“I was always interested in family law because of the impact I could directly have on people’s lives. What gets me up and going every day is the opportunity to help and connect with people.”
Shari is a highly regarded matrimonial attorney, representing clients in all aspects and stages of matrimonial litigation. As part of her practice she offers mediation services to her clients, as well as assistance with divorce, domestic abuse, adoption, child support, alimony, custody, and paternity.
Clients turn to Shari for her combination of legal acumen, outside-the-box thinking, and her compassion. She cites an experience when she was younger as the driving force behind her becoming a family law attorney: Shari thought her father was treated unfairly in a family law case, which resonated with her growing up. As a result, she swore to not only do better with her own family, but also other families for whom she could make a positive impact.
Shari loves to travel, when she has the time, and to explore the latest restaurants. She also enjoys reading and playing board games with her friends and family.
Shari has practiced exclusively in the area of family law throughout her entire career. She handles complex matrimonial matters involving the engagement of variety of experts, including forensic accountants, vocational experts, real estate and personalty appraisers, and custody and alcohol evaluators. In addition, Shari helps clients with the valuation and distribution of complex business and professional assets and executive benefits, such as stock options and restricted stock.
Shari’s litigation experience includes a wide array of issues, courts, and causes of action:
- Emergent applications;
- Plenary hearings;
- Custody trials;
- Domestic violence hearings;
- Pre and post judgment applications;
- Matrimonial Early settlement panels;
- Economic mediations;
- Intensive settlement conferences;
- Case management conferences; and
- Uncontested hearings.
Prior to joining Obermayer, she was a co-chair of her former law firm’s matrimonial practice and, before that, an associate at one of the largest firms in New Jersey. Shari also served as a judicial clerk of The Honorable Garry S. Rothstadt, Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Part.
- Named Best Adoption Attorney 2010, South Jersey Magazine
- Named to the New Jersey Rising Stars list (2008-2009, 2011-2019)
- Family Inns of Court
- Morris County Early Settlement Panelist
- Business Network International (BNI)
- New Jersey State Bar Association -Young Lawyers Division
- Pro Bono Affiliation with New Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter (JBWS)
Papers and Publications
Shari is a sought-after thought leader on emerging family law issues, writing and speaking frequently.
- Co-author, “The Implications of Sheridan Warnings and Potentially Coercive Effects on Settlement: Should Attorneys and Judges Think Before They Speak?,” New Jersey Bar Association’s New Jersey Family Lawyer Vol. 37, No. 4, February 2017.
- Veisblatt, S. “Access Denied: What Are Your Rights as a Grandparent?” Girlfriendz® The Thinking Woman’s Magazine; August/September 2011; Volume 4, Issue 4.
- Veisblatt, S. & Altschuler, M.; “Are Disability Payments Marital Property?” New Jersey Law Journal, June 13, 2011.
- Guest Lecturer for N.J.I.C.L.E., QDROs and Other Pension-Related Issues for Family Lawyers (2010)
- Guest Lecturer for N.J.I.C.L.E., QDROs and Other Pension-Related Issues for Family Lawyers (2009)
- Guest Lecturer, Financial Planner Association (2008)
- Guest Lecturer, Morris County College-Women’s Center (2007-2008)
- Bernstein, J. & Veisblatt, S. “A separate peace: Can you file for a legal separation in New Jersey?” Town Topics, Princeton, N.J., March 2009
- Bernstein, J. & Veisblatt, S. “Look before you let your child leap. What you need to consider prior to allowing your child/ren to relocate overseas.” Town Topics, Princeton, N.J., April 2008
- Tomaio, D. & Veisblatt, S., Chapter 14, “Issues Surrounding Unmarried Cohabitants and Domestic Partners,” Skoloff & Cutler New Jersey Family Law Practice, N.J.I.C.L.E., 12th Ed., 2006.
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