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Carl J. Soranno, Chair

Whether a client is considering marriage or faces the unfortunate consequences of divorce or a custody, guardianship, or trust dispute, Brach Eichler’s Family Law Services Practice can address every aspect of the impact of these events on the client and the family. This practice is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of attorneys that focus on the personal legal needs of the client in family transition.

The department’s highly skilled attorneys possess a deep knowledge of the legal issues affecting the family and work in conjunction with Brach Eichler’s leading attorneys in the areas of trust and estates, tax, real estate, corporate, business planning, and healthcare. By blending the skills of key lawyers from multiple practices, the Family Law Services Practice addresses the needs of the individual and family in virtually any situation that could arise from marital formation or disruption, including all areas of post-dissolution planning.

These include:

  • Pre-marital business planning and agreements
  • Dissolution of marriage
  • Child support
  • Custody and guardianship
  • Alimony
  • Equitable distribution of assets
  • Business valuation, agreements, and advice
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Trusts, and estate planning
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Post-judgment modification and enforcement
  • Appeal

While some firms can certainly manage the dissolution of the marriage, including issues that may arise from the marital breakdown, Brach Eichler’s size and the strength of its diverse capabilities offer clients an unmatched perspective as well as a cost-conscious approach. The firm’s collaborative culture is well suited to providing seamless, integrated services that take multiple factors into consideration, leading to sensible and effective solutions. This sets our firm apart from others that merely focus on marital dissolution.

Years of experience allow the practice to successfully assist clients with a myriad of issues. The Family Law Services Practice Chair, Carl Soranno, is particularly suited to this role. He has served clients in multiple areas across a wide variety of concerns and challenges. In addition to family law matters, Carl’s 30 years of experience includes business formation, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation. He is also a businessman and entrepreneur, having successfully launched a public biotechnology firm.

We help our clients determine their goals and objectives and then, with sensitivity and confidentiality, formulate and implement a strategy to make them real. Our goal is to support and guide you through the process of marital planning and divorce with a strategy that minimizes the impact on your family, while sensibly managing costs and protecting your legal rights throughout completion of the case. If post-judgment matters arise, we welcome the opportunity to further serve you by aggressively taking steps to enforce your former spouse’s obligations and to protect your rights under any judgment or settlement that has been achieved on your behalf. And if trial is necessary, our attorneys, who are highly skilled negotiators, litigators, and trial attorneys will represent you aggressively through trial and appeal if needed.

Each family law matter is unique. We have experience working with a wide variety of families and individuals with differing priorities, through difficult challenges. We consistently bring to each matter every resource we possess as a firm, for the benefit of each and every client. Our intent is to help our clients successfully enter marriage or conclude their divorce with a fair and equitable settlement that allows them to move forward in a positive way with their lives.

For Physicians

Because the firm is a leader in health law representation, we have extensive experience working with health care professionals facing marital disruption. Our Family Law Services Practice partners with our leading health care attorneys to assist providers and other medical professionals engaged in marital planning or facing divorce. Our health care clients benefit from utilizing a firm that offers deep knowledge and experience in the business of health care.

Our Promise

At Brach Eichler, we are committed to a dynamic and meaningful partnership with our clients. We move forward with a shared vision, one that is carefully crafted and thoughtfully and practically implemented. Together, we achieve success.

“Lectures Lectures, February 24, 2019
Negotiation Skills in Family Practice

Lawline CLE Presentation

“Articles Articles, January 25, 2019
Soranno and Stollen in the NJLJ on Retirement Assets in Divorce

New Jersey Law Journal

“Articles Articles, August 10, 2018
Attorneys Have New Tools to Navigate Divorce

NJ Business (quoted in)

“Articles Articles, July 12, 2018
Real-Life Candid Camera: The Pros and Cons to Surveillance in Family Practice

New Jersey Law Journal (co-author)

“News News, May 14, 2018
Gladstone named to NJ Best Lawyers for Families 2018

NJ Family Magazine

“Articles Articles, January 22, 2018
To Divorce or Not to Divorce in the Age of #MeToo and ‘Time’s Up

New Jersey Law Journal, (co-author)

“Articles Articles, January 22, 2018
Divorce and the #MeToo Movement: Soranno, Stollen, and Rutkowski in NJLJ

New Jersey Law Journal, (co-author)

“Articles Articles, January 16, 2018
Proceed with Caution When Handling Retirement Assets in a Divorce

New Jersey Law Journal, (co-author)

“Articles Articles, July 24, 2017
Client’s Needs vs. Attorney’s Integrity: An Ethical Tug of War

New Jersey Law Journal, (co-author)

“Articles Articles, January 23, 2017
Changes to Child Support and Emancipation in New Jersey

New Jersey Law Journal, (co-author)