Amy C. Goldstein

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  • Shareholder; Chair, Family Law Department at Capehart & Scatchard, P.A. (103 Attorneys)
  • Suite 300 S, 8000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 300 S, P.O. Box 5016, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
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Biography

Chair, Family Law Practice

Ms. Goldstein has been practicing exclusively Family Law for thirty four years. She handles cases relating to all aspects of family law, including divorce, separation, prenuptial agreements, custody cases, business valuations and all other cases and issues related to family law. She is also a trained mediator for family law cases. Ms. Goldstein has been a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1992, and was the President of the New Jersey Chapter from 2015-2016. Ms. Goldstein frequently lectures and has written numerous articles on a variety of subjects relating to family law.

Ms. Goldstein assisted New Jersey State Lawmakers at meetings and in the drafting of the Amended New Jersey Alimony Statute. She also testified at hearings before the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the final bill. The statute was passed in 2014.

Ms. Goldstein has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television news programs, including appearances on “The Today Show,” “Access Hollywood,” “It’s Your Call With Lynn Doyle,” NPR, WHYY, CNN and MSNBC. Ms Goldstein has also been quoted in many publications, including “The Philadelphia Inquirer,” “The Courier Post,” and “The Burlington County Times.”

Publications

Is It Time to Retire the ‘Parent of Primary Residence’ Designation?, New Jersey Family Lawyer, New Jersey State Bar Association.

Joint Custody: Now That You Have It, What Does It Mean, New Jersey Family Lawyer.

Decisions in Joint Custody Arrangements, New Jersey Family Lawyer.

Cross Examination of the Mental Health Expert, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Initial Client Interview-Marital Tort Cases, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Selected Ethical Problems When a Lawyer Divorces, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Recent Decisions and Estate Planning Issues in Matrimonial Law, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Boilerplate Provisions in Property Settlement Agreements, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

The Effect of Cohabitation on Alimony, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Matrimonial Law and Estate Planning Issues, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Survivor Benefits in Pension Plans and C.O.B.R.A. Health Continuation Benefits, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Media Access to Family Court Cases, New Jersey Family Lawyer.

Harassment Under the Domestic Violence Statute, New Jersey Family Lawyer.

Professional Awards & Honors

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent, 5.0 out of 5.0.

Selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers (2005-2019) - 5% of attorneys selected to Super Lawyers.

South Jersey’s “Top Attorneys”, SJ Magazine, 2007 - 2018.

“The Best Lawyers in America” (copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC), 2010-2018.

Classes & Seminars

Handling Financial Issues in Divorce-From Moderate to High Net Worth Clients, New Jersey Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Panelist.

Selected Evidence Issues in Divorce, New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Selected Ethical Issues in Divorce, New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Drafting Property Settlement Agreements, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

The New Limited Duration Alimony Law, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

The Effect of Cohabitation on Alimony, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Matrimonial Law and Estate Planning Issues, New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Cross Examination of Mental Health Experts, New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Jury Trials in Marital Tort Cases, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Matrimonial Early Settlement Panels, Association of Trial Lawyers of America-New Jersey Educational Foundation.

Recent Decisions and Estate Planning Issues in Matrimonial Law, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

The Ten Most Effective Ways to Analyze an Expert Report and Cross Examine an Expert (Psychologists), Association of Trial Lawyers of America-New Jersey Educational Foundation.

The Recent Case of Brown vs. Brown (Minority Discounts in Valuing Closely Held Businesses), New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Survivor Benefits in Pension Plans, C.O.B.R.A. Benefits and Health Insurance Plans in Divorce, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Domestic Violence Case Law Update, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

New Jersey Court Rules Review, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

The New Jersey Rules of Evidence, American Trial Lawyers Association.

The Hearsay Rules and Hearsay Exceptions, National Business Institute.

Related News

Amy Goldstein Named One of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey
March 27, 2019

Capehart Scatchard Attorneys Recognized As Super Lawyers
March 13, 2019

Twenty-One from Capehart Scatchard Chosen as Awesome Attorneys
February 1, 2019

Capehart Scatchard Attorneys Recognized As Top Attorneys By SJ Magazine
August 10, 2018

Capehart Scatchard Shareholders Support the Boys and Girls Club of Camden County’s Golf Challenge
July 2, 2018

1995 - Present
•American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter, First Vice President, 2014 - 2015
•American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Secretary, 2011 - 2012
•American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Treasurer, 2012 - 2013
•American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter, Board of Managers, 2007 - 2010
•Board of Psychological Examiners, Committee for Statewide Child Custody Guidelines, 1991
•Burlington and Camden County Bar Associations, Member, 1982 - Present
•Camden County Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee, 2010 - Present
•Camden County Bar Association, Advisory Committee to the New Jersey State Bar Association Judicial and Prosecutorial Committee, 2010 - Present
•Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance, Member, 2010 - Present
•New Jersey Association for Justice, Member, Matrimonial Lawyers Trial Section
•New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 1982 - Present
•New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee, 1994-2000, 2007-2009 Fellow: 1995 - Present

•American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter, Second Vice President

•American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Secretary, 2011 - 2012

•American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Treasurer, 2012 - 2013

•American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter , Board of Managers, 2007 - 2010

•Board of Psychological Examiners, Committee for Statewide Child Custody Guidelines

•Burlington and Camden County Bar Associations, Member, 1982 - Present

•CASA of Burlington and Mercer Counties, Board Member

•Camden County Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee, 2010 - Present

•Camden County Bar Association, Advisory Committee to the New Jersey State Bar Association Judicial and Prosecutorial Committee, 2010 - Present

•New Jersey Association for Justice, Member, Matrimonial Lawyers Trial Section

•New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 1982 - Present

•New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee, 1994-2000, 2007-2009

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Family Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
856-813-4133  Phone
856-235-2786  Fax
www.capehart.com
University Attended:
State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York, B.A., Honors, 1979
Law School Attended:
University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1982
Admission:
1982, New Jersey; 1982, Pennsylvania
Memberships:

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, fellow, 1995 - Present.

Immediate Past President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2016 - 2017.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter, President, 2015-2016.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter, First Vice President, 2014 - 2015.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter, Second Vice President, 2013 - 2014.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter, Secretary, 2011 - 2012.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter, Treasurer, 2012 - 2013.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter, Board of Managers, 1997-2000, 2007 - 2010.

Boys and Girls Club of Camden County, Board Member, Executive Committee Member, Secretary-Treasurer, 2014 - Present.

New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee, Appointed Member, 1994-2000, 2008-2011.

Burlington County Bar Association, Member, 1982 - Present.

Camden County Bar Association, Family Law Committee Member, 1982 - Present.

Camden County Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee, 2010 - Present.

Camden County Bar Association, Advisory Committee to the New Jersey State Bar Association Judicial and Prosecutorial Committee, 2010 - Present.

Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance, Member, 2010 - Present.

New Jersey Association for Justice, Member, Matrimonial Lawyers Trial Section.

New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 1982 - Present.

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