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Chester, New Jersey divorce law firm

Chester Divorce Attorneys

Serving Chester, New Jersey since 1994, Edens Law Group is happy to offer it’s unique insight into the specific needs of New Jersian families. Edens Law Group holds families in such high regard that we only practice family law. This focus may limit the amount of clients that we can serve each year, but it means that the knowledge, experience, and expertise that we bring to your family is exactly what you need to strive. It is with great pleasure that Edens Law Group supports your family and its needs. Regardless of whether what you need is a prenuptial agreement, to file for divorce, a hand in adopting a child, or support in drafting a will, Edens Law Group is ready to assist. Call us at (908) 879-9499 to learn more about what we can do to help and support your family.

Edens Law Group, LLC
310 State Route 24, Suite A4, Chester, NJ 07930
(908) 879-9499

Our Attorneys

Ann Margot Edens, Esq. - Partner Photo

Ann Margot Edens, Esq. - Partner

Attorney Ann Edens is the founding partner of Edens Law Group. She has practiced in the field of family law since graduating from law school. As a result, she has been working in this field for 30 years.

For many reasons, choosing family law was easy for Attorney Edens. She enjoys working with people, not pushing paper. Furthermore, she also enjoys that family law creates solutions for individual families. As a result, she gets to be closer to her clients and the real-world results of her cases. In fact, she doesn’t offer “free consultations” – instead, she gives “free one-hour strategy sessions” where she assesses the specifics of each client’s situation with their input and collaboration. As such, Attorney Edens can tailor a “road map” to help her clients.

Attorney Edens is also privileged to be a volunteer and active participant in her local community. Because of her position, she has encountered numerous organizations that do wonderful work for families. The Superior Court of Sussex County has appointed her as a Parenting Coordinator. She also serves as a volunteer Court-Appointed Mediator for the Pilot Economic Mediation Program for the Superior Court of Morris County and has been appointed to the Blue Ribbon Panel of the Morris County Early Settlement Program.

Additionally, Attorney Edens volunteers her time at the Women’s Centers in both Hackettstown, New Jersey and at the County College of Morris in Randolph. Being able to volunteer in these capacities is exponentially rewarding and enriches her experience as a family lawyer.

Outside of office confines, Attorney Edens and her firm have volunteered for the Non-Profit Grow-a-Row, helping to glean apples to donate to agencies that feed the hungry. Most recently, the firm participated in the SPEAK 5K to raise awareness of Domestic Violence.

Attorney Edens also volunteers within the legal community. Most noteworthy, she was appointed to the Ethics Committee, which investigates alleged ethical violations by local attorneys. She was also a member and past chair of the Ethics Fee Arbitration Committee.

She also handles adoptions, which are near and dear to her heart. Attorney Edens herself was adopted and went through the adoption process with her two beautiful children. Whether you are looking to adopt in the U.S., through foster care, or internationally, Attorney Edens can help. She is also designated as one of the adoption attorneys recommended by the well-known Spence-Chapin Adoption Agency in New York City.

  • Areas of Practice
    Family and matrimonial law, including adoption
    Divorce mediation
  • Court Approvals
    Approved by the N.J. Administrative Office of the Courts as a Divorce and Family Mediator
  • Bar Admissions
    New Jersey, 1989
    U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1989
    U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1989
  • Education
    Seton Hall Law School Institute of Dispute Resolution, 1990
    Mediation Training
    Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York, 1989
    Juris Doctor
    Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA, 1981
    Bachelor of Arts
    Major – Sociology
    Minor – Psychology
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    Morris County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
    Accredited Member – New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators 1996 – 2010
  • Past Employment Positions
    Center for Divorce Mediation
    Ann O’Flanagan & Associates
    Divorce Alternatives
Eva M. Uhrik, Esq. - Associate Photo

Eva M. Uhrik, Esq. - Associate

Attorney Eva Uhrik is an associate with Edens Law Group. She completed her undergraduate degree at Rutgers University and earned her J.D. from Seton Hall School of Law. She then completed a Family Law clerkship in Essex County, New Jersey, for the Honorable Peter J. Cass.

Throughout her legal career, attorney Uhrik focused her practice on Family Law. She chose family law because she wanted to help families, especially families dealing with important issues such as divorce, custody, parenting time, and domestic violence. She has spent the last several years of her practice gaining invaluable litigation experience as a public defender and a prosecutor, working with families accused of abuse and neglect involving DCP&P. If you are involved in a domestic violence incident and/or with a DCP&P matter, attorney Uhrik can provide specialized expertise and experience to help you protect yourself and your family.

Attorney Uhrik understands that, in any Family Law matter, compassionate counsel is just as important as aggressive advocacy. Her philosophy is client focused and her aim is to ensure the client a successful outcome.

Attorney Uhrik is also involved in several nonprofit organizations that help serve our local community. She serves on the Leadership Council of Platinum Minds, and she is volunteering her time with the Women’s Crisis Center and the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project.

  • Areas of Practice
    Family and matrimonial law, including divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution of assets, parenting time, and post-judgment issues.
    Domestic Violence Trials
    DCP&P matters
  • Bar Admissions
    New Jersey, 1991
    U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1991
    U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1991
  • Education
    Seton Hall School Of Law
    Rutgers University, 1985
  • Past Employment Positions
    New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
    New Jersey Office of Attorney General
    Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, Esq.
Matthew B. Gordon, Esq. - Associate Photo

Matthew B. Gordon, Esq. - Associate

Attorney Matthew B. Gordon is an associate at Edens Law Group. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Lehigh University in 2016 and received his Juris Doctor with a concentration in Health Law from Seton Hall Law School in 2019. Matthew was admitted to the New Jersey State Bar in 2019. He is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Morris County Bar Association.

Matthew was the law clerk to Hon. Philip J. Degnan, J.S.C. in the New Jersey Superior Court, Family Part for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 judicial terms. While clerking, Matthew saw first-hand the difference that an astute attorney can make in the outcome of a case. He understands that family is the most important part of life, and that when family is on the line, you want a skilled professional in your corner. Matthew is dedicated to being that professional every day for everyone he represents.

Matthew believes in tireless advocacy and compassionate representation. As a trained and experienced mediator, he will do everything that can be done to aid in amicable agreements. But, should the need arise, he will stand firm for everything you are entitled to.

Diane A. Vidal, Esq. - Associate Photo

Diane A. Vidal, Esq. - Associate

Mrs. Vidal graduated with honors from Rutgers University earning a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and a minor in psychology. Mrs. Vidal graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law which was ranked 59th best law school in the nation by US News and World Report in 2018. She was an associate editor of the Seton Hall Legislative Bureau Journal during her last two years of law school where she wrote and edited publications regarding legislative reform.

Recipient of a Juris Doctor in 2007, Mrs. Vidal is licensed to practice law in three states: New Jersey, New York and Florida. In 2007, Mrs. Vidal was admitted to the Bar in New Jersey and the New Jersey’s Appellate Division while also being admitted to practice law in New York State Courts. In May of 2018, Mrs. Vidal was admitted to practice law in the State of Florida.

Mrs. Vidal’s legal career commenced over a decade ago as a paralegal while she worked her way through law school. She worked alongside former municipal court judge, Nelson C. Monteiro, Esq., where she learned many areas of the law including criminal, immigration, civil litigation, estate planning and probate, family law, and real estate. She has over a decade of experience in Family Law as she worked as an attorney for Iandoli & Edens, LLC since 2011. She is an associate attorney for Chiumento Law in Florida while continuing to serve as of counsel to the Edens Law Group, LLC.

Having found her passion in law and determined to help others with the American legal system, Mrs. Vidal has authored numerous articles, written frequent legal briefs and published an e-book on family law litigation. Recipient of the New Jersey Super Lawyer, Rising Star award for 5 years in a row, she is well recognized and respected by her colleagues. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and is a member of the Portuguese Club of Palm Coast, Florida. Diane Vidal currently serves as Secretary of the Flagler County Bar Association and serves as Director of Community Engagement for the Professional Women of Flagler County.

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