Matrimonial and Family Law

Matrimonial and Family Law


Our prominent Family Law Practice Group provides a wide variety of services to our clients throughout New Jersey and has a well-known reputation of being zealous advocates who instill confidence in our clients and protect their interests. Our practice is devoted to negotiating favorable settlements for our clients, and when the adverse party frustrates that goal, litigating all aspects of family law matters.

We aim to restore order to the chaos that can be caused by divorce. Our attorneys continually demonstrate to the Courts and attorneys of New Jersey that we are committed to our clients’ interests. We appreciate the need for protecting our clients’ privacy in cases of notoriety. Many of our attorneys are also court qualified mediators and are available to mediate or arbitrate matrimonial disputes. The Honorable Michael K. Diamond, the former Presiding Family Part Judge of Passaic County, is a member of our team. Our attorneys also represent clients during the mediation process through the completion of the divorce. Our attorneys regularly write articles and lecture on family law.

We handle the full array of issues arising after divorce such as applications to modify alimony and child support and appeals.

Our family law attorneys have a reputation for ethical and strong advocacy and work hard to achieve the best possible result for each of our clients, and are prepared to try a case if a fair result cannot be obtained through negotiation or mediation. The Matrimonial and Family Law Practice Group prides itself on protecting our clients’ interests throughout the negotiation and drafting of often highly complex marital separation, property settlement and prenuptial agreements. In so doing, our lawyers draw upon the considerable and diverse expertise of other departments, including the Trust and Estates, Tax, Real Estate and Corporate Practice Groups.

In addition, our attorneys work closely with forensic accountants, appraisers, psychologists, mental health professionals and other experts should the need arise during any proceeding.

Our attorneys are known as very skilled negotiators. While we make every effort to work toward a swift and fair resolution for our clients, our attorneys have extensive litigation experience should a matter proceed to trial.

As advocates for our clients, we handle matters that include:

  • Divorce Actions
    • Equitable Distribution of Assets and Liabilities
    • Alimony
    • Child Support
    • Custody I Time Sharing
    • Relocation
  • Non-Marriage Actions
    • Child Support and related expenses, including college costs
    • Custody I Time-Sharing
    • Palimony
  • Representing parties alleged to have committed or who have been victims of abuse and/or injuries during the marriage (known as a Tevis action)
  • Same Sex Issues
  • Domestic Violence Matters
  • Adoptions
  • Post-Judgment Disputes
  • Enforcement and Modification of Divorce Agreements
  • Appeals

April 9, 2019David Carton and Raj Gadhok Named to New Jersey's Best Lawyers for Families List for 2019

New Jersey Family has released its highly-anticipated list of family lawyers parents recommend most. This year's list has 170 attorneys who practice throughout New Jersey. We are excited to share that David Carton and Raj Gadhok have been named to this list. According to New Jersey Family, every attorney on the list was nominated by a parent sharing a real-life experience. For the full list, click here....

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December 19, 2018Lynne Strober Quoted in CBS News Article on Couples Rushing to Divorce By Year-End

Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Salsburg's Family Law Practice Group, Lynne Strober, was quoted in an article for CBS News about couples rushing to divorce by year-end – to save on taxes. Click here to see what Lynne advises. If you have any questions about this or other family law topics, please don't hesitate to contact Lynne at

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December 14, 2018Lynne Strober Comments on Alimony Deduction Changes Coming Soon in Recent Article

Mandelbaum Salsburg Family Law Co-Chair Lynne Strober talks about alimony deduction changes coming soon and why some couples are speeding up their divorce while alimony is still deductible. Click here to read what Lynne and other experts have to say in this informative article....

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November 13, 2018David Carton to Speak at NJSBA Program on Understanding Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

David Carton, Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Salsburg's Matrimonial and Family Law Practice Group, will be speaking at "Understanding Qualified Domestic Relations Orders" presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association on November 28 in West Orange and on December 14 in Mt. Laurel. Click here to learn more about this program and to register....

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23 OctFamily Law Co-Chair Lynne Strober to Speak at November 15th Second Saturday's Divorce Workshop

Have questions about or considering a divorce? Curious about the legal, financial psychological and social issues of "untying the knot"? Join Mandelbaum Salsburg Family Law Co-Chair Lynne Strober on Thursday, November 15th from 11:00 - 1:30 at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park where she'll answer questions and present on legal issues for Second Saturday's Divorce Workshop. This wonderful group provides support, information and hope to those considering a divorce. To learn more or register, visit or contact 908-766-4171....

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September 25, 2018Lynne Strober and David Carton Discuss Post-Complaint Earnings in a NJLJ Article

Family Law Co-Chairs Lynne Strober and David Carton discuss post-complaint earnings and the marital lifestyle's effect on alimony in a New Jersey Law Journal article. Click here to read more....

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September 24, 2018Lynne Strober Was Interviewed By About Dividing Property For Unmarried Couples After a Split

Family Law Co-Chair Lynne Strober was recently interviewed by about how unmarried couples divide property after they split up! Check out what Lynne and other experts have to say here....

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1 AugFamily Law Co-Chair Lynne Strober Quoted in New Jersey Business article on Tools Divorce Attorneys have at their disposal

Lynne Strober, Co-Chair of the Firm's Family Law Practice Group was quoted in the August issue of New Jersey Business about new tools attorneys have to navigate divorce....

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5 JunFamily Law Co-Chair Lynne Strober Named Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in NJ by National Academy

Congratulations to Lynne Strober, Co-Chair of the Firm's Matrimonial and Family Law Practice Group for being listed by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as one of the "Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in New Jersey." For more information on the selection process, visit: #FamilyLawAttorney...

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June 1, 2018Family Law Alert: New Jersey's New Surrogacy Law

Read about New Jersey's New Surrogacy Law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in our latest Family Law Alert written by Practice Co-Chair Lynne Strober and Associate Jennifer E. Presti....

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18 MayLatest article on Things to Think About Now for 2018 Tax Returns Featuring MS Attorneys Holt, Strober and Fox

Check out the latest article highlighting many of the changes brought on by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and what you need to start thinking about now for your 2018 return! Our own Steven Holt (Chair, Tax, Trusts & Estates), Lynne Strober (Co-Chair Family Law) and Lisa Fox (Member, Tax, Trusts & Estates) give expert analysis on these changes and tips to consider. It is important to plan throughout the year so you aren't blindsided in April when tax time rolls around again....

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13 Feb2017 Mandelbaum Salsburg Year in Review

We are pleased to share our 2017 Year in Review which highlights some of the Firm's notable successes during the last year. We are thankful to our clients who have allowed us to continue doing what we love. We continue to expand our practice areas and bench to reflect our clients needs....

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17 JanLynne Strober Interviewed on WCTC AM Radio On Tips for Couples Considering Divorce during What is Known as "Divorce Month"

Lynne Strober Chair of the Firm's Family Law Practice Group was interviewed this morning on 1450 WCTC radio about January being dubbed "Divorce Month" and legal considerations that couples need to consider....

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11 DecLynne Strober, Khizar Sheikh and Jennifer Presti Author Article on Using Social Media in Family Law Cases for Family Lawyer Magazine

Members Lynne Strober and Khizar Sheikh, along with Associate Jennifer Presti, authored a two-part series on the Use of Social Media in Family Law cases....

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29 NovFamily Law Practice Group Publishes its Winter 2017/18 Family Law Spotlight

Read the latest issue of the Family Law Spotlight, the Matrimonial and Family Law Practice Group's quarterly newsletter!...

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17 NovLynne Strober Answers NJ.Com Biz Brain Reader's Question on Protecting Inheritance Before Marriage

Lynne Strober, Chair of the Firm's Matrimonial and Family Law Practice Group, recently answered a Biz Brain reader's question on "Protecting an inheritance before marriage."...

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16 OctDavid Carton Answers Nj.Com Biz Brain Readers Questions on Dealing with Credit Issues During Divorce

David Carton, a Member in the Firm's Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group and a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, was recently asked to answer a question posed by a Biz Brain reader on what to consider for your credit before you file for divorce. You can read David's answer here:...

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26 SepFamily Law Alert: Standard of Analysis for Relocation

The Matrimonial and Family Law Department has just issued a Family Law Alert regarding the "Standard of Analysis for Relocation" following a recent decision by the Supreme Court. Learn more about this important change here and how it could impact your case....

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3 MayFamily Law Decision Alert: Domestic Violence, Siblings and Covert Surveillance

The Firm's Matrimonial and Family Law Department has issued a Family Law Decision Alert following a recent case decision in a domestic violence case between siblings. To view this alert, please visit:

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2 MaySpring 2017 Family Law Spotlight

We are pleased to share the first issue of our new publication "Family Law Spotlight," published by our Matrimonial and Family Law Department. To view this month's issue, visit

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1 JulAttorney Jennifer E. Presti Co-Authors Article in The New Jersey Law Journal

Read Attorney Jennifer E. Presti’s article, “Great, I’m Divorced, Now What?”, which appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal on June 17, 2016. The article speaks about not only helping clients through the divorce process, but preparing them for their new life after divorce. To read...

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