Divorce and Family Law

Christopher Gengaro, the firm’s primary matrimonial attorney, provides thoughtful, confidential and experienced counsel in all areas of matrimonial and domestic relations law.  

Mr. Gengaro understands that the divorce process can be extremely complicated, stressful and emotional. He takes the time to listen so that he can understand your unique situation, financial considerations, and, most importantly, concerns regarding your children.  He will explain the entire divorce process to you, so that you can make informed and intelligent decisions.  Mr. Gengaro will ensure that you are able to reach him at any time, including nights and weekends, in the event a situation arises requiring immediate advice and action.

Mr. Gengaro’s philosophy is to try, if possible, to forge an amicable resolution without compromising your legal rights.  When a fair settlement cannot be reached, however, he is more than willing to enforce your rights aggressively in court.  With over thirty years of experience, Mr. Gengaro has appeared in family courts throughout northern New Jersey, as well as in New Jersey’s Appellate Division and Supreme Court.

Mr. Gengaro’s extensive experience in handling corporate matters is invaluable in the matrimonial field where complex issues concerning the valuation of closely held businesses, partnerships, medical and other professional practices can be critical to obtaining a fair and equitable resolution.  When necessary, outside forensic accountants or other experts will be employed to ensure that all income and assets are uncovered, and that all financial issues are fully vetted and understood.

Mr. Gengaro is also experienced in negotiating and drafting clear and concise Marital Settlement Agreements, Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements, regardless of the complexity of the issues involved.  He also handles post-judgment applications to enforce matrimonial agreements, modify alimony or child support, and ensure that college education costs are fairly apportioned and paid .  Mr. Gengaro’s areas of practice in the matrimonial and domestic relations field include:

  • Divorce Proceedings
  • Child Custody, Visitation and Parenting Time Issues
  • Child Support
  • Alimony and Spousal Support
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Valuations of Closely Held Businesses and Partnerships
  • Post-Judgment Applications and Modification Motions
  • Tevis claims for personal injuries, including battered woman’s syndrome
  • Termination or Modification of Alimony Motions
  • Relocation Applications
  • Domestic Violence Cases