Ms. Heather C. Keith, Esq. is the founder of Keith Family Law in Westfield, NJ. Since the beginning of her legal career, she has devoted her practice almost exclusively to divorce and family law, successfully representing clients in the Superior and Appellate Courts, as well as outside of court. Focusing on alimony, child support, child custody, legal separation, and other family law issues, Ms. Keith works tirelessly to help her clients navigate the difficult and confusing world of divorce law, with an emphasis on the benefits of collaborative practice.
Ms. Keith received her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law where she served on the Seton Hall Circuit Review Journal and won multiple awards in appellate advocacy. Ms. Keith represented at-need clients in the Family Law Clinic at Seton Hall University’s Center for Social Justice. An accomplished musician, Ms. Keith founded the Arts Law Society and served two years as President.
After her clerkship with Hon. Lisa F. Chrystal, now Presiding Family Judge of Union County Superior Court, she spent several years at a very reputable boutique law firm specializing in matrimonial law. Ms. Keith is trained in mediation and conciliation skills and has completed training in Divorce Mediation. As part of her commitment to offering clients alternatives to litigation, Ms. Keith is a collaboratively trained attorney. She is a member of the New Jersey Collaborative Law Group, the New Jersey Center for Collaborative Divorce and Mediation, and the International Academy of Collaborative Law Practitioners. Ms. Keith enjoys advocating for her clients, performing music, and mentoring young attorneys.
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- Heather C. Keith, Esq. To Present at JNICLE, ADR Day 2019 – Valuable Tips for Arbitrators and Mediators for Resolving Conflict in a Complicated World, Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ
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- Heather Keith, Esq. of Keith Law Firm will be speaking on June 5th at the New Jersey State Bar Association ADR Day 2019. Heather will present along with other speakers on current information, updated techniques and useful tactics that can be used to improve your practice and better represent your clients. Description: "The Interplay of Collaborative Law and Mediation in Divorce and Family Matters – Resolving Tough Issues." Just as no two families are alike, no single process suits every family in a separation or divorce. Let’s discuss the “fit” of processes for a potential case, the tools and teamwork necessary to produce a successful outcome, and how to breach gridlock. Speakers: Anna Maria Pittella, Esq.; Adam J. Berner, MA, Esq.; Shireen B. Meistrich, LCSA; Melissa Fecak, Esq.; Heather C. Keith, Esq.
- Keith Family Law Website
- Keith Family Law Blog
- Can My New Jersey Alimony be Taxed?
10 October 2019
- What Is Equitable Distribution in Divorce?
3 October 2019
- How Is Alimony Calculated in New Jersey?
12 September 2019
- The Marital Settlement Agreement Checklist
5 September 2019
- Podcast & Transcription: Learning to Let Go and Grow
21 August 2019
- Does Mediation Save Money During A Divorce?
15 August 2019
- Child Custody Laws in New Jersey: The Basics
8 August 2019
- Common Mistakes to Avoid in Your Marital Settlement Agreement
2 August 2019
- What New Jersey Alimony Laws Mean for You
25 July 2019
Our family law firm has years of experience in handling both amicable and adversarial divorce cases. Whether you need a guide through a cooperative separation or a results-driven advocate in court, our firm has an attorney prepared to handle the nuances of your unique case.Documents You Should Gather Before Filing For Divorce
There's a lot of paperwork you'll want to gather before filing for divorce. To get prepared, here's some of the common documents you should have before you begin negotiations.What is a marital settlement agreement?
Before you even file for divorce, you can start talking about all the things you'll need to settle your divorce and put them together in a document known as the marital settlement agreement.What steps should you take before filing for divorce?
Filing a complaint too early in a divorce can cause you unnecessary stress and cost. You can own your timeline and the process by preparing before you file.