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 has been at the forefront of New Jersey’s family law practice for more than 40 years,

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. She also received the “Family Law Trailblazer” award from the National Law Journal. Additionally, she was the 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.

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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.

  • 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

  • “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

 

 

State of New Jersey, 1978

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

Lynne Strober Addresses Mental Health Issues That May Impact a Divorce

February 2, 2024

In a recent courtroom drama, Lynne Strober, a seasoned family law attorney, confronted an unprecedented situation. Her client, likening herself to a robot, voiced subservience to her spouse's wishes. Strober promptly flagged this concerning declaration to the judge, advocating for a thorough mental evaluation. She stresses the necessity of prioritizing client well-being and collaborating with medical experts in such delicate cases, highlighting the intricate interplay between legal proceedings and mental health considerations.

Navigating Mental Health Issues in Divorce: Insights from Lynne Strober

February 1, 2024

Divorce complexities heighten with mental health issues, as emphasized by Lynne Strober, Partner at Mandelbaum Barrett PC. She delves into prevalent challenges, from custody debates to privacy concerns under HIPAA laws. Strober navigates the legal labyrinth with sensitivity, acknowledging the impact on employment and children's welfare, advocating for a compassionate approach throughout.

The Victims Assistance and Survivor Protection Act Set to Reshape the Legal Landscape of Domestic Violence Claims in New Jersey

January 22, 2024

The Victims Assistance and Survivor Protection Act (VASPA) in New Jersey, effective January 1, 2024, addresses gaps in restraining orders for stalking or cyber-harassment victims without a defined relationship with the perpetrator. Superseding previous legislation, VASPA expands protections, allowing victims to obtain orders irrespective of their connection to the alleged actor. While it bridges legal deficiencies, challenges emerge in balancing victim protection, preventing misuse, and managing potential court filing surges impacting the judiciary's efficiency.

The Intricate Intersection of Divorce, Mental Health, and Child Custody Battles

November 17, 2023

Divorce is a deeply distressing experience, unleashing emotions like sadness, fear, and anger. Mental health challenges exacerbate the stress, especially when vying for child custody. Courts rely on experts to assess parental well-being, focusing on behaviors to safeguard the child's best interests. Protective measures, like supervision and counseling, are implemented. A custody trial may involve various professionals and agencies. Mental health issues demand ongoing attention, and parents must prioritize their children's well-being, even seeking therapy to navigate the challenges of co-parenting.

Prioritizing Privacy in Family Law Cases

September 15, 2023

Whether you are a well-known figure in the entertainment industry, a celebrated sports personality, a thriving business mogul, or a member of our community facing unique circumstances, privacy becomes paramount when it comes to personal matters like family issues. This is where a family lawyer’s commitment to valuing a client’s privacy plays a crucial role. […]

Listen Now: Insights on Dating During Divorce and Alimony Impact with Lynne Strober, Esq.

August 17, 2023

Co-Chair of the firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law practice group, Lynne Strober, Esq., was a guest on “The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz” podcast on CRN Digital Talk Radio. Listen now to gain insights into dating during a divorce action and its potential impact on alimony.

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 […]

Family Law Co-Chairs Lynne Strober and David Carton Author “Preserving Marital Assets and Judicial Economy During Divorce” for the New Jersey Law Journal

January 23, 2024

One of the roles of a family law attorney is to play defense with respect to dissipation of a marital estate during a divorce. In many cases, the family law attorney is concerned with limiting the spending of financial accounts for non-marital purposes during the pendency of a litigation. And in other cases, the family law practitioner’s goal is to prevent the sale or encumbering of real estate while the litigation is ongoing.

Lynne Strober Moderates Discussion on “Dealing with Bias in Family Law Cases”

November 16, 2023

On Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Matrimonial and Family Law Co-Chair Lynne Strober moderated a two-hour discussion “Dealing with Bias in Family Law Cases.” Two CLE credits in both ethics and diversity were awarded. The panel included attorneys Eliana Baer, Jhanice Domingo, Debra Guston and Albertina Webb. 

22 Attorneys Named to 2024 Best Lawyers List

August 17, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC is proud to announce that 22 lawyers were recognized to the 2024 Best Lawyers list. At Mandelbaum Barrett PC, we have always strived for excellence and have consistently sought to uphold the highest standards of legal practice. This recognition serves as a reminder of our ongoing mission to provide unparalleled legal representation […]

Co-Chair Lynne Strober, Esq. Explores Dating’s Impact on Alimony on ‘The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz’ Podcast

August 10, 2023

Co-Chair of the firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law practice group, Lynne Strober, Esq., will be a guest on “The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz” podcast this weekend on CRN Digital Talk Radio. Be sure to tune in either on Saturday, August 12, or Sunday, August 13, to gain insights into dating during a divorce action […]

Navigating Dating During Divorce: Read Lynne Strober’s Featured Blog on AAML NJ Chapter

June 23, 2023

Considering dating during your divorce? Read this insightful blog, ‘Can I Date Before My Divorce is Finalized?’ featured on the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers NJ Chapter website. Written by Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partner and Co-Chair of our Matrimonial and Family Law practice group, Lynne Strober, Esq., this blog explores some of the key factors to consider when […]

21 Mandelbaum Barrett PC Attorneys Named to 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers Lists

May 11, 2023

Congratulations to the Mandelbaum Barrett PC attorneys selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers & Rising Stars lists that were just announced today. We think our team is pretty super too! Learn more about this award and the methodology used by Thomson Reuters here. No aspect of this award or advertisement has been approved by […]

Donald Dennison and Lynne Strober Receive Readers’ Choice Award in Elder Law and Family Law Respectively

December 12, 2022

Suburban Essex Magazine just released their 2022 “Best of Essex” Reader’s Choice Award winners and you might just recognize 2 of them! Congratulations to Mandelbaum Barrett PC attorneys Donald “Donny” A. Dennison, Esq. of our Elder Law Practice who received the Gold Medal for Elder Law and Lynne Strober, Co-Chair of our Matrimonial and Family Law Practice, who took […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC 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 PC 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 PC 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 PC'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 PC'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 PC'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 PC'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 PC 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 PC'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