Top Summit Sole Custody Lawyers Near You

The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Summit, NJ

732-394-6552

Your Family Law needs are important. We understand what matters most. Call today for help. Free Consultation for Divorce Clients.

The Micklin Law Group

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Summit, NJ

Se Habla Español

973-826-2828

We Offer More Than 20 Years of Experience and Focused Legal Representation to Clients Across NJ Who Are Facing Divorce, Separation or Other Family Law Issues.

Carolann M. Aschoff, P.C.

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Summit, NJ

201-793-7739

Attorney Aschoff Has Been Designated by The New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney. Three Convenient Locations in Hudson and Essex Counties

LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Patti LLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Summit, NJ

Free Consultation

732-400-5392

Experienced Counsel for Complex Divorce and Family Law Matters.
Contact us and Speak With One of our Certified Matrimonial Attorneys

Law Offices of Peter G. Aziz & Associates, LLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Summit, NJ

Free Consultation

973-826-2325

We counsel you on your rights and options, providing cost-effective, sensitive, and sensible representation during a divorce

Frank E. Tournour, P.C.

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Summit, NJ

Free Consultation

Committed to Providing Effective Legal Representation in all aspects of Matrimonial and Family Law

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