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Dedicated Bergen County Family Law Attorneys

Providing Individualized Attention Targeted to Meeting Each Client’s Own Unique Needs

Herbert & Weiss, LLP has been protecting the rights of individuals and businesses in Bergen County, New Jersey and surrounding areas since 1994. Our law firm devotes a significant amount of our practice to family law matters in northern New Jersey but also includes business and employment law and many other general civil matters as well.

Regardless of whether your need is for family law or some other legal matter, our focus is on providing high quality legal services in a timely fashion. We approach each new case with a fresh perspective, custom tailoring powerful legal strategies to help our clients achieve the best possible outcome. We believe our clients deserve no less than our full time and attention devoted to their unique situation. We take the time necessary to listen to you, explain your situation to you and advise you on your options, and educate you on the law and process so you know what to expect and can make informed decisions about your legal matter. We also strive to keep you informed throughout the course of the representation, so you are never in the dark about the status of your case.

"After having hired two other firms to represent me in my highly contentious divorce, I felt dejected and financially drained without an end in sight. Out of desperation to protect my children, I sought out another firm to represent me and was referred to Herbert & Weiss by a friend. My entire experience in the divorce process was finally set on the right track and ultimately settled in my favor as a result." — K.M.

Many facts about Herbert & Weiss speak for themselves, including;

  • An enviable record of settlements and verdicts
  • A reputation as aggressive litigators and persuasive negotiators
  • A large amount of referrals from former clients and other attorneys who know and respect our work

Cases We Handle

The outcome of your legal dispute could impact your financial stability and personal relationships for years or even decades. If you're embroiled in a legal case, you need an attorney you can trust to understand your needs and advocate for your rights in and out of the courtroom.

Our Bergen County attorneys specialize in Family Law and the following other areas:

  • Appellate Work
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Tax Appeals
  • Estate Planning and Estate Administration
  • Business Law & Contract (or Transactions) Negotiations
  • Local & Municipal Law

At Herbert & Weiss, LLP, our Bergen County lawyers can help you find the best path forward in your case. Our compassionate, experienced team can develop a comprehensive case strategy that suits your needs.

To schedule a consultation with our Bergen County family law attorneys, contact us online or via phone at (201) 500-2151.

What Is Family Law?

Family law generally refers to the laws governing family relationships, such as marriage, divorce, child custody, and adoption. In the United States, family law is primarily governed by state law, with each state having its own set of family laws. Some states have adopted a unified family code, which codifies all aspects of family law into one comprehensive statute. New Jersey is one of these states, and its family law code covers a wide range of topics, including marriage, divorce, child custody, and adoption. While the specifics of New Jersey's family law code may vary slightly from other states' codes, the overall legal principles governing families are largely similar throughout the country.

What Types of Cases Does a Family Law Attorney Handle?

Our team handles a wide range of family law issues, from divorce and child custody to adoption and domestic violence. Family law attorneys are trained to handle all sorts of family law cases, and they can provide you with the information and support you need to make the best decisions for your family. If you are considering a divorce, for example, our Bergen County family law attorney can help you understand the process and what to expect. We can also help you negotiate a fair settlement with your spouse, and can represent you in court if necessary. Even if you are not planning on getting divorced, a family law attorney can still be a valuable resource. If you have questions about child custody or visitation rights, for example, an experienced attorney can help you understand your rights and ensure that your interests are protected.

How Do I Know if I Need a Family Law Attorney?

Family law cases in New Jersey can be complex, and it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side. If you are considering a divorce, or if you have already started the process, you may need a family law attorney. Other family law cases that may require the assistance of an attorney include child custody and support, domestic violence, and adoption like mentioned above. In addition, family law attorneys can also help with issues related to property division, alimony, and spousal support. No matter what type of family law issue you are facing, an experienced attorney can help you navigate the process and protect your rights.

Our Practice Areas

Courtroom Tested. Litigation Ready.

Experience Matters

The Advocates You Need
  • Results-Focused & Honest

    We provide realistic expectations about the process and path to attaining your goals. We will work together with you as a team.

  • Experienced Litigators

    We do not shy away from court and know how to command a courtroom. We will work together with you to create a strategy that aligns with your goals.

  • Assertive & Aggressive

    Our goal is to deliver a resolution and provide results. Whether it's obtaining a settlement or court litigation, we are ready to do what is necessary.

  • Dedicated & Caring

    No matter how complex your case, our main priority is to make sure you're fully informed throughout the process. We are here to support you.

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Words of Appreciation

Fighting for the Best Interests of You & Your Loved Ones
  • Thank you for your tireless support of me, through drying of tears, feeding my body and soul with your words and giving of your time.

    “In times where all hope was lost and fear was all-encompassing, you have unconditionally paved the way with an angelic light, open heart and indomitable courage!! You are eternally in my heart and revered by me in so many ways!!”

    - L.Z.
  • It is very comforting to know that my interests are in the hands of competent and intelligent women.

    “Thank you all for investing in me and explaining the process going forward. It is very comforting to know that my interests are in the hands of competent and intelligent women.”

    - L.G.
  • I am so grateful for all of your great advice and expertise!

    “Thank you so, so much for all of your help this year. I am so grateful for all of your great advice and expertise!”

    - E.V.
  • Helayne was understanding and supportive of my needs, while never failing to provide accurate legal advice and working toward my best interests.

    “Helayne Weiss represented me in my divorce proceedings, and throughout, both her legal advice and personal relationship with me was nothing short of outstanding. My goal was that of a speedy resolution to the divorce and Helayne made it happen.”

    - E.K.
  • They represented me in such a professional manner in court that that I didn’t have to even tell them what I needed as they knew what was in my best interest.

    “I met Helayne Weiss and Helene Herbert when I was at the lowest part of my life and figured there was no one who could help me with my legal issues pertaining to my divorce.”

    - P.P.
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  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Women Lawyers in Bergen

The Benefits of Working with a Bergent County Family Law Attorney

Frequently, individuals wonder whether they should hire a family law attorney for their legal dispute. When you work with one of our family lawyers, you gain the following advantages:

  • A defined path forward. Our Bergen County family lawyers will work with you to develop a comprehensive strategy for your case, so you always know what to expect.
  • A legal advocate in court. If you do choose to litigate your case in the courtroom, our lawyers will take every measure to protect your rights and best interests.
  • Amicable alternatives to litigation. If you'd like to use a method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation to handle your case, our lawyers can help resolve your dispute more peacefully.
  • A different perspective. Family law disputes are often combative, and it can be difficult to assess what's objectively the right path forward. Our Bergen County family law attorneys can provide you with a fresh, neutral perspective on your case.
  • Meaningful assistance. Filling out paperwork and filing a family law dispute with a court can be difficult. Our family lawyers in Bergen County can relieve your legal burden by taking care of paperwork and filing on your behalf.
  • At Herbert & Weiss, LLP, our NJ family law attorneys have decades of experience representing New Jerseyans in complex family law disputes.

To schedule a consultation with our Bergen Country family lawyers or learn more about how we can represent you in your New Jersey family law case, schedule a consultation online or via phone at (201) 500-2151.

About Bergen County

Bergen County is New Jersey’s most populous county. It is also one of the wealthiest counties in the country. It is considered part of the New York City metropolitan area and is home to cities such as Hackensack (the county seat), Paramus, Teaneck, Englewood, and East Rutherford. East Rutherford is home to MetLife Stadium, where the New York Giants and New York Jets play.

Bergen County has almost 9,000 acres of greenspace and parks. New Jersey state parks Ramapo Mountain State Forest and Palisades Interstate Park are located in Bergen County. There are many county parks, including Dahnert's Lake County Park, Darlington County Park, Wood Dale County Park, Samuel Nelkin County Park, Saddle River County Park, Belmont Hill County Park, and Van Saun County Park, which has the county’s only zoo, the Bergen County Zoological Park.