Tanya L. Freeman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in East Hanover, NJ

Tanya Freeman Law LLC
100 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 105
East Hanover, NJ 07936
Phone: 973-939-0100
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Family Law


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Tanya L. Freeman is the Chair of the Family Law Department at Weiner Law Group LLP. She is an accomplished attorney who provides legal representation in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child and spousal support, child custody, interstate custody and relocation disputes, as well as domestic violence matters. Prior to the practice of law, Tanya spent fifteen years in key roles leading audit teams in the banking and insurance industries. Tanya’s extensive corporate audit background enhances her ability to effectively represent clients with high net worth cases involving significant assets, as well as cases concerning owners of closely held businesses. Tanya has represented clients involving corporate executives, professional athletes, television personalities, and other high-profile celebrities. “Family law is a perfect combination of financial, legal, and negotiation skills,” says Ms. Freeman.

Tanya graduated cum laude from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and her undergraduate degree was also awarded cum laude from Caldwell University. Tanya has lectured on a variety of legal issues including, custody, child support, and relocation law to fellow attorneys on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institution for Continuing Legal Education. In October 2018 Tanya was appointed by the Governor to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors for University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. University hospital is a level one trauma center and the state’s only public acute care hospital. 

Tanya’s community involvement also includes volunteering as a Panelist for the Superior Court, Essex County, Early Settlement Panel, and a former Trustee for the Hudson County Bar Association. Additionally, She has been appointed by the court to serve as a Guardian ad Litem to represent the best interest of individuals in court proceedings and a parenting coordinator in high conflict custody matters. In 2018 the New Jersey Supreme Court appointed to the Office of Attorney Ethics, District VB Fee Arbitration Committee where she is completing a five-year term and presently serves as Vice Chair. Tanya also serves as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee. Most recently, Tanya became a Fellow of the American Bar Association. The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.

In 2021 the Essex County Bar Association named Tanya, Family Practitioner of the Year.  She also joined the Board of New Jersey Community Capital, a community development financial institution that supports economic growth and development in underserved communities.  Most recently, Tanya is proud to join the Advisory Board for Caldwell University, her alma mater. 

If you are facing a family law issue, Tanya and her team of attorneys can work with you to provide aggressive representation and find innovative strategies to address your legal concerns. Tanya represents families throughout northern New Jersey, including Morris, Essex, Hudson, Bergen, Union, Middlesex, Somerset, and Monmouth counties.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Father's Rights


6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2021

About Tanya L. Freeman

Admitted: 2012, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://tanyafreeman.law/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Ten Things to Consider Before You Say “I Do”, Union County Women’s Journal, March 2014
  • Participated in panel discussion on topics including relocation, alimony, custody, and child support. , Speaker, Family Law Summer Institute, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education , Family Law, 2019
  • “Your Legal Check Up”, Union County Women’s Journal, June 2014
  • Speaker, The Domestic Violence Statute and Pop Culture, New Jersey State Bar Association, Mid-Year Meeting, Madrid, Spain, October 2017
  • Speaker, Top Ten Family Law Cases, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Summer Institute, New Brunswick, New Jersey, July 2017
  • Speaker, Attorney Ethics in Family Law, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2017 Annual Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 2017
  • Speaker, Hot Tips In Family Law, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey, November 2016
  • Speaker, Custody and Relocation, Top 40: Matrimonial Law’s Greatest Hits, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 2016
  • Speaker, Current Law Pertaining to a Parent's Obligation to Contribute to the Cost of their Minor Child's Higher Education, College Contribution, NJ State Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2016
  • Lecturer, Current Laws Pertaining to a Parent's Request to Relocate Outside of the State of New Jersey, Speaker, Custody & Relocation, NJ Bar Association Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Hudson County Bar Association, Trustee, 2017
  • Hudson County Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2016-Present
  • Hudson County Vicinage Minority Concerns Committee, 2008-2015
  • U.S District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Hudson County Vicinage Juvenile Justice/Family Court Subcommittee, Chair
  • New Jersey

Educational Background

  • Caldwell College, B.A., Honors: Cum Laude


  • Desai v Desai, App. Div. 2015
  • A.A. v T.A. , App Div 2020.  Successfully represented father in appealing an order that granted his ex wife sole legal custody of their young son.  , 2020

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Appointed as guardian ad litem by Superior Court, Essex County. , 2018
  • Appointed by the Essex County Superior Court as a Parenting Time Coordinator in a highly contested custody case. , 2020
  • Appointed by Bergen County Superior Court as Guardian ad Litem in highly contested custody case. , 2021
  • Appointed by the Essex County Superior Court as Guardian ad Litem in highly contested custody matter. , 2020


  • Excellence in Law and Family Services, Veritas Award, Caldwell University, 2018
  • , Best Lawyers in America - Family Law, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • Recognized at Family Practitioner of the Year by the Essex County Bar Association. , Family Practitioner of the Year, Essex County Bar Association, 2021
  • Voted top family lawyer of the year by the Hudson County Bar Association. , Family Lawyer of the Year, Hudson County Bar Association, 2017
  • Listed among the top diverse attorneys of the year., Diverse Attorney of the Year, New Jersey Law Journal, 2017
  • Nominated as one of the county's top attorneys by Morris/Essex Magazine., Morris County Top Family Lawyer, Morris Essex Magazine, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chair, Board of Directors University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey , 2018
  • Member, Family Law Executive Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association., 2020
  • Advisory Council, Caldwell University., 2021
  • Board Member, New Jersey Community Capital., 2020
  • University Hospital, Governances, Ethics and Legal Committee, Chair, 2014-Present
  • Vice Chair, Office of Attorney Ethics, District VB Fee Arbitration Panel, 2018
  • Northern New Jersey American Heart Association, Circle of Red, Chairperson, 2016
  • Voluntary Civil Mediator, Hudson County Superior Court
  • University Hospital, Newark, New Jersey, Board of Directors, Member, 2014-Present
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Office Location for Tanya L. Freeman

100 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 105
East Hanover, NJ 07936

Phone: 973-939-0100

Last Updated: 6/1/2021

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