Divorce & Family Law


We understand that family law matters require special care and consideration.

Because of the emotional aspects involved in family law matters, it is often difficult to make the necessary and urgent decisions that must be made when a dispute arises regarding child custody, property division, and spousal or child support.  At our firm, each case benefits from the combined efforts of our experienced attorneys and skilled paraprofessionals who specialize in: Divorce, Alimony, Child Support, Cohabitation, Custody, Parenting Time, Visitation, Domestic Violence and more.

Our firm has 25+ years of experience in family court and successfully handles cases involving:

  • Alimony and Spousal Support
  • Custody and Time Sharing Disputes
  • Removal of Children from the State of New Jersey
  • Child Support and College Education Costs
  • Restraining Orders and Restraining Order Violations
  • Division of Marital Property
  • Grandparent and Sibling Time Sharing and Visitation
  • Same Sex Relationship Issues
  • Adoption

Mediation vs. Divorce Litigation: Which is right for you?

Mediation is an alternative and cost effective  method to resolving most family law issues; with the exception of matters  pertaining to domestic violence.   The mediator acts a a neutral party who assists the parties involved in the family law dispute resolve their conflict.  The mediator guides the parties to assist them to reach their own resolution, but the mediator does not make decisions for the parties or advocate for either party.  

Successful mediation usually requires: 

  • both parties be willing to mediate the dispute
  • both parties have an understanding of their own finances, assets, and the nature of the dispute or disputes
  • there must be no active restraining order or domestic violence issues

Mediation at Herlihy, Young, and Niemiec

Our Toms River based firm has an attorney on staff who received the required certificate of training for mediators from the comprehensive and prestigious Mediation Certificate Program of Rutgers University and has been mediating family law cases for over 20 years. 

How can we help you?

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and resolve your family matter.