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Family and Matrimonial Law

Family and Matrimonial Law Practice Area

Strategic, Intelligent, Private

Leaders and the spouses of leaders of finance, law, entertainment, sports, real estate, and members of America’s prominent families, rely upon the attorneys of our family law group. From start to finish, we work side-by-side with our clients to identify reasonable objectives and achieve the best possible results.

We represent spouses in New Jersey and nationally in high net worth and high profile divorces. Our representation for clients has not simply followed the law, it has helped to shape it. We look to solve problems, not create them. We understand that our client’s privacy is paramount. Clients place their trust in our lawyers to protect themselves and their families, and we work hard to earn and keep it. We strive to identify creative solutions to resolve matters amicably, while being prepared to litigate when necessary.

Uniquely positioned as thought leaders in the field, we use our expertise to counsel clients and advocate on their behalf. We are the co-author of the leading family law treatise in New Jersey, The New Jersey Family Law Practice. We author and lecture on the complexities involved in representing clients with significant estates, including the treatment of trusts in divorce, business valuation, identifying hidden assets and income, and the protection of separate property. We handle all aspects of custody, visitation, and paternity issues, and do so with the sensitivity each particular case demands. We are the co-authors of Drafting Prenuptial Agreements and counsel clients in the negotiation and drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Our track record for clients led U.S. News – Best Lawyers to repeatedly name our family law group as one of the Best Law Firms and leading family law practices in New Jersey. Our attorneys are regularly identified by New Jersey Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Law Dragon Top 500, and other publications as family law leaders in New Jersey and nationally. We have served as Chairs of numerous local, state, and national family law associations, including the American Bar Association Family Law Section, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (New Jersey Chapter), New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, and New Jersey Family Law Inns of Court.

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At Skoloff & Wolfe, we work tirelessly to navigate our clients and their families through the divorce process and to protect what is most important to them.

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High Net Worth Divorce

Skoloff & Wolfe’s singular experience representing high net worth individuals and handling either side in high-profile divorce cases makes us uniquely qualified to represent either spouse in high net worth and high-profile divorces.

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Child Custody

Arguably the most difficult part of any divorce or separation is the impact it will have on the children. That’s why it’s critical to have an experienced family law attorney representing your interests and child custody concerns.

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Child Support

Our attorneys have significant experience handling divorce cases that involve considerable financial assets and business interests. In doing so, we are regularly called upon to represent parents on issues related to above-guidelines child support.

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When a married couple in New Jersey elects to separate before deciding to divorce, it is important to understand that New Jersey, unlike some jurisdictions, has no formal status for “legal” separation.

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While litigation is at times unavoidable, it is always preferable to resolve matters amicably. As part of our representation of divorcing spouses, we frequently work with our clients to select an appropriate mediator and represent them throughout the mediation. Skoloff & Wolfe also provides mediation services for divorcing couples represented by other law firms.

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Jonathan W. Wolfe

Jon, the Managing Partner of the firm's family law and litigation practices, focuses on sophisticated business litigation and significant matrimonial disputes. A major portion of his practice is devoted to business valuation, the treatment of trust assets in divorce and the protection of non-marital assets.

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Gary N. Skoloff

Gary is one of the founders of Skoloff & Wolfe, PC and is a nationally recognized family law practitioner. He has argued many of the leading and most high-profile matrimonial cases in the state, including the well-known surrogate mother case of Baby M.

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Jane J. Felton

Jane has an extensive litigation background and has a love for “hard cases,” particularly those involving complex business interests, trust assets in dispute, and cases that raise unsettled questions of law.

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Rachel L. Friedman

Rachel L. Friedman joined Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C. as an associate in 2019. Rachel is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and has focused her practice on family law matters.

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Kimber L. Gallo

Kimber understands that a divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences for a person to go through and is committed to ensuring that she helps her clients navigate the entire process from start to finish.

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Richard F. Iglar

Rick devotes his career to the practice of family law including divorce, custody, child support, alimony, domestic violence. His philosophy has always been to resolve every family law case with the priority on the client’s goals and the client’s financial and psychological needs.

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Beatrice E. Kandell

Bea is a true counselor to her clients, working with them to understand the issues they confront and to identify their best path forward to achieve their goals.

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Andrew J. Rhein

Andrew Rhein joined Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C. as an associate in September 2019. Since graduating from law school, Andrew has focused his practice on family and matrimonial law matters.

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Richard H. Singer, Jr.

Richard has represented a broad spectrum of individuals and has been involved in many complex financial disputes in the divorce context, including matters involving business owners, high-ranking executives, professional athletes and other celebrities.

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Barbara A. Schweiger

Barbara has solid experience in representing clients in the financial services, accounting, architecture, medicine, manufacturing, bio-tech, and pharmaceutical industries.

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Betsy W. Bresnick

Betsy handles all aspects of family law, including child custody, equitable distribution, alimony, protection of non-marital assets, and the preparation and litigation concerning prenuptial agreements.

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Hon. David J. Issenman, JSC (ret.)

Judge Issenman, who served on the Bench from 1992 through 2012, retired as New Jersey’s longest sitting Family Division Judge. Judge Issenman heads the firm's mediation and arbitration practice.

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Thomas J. DeCataldo

Tom focuses his practice on the area of family law and has handled a wide range of family matters impacting divorcing parties and their families. Mr. DeCataldo has successfully represented clients from all walks of life.

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Grant W. Waterson

Grant has devoted his professional practice to all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, child support, alimony, property division, premarital agreements and domestic violence.

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Allison P. Berecz

Allison has experience in all areas of family law but particularly with respect to challenging custody and parenting issues and complex financial matters, both in the areas of support and in the division of marital estates.

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Patrick T. Collins

Patrick is one of only four attorneys in New Jersey to have been qualified by the Supreme Court as both a Certified Civil trial attorney and a Certified Matrimonial Attorney.

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