Why Choose Our Family Law Firm 2018-01-18T16:05:12+00:00

Why Wilentz?

Our Family Law Team

Divorce is an emotional, financial and a legal process. Our Family Law Attorneys at Wilentz provide zealous representation and work tirelessly with the client to achieve his or her personal goals. Family Law matters often involve issues such as divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, alimony, equitable division of assets/liabilities, domestic violence and counsel fees. Children and finances are personal issues. We strive to obtain the best possible results for our clients while at the same time minimize the emotional pain and financial costs that are associated with family matters.
Our Family Law team is among the top recognized lawyers in New Jersey and regularly present to other attorneys and judges. Our Family Law attorneys have been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Our attorneys serve on the Family Law Executive Committee (“FLEC”) to the New Jersey State Bar Association and serve on the Family Law Executive Committees and as Early Settlement Panelists in Bar Associations throughout the State. Our Family Law team also includes R. 1:40 Qualified Mediators who conduct both private and court appointed mediations.

Joseph J. Russell, Jr
Joseph J. Russell, JrShareholder & Chair of the Family Law Department

Benefits of Using a Major Law Firm

A tremendous benefit of the Wilentz Firm is that we provide one-stop shopping every client’s needs with over 100 attorneys practicing in New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Federal Courts. Our Family Law team has immediate access to our talented colleagues who are at the forefront of all areas of legal practice including, but not limited to, Estate and Trusts, Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, Tax Law, Business Law, Healthcare, Class Actions, Personal Injury, Real Estate and Employment Law. This is an invaluable benefit to our clients.
Our attorneys regularly practice throughout New Jersey in Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Essex County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Somerset County and Union County, in addition to serving clients in New York City.
Our clients range from celebrities, professional athletes, television/movie stars and high net worth individuals to W2 wage earners, policeman, doctors and business owners. Every case is unique and regardless of the issues involved, our attorneys devote all of our knowledge and resources to best represent the client.


Joseph J. Russell, Jr
Joseph J. Russell, JrShareholder & Chair of the Family Law Department


David M. Wildstein
David M. WildsteinShareholder
Jenna N. Shapiro
Jenna N. ShapiroAssociate
Sean Wirth
Sean WirthAssociate


If you are in need of assistance with a Family Law matter in New Jersey, you’ve come to the right place. Contact our experienced Family Law Team anytime for immediate assistance at (732) 726-6236.

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