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Emily R. Carstensen, Counsel
Emily R. Carstensen is Counsel in the Family Law Department of Snyder Sarno D’Aniello Maceri & da Costa. Her extensive knowledge and experience within the field of Matrimonial and Family Law has proven invaluable to the firm.
Emily was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar in 2006. Since her admission, she focused her practice exclusively on Family Law. Emily specializes in high conflict custody and parenting time matters, but also handles divorce, alimony, child support, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements and post-divorce applications. She cares deeply about her clients and dedicates her time to helping them navigate difficult and stressful situations. She actively protects her clients and ensures that their needs and the needs of their children are never jeopardized or overlooked.
Emily is regularly appointed by the judiciary and her peers as Guardian Ad Litem and Parenting Coordinator to represent the best interests of children in custody and parenting time matters. She has extensive courtroom experience throughout northern and central New Jersey, and regularly appears in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, and Essex Counties.
Emily is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association and the Morris County Bar Association. She serves as a panelist on the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel in Bergen and Morris Counties. Emily provides pro bono legal advice through the JBWS legal clinic. Her hard work and dedication has landed her recognition within the legal community, as she has been included in Thomson Reuter’s Rising Stars list each year since 2012.1
Prior to joining the firm, Emily attended Monmouth University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English while participating in the Honors Program. She later 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.
Awards, Accolades, & Professional Associations
- Angelo Sarno
- Edward S. Snyder
- Jerry S. D'Aniello
- Joseph V. Maceri
- Paul M. da Costa
- Stacey A. Cozewith
- Scott D. Danaher
- Adelaide Riggi
- Laura Guinta Gencarelli
- Daniel B. Devinney
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