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Amy Goldstein, Esquire

Amy Goldstein, Esquire

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Amy Goldstein

Amy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1982. Amy practices in Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, Mercer, Ocean, Monmouth and Atlantic Counties. Amy’s practice encompasses all stages of Family Law including prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital dissolution cases, post-dissolution cases and appeals.  Amy is also accredited to act as a Mediator, Collaborative Law Divorce Attorney and an Arbitrator. 

Amy also practices “ART” Law (Assisted Reproductive Technology Law). In 1997, Amy was one of two attorneys who represented the Wife in only the third case in the United States involving the distribution of frozen embryos at the time of divorce.  Among other things, ART Law encompasses  issues relating to In Vitro Fertilization, Intended Parents and Gestational Carriers (Surrogates) and Egg, Sperm and Embryo Donations. Amy also handles adoptions including step-parent and co-parent adoptions. For more detailed information regarding our Family Law and ART practices, please visit our “Practice Areas” page. 

Amy is an experienced trial attorney who enjoys representing clients in straightforward cases, complex cases and everything in-between. In addition to being an experienced trial attorney, Amy is also a certified Collaborative Divorce attorney.  Amy’s Family Law cases involve legal topics such as business valuations and business ownership issues, executive deferred compensation issues, high conflict child custody matters including inter-state child removal cases and child emancipation matters especially emancipation cases involving children with special needs and addictions. Amy’s alimony cases include alimony establishment and alimony modification due to changes in financial circumstances such as  cohabitation, retirement and other life-changing events. Amy has also briefed and argued many Appellate Division Family Law cases. 

Amy has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television news programs, including nationally televised shows such as The Today Show, Access Hollywood, CNN and MSNBC. Amy has also been interviewed on numerous radio programs including “Radio Times” with Marty Moss-Coane on WHYY.  Amy has also been quoted in many publications including “The Philadelphia Inquirer.”

Amy has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) since 1992. The Academy is made up of practitioners who have significant Family Law experience, pass AAML state and national examinations, undergo comprehensive interviews and receive recommendations from the Judges before whom they appear.   Since she became a Fellow, Amy has been President of the New Jersey Chapter of the AMML, an officer in every position on the Board, and a member of the AAML New Jersey State Board of Examiners, the AAML State Board of Managers, the AAML State Bar Relations Committee and the AAML Long Range Planning Committee.

Amy is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell.  This five star rating reflects the fact that her peers rank her “at the highest level of professional excellence.”

At the request of New Jersey State lawmakers, Amy assisted in the drafting of the New Jersey Alimony Statute passed in 2014. Amy also testified at hearings before the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the final Amended Alimony bill. 

Amy served for ten years as an invited member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee on which she served on the Children’s Rights Subcommittee, the Alimony Guidelines Subcommittee and the Task Force on Issues Affecting the Military. Amy was a Contributing Editor and an Associate Editor for its publication, The New Jersey Family Lawyer.

Every year since 2010, Amy has been voted among The Best Lawyers in America© 2010-2020 (a trademark of BL Rankings, LLC) in the area of Family Law. Amy has been named as a “Super Lawyer” every year since this designation began in 2005, and she was also named by that organization as one of the Top 50 Female Attorneys in the State of New Jersey among all specialties. 

Amy has served as Chair of the Camden County Bar Association Family Law Committee, Chair of the Camden County Adult Education Committee and Chair of the Camden County Judicial and Prosecutorial Selection Committee. Amy has also served as a member of the Camden County Bar Association Family Law Committee, the Camden County Bar Association Adult Education Committee, the Camden County Bar Association Professional Responsibility Committee, the Camden County Bar Association Judicial and Prosecutorial Selection Committee and the Camden County Bar Association Advisory Committee to the New Jersey State Bar Association Judicial and Prosecutorial Selection Committee.

Amy has been invited on many occasions to speak to the general public and to institutes of higher legal education such as The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and The State of New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Amy speaks on issues relating to Family Law and she has written articles on numerous subjects over her career. Topics on which she has lectured and written articles include child custody, marital torts, attorney ethics, family law mediation, media access to family court cases, alimony, cohabitation, cross examination techniques, business valuation issues in divorce, estate planning issues in divorce, trial strategy, cohabitation, the New Jersey Rules of Evidence, the New Jersey Rules of Court, Family Court motion practice, domestic violence and trial strategies. For more detailed information on the articles written by Amy, please visit her CV page.

Amy was selected to serve on an eight-member committee appointed by the New Jersey State Board of Psychological Examiners to draft the Child Custody Evaluation Guidelines for mandatory use by all psychologists in the State of New Jersey. These Guidelines continue to regulate all psychologists conducting child custody evaluations in the State of New Jersey. 

Amy has also served as a Judge for the New Jersey State High School Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association. 

Amy is presently the Secretary/Treasurer of the Camden County Boys and Girls Club Board of Trustees. She was also a member for many years of the Board of Directors of Burlington/Mercer CASA for Children, a nationwide organization that trains volunteers to become advocates within the court system for children in foster care. 

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EDUCATION

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D. (1982)
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York, B.A. (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New Jersey, 1982
  • Pennsylvania, 1982

ACCREDITATIONS

  • Accredited Mediator;
  • Accredited Collaborative Divorce Attorney;
  • Accredited Arbitrator;
  • Rated “AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers New Jersey Chapter, Past President, Board of Managers, State-Bar Relations Committee, and Long Range Planning Committee
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Assisted Reproductive Technology Subcommittee
  • State of New Jersey Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee, Children’s Rights Subcommittee and Alimony Guidelines Subcommittee
  • Camden County Bar Association, Past Chair of the Camden County Bar Association Family Law Committee, Chair of the Camden County Adult Education Committee, and Chair of the
  • Camden County Judicial and Prosecutorial Selection Committee.
  • Member of the Camden County Bar Association Professional Responsibility Committee, Camden County Bar Association Advisory Committee to the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Judicial and Prosecutorial Selection Committee, and Camden County Judicial and Prosecutorial Selection Committee.
  • Board of Psychological Examiners Committee for Statewide Child Custody Guidelines
  • Camden County Boy and Girls Club Board of Trustees, Secretary/Treasurer
  • CASA of Burlington and Mercer Counties, Past Board of Trustees
  • Judge for the New Jersey State High School Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association

CLASSES/SEMINARS TAUGHT

  • 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

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

  • “Is It Time to Retire the ‘Parent of Primary Residence Designation’,” New Jersey Family Lawyer
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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