Lynne Strober is the co-chair of the firm’s matrimonial and family law practice group, where she compassionately advises clients on matrimonial settlement agreements, equitable distribution, alimony, child support, child custody and parenting time, prenuptial agreements, post-judgment issues and adoptions.

Lynne, who has been at the forefront of New Jersey’s family law practice for more than 40 years, has been hailed as a “Family Law Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal. She is also a recipient of the Essex County Bar Association’s achievement award, for her commitment to promoting integrity, professionalism, advocacy and the fair administration of justice in family law.

Lynne is a member of the board of managers of the New Jersey chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She is also a board member and the former president of the Barry I. Croland Family Law American Inn of Court, which is dedicated to promoting the highest levels of professionalism. In addition, Lynne is a member of the executive committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Family Law Section, and a former president of the Section. In those roles, she has been instrumental in implementing New Jersey’s domestic violence laws, and in developing court rules that positively impacted the judiciary.

Earlier in her career, Lynne was appointed by the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve as chair of the Supreme Court’s Matrimonial Certification Committee and as a member of the Supreme Court’s Board on Attorney Certification, where she oversaw the certification of New Jersey’s attorneys.

Among her numerous accolades, Lynne has been named to the most recent editions of Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, in addition to receiving an AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, their highest level of peer-reviewed excellence.

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From 1998 through 2010, Lynne served as Chair of the Supreme Court Matrimonial Certification Committee, and on the Supreme Court Board on Attorney Certification that oversees the statewide attorney certification process. She was appointed to this position by the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Lynne was appointed and served for several years on the Supreme Court Family Division Practice Committee and the Supreme Court Civil Motions Practice Committee. She was appointed by the Supreme Court to serve as a member of the Domestic Violence Working Group (1992-1994 and 2002-2004 terms).

Lynne was appointed President of the 2015-2017 Barry Croland Family Law American Inn of Court. The Inn is an Association of legal professionals organized to enhance and improve the professional and ethical quality of the Family Law Practice in the community. The Inn provides programming designed to increase advocacy skills, collegiality and professionalism among its members.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter, and was the former Chair of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (1992-1993), and the Essex County Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Committee (1988-1991).  She was a member of the NJSBA Family Law Section Executive Committee for more than two decades and has served as a member of the Essex County Family Law Section Executive Committee for more than 30 years.

Lynne was recently interviewed on WCTC AM radio to discuss legal considerations for couples considering divorce. Click here to listen.

A list of Lynne’s published works includes the following:

  • “Expert Opinions: Hired Guns vs. Objective Experts,” Family Lawyer Magazine, June 2019
  • “Helping Clients with Mental Health Issues Cope with Divorce,” Family Lawyer Magazine, October 2018
  • “The Marital Lifestyle, Post-Complaint Earnings and Their Effect on Alimony,” New Jersey Law Journal, September 2018
  • “Attorneys Have New Tools to Navigate Divorce,” New Jersey Business, August 2018 (quoted in)
  • “Social Media and Family Law Cases,” Family Lawyer Magazine, Spring 2018
  • “Done with taxes? Nope. Here’s what you need to know now for your 2018 tax return,” NJ.com, May 2018 (quoted in)
  • “Divorce and Intellectual Property,” New Jersey Business, April 2017
  • “The Athlete in Family Matters”, The Matrimonial Strategist, January 2017
  • “Settling Matrimonial Cases”, The Matrimonial Strategist, September 2014
  • “Divorce Pitfalls and the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare)”, The Matrimonial Strategist, April 2014
  • “Custody and Religion”, The Matrimonial Strategist, September 2013
  • “Cut off dates for the Valuation of Active Assets”, The Matrimonial Strategist, April 2013
  • “Custody Determinations: Childhood Obesity and the Law”, The Matrimonial Strategist, November 2012
  • “Representing a Celebrity Client”, The Matrimonial Strategist, May 2012
  • “The Impact on the Divorce if One Party Gambles”, The Matrimonial Strategist, June 2011
  • “Video and Audio Recording in Domestic Cases”, The Matrimonial Strategist, October 2010
  • “Resolving Matrimonial Cases in a Wacky, Negative Economy”, The Matrimonial Strategist, February 2009
  • “Enforcing Foreign Pre-Marital Contracts”, The Matrimonial Strategist, October 2009
  • “Practical Tips For Negotiation Settlement In Matrimonial Cases”, The Matrimonial Strategist, March 2008
  • “The Mediation Process in New Jersey”, The Matrimonial Strategist, October 2007
  • “Closing Child Custody Cases in New Jersey”, New Jersey Family Lawyer, May 2008
  • “The Utilization of Trusts to Meet Equitable Distribution and Support Obligations”, The Matrimonial Strategist, April 2004
  • “Interstate Custody Determination”, The Matrimonial Strategist, August 2003
  • “Potential for Attorney Liability Under the Federal Wiretap Law”, The Matrimonial Strategist, September 1998
  • “Reimbursement of Living Expenses; Adoption’s Misunderstood Rule”, New Jersey Family Lawyer, March 1998
  • “Problems That May Arise Upon Division of Retirement Benefits”, The Matrimonial Strategist, September 1997
  • “Guidelines for Drafting Fair But Effective Premarital Agreements”, The Matrimonial Strategist, January 1996
  • “Disclosure of Court-Appointed Expert Evaluations and Probation Reports to Litigants in Custody Cases”, New Jersey Family Lawyer, April 1986
  • “Use of Experts in Matrimonial Cases”, New Jersey Family Lawyer, February 1984

  • Essex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, NJ Chapter
  • Barry Croland American Inn of Court
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee

State of New Jersey, 1978

  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, 1977
  • Syracuse University, B.A., 1974

WHAT IS THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS AND WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE ONE OF THEIR FELLOWS?

July 5, 2022

AAML is a national organization with chapters in most states.  There are approximately 1,650 Fellows in the United States and 52 Fellows in New Jersey.  Our Family Law Co-Chair Lynne Strober is proud to be one of those Fellows. The AAML is dedicated to providing and promoting the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in […]

Mandelbaum Barrett is proud to announce 17 of our attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2023 list.

August 18, 2022

15 years of recognition: Barry R. Mandelbaum, Steven Adler, Jeffrey M Rosenthal and Michael Saffer 10 years of recognition: Jeffrey Cappola, Gordon C. Duus, Arthur D. Grossman, Owen T. Hughes and Barry Schwartz William Barrett, David Carton, Damian Conforti, Rebecca Frino, Raj Gadhok, Martin D. Hauptman, Esq., Steven Holt and Lynne Strober *No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American […]

Congratulations to Lynne Strober, Esq. and Vito Colasurdo, Jr., Esq. who were named members of the 2022 Executive Committee for the New Jersey State Bar Association – Family Law Section.

June 23, 2022

Lynne has been reappointed as an Emeritus member. She was Chair of the NJSBA Family Law Section from 1992-93. Vito has been appointed for the first time.

Mandelbaum Barrett is pleased to announce that fourteen of our attorneys have been selected by their peers to the New Jersey Super Lawyers List* for 2022. 

March 17, 2022

Steven Adler, Michael Bevacqua, Andrew Bronsnick (**10th year as Super Lawyer and on the Top 100 list), Arla D. Cahill, David Carton, Damian Conforti, Doug Eilender, Raj Gadhok, Arthur Grossman, Barry Mandelbaum, Richard Miller, Michael Saffer, Robert C. Scrivo, Lynne Strober. In addition, the Firm is excited to announce that four of our attorneys were named to the Rising Stars list for 2022, which recognizes the top up-and-coming […]

Lynne Strober Co-Moderating a Program for the Barry I. Croland Family Law American Inn of Court

January 28, 2022

Lynne Strober, Co-Chair of our Matrimonial and Family Law Practice Group will be co-moderating a program for the Barry I. Croland Family Law American Inn of Court on February 16th, 2022 titled "The Impact of Implicit Bias in Addressing Custody and Parenting Time Issues." Lynne is a former President of the Inn and a member of the Board. Members of the Inn include sitting and retired Family Part Judges, and experienced and less experienced attorneys and law clerks.

Family Law Co-Chairs David Carton, Esq. and Lynne Strober, Esq. have co-authored an article in the New Jersey Law Journal titled "50-50 Parenting Time: Should It Be the Law"

January 14, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett Family Law Co-Chairs David Carton, Esq. and Lynne Strober, Esq. have co-authored an article in the January 13th, 2022 issue of New Jersey Law Journal titled "50-50 Parenting Time: Should It Be the Law?" with contributions from Vito Colasurdo, Jr. and Rebecca Frino.

Lynne Strober Authors Article for Family Lawyer Magazine on Hired Guns vs. Objective Experts

June 28, 2019

Lynne Strober, Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett's Family Law Practice Group wrote an article for Family Lawyer Magazine on "Expert Opinions: Hired Guns vs. Objective Experts." Read more here.

Lynne Strober Reappointed to New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee for 2019-2020

May 23, 2019

Lynne Strober, Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett's Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group has been reappointed to serve on the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee for the 2019-2020 term.

Lynne Strober Named to the 2019 National Law Journal List of Family Law Trailblazers

April 16, 2019

We are proud to announce that Lynne Strober, Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett's Family Law Practice Group, has been named to the 2019 National Law Journal's List of Family Law Trailblazers. The National Law Journal accepted nominations from all around the nation and narrowed their list down to 14 individuals who through their hard work and determination, have helped their clients during what is often one of the most difficult times in their lives. Congratulations Lynne on this well deserved honor!

Lynne Strober Quoted in CBS News Article on Couples Rushing to Divorce By Year-End

December 19, 2018

Co-Chair of Mandelbaum Barrett's Family Law Practice Group, Lynne Strober, was quoted in an article for CBS News about couples rushing to divorce by year-end – to save on taxes. Click here to see what Lynne advises. If you have any questions about this or other family law topics, please don't hesitate to contact Lynne at lstrober@lawfirm.ms.

Family Law Co-Chair Lynne Strober to Speak at November 15th Second Saturday's Divorce Workshop

October 23, 2018

Have questions about or considering a divorce? Curious about the legal, financial psychological and social issues of "untying the knot"? Join Mandelbaum Barrett Family Law Co-Chair Lynne Strober on Thursday, November 15th from 11:00 - 1:30 at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park where she'll answer questions and present on legal issues for Second Saturday's Divorce Workshop. This wonderful group provides support, information and hope to those considering a divorce. To learn more or register, visit www.secondsaturdaysNJ.com or contact 908-766-4171.

Lynne Strober and David Carton Discuss Post-Complaint Earnings in a NJLJ Article

September 25, 2018

Family Law Co-Chairs Lynne Strober and David Carton discuss post-complaint earnings and the marital lifestyle's effect on alimony in a New Jersey Law Journal article. Click here to read more.

Lynne Strober Authored an Article for New Jersey Family Lawyer Magazine

September 12, 2018

Mandelbaum Barrett's Family Law Co-Chair Lynne Strober and Joan D'Uva, Partner at EisnerAmper LLP, recently authored an article for New Jersey Family Lawyer Magazine. The article discusses identifying and valuing Intellectual Property and intangible assets during divorce. The article begins on page 28.

Family Law Co-Chair Lynne Strober Quoted in New Jersey Business article on Tools Divorce Attorneys have at their disposal

August 1, 2018

Lynne Strober, Co-Chair of the Firm's Family Law Practice Group was quoted in the August issue of New Jersey Business about new tools attorneys have to navigate divorce.

Family Law Co-Chair Lynne Strober Named Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in NJ by National Academy

June 5, 2018

Congratulations to Lynne Strober, Co-Chair of the Firm's Matrimonial and Family Law Practice Group for being listed by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as one of the "Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in New Jersey." For more information on the selection process, visit: https://lnkd.in/dYDkfPt #FamilyLawAttorney

Latest Nj.com article on Things to Think About Now for 2018 Tax Returns Featuring MS Attorneys Holt, Strober and Fox

May 18, 2018

Check out the latest NJ.com article highlighting many of the changes brought on by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and what you need to start thinking about now for your 2018 return! Our own Steven Holt (Chair, Tax, Trusts & Estates), Lynne Strober (Co-Chair Family Law) and Lisa Fox (Member, Tax, Trusts & Estates) give expert analysis on these changes and tips to consider. It is important to plan throughout the year so you aren't blindsided in April when tax time rolls around again.

Lynne Strober Answers NJ.Com Biz Brain Reader's Question on Protecting Inheritance Before Marriage

November 17, 2017

Lynne Strober, Chair of the Firm's Matrimonial and Family Law Practice Group, recently answered a nj.com Biz Brain reader's question on "Protecting an inheritance before marriage."

Member Lynne Strober, President of The Barry Croland Family Law Inn of Court Is Moderating a Presentation On September 20, 2016

September 20, 2016

Lynne Strober, Chair of the Family Law Department, is the President of The Barry Croland Family Law American Inn of Court for the September 2015 – June 2017 term. She will be moderating the first program of the second cycle: “After 100,000 Divorces, How To