Amanda Trigg is a family law attorney with over 25 years of experience representing clients in all phases of family law resolution, litigation, arbitration and mediation. Her clients include entrepreneurs, physicians, lawyers, artists, parents of special needs children, and grandparents and third parties seeking custody.

Recognized as a leader in the family law bar, Amanda is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. She handles complex litigation and sensitive negotiations that involve:

  • High-net-worth marital estates
  • Business valuations
  • Executive compensation
  • LGBTQ+ families
  • Custody & relocation
  • High-conflict marital/parental disputes
  • Negotiating prenuptial agreements.

Amanda approaches each representation with sensitivity and discretion, knowing her clients need a trustworthy legal advocate who is committed to helping them find solutions to their family's unique problems. Harnessing the power of a well-organized, well-informed attorney/client team, she works with every client to create a promising vision for their family and develop personalized strategies to protect their children, their income, their assets and their futures.

Clients have confidence in Amanda’s experience and expertise – and value the way she respects their concerns and priorities. Success for every family grows from the partnerships she builds, enabling them to move confidently into the next phases of their lives.

Legal Leadership

A leader in family law and the greater legal community, Amanda is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Past President of its New Jersey Chapter, and has served as Chair of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She has also been trained by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a Matrimonial Law Arbitrator.

Amanda speaks frequently to lawyers and financial experts locally and nationally on a range of family law issues, including finding, valuing and dividing assets, alimony and child support, child custody and other rights of husbands, wives, mothers, fathers and children. She is also an author who has published articles concerning custody and parenting time, financial issues related to divorces and issues of similar importance to families.

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  • “What you see is what you get – or is it? Finding Hidden Assets.” Co-Author. The Value Examiner, November/ December 2020.
  • “Initial Consults with Clients with Special Needs Children: The Good, The Bad, and The Necessary,” Co-Author. American Bar Association, Family Advocate, Vol. 42: Issue 3, January 2020.
  • “Pleading “the 5th” in Family Law.” Co-author. New Jersey Family Lawyer, December 2018.
  • Court Rules Editor, The Basic Guide to New Jersey Divorce, Vol. I & II, 2017.
  • “Home Sweet Home – or not? Real Estate and Family Law,” New Jersey Law Journal, April 2017.
  • Court Rules Editor, The Basic Guide to New Jersey Divorce, Vol. I & II, 2017
  • Author, “Home Sweet Home – or not? Real Estate and Family Law,” New Jersey Law Journal, April 2017
  • Chair’s Column, New Jersey Family Lawyer, Volume 36. “Parenting, Lawyering and, Perhaps, Preventing Domestic Violence,” September 2015. “Who are the New Jersey Family Lawyers?” October 2015. “Rethinking Co-Parenting: My Brief Experiment,” December 2015 “Time to make a move on Relocation,” February 2016 “Love/Hate Relationship with Unpublished Opinions,” April 2016. “Pope Francis, Saudi Arabia and Adjusting our Expectations,” June 2016
  • “Initial Consults with Clients with Special Needs Children: The Good, The Bad, and the Unnecessary,” Family Advocate, Winter 2020
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and New Jersey Chapter, 2006 to Present
  • Executive Committee, Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, 2004 to Present
  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and U.S. Chapter, 2015 to Present
  • Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Family Practice Committee, 2015 to 2017
  • Master, Matrimonial Lawyers’ Alliance of New Jersey, 2017 to Present
  • New Jersey Family Lawyer, Editorial Board member, 2010 to Present
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers & International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers® “Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey,” featured in New Jersey Monthly, 2015-2021. This award is conferred by Thomson Reuters.*
  • Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers® “Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey,” featured in New Jersey Monthly, 2013-2021. This award is conferred by Thomson Reuters.*
  • Selected to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers®* list featured in New Jersey Monthly, 2011-2021.  This award is conferred by Thomson Reuters.*
  • Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars® * list featured in New Jersey Monthly, 2007-2010*
  • Selected to the list of Best Lawyers in America, in the areas of Family Law and Family Law Arbitration, 2015-2022*
  • 2018 Hackensack Family Lawyer “Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers, 2018-2021*
  • Amicus Curiae Contribution Award, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2016
  • Legislative Recognition Award, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2013 and 2005
  • Selected to the list of “40 Under 40,” The New Jersey Law Journal, recognized as one of “40 under 40” attorneys by the New Jersey Law Journal, 2009*
  • Selected to the list of Bergen County's "Top Lawyers," 2019-2020, in Family Law. This award is conferred by Bergen magazine.

*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  A description of the selection methodology can be found here.

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  • Speaker, 2021 Family Law Symposium, “What I wish I knew then,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, January 2021
  • Panelist, “Remarriage and Blended Families,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, November 2020
  • Moderator, “How to Successfully Develop an International Family Law Practice,” International Academy of Family Lawyers, November 2020
  • Moderator, “What is a Career Worth? Paying for the non-economic contributions and earning potential sacrificed by the partner or co-parent who stays home,” International Academy of Family Lawyers, May 2020
  • Speaker, 2020 Family Law Symposium, “Understanding and Using Different Trusts as Tools In Family Law Cases,” New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, January 2020
  • Speaker, Alabama Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, “What you see is what you get – or is it? Finding Hidden Assets,” December 2019
  • Speaker, Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, “Social Media/ Professional Conduct,” October 2019
  • Speaker, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Business Valuation Resources National Divorce Conference, “Practice Management & Social Media” and “Hidden Assets,” May 2019
  • Speaker, Drafting Matrimonial Settlement Agreements, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, March 2019
  •  Moderator, “Pre-marital and Immune Assets,” Family Law Symposium. New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, January 2019
  • Moderator, “Family Law Certification Course,” New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, in conjunction with the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, October 2017
  • Speaker, “Unique Families/ Unusual Parenting Plans,” American Bar Association Family Law Section, October 2017
  • Speaker, “Which Way Do I Go? (Education and Family Law),” New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, May 2017
  • Moderator, “Domestic Violence,” 2017 Family Law Symposium New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, January 2017
  • Moderator, “What every attorney should know about Family Law.” New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, November 2016
  • Panelist, “Hot Tips in Family Law,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, February 2005, September 2006, September 2007, October 2009, October 2010, October 2011, November 2012, November 2014, November 2016. Moderator: November 2013
  • Speaker, “LGBTQ Issues in Mediation.” New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts May 2016
  • Moderator, 2016 Family Law Symposium New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, January 2016
  • Speaker, “Cohabitation and Alimony” New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, January 2016