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Hackensack Family Lawyer

Our Family Law Department focuses on the backbone of the practice: family.

No matter what type of legal matter, from divorce to custody to domestic violence, your family is your first priority—and it’s ours, too. We are dedicated to helping you do what’s best for your family in your unique circumstances.

Whether you’re engaged in a contentious custody battle, fighting to receive your fair share of alimony, defending yourself against allegations of child abuse/neglect, or trying to extricate yourself from an abusive relationship, our team of family law attorneys is the team you need on your side.

A Hackensack family lawyer at our firm has the knowledge, skill, and, most importantly, compassion to guide you through this process. We not only litigate but we are experienced in mediation and other forms of alternate dispute resolution. From relatively simple proceedings to highly acrimonious and protracted litigation, our team knows how to help you— to help your family— move forward.

O’Cathain Law Group Family Law. Move forward.

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About Our Firm

We know that you are worried about the future. That is why you are here. We have done it before, and we can do it with you. Call us to schedule your consultation.

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Why Are We Here?

We know New Jersey. We live here, raise our families here, and practice law here. Come meet with us to see if we are the New Jersey law firm for you.

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Who Are We?

We are New Jersey lawyers in the prime of our careers. The law firm is led by three partners. Our firm is diverse, bilingual, and motivated.

Our Family Law Attorneys Are Here for You

Our Family Law Department is comprised of compassionate, talented, and experienced lawyers who have helped clients in Hackensack and throughout New Jersey through the divorce process time and time again—whether it be litigation or alternative dispute resolution. From the first moment of deciding divorce is the right option for you, through arguments over alimony and custody disputes, our attorneys fight to protect you and your family—to fight for what you need and deserve. We fight for your family to be safe and secure as a new chapter of your life begins. We’ll be with you from the initial consultation all the way through settlement or trial—and afterward.

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re going through a stressful time and are unsure of what comes next and what the future will look like for you and your family. You may be beginning the divorce process or realizing that your current custody arrangement isn’t working anymore. Family law matters involve some of the most intimate matters in one’s life. Your character and core values can come into question in ways that most people cannot imagine. That’s where we come in: we are your most trusted confidantes and zealous advocates. We’re here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and give you a realistic view of what’s to come. We’re here to guide you through the toughest times.

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Family Law Matters We Handle

Our seasoned Hackensack family law attorneys at O’Cathain Law Group handle all types of cases involving families: big or small, complex or simple, amicable or contentious. This includes:

If you’re anxious about what parenting time schedule is best for your kids, you’ve come to the right place. If you need high-asset wealth protection, we’re the team for you. If you prefer to try mediation and arbitration, we’ve got plenty of experience and can handle that, too. When it comes to matters of family law, we’ve seen it all and done it all. We’re the team you can trust to help you, whatever your family law concerns.

Meet Our Team

We’re a team— we work together for the good of our clients. We’re a small team, with three Partners, two Associates, three of Counsel and a support staff for our attorneys. We purposefully keep our team small to allow for one-on-client interaction, customized guidance, and accessibility. If you hire our team, you’ll not only get the no-holds-barred lawyering you need, but also a hand-held trip through the Court system.

Click our Attorney Biography links and get to know the members of our team. Learn about their expertise, their experience, their backgrounds. Consult with them and learn why they may be the team member right for you.

If you hire our firm, you also become part of your team, as the client. We Move Forward together.

Francesca O’Cathain
Francesca O’Cathain
Francesca O’Cathain

Francesca O’Cathain is the managing partner of the divorce, matrimonial, and family law practice at...

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Domhnall O’Cathain
Domhnall O’Cathain
Domhnall O’Cathain

Domhnall (Donny) Ó’Catháin is a New Jersey trial lawyer. He has helped his clients secure...

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Carlye L. Goldstein
Carlye L. Goldstein
Carlye L. Goldstein

Carlye L. Goldstein is a partner at O’Cathain Law Group, LLC, where she practices family...

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Thomas A. Brewer
Thomas A. Brewer
Thomas A. Brewer

Thomas A. Brewer is an associate with the firm, exclusively practicing family and matrimonial law....

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Tyler M. Stewart
Tyler M. Stewart
Tyler M. Stewart

Tyler M. Stewart is an associate at O’Cathain Law Group, where he practices personal injury...

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Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich
Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich
Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich

Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich is currently Of Counsel in the Family Law Department of O’Cathain Law Group....

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Walter A. Lesnevich
Walter A. Lesnevich
Walter A. Lesnevich

Walter A. Lesnevich currently serves as Of Counsel in the personal injury law department of...

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Patrick W. Harrington
Patrick W. Harrington
Patrick W. Harrington

Patrick W. Harrington is Of Counsel to the O’Cathain Law Group, LLC where his practice...

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Ben Levine
Ben Levine
Ben Levine

Ben Levine, a former Naval Officer, and a former Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey,...

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