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination

  4. Wrongful termination
    1%
    discrimination, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, race discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination

WE HANDLE MATTERS INVOLVING DIVORCE, CUSTODY, PARENTING TIME, SPOUSAL SUPPORT/ALIMONY, AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. WE ALSO REPRESENT CLIENTS IN EMPLOYMENT MATTERS SUCH AS DISCRIMINATION, SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS AND HANDLE IMMIGRATION MATTERS. PLEASE CALL FOR ASSISTANCE!

We handle most family-related matters involving divorce, child support, custody, domestic violence, grandparent visitation, alimony, prenuptial agreements and modifications of existing Agreements based upon changed circumstances.  We also handle employment matters, sexual harassment, unemployment claims, employment discrimination and immigration issues with care and personal attention.  We attempt to respond to all telephone calls within 24 hours.  We also provide a FREE INITIAL TELEPHONE AND VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS!

Our firm represents clients throughout the State of New Jersey, including, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, and Warren County.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor
2014

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Location

BERG & PEARSON, P.C.
20000 Horizon Way
Suite 500
Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Melissa | February 23, 2011
Superb Divorce Attorney
Ms. Pearson-Schneck was my attorney during a very difficult time in my life. Not only did she help me get through my divorce, but she was extremely supportive. I would highly recommend her. She is excellent in what she does.
Response from Joy Pearson October 4, 2022
Thank you! This was years ago, but appreciate it!
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2011
Helpful and great person to be around during difficult times!
The thought of divorce had always put a pit in my stomach. However, once i began working with Joy Pearson, all my concerns were answered. Joy is a great listener, gives great advice and is terrific when dealing with my husbands attorney as well as the judge at out trial. I strongly recoment Joy if you are going thru such a thing!
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Posted by Kim | December 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Grateful and Pleased
I needed a Divorce Lawyer for my Divorce. Joy was Responsive , patient and hardworking. I truly appreciated all her Legal advise and hard work she put into my case. She is a very compassionate and understanding Lawyer. Thank you for all your effort in assisting me in this difficult time. Would Highly recommend!
Response from Joy Pearson October 4, 2022
Thank you for the review!
Posted by Andrew | December 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Post-Judgment
A friend recommended Joy for a post-judgment hearing. Joy was a pleasure to work with. She was professional, kind and considerate. Joy is the only family law attorney I recommend and anyone that requires family law expertise, I immediately give them Joy's contact information. You won't be disappointed.
Response from Joy Pearson October 4, 2022
Thank you! This review is much appreciated!
Posted by Mike | December 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable
Joy has helped me on multiple occasions with my divorce and alimony issues, divorce is one of the most stressful things to go through and you need an attorney who is experienced and compassionate to your needs, I would highly recommend.
Response from Joy Pearson October 4, 2022
Thank you!
Posted by judith | April 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
UNDENIABLY THE BEST DIVORCE ATTORNEY
This in an honest opinion, based on my personal experience. I was in a very vulnerable position and needed to make the absolute correct choice the first time; so, I did a full research of the options of lawyers in my area. I interviewed several of the big-name lawyers; Except for Mrs. Pearson, none of the others fulfilled my expectations. I chose her based on specific qualities, her vast experience, her case-building skills, her communication ability, her composure, her accessibility and affordability. Based on my homework, she had all the qualifications for a good divorce attorney. From the first over the phone conversation and in person consultation I noticed her professionalism and demeanor; she is highly empathetic, intuitive and very human. Prior to the first time in court, the step by step process was explained to me thoroughly and I felt prepared; when in court, I noticed the respect she received from her peers and the Judge, she dominated that court room! It felt empowering!; That day, we left with all our objectives reached, to mention some, my ex-husband was responsible for ALL of my legal expenses and I got to stay in the PRE-MARITAL home. During the divorce I always felt in good hands, not like my husband, that hired a total of 4 different attorneys, none of them as professional as Mrs. Pearson; Now that we are divorced we speak about it, if not for Mrs. Pearson this would have gone for way longer, she was able to lead us to a settlement of various important issues outside of court, thus, made the process less of a hassle. She did not allow me to waist resources or time. Mrs. Pearson is very wise, she was prepared to fight when necessary and to negotiate when necessary all in pro of reaching amiability between my ex-husband and me. Divorce is hard and during the process I made mistakes; She was there to correct my mistakes and lead me to a complete victory! I feel responsible to share my testimony with everyone I meet and is going through the process of divorce. I am one of the lucky ones who after a good amount of research, hired the BEST DIVORCE ATTORNEY!
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Response from Joy Pearson October 4, 2022
Thank you so much for this tremendous review!
Posted by chris | March 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
simple answer 2 simple question
Quick to reply, very pleasant demeanor, doesn't appear to be like the typical corrupt , lazy, lawyer. She sounds like she may actually pay attention and do something for the money. I will take a chance with her if I ever am cursed to the point of needing a NJ lawyer again .
Posted by Keith | December 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CLIENT
I had an 18 year old restraining order Joy had it dismissed with out going to court. Her fee was Very reasonable too. I would hire her again for different matters too. She is an Excellent Attorney! Keith
Posted by Tina | May 29, 2015
Excellent Divorce lawyer
Ms. Pearson was very helpful during my divorce. She supported me and stood for me. She is compassionate and consoled me during difficult times. I highly recommend her.
Posted by William | March 24, 2015
Detailed
I have an ongoing problem with an ex that will not make timely payments. Joy is with me every step of the way pursuing all avenues to make certain that the issue is resolved. I am glad to have her perspective and advice in every step.
Posted by Chuck | March 23, 2015
Feel protected and peace of mind...
Going into my divorce I felt vulnerable and clueless. Joy soon rid me of these desperate feelings. She achieved great results far above my expectations. I couldn't have been happier with her work. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Lou | August 22, 2014
Joy Pearson is an EXCEPTIONAL Attorney
Joy is a pleasure to work with; strategic, intelligent, thoughtful, professional, and caring. I am very pleased with the settlement outcome and the process she employed to secure exceptional results on our behalf. She is "client first", communicative, smart and effective. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone seeking marital/divorce/separation advice.
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Posted by Colleen | March 5, 2011
A Responsive Guide in a Difficult Time
When I first drove to Joy's office, the emotions that are often associated with difficult legal matters took hold of me. I was nervous and upset. But talking to Joy Pearson eased those emotions and I found that she became my guide me through what could have been a very harrowing experience. I highly recommend her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 25 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Berg & Pearson, P.C.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Temple University School Of Law
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Associate
  • AHS
  • 2001 - 2003

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • W.B. v. D.B.
  • Affirmed
  • Fox v. Fox
  • Plaintiff

Associations

  • NOVA
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • District IV Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Gloucester County
  • MESP Panelist
  • 2006 - Present
  • Gloucester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Family Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Best of Divorce & Matrimonial
  • Suburban Family Magazine
  • 2015
  • Awesome Attorney
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2014
  • Awesome Attorney
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2013
  • Awesome Attorney -- Family Law
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2012
  • Awesome Attorney
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2011
  • Awesome Attorney
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2010
  • Awesome Attorney
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Suburban Family Magazine
  • Initial Consultation
  • 2019
  • Suburban Family
  • Advice from the Expert
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
  • Lawyering & Mothering in Legal Industry
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (14)
Endorse Joy
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. Ms. Pearson strikes a balance between aggressively advocating on behalf of her clients while also being a true pleasure to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Pearson was a courteous yet aggressive advocate for her client on an extremely difficult matter. She was a pleasure to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Extraordinarily competent and ethical attorney. A pleasure to work with on a complicated matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joy is a fantastic lawyer and a leader in her field. I regularly refer clients to her without hesitation and have referred family members to Joy as well."
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Pearson and I have worked closely together on several cases. I have had the pleasure of assisting some of her clients in dealing with the financial fallout of family matters and in every case Ms. Pearson was professional, responsive, knowledgeable and extremely caring for her client's well-being. I routinely refer clients to her because of the profound trust I have in her legal abilities, her professional demeanor and her kind compassion for her client's position."
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Mount Laurel Divorce and separation Lawyer Joy A. Pearson
Joy A. Pearson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Mount Laurel, NJ
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