Lisa Steirman Harvey, Esq.Of Counsel
Lisa Steirman Harvey has specialized in family law since 2002, when she was first admitted to the bar. In her practice, she deals with all matters related to matrimonial law: divorce, father’s rights, alimony, child support, child custody and parenting time, equitable distribution, and other issues. Ms. Harvey is highly proficient in legal research and writing and uses these skills when negotiating or litigating on behalf of her clients.Father’s Rights
Ms. Harvey advocates for fathers intent on maintaining a positive relationship with their children. She is determined to ensure that they are treated without gender bias as dictated by New Jersey law. Lisa uses her skills as a negotiator to help fathers obtain the child custody and parenting time arrangements they desire.Family Law
An outstanding New Jersey family law and divorce attorney, Lisa Steirman Harvey represents clients in all matters pertaining to family law.
Divorce and Separation:
- spousal support;
- child support;
- child custody;
- parenting time;
- equitable distribution;
- business valuations; and
- special high-Income issues.
Ms. Harvey has vast experience not only in matrimonial law, but also in business law, tax law, and other areas. She has the ability to analyze financial documents, such as business valuations, personal and business tax returns, corporate agreements, and real-estate and trust documents. These skills are valuable when dealing with the financial matters that are involved in the complex process of divorce and are especially important in high-income, high-asset cases.Legal Documents:
Ms. Harvey is highly skilled in drafting documents that protect the rights of her clients. Those documents include but are not limited to the following:
- pre-nuptial agreements;
- post-nuptial agreements;
- marital settlement agreements;
- cohabitation agreements; and
- reconciliation agreements.
Ms. Harvey uses her expertise to negotiate settlements that protect her clients’ rights and interests. When an amicable settlement is not possible, she uses her impressive skills as a litigator to obtain favorable outcomes for her clients.
Ms. Harvey also provides divorce and family mediation services in Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union counties.Professional Background
Ms. Harvey received her B.A. from Lafayette College in 1999. She graduated cum laude and was invited to join the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society. In 2002 she earned her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey.
Following her admission to the bar, Lisa Steirman Harvey worked in these law firms. While there, she conducted legal research and writing regarding complex and novel issues while representing clients in all matters of matrimonial and family law.
- Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., of Woodbridge, New Jersey
- Associate / Of Counsel (August 2002 to January 2009)
- Fox, Rothschild of Roseland, New Jersey
- Senior Associate (October 2011 through April 2012)
- Tonneman, Vuotto, Enis, & White, LLC, of Matawan, New Jersey
- Senior Associate (May 2012 to July 2013)
- Aretsky Law Group, P.C., main headquarters in Hackensack, New Jersey
- Of Counsel (2013 to Present)
Ms. Harvey continues to represent her clients with compassion and expertise.New Jersey Super Lawyers Family Law Rising Star
In 2006 Lisa Steirman Harvey was honored by being named a New Jersey Rising Star in Family Law by Super Lawyers.
The prerequisite for consideration to be a Super Lawyer is that the nominee must either be 40 years of age or younger or must be practicing law for 10 years or less. Only about 5 percent of those nominated are selected as Super Lawyers, and only about half of those chosen are further designated as Rising Stars.Published Cases
Lisa Steirman Harvey wrote the legal brief that resulted in the recently published Appellate Division case Maeker v. Ross, 62A. 3d 210 (App. Div. 2013), which addressed prenuptial agreements.Personal
Lisa resides in Oceanport, New Jersey, where she is active in community affairs. She serves on the Oceanport Board of Education as one of nine appointees.Professional and Civic Activities, Honors, & Certifications
New Jersey Bar Association (2006)
Super Lawyers: Designation as New Jersey Family Law Rising Star (2006)
Maeker v. Ross, 62A. 3d 210 (App. Div. 2013)
“Evidential Standards of Custody and Validity Taking a Back Seat?” Published in the New Jersey Law Journal, 2006