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Susan Reach Winters

Susan Reach Winters, Family Law Attorney

Susan Reach Winters has broad experience in all areas of family law, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, business and other asset valuations, custody and visitation, child support, alimony and equitable distribution. She holds a B.S. from Rutgers University and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Winters served on the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics Committee - District VB - Essex County Chair (1989 - 1990); is an Arthur T. Vanderbilt Inn of Court Barrister; and served as Adjunct Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law (1983-1987).

My Blogs:
The Legal Rights of Step Parents
Five Tips for Finding the Right Attorney
14 Key Factors Courts Consider in Determining Child Custody
Decoding the Legal Language in Your Divorce (part one)
Decoding the Legal Language in Your Divorce (part two)
The Role of Children in Divorce
Legal and Physical Custody: What You Need to Know
Divorce: The Team Approach
Who Gets Custody of the Kids? (a video interview)
Q & A on Child Custody

Susan Reach Winters

Most Recent Articles

Will Brit Regain Custody?

Tuesday, 08 January 2008 19:13
Britney Spears' loss of visitation rights with her children and her recent "involuntary" commitment to a hospital for 72 hours after she refused to surrender custody of the children to her ex-husband is a rare event in the world of family law. The…

Divorce: The Team Approach

Sunday, 04 July 2010 10:07
Divorce is never easy, but having a team of professionals with the expertise to guide you through it makes all the difference.Divorce touches upon every aspect of life: children, human emotions, the marital home and, of course, money. In addition to …
Over the more than 25 years that I've been practicing law, I've often been asked what a court will look at when determining a custody award. While I can tell you that no two cases are alike, I can safely say that while state laws vary across the…
Whether you are in the middle of a divorce or merely thinking about one, you are certainly dealing with your share of uncertainty. Legal matters shouldn't add to the confusion. But unless you are an attorney yourself …
During the divorce process, one of the key decisions to be made is who will look after the children and what type of custody rights both parents will have. Often, this is uncontested based on family roles (for example, one parent is the…

The Role of Children in Divorce

Sunday, 11 April 2010 15:04
Children experience anxiety and anger during the divorce process. They are angry that their world is being turned upside down and anxious through feelings of abandonment, changes in living conditions, guilt, fear of the unknown. Often they worry…

Q & A on Child Custody

Tuesday, 27 May 2008 09:48
Here are my answers to questions posted by firstwivesworld.com bloggers:From Megan Thomas: I cannot afford to pay the mortgage on my own, so if I leave my husband I'll have to get a tiny apartment. Can this be used against me&

5 Tips for Finding the Right Attorney

Wednesday, 08 August 2012 08:58
If you feel your marriage is beyond repair, it's best to consult with an attorney sooner than later. Knowledge is power. Before you make one of the biggest life-changing decisions you and your family will ever face, get as much information as…