Phillips Nizer LLP | Sophisticated Legal Service | New York | New Jersey Metro Family Law
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New York | New Jersey Metro Family Law

Phillips Nizer’s Family Law Department features a group of several prominent attorneys who are admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey, all of whom are knowledgeable in the law in both states. As such, they are in the unique position of being able to offer clients in both New York and New Jersey effective, personalized and compassionate representation in all areas of matrimonial, family and fertility law through negotiation, mediation, litigation and the appellate process backed by the comprehensive support of the firm's full-service departments specializing in family law, trusts and estates, tax, appellate, real estate and corporate law.

Having the lawyers actively practicing in both states has been particularly helpful during the pandemic, enabling them to advocate on our clients’ behalf to ensure fair resolution is reached, and where it is not uncommon for custodial, parenting time, support and/or issues relating to the division of assets to present jurisdictional challenges due to, among other things, the relocation of a parent from New York to New Jersey. An attorney who is able to advise a client on his or her rights on either state’s laws can be invaluable especially in deciding whether to commence an action in New York or New Jersey if such an opportunity is available.

We carefully and empathetically guide our clients through the difficult process of understanding their legal rights and assessing their actual needs during one of the most difficult times of their lives.

We have represented clients in all areas of family law in both litigated and negotiated matters, including divorce, civil unions, uncontested divorce, cohabitation, child custody and guardianship, parenting time, equitable distribution and property settlements, alimony and spousal maintenance, child support, modification of marital agreements, or court orders, same-sex relationships and marriages, blended families, adoption, surrogacy, domestic violence, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and enforcement or modification of child support, alimony and child custody terms, post-divorce judgment enforcement and modifications, and pet custody agreements.

Our diversified legal practice offers compassionate and practical guidance in all family law matters in New York and New Jersey. Reach out to us to learn how we can guide you through the process. 


Stephanie Lehman, Chair, New York | New Jersey Metro Family Law
Louis Gerber, Partner
Fara Rodriguez, Partner
Daniel Rothschild, Associate