Family Law Attorneys

Whether you are going through a divorce or need help with any other family issue, the law firm of Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, P.C. can help. Our New Jersey family law attorneys have more than 70 years of experience in family and matrimonial law. We will protect your rights and legal interests in and out of the courtroom. The family law practice is headed by Bruce M. Pitman and Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. who, along with Alona Magidova, who is fluent in Russian, and Louis David Balk are available to provide full family law services to the public.

Compassionate Family Law Representation in New Jersey Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, P.C., represents individuals in many family matters, including:

  • Divorce
  • Same-sex dissolutions
  • Child custody, parenting time and child support
  • Modifications and enforcement of custody, parenting plans and child support
  • Alimony
  • Modification of Alimony due to cohabitation, retirement or other changed circumstances
  • Property division
  • Business and other asset valuation related to divorce
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Property agreements for same-sex couples or unmarried domestic partners
  • Prenuptial agreements and post-marital agreements
  • Domestic violence and restraining orders
  • Name changes
  • Parent Coordination Services
  • Guardian ad Litem services
  • Consultation in DCPP cases
  • Uncontested Adoptions
  • Guardianships of Mentally Incapacitated Persons

Mediation & Arbitration

Our attorneys, Alona Magidova, Bruce M. Pitman, and Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., have been approved by the Administrative Office of the Courts as Qualified Family Law Mediators. Charles is certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”) as an arbitrator of family law matters. All four attorneys have extensive experience in family law having practiced matrimonial law for many years or, having extensive experience in DCPP matters.  So, if you are getting divorced, thinking of getting divorced, or find the divorce process expensive, slow, and hurtful, there is another way. As mediators and arbitrators, we can help you and your spouse resolve your issues of alimony, dividing your property, child support, and parenting issues, in a non-adversarial setting by assisting you and your spouse to reach a resolution that fits your family’s particular needs.

Charles was a member of the Ad Hoc Supreme Court Committee on the Arbitration of Family Matters, which culminated in significant changes to the New Jersey Rules of Court that became effective in September of 2015. The new Rules of Court and Arbitration forms can be found on his website at


Our firm represents either parent in paternity/putative actions. Whether you are seeking to prove or disprove parentage, seeking to establish paternity for purposes of child support or to define parental rights, we can help. We can arrange DNA testing to settle the question of paternity and assist in resolving parenting and financial issues regarding the child.

Contact Our Attorneys

If you have a family law concern, contact our family law lawyers at (973) 403-9200 (fax 973-364-1403) or contact them online here. You may also contact our family law litigators directly at,, or We have a convenient office location in Roseland near Route 24 and right off Route 280. We also offer evening and weekend appointments and accept major credit cards.

Russian language services also provided.

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