David M. Wildstein - Divorce Lawyer in NJ

David M. Wildstein
Phone: 732.855.6010
Fax: 732.726.6551
Bar Admission:

New Jersey, 1970

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J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1969
B.A., Lafayette College, 1966

Biographical Information:

Mr. David M. Wildstein is a Shareholder at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. where he built the firm’s Family Law Department, an experienced team of attorneys representing high net worth clients involved in divorce and custody proceedings. For over 40 years, Mr. Wildstein has focused his practice on family law and has tirelessly helped each of his clients, from stay-at-home mothers to corporate executives, navigate the economic and emotional challenges of matrimonial disputes.

As a member of several New Jersey Supreme Court Committees that have shaped the rules and procedures for family law in New Jersey, he has lectured to lawyers and judges at the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Trial Lawyers of New Jersey and the annual Judicial Retreat, and has authored articles on the subject of prenuptial agreements, equitable distribution of assets and custody.

Widely recognized as an authority in family law, Mr. Wildstein has been quoted by The New York Times, The Washington Post and New Jersey Business Journal on prenuptial agreements and has also appeared on television and radio programs on issues related to family law. He received national attention during his representation of Christina Ferrare in the DeLorean divorce case and represented several other high-profile litigants, including former Governor of New Jersey James McGreevey in his highly publicized divorce action.

Mr. Wildstein received the Saul Tischler Award lifetime achievement from the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), Family Law Section, for his “lifetime contributions to the advancement of family law in the State of New Jersey,” and the Edward Schoifet Award from the Middlesex County Family Law Section, for his “devoted and continuous services as a leader” and “dedication to improving the quality of legal services.” Mr. Wildstein has consistently been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers® since 2005 and in New Jersey Best Lawyers® since 1983. 

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Mr. Wildstein is affiliated with the following professional organizations:  American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section; Middlesex County Family Law Committee; Monmouth County Bar Association; American Bar Association, Family Law Section.

Area of Emphasis:

Family Law, Divorce: Equitable Distribution of Assets, Child Support, Business Valuations, Alimony, Child Custody and Visitation, Prenuptial Agreements, Matrimonial Appeals, Grandparents' Legal Rights, Factors for College Expense Contributions, Relocating a Child Outside the State, Trials