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Family Attorney Serving Millburn, NJ



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At the Williams Law Group, we are highly trained in New Jersey matrimonial law, and we have a deep understanding of the issues you are currently facing. We understand that few experiences can bring you as much upheaval as a divorce, and we want you to know that you do not have to go through this turmoil alone. Further, we do not stop the moment your divorce is final. While many people breathe a huge sigh of relief when they receive their final divorce decree, others may find themselves sad and depressed when they realize their marriage is truly over. Not only do we take care of the legal side of your divorce, we are committed to helping you through the emotional roller-coaster as well. The Williams Law Group can help you with any number of matrimonial law issues, including the many issues which accompany separation, divorce, and annulment such as:

  • Filing legal pleadings, including petitions and motions
  • Identifying and tracing marital assets
  • Determining business divisions
  • Determining business valuations
  • Calculating and obtaining spousal support
  • Calculating complex asset, equity and debt division
  • Obtaining protective orders
  • Participating in Alternative Dispute Resolution (arbitration, mediation, informal settlements)
  • Responding to discovery
  • Preparing requests for discovery
  • Seeking post-judgment modifications
  • Seeking enforcement of spousal support and child support
  • Trial Advocacy

With a team of professional, experienced attorneys whose goal is to get you through your matrimonial issues, you can stop shouldering the entire burden, and move forward in your life. The team at the Williams Law Group will really listen during your consultation. We truly want to know what your goals and your hopes are for your future, and we will work hard to help you attain them.


Allison C. Williams, Esq.
April Katz Israeli, Esq.
Victoria D. Miranda, Esq.
Sean O'Connor
Alvin Eugene "Gene" Richards, III, Esq.


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The Williams Law Group was founded by attorney Allison C. Williams, Esq. Allison is a nationally recognized family attorney, knowledgeable in many areas of matrimonial law and the following experience to her credit:

  • Family Law Trial Certified Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Knowledgeable about Child Welfare Law
  • New Jersey Supreme Court-certified Matrimonial Law Attorney
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Chosen as a Super Lawyer
  • 2017 Top 50 Women Attorneys in New Jersey
  • Selected to the 2017 Nation’s Top One Percent by the NADC
  • A published scholar


Joining Allison are Cristyn D. Clifton and Melissa R. Barrella.  Cristyn Clifton joined the Williams Law Group in June 2017 as a Senior Associate, bringing nearly a decade and a half of experience to the table, beginning with a Superior Court clerkship with the Honorable Mark B. Epstein, followed by several years in the private sector and public service experience in the Attorney General’s Office. Cristyn has a long track record of achieving superior outcomes for clients.

Melissa R. Barella is an Associate Attorney with the Williams Law Firm, earning her degree from Seton Hall University. Melissa’s early career focused on family law and criminal law with the frim of Fusco & Macaluso, before she became a civil litigator, specifically working in environmental litigation. Melissa brings writing, litigation, research and motion preparation skills to the team.

Rounding out this exemplary legal team are Marisol I. Gonzalez, Law Clerk, Judy L. Sotardi, Office Administrator, Anna Shea, Director of Client Engagement, Lianna Rivera, Client Intake/Marketing Assistant, Jasmine Diaz, Paralegal, Taylor Mitchell, Paralegal, Jenny Ventura, Filing Clerk and Raquel A. Diaz, Receptionist. Together, our team will provide you with comprehensive family law services, ensuring your rights and your future are well-taken care of.


While credentials, experience, and results are crucial components of the attorney you will choose for your matrimonial issues, another facet of choosing a family law attorney is determining how you and a potential attorney will “mesh” and be able to work together. Our team of attorneys are warm, compassionate, highly experienced and reputable. We will, on your behalf, negotiate the very best property settlement, spousal support, asset and debt division or high net worth settlement possible.

We will hammer out any issues of disagreement, always working for your best interests. Remember that the outcome of your divorce is something you will have to deal with for the rest of your life, so it’s especially important to take the extra time to find an attorney who will fight aggressively for your future and one you feel you can put your trust in as well. You will find that attorney at the Williams Law Group. You are not alone—let our team of attorneys guide you through your divorce with confidence and compassion. Contact the Williams Law Group today at (908) 810-1083.

Every time I have spoken to Allison she has been efficient and direct. I enjoy working with this firm and find the whole group to be professional and enthusiastic. - Gina

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Attorney Allison Williams is nationally known as a result of her family law and DYFS work and has appeared on News 12 and the Katie Couric show due to her extensive experience in her field. View all of the recent news mentions for WLG.