Divorce impacts the whole family and major issues must be addressed to conclude the matter. Matters, including alimony, division of marital property, child support, and child custody can be too emotional for some and that may lead to contested court cases.


Deciding that divorce is necessary is seldom an easy decision. You may be concerned about how such a decision will affect your finances, your property, your retirement or your children.


In the State of New Jersey, the division of assets and liabilities in a divorce is referred to as "equitable distribution."


The determination of a custody and parenting time arrangement is a fact-sensitive analysis, and the primary concern is the best interests of the children.



Amanda S. Trigg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. As a partner in the Matrimonial Law Department at Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP, Amanda exclusively practices family law, including divorce and all related issues. Amanda holds leadership positions in both the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association

To share her expertise, Amanda frequently lectures at continuing education programs on a local and national level. Her resumé includes a comprehensive list of the presentations that she has given and the articles that she has published concerning custody and parenting time, financial issues related to divorces, and other issues of similar importance to families. In her daily practice, Amanda applies her extensive knowledge of the law to help her clients find customized solutions which meet each family's unique problems. Success for every family grows from the partnership that she builds with her clients, enabling them to move confidently into the next phases of their lives.


  • Know that we will put your children first, because they are more important than any legal strategy.
  • Discuss your priorities and team with me to create paths to achieving those goals, for example, succeeding at work while co-parenting.
  • Plan confidently for your future armed with full knowledge of your options and legal rights
  • Learn how to make decisions which specifically address your family’s unique needs.
  • Work through the problems that are currently upsetting your family so that you will feel happy to go home again at the end of the day.


  • If you are nervous because you do not know what to expect during the divorce process?
  • If are you worried about how to meet your children’s needs when you can’t be with them all of the time?
  • If you need a plan for how to manage your money before, during and after divorce?
  • If you are confused by the conflicting advice that you hear from friends and family members about divorce issues?
  • If you want your lawyer to pay attention to how important it is to be with your children on certain days of the year, like your birthday?
  • If you would you like your lawyer to understand how comforting is it to keep your favorite things about you, like your family heirlooms?
  • If you are ready to make financial decisions with confidence?
  • If you would like to be happy coming home again?