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Bari Weinberger

Bari Weinberger

NJ Divorce & Family Law Expert
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence...
  • New Jersey
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Summary

Divorce and family law expert Bari Zell Weinberger dedicates her practice exclusively to family and matrimonial law matters. As the founder and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, Ms. Weinberger leads a powerful team of divorce and family law attorney specialists who all share a passionate dedication to providing their clients with the highest levels of legal care.

Recognizing the difficult and trying problems that bring people to seek her firm's guidance, Ms. Weinberger has built her practice and firm around an unwavering commitment to safeguarding clients' rights, their children and their future.

Clients directly benefit from Ms. Weinberger’s expert knowledge of divorce and family law, evidenced by her Certification as a Matrimonial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court, a designation held by only a small percentage of lawyers stateside. Ms. Weinberger was recently named a Top Women in the Law by the New Journal and holds an "AV" Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review. Ms. Weinberger is a highly skilled litigator and certified family law mediator.

Freely sharing her experiences with others, Ms. Weinberger is the author of numerous legal articles, regularly leads legal education seminars, and is frequently called upon by media outlets to serve as a legal expert. Ms. Weinberger is admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the New Jersey District Court Bar. She received her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University School of Law.

Ms. Weinberger and her firm represent all family law matters, including divorce, child custody, alimony, child support, complex assets and high net worth divorce, domestic violence, LGBTQ family matters, prenuptial agreements and all related family issues.

Words from a client: "Bari is brilliant and knows the law like the back of her hand. She is thorough and tough and cares deeply for her clients and their children. I knew I was in the best hands. Bari truly is a rock star attorney!" -- Matt L.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Adoption and Kinship Legal Guardianships
  • Alimony and Palimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships/Civil Unions and Same Sex Marriages
  • Division of Assets-Equitable Distribution
  • Emancipation
  • Legal Separation
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Matters
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Relostion out of the State of New Jersey with a child
  • Visitation and Parenting Time
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner/Owner
Weinberger Law Group, LLC
- Current
Partner/Owner
Iandoli, Edens & Weinberger
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Partner
Cutler, Simeone, Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark
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Associate Attorney
Cutler, Simeone, Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark
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Associate Attorney
Finnerty LaRocca & Sherwood
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Associate Attorney
Goldstein & Bachman
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Judicial Law Clerk
Middlesex County Superior Court, Family Part
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Education
Suffolk University Law School
J.D.
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University of Massachusetts - Amherst
B.A. | Legal Studies, Sociology and English
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Double majored in Legal Studies and Sociology with a Minor in English
Awards
Top Women in the Law
New Jersey Law Journal
New Jersey's Best Attorneys for Families
NJ Family Magazine
Super Lawyers List 2015 - 2019
Super Lawyers
10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
NJ Biz Best 50 Women in Business
NJ Biz
New Jersey Leading Women Entrepreneurs-2013
NJ Monthly
Woman Business Owner of the Year Finalist
Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corporation
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008, 2011 - 2012
Super Lawyers
Ten Leaders Under age 45 in Matrimonial and Divorce Law
Ten Leaders
2009 to present
AVVO Rating 10/10 Superb
Avvo
Martindale Hubbell- Preeminent AV Rating
Martindale Hubbell
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Professional Associations
American Bar Assocaition
Family Law Section Member
Current
Family Law Inn
Master/Board member
Current
Morris County Family Court in the Early Settlement Program
Expert Panelist
Current
Passaic County Family Court in the Early Settlement Program
Expert Panelist
Current
Passaic County Kids Count Program
Participant
Current
County College of Morris - Randolph and Morristown
Volunteer Family Law Consultant
Current
Morris County Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Inns of Court
Member
- Current
American Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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Family Law Executive Committee
Member
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Bergen County Bar Association
Member
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Middlesex County Bar Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
New Alimony Tax Rules Are Here, But Are They Fair?
New Jersey Law Journal
Meet the Law Journal's Top Women in Law 2018
New Jersey Law Journal
Who Gets the Bitcoin in the Divorce?
New Jersey Law Journal
New Surrogacy Law Offers New Hope for Infertile Couples
patch.com
It's a Wild Year for Divorce in New Jersey, Thanks to Trump Tax
Patch.com
6 Books Every Divorcing Woman Should Read
Huffington Post
7 Secrets for a Child-Centered Divorce
Huffington Post
7 Secrets to Speeding Up Your Divorce
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
Dangerous Behaviours in Divorce
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
Tri-Parenting
Law Journal Newsletters
7 Ways to Help Victims of Financial Abuse Break Free
Huffington Post
Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence Need to Hear This: Your Safety Matters More Than Your ICE Status
Patch.com
Toxic Divorce? Forget the Hazmat Suit and Do This Instead
The Good Men Project
Why Family Law Attorneys Are At The Front Lines Of Today’s Immigration Crisis
Linkedin.com
Common Law Marriage
Law Journal Newsletters
In Case of Deportation: How NJ’s Undocumented Immigrants Can Povide For Their Children
New Jersey Law Journal
New Jersey Child Support Changes: Statue Feb 1 2017
Linkedin.com
Why does The Myth Of common Law Marriage Persist?
Linkedin.com
3 Steps to Take when Preparing to Modify Custody Plans
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
3 Tips for Negotiating Alimony
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
5 DANGERS for DIVORCING DADS
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
5 ways to break through CUSTODY BATTLES
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
7 Common Child Custody Mistakes To Avoid
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
7 Common Custody Mistakes Women Make
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
7 Perilous Pitfalls in a Do-it-Yourself Divorce
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
ABCs of LGBT Adoption
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
Are You Prepared for Your Day in (Divorce) Court?
Huffington Post
Common Misunderstandings About Common Law Marriage
New Jersey Law Journal
DOCTORS: Avoid The Divorce Mistakes That Could Put Your Practice in Jeopardy
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
Domestic Violence Safety Plan (LGBT)
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
Domestic Violence Safety Plan (Women)
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
Filing For Divorce In Spring? Avoid These 6 Perilous Mistakes!
Huffington Post
Free-Range Parenting vs. Helicopter Parenting: How do NJ courts decide if parents are neglectful?,
New Jersey Law Journal
Getting Served On Social Media: How Some Spouses Are Using Facebook To Divorce
Huffington Post
Getting the Prenup You Need!
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
Getting The Skinny On Protecting Your Assets in Divorce
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
It Adds Up: Financial Abuse Is Domestic Abuse
Huffington Post
Open Letter To The NFL About Domestic Violence
Huffington Post
Perilous Mistakes Men Make In Divorce
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
Perilous Mistakes Women Make In Divorce
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
Pokémon Go…ne! Can Divorced Co-Parents Protect Kids from Excessive Screen Time?
Huffington Post
Spousal Cyber-Spying: Are You At Risk?
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
The Use of Service Via Facebook in Matrimonial Law
New Jersey Law Journal
Unity on the Homefront: Helping Veterans Stay Married
Huffington Post
When Divorced Parents Disagree About Who Pays for College
New Jersey Law Journal
When Grandkids Need You To Care For Them, What Are Your Legal Options?
Huffington Post
When You’re Divorced, Which Parent Pays For Your Child’s Olympic Dreams?
Huffington Post
Recognizing the Cost of Financial Abuse
Linkedin.com
Raising an Olympian and Child Support
Linkedin.com
Serving Your Spouse For Divorce On facebook: Social Media’s New Legal Savvy
Linkedin.com
When Divorced Parents Disagree About Who Pays for College
Think Advisor
Why Questions About Cohabitation and Alimony Still Linger After Alimony Reform
Linkedin.com
What if an Erin Andrews Case Happened in New Jersey?
Linkedin.com
Connection Between the Super Bowl and Domestic Violence Deserves More Nuanced Look
Linkedin.com
3 Reasons Why Being a Divorced Dad In 2015 Is Better Than Ever
Huffington Post
5 Costly Divorce Mistakes to Avoid
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
5 Steps To Choosing The Right Divorce Attorney
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
Back to School: 3 Ways To Tell If Your Child Custody Agreement Is The Right Fit
Huffington Post
Discovered Your Spouse Is on a Cheating Website: Should You Save or Ditch Your Marriage?
Huffington Post
Divorcing a Narcissist: 5 Top Tips
Huffington Post
LGBT Parents 101
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
LGBT Relationships 101
Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Library
Gay Marriage Ruling Not a Clear Windfall for Lawyers
New Jersey Law Journal
Valentine’s Day Is For Divorced Families Too!
Huffington Post
The Future of Palimony After Maeker vs. Ross
New Jersey Law Journal
U.S. Supreme Court to Decide on Same-Sex Marriage
Family Lawyer Magazine
7 Resolutions to Having a Great Newly-Divorce Year
Huffington Post
Beyond Divorce: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Spouses Sue Each Other
Huffington Post
Alimony Reform in New Jersey: A Primer
New Jersey Law Journal
A Year After NJ’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Law Remains Hazy
New Jersey Law Journal
Professional Sports and Domestic Violence: Celebrity Favoritism or Weak Domestic Violence Laws?
Huffington Post
Separate or Recently Divorced Parents, Get Ready for a New Back-to-School Routine
Huffington Post
Enhancing Lives Through Compassionate Family Law Counsel
Law.com
Politics & Religion: Are Pro-Marriage Supporters Waging a New War in Divorce?
Huffington Post
When Parents of a Child with Autism Divorce: Separating Myth from Reality
Huffington Post
Inadmissible – Rachel Canning Case
New Jersey Law Journal
Mothers vs. Fathers vs. Parents: Court Decision Banning Fathers From the Delivery Room Raises Questions for Alternative Families
Huffington Post
Same-Sex Couples in NJ: Are Both Divorce and Dissolution Necessary?
New Jersey Law Journal
Three Reasons Why January May Be the Best Time to File for Divorce
Huffington Post
Making the Best of this Pre-Divorce Holiday Season
Huffington Post
Is Divorce a Virus? The Social and Seasonal Forces of Divorce Contagions
HG.org
Misperceptions in the Alimony Reform Battle in New Jersey
Lawyer.com
How Our Schools Can Better Serve Children of Divorce
Huffington Post
At What Point Do Fetuses Have Rights? Legal Protection for Unborn Children Is Increasing
Huffington Post
Kids fare better in same-sex divorces, too: A Q&A On Gay Divorce
NJ.com
Military Divorce: Why Are So Many Female Service Members Getting Divorced?
Diversity Journal
Divorce: Take Time for Emotional Clarity in Decisions | March 19, 2013
Huffington Post
Interview: New Tax Rules Complicate Divorce
Wall Street Journal
'Tis the Season... To Give Divorce Gifts?
Huffington Post
Dealing with Disasters & Aftermath Of Superstorm Sandy, Divorced or Not | November 12, 2012
Huffington Post
Binders Full of Divorce Clients? How To Election-Proof Your Marriage
Huffington Post
Divorce and Devotion: How Does Religion Factor In Splits?
Huffington Post
Divorcing Parents: 5 Tips For A Successful School Year
Huffington Post
Interview: Do ATRO requirements vary from state to state?
Forbes.com
10 Things Divorce Attorneys Won't Say
Smart Money
House Rules: 5 Tips To Being Divorced And Still Living Together
Huffington Post
Don't Let Social Media Sabotage Your Divorce
Huffington Post
Who's Your Daddy? Paternity Testing and the Nature of Fatherhood
Huffington Post
Dating During Divorce? Not So Fast...
Huffington Post
Four Common Misconceptions When Contemplating Divorce
Examiner
Top 4 Tax Tips For Divorcing Couples
Huffington Post
Minimizing the Impacts of Divorce
Ehealth Radio Network
6 Ways Divorced Parents Can Get More Time With Their Children During the Holidays
Huffington Post
In Today's Uncertain Financial Times, Mediated Divorce Makes More Sense Than Ever
Huffington Post
New Jersey Family Law Practice, Associate Author, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 14th Ed., 2010
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Speaking Engagements
Keynote: Acknowledging Male Victims of Domestic Violence, Union County C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action, Response, Education, Safety) Domestic Violence Symposium, Kean University
Bari Weinberger delivered a keynote speech at the 4th annual Union County C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action, Response, Education, Safety) Domestic Violence Symposium, held April 6, 2017, at Kean University. The theme of this year’s Symposium was Hidden Victims of Domestic Violence. Bari delivered the keynote presentation for the panel discussion on male victims of domestic violence. For more information on the Symposium and Bari's keynote address, please see: https://www.weinbergerlawgroup.com/blog/newjersey-law-domestic-violence/bari-weinberger-keynote-male-domestic-violence/
Certifications
Matrimonial Law Attorney
New Jersey Supreme Court
Certified Family Law Mediator
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227 Questions Answered

Q. Hi. I’m a male who lives in New Jersey and I am paying health benefits to my child through my employment.
A: Thank you for your question. Child support is governed by the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. I suggest that you schedule an appointment with a family law attorney to discuss options and potential obligations. There are many variables that go into the calculations.
Q. What is my recourse when my ex wife takes my minor child out of the country with out my consent which is in our PSA
A: Thank you for your question. You can file an application with the court to her surrender the passport to the court and force her to seek your consent or court permission if she wants to travel. I recommend that you schedule an appointment with a family law attorney to discuss your next steps. I hope this was helpful to you.
Q. I was levy for child support. Whil i was in prison. Can i get my money back
A: Thank you for your question. If you received a levy for child support while you were in prison, it appears that you already had an active child support obligation that was not paid. If you had the obligation to pay child support and the levy was on your accounts or assets you held then it was appropriate, despite the fact that you were in prison. I hope this information is helpful to you.
Q. NJ: I have sole legal and physical custody of my 10 yo child, Can I have non custodial parental rights terminated?
A: Thank you for your question. I can understand how stressful this must be for you. Step-parent adoptions are possible in the State of New Jersey. I would suggest that you and your husband schedule a consult with a family law attorney to go over options and any potential complications to your specific case.
Q. I just got married yesterday and i wanted to know if i could sign my rights over to my husband?
A: Thank you for your question. Custody and potential step parent adoption are both fact sensitive issues. We would need a better understanding of the facts of your case to provide guidance on these issues. I recommend that you schedule a consultation with a family law attorney as soon as possible, so that you can review those factors with the attorney and better understand your rights and options.
Q. Can I take my kids from NJ to visit my brother in VA while still married?
A: I'm sorry to hear you’re going through such a difficult time. The short answer is yes, provided there are no restraints against travel, you would be permitted to travel to VA for a vacation with your children. I would strongly suggest that you consult with an attorney specializing in divorce and family law to assist you. I hope this information was helpful to you.
Q. My ex husband has had no contact with my three children for over five years. Is there a way to terminate his rights?
A: Thank you for your question. Custody and potential step parent adoption are both fact sensitive issues. We would need a better understanding of the facts of your case to provide guidance on these issues. I recommend that you schedule a consultation with a family law attorney as soon as possible, so that you can review those factors with the attorney and better understand your rights and options. I hope this information was helpful to you.
Q. I would like 2 know is it 2 late 2 talk 2 an attorney about a old child support case
A: Thank you for your question. In order to understand whether we can help you, we would need to see the court orders which denied your request for a paternity test and obtain other information for you. You should seek the advice of an attorney on this issue so that they can properly analyze your situation and provide you with guidance. I hope this information was helpful to you.
Q. My child is 3 and never met his dad. I took him to court, he never appeared and support order was issued.
A: Thank you for your question. I understand that this is a very difficult situation for you. There seems to be two parts to your inquiry. First, in terms of parenting time, the short answer is that the Court must consider the best interests of the child, which includes the type of relationship that each parent has had with the child and how to best introduce a (previously) absent parent to a child, sometimes with professional intervention and guidance. The Court will also consider the distance between your home and your son’s father’s home. Second, when making determinations regarding support with “missing” financial information, the Court can impute income to a parent based upon their occupation or even examine their expenses, assets and debts to determine what they may be earning. If the other party has recently paid a large lump sum towards support and arrears, the Court can inquire about those funds and how they were obtained. I strongly suggest that you schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney in New Jersey who can review your prior orders, discuss the specific facts of your situation with you and provide more specific guidance to you.
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