Emily R. Carstensen, Counsel
Emily devotes her practice exclusively to matrimonial and family law and has done so since her admission to the New Jersey State Bar in 2006.
Emily handles a variety of family law matters such as: complex equitable distribution cases, custody and child support applications, domestic violence (Temporary and Final Restraining Orders) trials, post-divorce applications and prenuptial agreements. Emily is regularly appointed as a Guardian Ad Litem to represent the best interests of children in custody and parenting time matters. Emily has extensive courtroom experience throughout northern and central New Jersey. She regularly appears in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Essex, Somerset, Hudson, and Middlesex Counties.
Emily is a member of the Morris County and Bergen County Bar Associations. Emily serves as a panelist on the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel in Morris and Bergen Counties. Additionally, Emily provides pro bono legal representation for victims of domestic violence through the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Program. Emily is President of the Morris County Chapter of BW NICE. She previously volunteered for the Morris County Litigant Self Help Program. Emily was recognized as a New Jersey SuperLawyer’s “Rising Star” from 2012 - 2017. Emily was recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2017 for client satisfaction. Emily was also recognized by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys in 2017.
Emily attended Monmouth University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English while participating in the Honors Program. She received her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. While attending law school, she was selected to participate in the Center for Social Justice Family Law Clinic. Thereafter, she served a judicial clerkship in Hunterdon County Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part with the Honorable Stephen B. Rubin.
Legal Assistant: Barbara D'Agosta
- Angelo Sarno
- Edward S. Snyder
- Jerry S. D'Aniello
- Joseph V. Maceri
- Paul M. da Costa
- Stacey A. Cozewith
- Scott D. Danaher
- Rawan Hmoud
- Adelaide Riggi
"I was involved in a VERY complicated and tumultuous child custody, divorce, domestic violence case for two full years. I was fortunate enough to be represented by one of the top matrimonial teams in the state of NJ, and the outcome in my case exceeded my every expectation." - Former Client"Paul personally stood by my side and represented me throughout my injury case. Whether it was business at hand, advice, or a late night phone call to help me understand what was going on; he never took a step back towards helping me. I knew that I could call on him at any time . My case was very successful and I attribute that to Paul's dedication . He even came to me during a snow storm when I could not make it to his office. I certainly would recommend him to anyone." - Former Client