The Family Law Department at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis offers the responsive and personalized service of a boutique matrimonial practice, backed by the comprehensive support of a full service business law firm. In this most personal and sensitive area of the law, where trust is critical, our attorneys stand among the preeminent practitioners in New Jersey, providing effective and compassionate representation in all areas of domestic relations through negotiation, mediation, litigation and the appellate process.
Our work for clients in the family law arena encompasses litigated and negotiated matters involving divorce, separation, child custody and guardianship, child support, alimony and spousal maintenance, equitable distribution, domestic violence, adoption, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and post-divorce judgment enforcement and modifications.
In an environment often colored by strong emotions and complicated by personal relationships, we carefully guide our clients through the difficult process of understanding their legal rights and assessing their actual needs. We are pragmatic and focused, but still always mindful that every family law matter generates considerable stress for the client and their family, and that every decision has significant and lasting consequences.
The members of the Family Law Department are accomplished litigators and persuasive negotiators. Highly effective as trial attorneys, they are equally adept at finding creative solutions through alternatives to litigation, including matrimonial arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. The group is also experienced in emerging areas of family law practice, including collaborative divorce as a method of dissolving marriages with reduced expense and animosity, as well as the negotiation of child support arrangements and long-term planning issues for special needs children.
A particular strong suit of the firm’s Family Law Department is our extensive experience and notable success in the representation of matrimonial clients in high net worth and/or high conflict cases. In situations involving business or real estate ownership and valuation, complex tax or investment issues, bankruptcy or other tangential matters, the broad scope of the firm’s practice offers clients the opportunity to seek resolution without retaining separate counsel.
The Chambers High Net Worth Guide (a publication of Chambers and Partners) recognizes the firm’s family law and matrimonial practice, as well as Family Law Department Chair Mark H. Sobel, in its 2023 rankings of leading lawyers and law firms for international private wealth.
In 2004, Paul A. Rowe, Mark H. Sobel and Jacqueline M. Printz won the largest equitable distribution award in New Jersey history, a record $38.9 million.
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