New Jersey Divorce/Family Law Appeals


The Szaferman, Lakind family law department, one of the largest and most experienced in Central New Jersey, has proven itself to be a leader in the domestic relations arena. We have successfully argued family law cases at all levels of the New Jersey Court system, including the Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court.



We have been at the forefront of shaping the law on significant issues such as whether a custodial parent should be permitted to relocate with children from New Jersey; the proper legal analysis for determining a spouse's entitlement to alimony; choice of law for interstate child support cases; whether parents should be able to use binding arbitration to resolve custody and parenting time disputes; and the enforcement of support obligations through the suspension of professional licenses. The many referrals we receive for appellate work from other lawyers demonstrates our ability to handle the most difficult and complex legal issues.


Our firm's impressive record in the New Jersey appellate courts can be directly attributed to the fact that we are very discriminating when agreeing to handle an appeal.  Unlike some attorneys, we only handle those cases in which we believe there is a meritorious position or manifest injustice.  Our high level of sophistication and experience in handling family law appeals makes us uniquely qualified to properly evaluate your chances of succeeding when prosecuting or defending an appeal.


  Individuals wishing for our firm to consider handling an appeal on their behalf should contact Brian G. Paul, Esq., the partner who heads the appellate section of our family law department.  Brian is one of the few attorneys in New Jersey who has earned the title Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, meaning that our State's highest court has recognized him as an expert on divorce and family law matters. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, after a selection process based upon peer voting and credentials research aimed at identifying the top 5% of all attorneys in the State of New Jersey, a blue ribbon panel named Brian a "Super Lawyer".

In 2009, the blue ribbon panel compiling the Super Lawyers list identified Brian as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in New Jersey. Brian is the only Mercer County Family Law Attorney in the Top 100, and one of only two attorneys in the County to be included in the Top 100. In 2006, Brian was honored to be included in the New Jersey Law Journal's "40 under 40 list".  A copy of the article can be viewed here.


Brian is available either by email at or via telephone at (609) 275-0400.


  For a sampling of some of the more interesting appellate cases we have handled, please click here.


  For answers to frequently asked questions about the appellate process, please click here.



Brian G. Paul, Esq.

101 Grovers Mill Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Tel - (609) 275-0400
Fax - (609) 275-4511




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