Heather C. Keith, Esq.
Specialty: Collaborative Divorce/Family Law
Heather C. Keith, founding member of Keith Family Law, gives families options to resolve divorce and family law matters outside a courtroom. An experienced matrimonial and Collaborative attorney, she’s committed to preserving families through alternatives to litigation.
“Many people think they have to file a complaint and go to court...but it doesn’t have to be that way,” says the mother of a 3½-year-old.
Heather takes a family-focused approach to resolve divorce, custody, child support, alimony, asset distribution and post-judgment issues. In her Collaborative work, an interdisciplinary team ties in financial and mental health neutral professionals to assist clients through transition.
“We restructure families,” she says. “Our team approach reduces anxiety and teaches parents how to communicate in a constructive, positive way so they can continue doing what’s best for their children.” Keith is a member of the Collaborative practice group Family Focus Divorce in Millburn, an officer of the New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups and the Union County Bar Association, and an experienced Early Settlement Panelist in Union County.
“There are more peaceful alternatives to litigation...and they work,” she says. “Through mediation, collaboration, negotiation or litigation, we address our clients’ concerns and fears by helping them plan legally, emotionally and financially, always advocating for their new future.”
"Heather was on top of every single detail about my case and my situation. She answered all of my questions no matter how many of them I asked or whatever time it was during the day, and she was also sure to follow up and check in to see if I had any other questions or concerns. I couldn't have asked for someone better to get me through a hard time." -K.P., Raritan
"She did an amazing job with my case. Not only with how she handled the legal elements, but also in making me comfortable and calm when things looked difficult. She was the anchor I needed when things were ugly. Ms. Keith did a great job explaining how everything would and did go, and presented real solutions as the divorce proceeded. She thought not only of my end of it, but also of my child and how to get what worked best for me and my family. At the end of it, I found myself in a great situation that I don't believe would've been possible without Heather Keith." -M.B., Jersey City