David M. Wildstein is a senior shareholder in Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A., and chair of the firm's Family Law Team. He has exclusively practiced family law for over 40 years. He has been a member of several New Jersey Supreme Court Committees that have shaped the rules and procedures for family law in this State. He lectures to lawyers and judges at the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Trial Lawyers of New Jersey and the annual Judicial Retreat and has authored articles on the subject of prenuptial agreements, equitable distribution of assets and custody.
Various newspapers and magazines have frequently acknowledged Mr. Wildstein as an authority in family law. Mr. Wildstein received national attention during his representation of Christina Ferrare in the DeLorean divorce case. The New York Times, The Washington Post and Business Journal of New Jersey have quoted him on prenuptial agreements. He has also appeared on television and radio programs related to issues dealing with family law. Mr. Wildstein represented James McGreevey, former Governor of NJ, in his celebrated divorce action and other high profile litigants.
Under his guidance, the Family Law Team writes and publishes an annual digest of the major court decisions involved in family law related actions. He is also currently a member of the Editorial Board of New York/New Jersey Divorce Magazine.
In 1997, the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association awarded Mr. Wildstein the Saul Tischler Award, an award for lifetime achievement to the practice of family law. Mr. Wildstein has also received the Edward Schoifet Award from the Middlesex County Family Law Section for his dedication to improving the quality of legal services by a family law practitioner.
Mr. Wildstein is affiliated with the following professional organizations: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section (past chair and past legislative chair); Middlesex County Family Law Committee; Monmouth County Bar Association and American Bar Association, Family Law Section. Mr. Wildstein has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2005 through 2011. Mr. Wildstein has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Best Lawyers list since 1983.
Area of Emphasis:
Divorce: Equitable Distribution of Assets, Support, Alimony, Child Custody and Visitation, Prenuptial Agreements
Mr. Wildstein is also a regular contributor to the Wilentz Family law Blog, www.wilentzfamilylaw.com. This blog, created by the family law attorneys at Wilentz, is a vehicle to provide useful and practical information to attorneys, clients and prospective clients on a variety of topics, including child support, custody, parenting time, alimony, divorce, equitable distribution, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence, appeals, enforcement of agreements, breach of agreements and grandparent and sibling visitation. This blog is a good source of information for individuals facing specific New Jersey and New York family law questions and issues.
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•Minimizing the Financial and Emotional Pain of Divorce
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