Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C.

Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C. Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C. is a New Jersey law firm devoted solely to representing men and women in Fam

is a New Jersey law firm devoted solely to representing men and women in Family Law matters. We believe that our clients' needs are best served by a firm committed exclusively to representing the unique needs of separating and divorcing couples in New Jersey and in Interstate and International Family Law cases. Our lawyers' combined experience of nearly one hundred years serves us well in assistin

g our Family Law clients in:
-DIVORCE
-CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTES IN NEW JERSEY
-INTERSTATE & INTERNATIONAL CHILD CUSTODY/CHILD ACCESS DISPUTES
-ALIMONY
-CHILD SUPPORT
-EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF BUSINESSES, REAL ESTATE & OTHER ASSETS
-PREMARITAL AGREEMENTS
-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
-PALIMONY
-MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION
-MANY OTHER TYPES OF FAMILY LAW CASES

We serve our clients' needs in the courts and in mediation, arbitration and collaborative divorce. We also assist divorcing parties as mediators and arbitrators. Our family lawyers, with the assistance of experienced paralegals and staff, represent our clients in an intelligent, ethical, professional and compassionate manner, at all times. Meticulous preparation combined with creativity, experience and professionalism is the key to our success. We have received the highest rating given to attorneys by Martindale Hubbell and our attorneys have been designated “SuperLawyers” by New Jersey Magazine.

*This page is designed to provide general information about our family lawyers, divorce and family law in New Jersey. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

Happy 25th Anniversary to us.
04/01/2021

Happy 25th Anniversary to us.

See Pro Bono article by Peter C. Paras, Esq. in the July edition of Community Magazine.  Community Mag NJ
07/07/2020

See Pro Bono article by Peter C. Paras, Esq. in the July edition of Community Magazine.
Community Mag NJ

06/30/2020

The courts have just released statistics showing that the backlog in divorce cases awaiting resolution increased
by 70 % over last year. This will continue long after the state completely re-opens.

The longer your divorce takes the more it costs you and your family, financially and emotionally.

We can help.

Bonnie Reiss is a court approved mediator and an arbitrator certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers with more than forty years experience helping families resolve all types of matrimonial disputes, whether the involve child custody, support or distribution of complex assets and businesses.

Mediation and Arbitration are quicker and usually less expensive than going to court. They can be tailored to your schedule.

If you are looking to escape ‘divorce limbo’ please contact us so that we can discuss next steps.

Stay safe!

"In Home Social Distancing", an article by Peter C. Paras, Esq. in the latest edition of Community Magazine.
06/16/2020

"In Home Social Distancing", an article by Peter C. Paras, Esq. in the latest edition of Community Magazine.

Parenting Time in a Coronavirus World by Peter C. Paras, Esq. Community Mag NJ
05/19/2020

Parenting Time in a Coronavirus World by Peter C. Paras, Esq. Community Mag NJ

Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C.'s cover photo
05/19/2020

Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C.'s cover photo

04/01/2020

Today , April 1, 2020, we, at Paras Apy & Reiss have two milestones to celebrate: Our 24th anniversary as a law firm and Michael Fleres becoming a partner in the firm. Kudos to Mike!!

We look forward to continuing to provide our clients with professional advocacy in State and Federal courts and services as a neutral mediator, arbitrator, parenting coordinator, discovery master and expert witness.

During these unprecedented times we are fully available by email, phone and video conference.

03/15/2020

We urge all our clients to listen to the recommendations of the governor to avoid close contact. The most important thing is that we all stay safe and healthy. We have not yet finally decided to close our office, but we are offering the option of video conferencing with Zoom. Also, we continue to be available by email.

New Jersey case law requires that you seek permission from the Court to move out of state with your child...but how abou...
02/05/2020
CM: Rumson • Fair Haven • Little Silver • Red Bank • Locust • Sea Bright - February 2020

New Jersey case law requires that you seek permission from the Court to move out of state with your child...but how about moving within the state of New Jersey? Do you need permission? How do the courts handle these interesting matters? You can find out from Partner Peter C. Paras, Esq. in this month's Community Mag NJ, available at https://issuu.com/community_publications/docs/rflr-0220-web/32.

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Wishing a happy, healthy, and gratifying 2020 to all.
12/31/2019

Wishing a happy, healthy, and gratifying 2020 to all.

Merry Christmas!  Wishing all those who celebrate a wonderful day filled with joy, family, friends, and love.
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas! Wishing all those who celebrate a wonderful day filled with joy, family, friends, and love.

Wishing all who celebrate a Happy Hanukkah.  May these eight nights - and the next year - be filled with bright lights, ...
12/22/2019

Wishing all who celebrate a Happy Hanukkah. May these eight nights - and the next year - be filled with bright lights, happiness, and the laughter of family and friends.

12/20/2019

As the holidays approach, we urge all parents - those who are already divorced and those in the throes of divorce - to make sure your kids buy or make a gift for the other parent. It sets a great example for your kids!

In December's Community Mag NJ: Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C. is proud to serve our clients and proud to be recognized by our...
12/04/2019
CM: Rumson • Fair Haven • Little Silver • Red Bank • Locust • Sea Bright - December 2019

In December's Community Mag NJ: Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C. is proud to serve our clients and proud to be recognized by our peers for our excellence in doing so. Read more at https://issuu.com/community_publications/docs/rflr-1219-web-compressed/24.

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From the PAR family to your family, wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃
11/28/2019

From the PAR family to your family, wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃

🥳 We are thrilled to announce that Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C. has been selected as a “Best Law Firm – Metropolitan New Jer...
11/01/2019

🥳 We are thrilled to announce that Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C. has been selected as a “Best Law Firm – Metropolitan New Jersey – Tier One” by 𝑈.𝑆. 𝑁𝑒𝑤𝑠 & 𝑊𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑 𝑅𝑒𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡 and 𝐵𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐿𝑎𝑤𝑦𝑒𝑟𝑠. 🥳

Per the attached press release, "U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 'Best Law Firms' rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process." We are so pleased to have been chosen to receive this honor. Thank you to all of our clients for allowing Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C. to provide you with quality legal representation for more than 23 years.

Our complete ranking is available at https://www.bestlawyers.com/Admin/Firm/Reports/BLF?&rec_id=172317&rec_type=L&firm_id=63046&country=US&md5_id=8B30BA3A1B6C79D08E344E98B7C6923C.

"Consider compromise."  Wiser words have never been spoken.  Peter C. Paras, Esq. educates you about the risk and expens...
10/23/2019
CM: Rumson • Fair Haven • Little Silver • Red Bank • Locust • Sea Bright - October 2019

"Consider compromise."

Wiser words have never been spoken.

Peter C. Paras, Esq. educates you about the risk and expense of trial in October's Community Mag NJ.

https://issuu.com/community_publications/docs/rflr-1019-web/41

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Parental alienation, in all its forms, is contrary to New Jersey law.  Read more about parental alienation from Partner ...
09/24/2019
CM: Rumson • Fair Haven • Little Silver • Red Bank • Locust • Sea Bright - September 2019

Parental alienation, in all its forms, is contrary to New Jersey law. Read more about parental alienation from Partner Peter C. Paras in September's Community Mag NJ at https://issuu.com/community_publications/docs/rflr-0919-web/14.

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Many thanks to Community Mag NJ for this very important article about David Goldman's battle to bring home his abducted ...
09/06/2019

Many thanks to Community Mag NJ for this very important article about David Goldman's battle to bring home his abducted son, the resultant passage of the Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act, and the work still to be done to help families in similar situations.

Partner Patricia E. Apy worked tirelessly alongside David, Congressman Chris Smith, and others to help bring Sean home and to pass the Goldman Act. The Goldman Act helps to facilitate the return of abducted children and authorizes means by which the State Department may influence countries harboring abducted children to abide by certain international obligations.

Learn more about the Goldman Act and how you can help prevent the wrongful removal or detention of a child at http://communitymagazinenj.com/2019/09/04/david-and-sean-goldman-discuss-life-after-an-abduction/.

Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of the Sean and David Goldman Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act (P.L. 113...
08/09/2019

Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of the Sean and David Goldman Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act (P.L. 113-150). To observe the occasion, Partner Patricia E. Apy was joined by Congressman Chris Smith, David & Sean Goldman, and Ravi Parmar at a press conference hosted at our office.

Since the enactment of the Goldman Act, there has been a "dramatic decline in the number of new cases of parental child abduction and the resolution of many others." However, there remains much work to be done to continue to reunite "left behind parents" with the thousands of American children who have been abducted by a parent to a foreign country.

See more at:

https://www.app.com/story/news/local/values/2019/08/08/david-goldman-sean-goldman-international-child-abduction/1941551001/?fbclid=IwAR3AOEoLes4QA5HeijI5phwUR36W6tWAALUTTGHjn4O8mHPCdyYDfqQgpjM

https://chrissmith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=406047&fbclid=IwAR3weuUIo3o0euMAHFg-FywGtAkuMQJLZA8zFOpwHW8PB1RTHBHsLhhJYg8

https://abc7ny.com/nj-student-marks-anniversary-of-law-in-his-name-to-fight-child-abductions/5453249/?fbclid=IwAR1lvinaQ0umr4sPnTifnzgR_TZ-4ezw030FFxA0NRDURJ8uJTAy0H13lEU

https://www.today.com/video/david-goldman-son-sean-look-back-on-infamous-abduction-case-65607237757?fbclid=IwAR31ZylwlILarLv_DE4q18o8gjk-OwOVc0mdVZHtuYb4FQNemJRhlqnLc1k

https://wobm.com/fight-against-international-child-abducti…/

https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/reunited-father-and-son-help-congressman-mark-anniversary-of-anti-abduction-law/

Photos courtesy of Cathy Padilla, Community Mag NJ

Wishing you all a happy and safe Independence Day!
07/04/2019

Wishing you all a happy and safe Independence Day!

06/16/2019

Attention, Moms:

Today is Father’s Day. Whether or not you have a relationship with your children’s dad, whether or not you even like him, please remember that he’s still your children’s father. For those with young children, help your son or daughter make a card or craft for their dad. For those with older children, make sure your child calls or visits their father today. Encourage them and be sure to set a good example. Your child certainly won’t forget it, and their father won’t either.

"The good news is: there is a record of what was said.  The bad news is: there is a record of what was said."  Read more...
06/04/2019
CM: Rumson • Fair Haven • Little Silver • Red Bank • Locust • Sea Bright - June 2019

"The good news is: there is a record of what was said.
The bad news is: there is a record of what was said."
Read more about use of the Internet during divorce from Partner Peter C. Paras in this month's Community Mag NJ at https://issuu.com/community_publications/docs/rflr-0619-web/44.

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We are remembering and honoring the lives of our fallen servicemen and women this Memorial Day.  Please have a safe week...
05/24/2019

We are remembering and honoring the lives of our fallen servicemen and women this Memorial Day. Please have a safe weekend.

05/23/2019

We are very proud to announce that Bonnie M.S. Reiss, Esq., Michael J. Fleres, Esq., and Elissa A. Perkins, Esq. have been appointed to the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee for the 2019-2020 term. Wishing you all many congratulations!

Patricia E. Apy, Esq. had the honor of presenting a seminar at the New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Convention ab...
05/17/2019

Patricia E. Apy, Esq. had the honor of presenting a seminar at the New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Convention about "The 4 Ds: Domestic Violence, Divorce, Diversion and Disability." Great job, Trish!

05/17/2019

We are delighted to announce that Elissa A. Perkins, Esq. has been named co-chair of the Young Lawyers Subcommittee of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section.

05/10/2019

CALLING ALL DADS:

THIS SUNDAY IS MOTHER’S DAY. WHETHER OR NOT YOU LIVE WITH YOUR CHILDREN’S MOM, WHETHER OR NOT YOU EVEN LIKE YOUR CHILDREN’S MOM, ENCOURAGE THEM TO HONOR THEIR MOTHER WITH A CALL, A CARD OR A GIFT. IT SETS THE RIGHT EXAMPLE. IT’S BEING A GOOD PARENT.

This week, Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C. celebrates 23 years of great clients, hard work, collegiality, and professionalism. ...
04/02/2019
CM: Colts Neck • Holmdel • Lincroft - April 2019

This week, Paras, Apy & Reiss, P.C. celebrates 23 years of great clients, hard work, collegiality, and professionalism. Many thanks to Community Mag NJ for their wonderful interview with our three partners, available at https://issuu.com/community_publications/docs/cnhl-0419-web/82, on the state of family law, interesting cases we've handled, and what makes PAR tick. Of course, a big thank you also goes out to our clients, family, and friends for your business and support on this anniversary and always.

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03/15/2019

Congratulations to our NJ Super Lawyers
Patricia E. Apy, Esq.
Peter C. Paras, Esq.
Elissa A. Perkins, Esq. (Rising Star)
Bonnie M. S. Reiss, Esq.

A few people from the firm at last night's Monmouth Bar Association Family Law Dinner. Congrats Allison Ansell for winni...
02/22/2019

A few people from the firm at last night's Monmouth Bar Association Family Law Dinner.
Congrats Allison Ansell for winning the Bernard Hoffman Award!

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# # Paras Apy & Reiss Partner, Peter C. Paras, Selected for Prestigious O’Hern Award

June 16, 2020 – Peter C. Paras, Esq., a partner in the firm of Paras Apy & Reiss, has been selected to receive the highly prestigious Daniel J. O’Hern Award. This award is given to “an attorney who has demonstrated remarkable generosity” in providing legal services to members of the community who cannot afford paid legal services. The award is named for a former New Jersey Supreme Court justice, Daniel J. O’Hern, a Monmouth County resident who was hailed for his keen intellect, unmatched ethical standards and commitment to improving the lives of all residents of New Jersey without regard to status or class. It is presented annually by the Legal Aid Society of Monmouth County to an attorney who best exemplifies the following criteria:
1. Significant contribution to the improvement of the justice system through pro bono efforts on behalf of deserving residents of Monmouth County; and
1. Professional excellence as demonstrated by their altruistic service to the indigent and the community during their career.”

Peter has been practicing Family Law for more than forty years and is highly respected as a zealous advocate for all of his clients. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance, both of which are selective organizations whose members are known for their outstanding knowledge of Family Law.
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