Amy C. Goldstein

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Chair, Family Law Practice


The Capehart Scatchard Family Law Practice offers a full range of litigation and non-litigation services relating to divorce, complex financial issues, custody, mediation review and all other family law matters.

Ms. Goldstein has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television news programs, including appearances on “The Today Show,” “Access Hollywood,” “It’s Your Call With Lynn Doyle,” NPR, WHYY, CNN, MSNBC and the Fox News Channel.

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent, 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Named to the list of “Super Lawyers” as voted by her peers and facilitated by Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly, 2007 – 2013
  • Named a “Pre-Eminent Woman” by Martindale Hubbell, 2010 – 2013
  • Recognized as one of South Jersey’s “Top Attorneys” as published by SJ Magazine
  • Recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” as published by U.S. News and World Report, 2010 – 2013
    • No aspect of this communication has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Further information about methodologies for rating or selecting attorneys is available on our firm’s website Award Methodology page.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 1995 – Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter, First Vice President
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Secretary, 2011 – 2012
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Treasurer, 2012 – 2013
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter , Board of Managers, 2007 – 2010
  • Board of Psychological Examiners, Committee for Statewide Child Custody Guidelines, 1991
  • Burlington and Camden County Bar Associations, Member, 1982 – Present
  • CASA of Burlington and Mercer Counties, Board Member, 2012-Present
  • Camden County Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee, 2010 – Present
  • Camden County Bar Association, Advisory Committee to the New Jersey State Bar Association Judicial and Prosecutorial Committee, 2010 – Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice, Member, Matrimonial Lawyers Trial Section
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 1982 – Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Executive Committee, 1994-2000, 2007-2009

Classes/Seminars

  • Selected Ethical Issues in Divorce, New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Drafting Property Settlement Agreements, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • The New Limited Duration Alimony Law, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • The Effect of Cohabitation on Alimony, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Matrimonial Law and Estate Planning Issues, New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Cross Examination of Mental Health Experts, New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Jury Trials in Marital Tort Cases, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Matrimonial Early Settlement Panels, Association of Trial Lawyers of America-New Jersey Educational Foundation
  • Recent Decisions and Estate Planning Issues in Matrimonial Law, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • The Ten Most Effective Ways to Analyze an Expert Report and Cross Examine an Expert (Psychologists), Association of Trial Lawyers of America-New Jersey Educational Foundation
  • The Recent Case of Brown vs. Brown (Minority Discounts in Valuing Closely Held Businesses), New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Survivor Benefits in Pension Plans, C.O.B.R.A. Benefits and Health Insurance Plans in Divorce, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Domestic Violence Case Law Update, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • New Jersey Court Rules Review, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • The New Jersey Rules of Evidence, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Hearsay Rules and Hearsay Exceptions, National Business Institute

Published Works

  • Is It Time to Retire the ‘Parent of Primary Residence’ Designation?, New Jersey Family Lawyer, New Jersey State Bar Association, Vol. 33, No. 4 – February, 2013
  • Joint Custody: Now That You Have It, What Does It Mean, New Jersey Family Lawyer
  • Decisions in Joint Custody Arrangements, New Jersey Family Lawyer
  • Cross Examination of the Mental Health Expert, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Initial Client Interview-Marital Tort Cases, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Selected Ethical Problems When a Lawyer Divorces, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Recent Decisions and Estate Planning Issues in Matrimonial Law, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Boilerplate Provisions in Property Settlement Agreements, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • The Effect of Cohabitation on Alimony, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Matrimonial Law and Estate Planning Issues, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Survivor Benefits in Pension Plans and C.O.B.R.A. Health Continuation Benefits, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Media Access to Family Court Cases, New Jersey Family Lawyer
  • Harassment Under the Domestic Violence Statute, New Jersey Family Lawyer