Sheryl J. Seiden

Top rated Family Law attorney in Cranford, New Jersey

Seiden Family Law, LLC
Sheryl J. Seiden
Seiden Family Law, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1996

Education: New York Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2011

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Seiden Family Law, LLC

20 Commerce Drive
Suite 150
Cranford, NJ 07016 Visit website


A highly regarded family law attorney, Sheryl J. Seiden is the founder of Seiden Family Law, based in Cranford, New Jersey. She provides representation to people in Union, Bergen, Essex, Somerset, Hudson, Monmouth, and Morris counties and other parts of the state who are going through divorce proceedings and who are thus having to deal with property division, child custody and visitation, and alimony and child support. Ms. Seiden is a Past Chair of the Family Law Section of the NJSBA. She has been on the Family Law Executive Committee for more than fifteen years.  She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter, and currently serving as the Secretary for AAML.  She is slated to be President of AAML in 2024.  She is a frequent lecturer for the NJ Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  She is a co-author of a Book entitled "Divorce, Alimony and Property Division" by Gann Publishing. Ms. Seiden is a forceful advocate for her clients in the courtroom, but she also has experience in settling many of these matters through negotiation and mediation.

Other family law matters that Ms. Seiden regularly handles include the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements, the representation of domestic violence victims, grandparents' rights, and post-divorce order modifications. She has focused her practice exclusively on family law since 2000. Highly regarded by her colleagues for the manner in which she provides representation in cases that are often emotionally charged, Ms. Seiden has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and she has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Seiden holds a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from American University in Washington, D.C. She pursued her legal education at New York Law School and obtained her Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 1996. While she was there, Ms. Seiden was the managing editor of the New York Law Review. After graduation, she was an associate at several well-known law firms and then was a partner at a New Jersey family law firm before opening Seiden Family Law in 2016. Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, Ms. Seiden is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1996, New Jersey

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Educational Background:
  • American University in Washington, D.C., cum laude, B.A. in Justice, 1993
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer, Partners for Women and Justice
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, New Jersey State Bar Annual Conference
  • Speaker, “Landmines in Negotiating and Drafting Property Settlement Agreements”
  • Participant, ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Program in May 2008
  • Author, It Is Time To Reexamine Our Relocation Laws, ICE, Family Law, 2014
  • Author, It Is Time To Reexamine Our Relocation Laws, ICE, Family Law, 2014
  • Speaker, "Ethical Issues in Family Law Matters", December 9, 2017
  • Chair and Moderator, Hot Tips Seminar: "Demystifying the Trial — Hot Tips for Preparing For and Proceeding to Trial in Matrimonial and Domestic Violence Cases, November 10, 2017
  • Presenter, 7th Annual Professionalism Day for the Union County Bar Association on "Balancing Clients' Expectation with Ethical Considerations in Family Law, November 2, 2017
  • Guest Lecturer, Seton Hall University School of Law in Domestic Violence and the Law Seminar on Custody Disputes in Domestic Violence Cases, 2017
  • Family Law Symposium, “Emancipation, Child Support and Special Needs Trusts.”, January 2018
  • Co-Authored and Presenter, “How to Take A Case Through The Court System"
  • Lecturer, Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Union County Bar Association on ”How to Effectively Prepare a Case Information Statement”
  • Lecturer, Middlesex County Bar Association on “Parental Alienation and Relocation Issues”
  • AAML Amicus Curiae in Gnall v Gnall before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, November 2014
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Officer of the Family Law Section (“FLEC”) of the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Past Co-Chair, Young Lawyer Family Law Subcommittee for FLEC
  • Board of Managers, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – New Jersey Chapter (“AAML”)
  • Membership Committee, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – New Jersey Chapter (“AAML”)
  • First Vice Chair for Family Law Section of NJ Bar Association, 2017
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – New Jersey Chapter (“AAML”)
  • Professionalism and Collegiality Committee, National Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member, Essex County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Subcommittee of the Family Law Section of New Jersey State Bar Association, 2017-2018
  • Member of FLEC since 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – New Jersey Chapter (“AAML”)
  • Member, Union County Bar Association
  • Named by Peers as a 2017 "Best Lawyer"
  • Recognized as a “Best Lawyer in America” since 2015
  • Named to the 2017 "Super Lawyers" list
  • Named by NJ Family Magazine as "One of the Best Lawyers for Families", 2017
  • Named as One of the "Top Women in Profession" by Her Peers

Office location for Sheryl J. Seiden

20 Commerce Drive
Suite 150
Cranford, NJ 07016

Phone: 908-324-5400

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