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Family Law, Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation, & Real Estate Attorney

Howard B. Leopold extensively focuses on matters relating to family law, personal injury, and complex commercial litigation matters and issues.

Family Law

Family law includes adoption, custody, child support, domestic violence, alimony/maintenance, visitation, equitable distribution, and tax related issues. He also handles post-divorce judgment matters such as enforcement and modification of orders.

Mr. Leopold recognizes that family law proceedings may take an emotional toll on a family, particularly if children or significant assets are involved. He can advocate for you in disputes involving child custody, child support, alimony (spousal support), property division, and more. A New Jersey court will determine custody according to the best interests of the child, but there are many factors that go into its analysis. Thus, it is important to retain a child custody attorney who can present your position in a persuasive manner and make sure that your child’s future is protected.

Similarly, the laws governing the division of assets and debts following a divorce provide for significant discretion and flexibility. Rather than automatically dividing a couple’s marital property exactly equally, as some states do, New Jersey allows courts to use a principle called “equitable distribution.” Marital property is divided in a way that is fair, but this may not result in an even division in some cases. The process may be particularly complex when a couple has substantial assets, such as real estate, investments, or businesses. To safeguard your interests and build a sturdy financial future, you should consult an equitable distribution lawyer who can identify all of the marital assets and explain why they should be divided in the manner that you propose.

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is an area of New Jersey law that is frequently changing. Mr. Leopold stays up to date with the latest developments and can help clients fight for an alimony amount that is fair and appropriate. If you need to modify alimony payments or child support, he can assist you with the legal process of showing that a substantial change in circumstances has occurred in your life or the life of your former spouse. (Modifications to child custody arrangements also may be sought when needed, and knowledgeable representation by a New Jersey divorce lawyer is a critical tool to have on your side in these situations.)

Personal Injury

Howard Leopold handles a wide variety of personal injury cases. These matters include slip and falls and motor vehicle accidents. The slip and fall cases can occur when there are defects in a sideway or roadway. They can also involve injuries resulting from slip and falls during snow and ice storms. Mr. Leopold has extensive experience in negotiating with insurance companies. If a matter cannot be settled, eventually, then the case is filed in Court and decided by the trier of facts, which is typically a jury.

At all times, Mr. Leopold will assure that you are properly represented, and will zealously advocate for your rights, to maximize any recovery.

Complex Commercial Litigation

At Leopold Law, LLC, we handle a variety of complex commercial litigation. These may involve business matters, such as real estate matters, partnership or shareholder disputes, insurance claims, collection matters, etc., or individual concerns.

At all times, your interests are of paramount concern. We will protect your rights and interests, to the extent possible, and advocate for you.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Howard Leopold obtained admission to the New Jersey and New York Bars. Mr. Leopold received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany and his J.D. from Albany Law School. He has more than 30 years of experience practicing law, starting with his work in the litigation department of a New York City law firm. Before founding Leopold Law, he also worked for four years at a New Jersey firm, and was the litigation partner at Goodman & Leopold, LLP, before starting Leopold Law, L.L.C. in 2015.

When he is not advocating for the rights of his clients, Mr. Leopold gains great satisfaction from his participation in community organizations. He has judged high school moot court competitions, helping young people develop skills that may make them strong future attorneys. He also has served as the President of the Jewish Community Center of Paramus/CBT and as the Vice-President of the Oradell Little League.

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Howard B. Leopold

Howard B. Leopold extensively focuses on matters relating to all family law matters and issues. These include: adoption, custody, child support, alimony/maintenance, visitation, equitable distribution, and tax related issues. He also handles post-divorce judgment matters such as enforcement and modification of orders. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he has obtained admission to the New Jersey and New York Bars.

Client Reviews
"I had a legal issue with a contract and Mr. Leopold was nothing but truthful, just and honest about how I should proceed with my case. The guidance I received was nothing short of exceptional. I would have no issue whatsoever with recommending him to anyone who needs legal advice or services. He is your man if you need a keen legal eye watching out for you." Iam E.
"Howard gave me the courage to stand up for myself. He showed me the person I could be and encouraged me to make decisions with a healthy future in mind. " Chloe
"Howard went above and beyond for me. He responded to emails, texts, and calls day and night and was aggressive in Court. I am grateful for all his efforts." Pia
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