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Family Law

McCarter & English’s Family Law attorneys provide efficient, supportive and practical representation in any kind of family law matter. We can help you make decisions that are in your and your family’s best interests, offering you our experience and wisdom in:

  • Divorce and annulment 
  • Child custody and parenting access and schedules 
  • Spousal and child support 
  • Equitable distribution of assets 
  • Post-judgment issues, including modification and enforcement of agreements 
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements 
  • Cohabitation agreements 
  • Child relocation 
  • Palimony 
  • Cross-jurisdictional issues 
  • Hague convention and parental kidnapping issues 
  • Grandparent and third party visitation 
  • Civil unions and domestic partnerships 
  • Other family law matters

Our clients include financial executives, business owners, and professionals, or their spouses, often in complex family law issues with significant financial consequences. We can advise you on the valuation of business interests, professional practices, retirement assets, real estate, sophisticated trusts, family limited partnerships, and other complex property interests. Our Family Law attorneys handle executive compensation issues, including restricted stock, stock options, deferred compensation, and qualified and non-qualified plans, as well as alternative investments such as hedge funds, limited partnerships, and private equities. You will also have the benefit of our knowledge of the tax consequences associated with your assets and income sources and the tax impact of asset transfers or support scenarios in a divorce.

Our goal is to help you resolve your issues in your best interests, whether that means an amicable solution or contentious litigation. Our seasoned Family Law attorneys have experience in: 

  • Mediation 
  • Collaborative divorce 
  • Arbitration 
  • Trials 
  • Appeals

McCarter is a full-service law firm, so you will also have the advantage of our knowledge of your industry and particularized issues, including tax, employee benefits, trusts and estates, real estate, corporate, employment, and other legal issues.

Regardless of your family law issue, McCarter & English’s Family law attorneys have the skills, experience and service to help you achieve the results you desire.


Digital Assets as Assets of an Estate and the Rights of a Fiduciary
New Jersey Icle Semi-Annual Tax and Estate Planning Forum
The Exposure of Trust Income and Principal in Matrimonial Actions and Defensive Approaches in Estate Planning for the Possibility of a Beneficiary’s Divorce after Tannen v. Tannen
New Jersey ICLE Semi-Annual Tax and Estate Planning Forum
“Executive Compensation Issues in Divorce”
EisnerAmper, LLP, as part of their continuing professional education program
Resolving Estate Will and Trust Contests
National Business Institute’s Seminar, Marriott Saddle Brook, Saddle Brook, NJ


Trusts and Divorce: Not Always Happy Bedfellows Analysis of the New Jersey Supreme Court's decision in Tannen v. Tannen
New Jersey Law Journal, Volume 207, No. 8
When "I Do" Becomes "I Don't" Divorce Can Have Devastating Financial Consequences If You're Not Prepared
On Wall Street and SourceMedia, Inc.