Gourvitz & Gourvitz has a reputation for
professionalism and their aggressive
representation of clients.

Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC. represents individuals in New Jersey, New York, Nationally, and Internationally in the broad spectrum of family legal matters. They appear frequently in State and Federal Courts in cases involving every facet of family and divorce law. They are particularly well known for their aggressive representation of clients.

The firm has vast experience and concentrates its practice in divorce, domestic violence and in cases involving abduction of children and removal of children, has extensive ability to find and locate the children and have them returned to their rightful parents.

Firm Successes
The firm has:

  • Successfully petitions Southern District of New York order return of children wrongfully retained in New York City to Norway after trial.
  • Successfully had a woman and her children relocate to Florida despite Court expert’s recommendation for them to stay in New Jersey.
  • Successfully thwarted illegal support order issued by Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
  • Successfully located and returned an abducted child to Denmark.
  • Successfully stopped the return of a child to the United Kingdom where she was sexually abused.
  • Successfully found and located abducted child and had her returned through the New York Supreme Court to father in Cardiff, Wales.
  • Successfully voided Muslim Mahr agreement in New Jersey Courts.
  • Successfully stopped Italian court from deciding alimony reduction despite both parties living in Italy.
  • Successfully enforced French Support Order against Swiss Father.
  • Successfully stopped wife with proceeding with divorce in India.
  • Successfully found and reunited father with abducted child from Israel.
  • Successfully protected a women who sought sanctuary in New Jersey from Maryland against domestic abuse.
  • Successfully found and located a kidnapped child from Trinidad to the United States and had the Court order her return.
  • Successfully located a child taken to wilderness of Peru by the mother and returned to the United States where the Court awarded custody to the father.
  • Successfully prevented a child from being abducted to Japan by obtaining a Koseki from Japan utilizing self-help and meeting at the Japan Consulate to prevent a passport from being issued.
  • Successfully had the FBI board a plane on the tarmac of Newark Airport to seize a child who was illegally taken to Brazil.
  • Successfully, through self-help, had a child legally returned to the Netherlands.
  • Successfully had the Court compel the return of children from Switzerland.
  • Successfully had the State Court grant the mother’s relocation to Italy with her two children.
  • Successfully had the Court grant a mother’s relocation with her children to Russia.
  • Successfully had the Court prevent a mother from abducting her children to Russia.
  • Successfully had a Court prevent two children from being returned to Paraguay.
  • Successfully prevented a child from being returned to Argentina to a pedophile father, only after two trials and a Federal appeal.
  • Successfully had a Court grant visitation to a father who lives in Malaysia and Singapore.
  • Successfully compelled, through Court action, support from a father living in Hong Kong.
  • Successfully returned a child to the mother who was the sole custodian after the child was abducted from Pennsylvania to New Jersey by the maternal grandparents.
  • Successfully had the interstate removal of a mother and child with her new husband move from NJ to Alabama.


“Very Fortunate”

Dear Elliot and Ari,

Thank you for forwarding this article and photo regarding the [Client’s] case from Norway. We want to thank you for all of the time and effort you spent on this case and for the advocacy that you provided to the [Client].

Mr. [Client] was very fortunate to have you as his counsel, and we are fortunate that you choose to participate in the Hague Convention Attorney Network!

Sincerely, Legal Assistance Program – Coordinator U.S. Department of State | Bureau of Consular Affairs | U.S. Central Authority for the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Simply The Best

In one of the most stressful times in a person’s life it is imperative that you have attorneys that you can trust and always work for your best interest and that is Elliot and Ari Gourvitz. They made sure I knew every aspect of what to expect and how to navigate a very complicated process. It has been over 10 years since my divorce and I can still pick up the phone and speak to Ari and know that I will receive the same forthright advice that I became accustomed to during the actual proceedings. If you have to go through the process go through it with Gourvitz & Gourvitz.


Formidable professional!

Elliot Gourvitz is a formidable professional! During one of the toughest times in my life he and his staff made me feel protected and secure despite the mire of divorce. I recommend him and his staff should you find yourself in need of representation.


Handle delicate situations with professionalism and compassion

Dear Elliot,

Over the past twenty five years I have had the need of your services in dealing with my divorce. You have made a HORRIBLE situation livable. Your total professional approach to this client’s problem and concern has afforded me peace of mind. I say thank you for attorneys like you, who handle delicate situations with professionalism and compassion.

God bless you!


Great representation!!!

Ari and Elliot did a fabulous job for me. Not only did I have great representation, I gained an extension of a family.


Highly professional

Over the last few years, on three different occasions, I have used the services of the attorneys at Gourvitz & Gourvitz. In each instance, I have found them to be highly professional, well versed in the law and very expedient in bringing a satisfactory resolution to my cases. I will not hesitate to recommend Gourvitz & Gourvitz to any one in need of competent legal services.


They stood by my side

The firm of Gourvitz & Gourvitz is the legal industries platinum standard. When I was going through my divorce, Ari Gourvitz and Elliot Gourvitz ensured I was represented at the highest level possible. Moreover, they stood by my side in every facet both legally and emotionally. I strongly suggest if you are looking for the finest representation possible; you start and end your search with Gourvitz & Gourvitz.


You will not be disappointed

They’ll go balls to the wall for their clients!! You will not be in better hands. You will not find sharper minds. You will not experience lack of caring. You will not be disappointed.


Extremely happy

I am extremely happy with my experience with this firm. The staff always kept me informed and had my son’s best interest in mind and I am beyond pleased with the outcome of my case, they truly do “think outside the box” and I am comforted to know I have them in my corner.


Thank you Elliot, Ari and Kelly

I have worked with Gourvitz and Gourvitz for 14 years, and during that time, I have felt that their expertise, and management of my case has been exemplary. They care for me and my case in a way I feel that a father, brother or sister would take care of their own. Thank you Elliot, Ari and Kelly.


Effective advocate

Few lawyers that I have encountered in the last 45 years are as effective an advocate as Elliot.

John Trombadore, Esq

Premier matrimonial lawyers

Elliot has been one of the premier matrimonial lawyers and can settle or try your case whichever needed.

Cary Cheifetz, Esq


“Glad the kids in NJ have you in their corner!”

J.M., Safety Consultant and Child Safety Advocate

Fabulous firm

Fabulous firm that treats you like family.

Chris P.

A rarity among lawyers

I first met Elliot Gourvitz in 1979 when I asked him to handle my divorce. When we finally got to Court, I was amazed at his grasp of the case and his powers of persuasion over the judge. We subsequently won the case which was appealed, remanded, and appealed again – – all of which we won. Since that time, I have used his skills in various other matters of mine, and we have become close friends.

He is a rarity among lawyers. He cares for his clients and puts them first in all matters.

Henry Finelli

Great Attorney!

As a father trying to gain shared parental custody you automatically feel like the cards are stacked up against you. Ari and the staff at Gourvitz & Gourvitz made me feel like I had a chance. I didn’t want to be a weekend dad. Ari listened to my case and fought for my rights against false claims and misrepresentations.

I thank Ari for a great job as I was granted temporary residential custody of my son after a 3 year long hard fought battle.


An extremely professional team

I have used the Gourvitz team for the Chancery Court for my personal divorce and I have used them in Superior Court for business related litigation. Both times they aggressively represented my interests and I was happy with their representation of my goals.


No Nonsense Attorney

I highly recommend this law firm. They are on the ball. Mr. Gourvitz’s actions proved that he just won’t take “NO” for an answer. This firm acted swiftly to every detail, every motion, involving on my case. Mr Gourvitz knows how to get to the nitty-gritty without all the nonsense. In the end, I got a positive settlement on a case that no other attorney wanted to touch.


Great work

I hired Ari on two separate occasions – the first for my divorce and the second for a child removal action several years later. Ari is terrific at returning phone calls and answering questions, but for me, his most important strengths are his tenacity and aggressiveness. I was highly pleased with his work.


I finally got the right law!

Ari took over after I finally got totally fed up with my original lawyer and got things back on track and and then things were resolved within six months. Wish I had heard of him a year earlier.


Freedom!!! And happy ever after…

I am very grateful to Mr Gourvitz for giving me back my Freedom. The day at our first meeting Mr Gourvitz advised me of possible outcome of my minor child relocation case. Mr Gourvitz also explained to my ex husband this possible result but my stubborn ex decided to fight me on every aspect of our disagreement. So we ended up in court and trial and the process has taken 15 months. After those month though the outcome was exactly as Mr Gourvitz advised on the 1st day we met which demonstrates Mr Gourvitz knowledge and ability to evaluate the trial decisions. He was honest and tried to help me settle the matter out of court but again my ex did not want to hear anything. So after couple of days of remarkable performance Mr Gourvitz set me free from my ex control and I was allowed to relocate to Russia with my 2 year old daughter! How brilliant is that! I paid dear for my freedom but this was the best investment I made in my life! And I thank Mr Gourvitz for holding my hand and walking along with me through the entire time of this painful and disturbing divorce time.


Finding a Good Lawyer

After burning through 5 lawyers in two countries and three states I finally found Ari and Elliot Gourvitz. Guys, if you think you’re going to get divorced and that’s the end of it, think again. Ari and Elliot have stuck by me through thick and thin for over 15 years. I can’t imagine working with anyone else. I give both of them my heartiest recommendation.

Andrew D.

Very caring and accessible

Ari was very understanding, caring and accessible in times of need and consulting of my divorce. I am very pleased with the work he was able to do for me.


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NJ Divorce Lawyer Practice Areas

  1. New Jersey Family Law

    Family Law Matters including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony https://www.gourvitz.com/practice-areas/family-law/

  2. New Jersey Divorce

    Uncontested divorce, contested divorce, high asset divorce

  3. International Child Abduction/Hague Convention

    International kidnapping by a parent, Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction https://www.gourvitz.com/practice-areas/international-child-abduction-lawyer-hague-convention/

  4. Domestic Torts and Domestic Violence

    New Jersey Domestic Tort Tevis claims. New Jersey Domestic Violence Act representation of victims and defendants https://www.gourvitz.com/practice-areas/domestic-torts/

  5. State and Federal Family Law Related Appeals

    Appeal courts review a decision of a lower trial court or appellate court and uphold or overturn the decision based on records already presented at trial

  6. Civil Litigation

    Litigation of matters including divorce litigation, business law, and other civil matters

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