Carmen Diaz, Esq. is a member and Chair of the Family Law Department of Goodgold, West and Bennett, LLC where she limits her practice to the fields of Divorce and Family Law. With over 15 years of experience, Carmen is a skilled legal advocate with extensive experience in various aspects of divorce and family law, including complex divorce litigation, business valuations, prenuptial agreements, child custody, relocation applications, parenting time, psychological parentage, third party custody/visitation, alimony, child support, and domestic violence issues. Carmen is also a family law mediator, parent coordinator and is frequently appointed by the court to serve as a Guardian Ad Litem or Law Guardian on behalf of minor children. Her reported decision of W.M v. D.G, 467 N.J. Super 216 (2021) noted her role as a law guardian in affirming a child’s independent right to counsel in custody proceedings. Carmen also focuses a considerable portion of her practice representing parents of children with special needs.
Carmen understands that divorce is difficult. No two families are the same. With this in mind she prides herself on crafting resolutions tailored to the unique concerns and issues of her individual clients. Carmen believes that there is no problem, big or small, that cannot be solved. Carmen utilizes her vast experience in litigation, negotiation and mediation to guide her clients through the divorce process to a final resolution which achieves the client’s specific objective.
Carmen’s commitment and passion for Family Law extends far beyond those she represents. Carmen is a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey State Bar Association and has been selected to serve on its Family Law Executive Committee over the last 10 years. Carmen also serves as the Vice President of the Essex County Bar Association and is a trustee of the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association.