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Bari Weinberger

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Summary

Bari Z. Weinberger is the founder and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, New Jersey’s largest divorce and family law firm, with locations in Bergen, Burlington, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset and Union Counties. As a family law expert, Bari is Certified as a Matrimonial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court, a designation held by only a small percentage of lawyers stateside. She is an experienced family law mediator and also holds an "AV" Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review. Her peer rating is based on exemplary work and high ethical standards in the field of New Jersey family and matrimonial law. Bari also volunteers as an expert panelist at the Morris County court in the Early Settlement Panel program. The program offers neutral recommendations to litigants and their attorneys who have not yet settled their matters in the hopes of assisting them in reaching a resolution. Outside the courtroom, Bari Weinberger is a published author and accomplished media personality who has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, Star Ledger, Access Hollywood, CBS, ABC, NBC, PIX-Channel 11, NJ 101.5 radio, Huffington Post, Forbes, the New Jersey Law Journal, and other leading media outlets. She is also a coauthor of Military Family Law (Reuters) and an Associate Author of the New Jersey Family Law Practice (15th edition, 2103), a five-volume reference guide used by virtually every family law judge and lawyer in the state of New Jersey. A 1997 graduate of Suffolk University Law School (J.D.), Bari Weinberger has been honored as a NJBIZ Top 50 Women in Business and Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneur, and named a New Jersey SuperLawyer for two years running (2015, 2016). Her firm has been nominated as a Top 100 NJ Best Places to work for the past three consecutive years.

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
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
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
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
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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Legal Answers
147 Questions Answered

Q. I have equal split custody of my children with there mother, should I still be paying child support? Never married also.
A: Thank you for your question. In New Jersey, the child support amount is based upon a formula known as the Child Support Guidelines. When calculating a child support amount, the guidelines take into consideration your incomes, overnight visitations, health care premium payments and more. While you may share custody of your children with their mother, there may be a child support amount awarded based on these factors. More information would be needed to give you a more definitive answer. I suggest that you meet with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your matter. I hope this information was helpful to you.
Q. I live in NJ and wanted to know what process would I have to follow in order to get my permit and weapon back
A: Thank you for your question. It would be best to contact the local Prosecutor’s office and provide them with the Order vacating the restraining Order. Providing the Order may be enough for them to release the weapons. If not, you should ask what needs to be completed through their agency to have the weapons released. I hope this information was helpful to you.
Q. Divorced in 1998. My ex stopped payments in 2001, saying he can’t find a job. I have 3 daughters and 2 r still n college
A: Thank you for your question. One party cannot stop paying support without a Court Order or agreement indicating that support is no longer required. If that has not occurred, then it would be wise to file an enforcement application to ensure that the payments will be made. There are a number of remedies available to ensure that payment gets made and that he forced to comply with the obligations that he has to make. Based on your unique circumstances, it would be best to contact an experienced family law attorney to address your specific concerns. I hope this information was helpful to you.
Q. I’ plan on moving summer 2019. I’m claiming economic reasons for the relocation, NJ is to expensive.
A: Thank you for your question. I know how worried you must be about the custody of your daughter and being able to relocate. The short answer is possibly and you should immediately contact an experienced family law lawyer. New Jersey law regarding a custodial parent’s right to relocate from the State of New Jersey with a child has recently changed. The standard applied by the Court is whether the relocation of the child is in the best interests of the child. The court must apply several factors to determine the best interests of the child. The Court will consider the existing custody and parenting time order in deciding whether you can relocate. If your application is granted the Court will also determine an appropriate parenting time schedule for future visits between your daughter and her father to ensure that your daughter’s safety and best interests are protected at all times. Child support is a right that belongs to your daughter and cannot and is not impacted in any way by custody. She is entitled to support regardless of whether her father exercises parenting time. It is important to protect your interests and have an experienced family law lawyer advocate for your interests and ensure that both you and your daughter’s interests are protected. I hope this information was helpful to you.
Q. I had a child with my ex-boyfriend while still legally married, but now I want my husband involved, not my ex.
A: Thank you for your question. I know how worried you must be about the custody of your child. The short answer is you should immediately contact an experienced family law lawyer. In New Jersey, in all cases involving the custody of a child, the court must always determine the best interests of the child. Custody is comprised of both “legal” and “physical” custody. The court must apply several factors to determine the best interests of the child while weighing the rights of both parents as well as the right of the child to continuing and frequent contact with both parents. Among those factors are the fitness of both parents as well as the safety of the child when in each parent’s care and custody, as well as the needs of the child (including emotional and medical needs). It is important to protect your interests and have an experienced family law lawyer advocate for your interests and ensure that both you and your child’s interests are protected. I hope this information was helpful to you.
Q. If i pay child support for my children and one of them is on ssi. Should i still have to pay full amount for that child.
A: Thank you for your question. The short answer is possibly. If the child is receiving social security disability benefits on behalf of a parent, then the child support guidelines provide that these benefits must be deducted from the basic child support. Generally, if the SSD benefits received by the child is greater than the child support amount, then there may not be a child support award. However, if the child support award is greater than the SSD benefits, then you may have to pay child support. I suggest that you contact a family law attorney who can help you protect your rights. I hope this information was helpful to you.
Q. My story is long my wife is an attorney she went and got sole legal custody of our child and moved over seas.
A: Thank you for your question. The standard used to determine whether a modification of child support is warranted is whether there has been a substantial change in circumstances. The fact that the you had another son may be a reason to recalculate child support. Also, it appears that it may be awhile since child support was first calculated in your case. I suggest that you meet with an experienced family law attorney who can assess your situation and provide strategy to achieve your goals. I hope this information was helpful to you.
Q. Can I buy a house and have my wife sign something that says she will claim no part of it ?
A: Thank you for your question. Yes, it is possible to enter into a Post-nuptial Agreement while married. However many Courts are reluctant to enforce a post-nuptial agreement in the event of a divorce. There are certain standards that must be met in order to have a valid post-nuptial agreement: there must have been full disclosure by both parties, both parties must have been represented by separate legal counsel, the terms in the agreement must be fair and reasonable to both parties and there must be no evidence of duress or coercion. I suggest that you contact a family law attorney who can help you protect your rights. I hope this information was helpful to you.
Q. What county should I file child support complaint with I live in Morris my ex - Monmouth Child is with me 5 nights/week
A: Thank you for your question. You would file your application with the county where the previous court order was filed, which in this case is Monmouth County. I hope this information was helpful to you.
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