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Our priority today, is protecting your tomorrow.
Today, more than ever, our lives are in constant motion. Our families are similarly dynamic, ever-evolving and adapting to the rapidly changing world around us. At times, changes within our families are relatively minor, at other times, they fundamentally alter our internal worlds. When fault lines arise, the law is often required to facilitate the transition. Legal action, however, has the potential to increase the stress of the situation, providing more questions than answers. At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our seasoned divorce and family law attorneys ensure that through the process of resolving your family matter, you feel empowered, not overwhelmed. Providing unwavering support, undivided attention, and unflinching advocacy, our team takes up your cause, working tirelessly to pave your path toward a brighter tomorrow.
When addressing legal matters involving your family, the process can feel like a roller coaster: emotionally taxing, intensely conflicting, and fraught with anxiety about the future. The significance of these matters underscores the need for a steady team of legal professionals on your side.
Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark is a New Jersey law firm dedicated entirely to divorce and family law practice. Our highly qualified New Jersey divorce attorneys and paralegals have the knowledge, skill and compassion to answer all of your questions and to zealously advocate on your behalf.
Our three partners are among the 2 percent of their peers who are recognized by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as matrimonial law attorneys. As renowned members of the legal community, they uphold a standard of excellence that is adopted by every member of our accomplished team.
Our team of skilled divorce and family lawyers includes gifted mediators, ferocious litigators, court-appointed Guardians Ad Litem, attorneys who work with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, and panelists for New Jersey's Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel Mediation Program. Our attorneys also serve as published authors, trusted legal resources for prominent publications and media outlets, and instructors for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, as well as some New Jersey's most revered law schools.
With a diverse set of credentials and a knowledge base that spans every component of divorce and family law, we leverage the unique insight provided by each of our talented attorneys to comprehensively address each case, formulating creative solutions and strategies for reaching resolution.
Our Practice is founded upon the ideal that our clients deserve the extensive resources of a large firm, as well as the attentive, personal interaction of a small one. Seeking to achieve this delicate balance, we foster dynamic, long-term relationships and the utmost in client satisfaction. By first learning your unique needs and priorities, we are able to formulate innovative solutions that serve the best interests of you and your family.
|Paul H. Townsend||
|2005 to 2016|
|Dominic A. Tomaio||
|2008 to 2011
2013 to 2016
|Laurie L. Newmark||
Our attorneys have received the honor of being included in the Super Lawyers and/or Super Lawyers Rising Stars list(s) published by Thomson Reuters, relative to being divorce attorneys. The dates of their inclusion are noted above. The qualifications or requirements for being included on said list can be viewed here.
No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Question: What is a certified matrimonial law attorney?
Answer: Certified matrimonial law attorney is a designation granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skills in matrimonial law practice. The Supreme Court, through its Board on Attorney Certification, designates only those lawyers who apply for certification and who are able to meet the standards set by the Board and approved by the Court.
Of the 80,000 practicing attorneys in New Jersey, approximately 160 are Certified Matrimonial Attorneys, including our three partners.
At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our highly experienced practitioners provide comprehensive legal services to individuals involved in all types of family and domestic matters, including divorce, child custody, domestic violence, grandparents' rights, and many more.
Our firm has the resources and reputation to take on the most complex and contentious divorce cases, while handling less complicated matters in as cost-effective and time-efficient a manner as possible. We embrace direct negotiation and the mediation process as a tool for settlement of child custody, child support and other financial issues. However, when you need to stand up for your individual or parental rights, we are prepared to zealously advocate on your behalf at the Superior, Appellate, and State Supreme Court.
When you enlist our firm, you can move forward with confidence that whatever direction your case takes, we will guide you toward a positive resolution.
“When you have a lawyer recommended by a nun you cant help but feel like your on the right track and from the second I met Paul, I knew he was the man for the job. He was straight forward, honest and understanding. With his sense of humor and confidence he able to put me at ease through some incredibly difficult times. Because of his years of experience I felt he had a handle on every aspect of my case and having two young children that was incredibly important for me. He really cared for me and my family beyond what I believe any average, everyday lawyer would and for that I am truly thankful and feel deeply in his debt.”
“Dominic is not only an excellent and very knowledgeable lawyer but also a fair and outright nice human being. He has a straight forward approach, can argue very well in front of a judge and has a sense of realism of what is achievable. Dominik is wonderful to work with and very efficient. Unlike many other divorce lawyers, Dominic is not trying to ignite conflict to generate fees. I fully appreciated his help and would recommend him strongly to any of my friends. In my experience with divorce lawyers, he is a rare "find".”
“I found Laurie to be supportive, authoritative, decisive, strategic and compassionate. My divorce was lengthy and difficult with complications that Laurie handled with professionalism and dedication beyond words.
There a difficult life passages that one would not want to journey alone and this journey was a step for step, side by side process that has left me a stronger person with a hopeful future.
I would gladly speak to her expertise with anyone.”
Jun 23, 2016
It is quite common in the context of family law litigation for a litigant to feel that the Judge’s ruling was completely wrong. Perhaps the Judge’s order for alimony or spousal support was too high, …
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