Maria J. La Sala, Esq.

Family Law

Maria J. La Sala is a detail-oriented, compassionate attorney who prides herself on being responsive and committed to offering personalized attention to bringing conflicts to an amicable resolution. Practicing family law for three decades, she takes the time to understand each family’s situation to advocate the best outcomes.She says she chose to practice family law to help kids. “A divorce can be traumatic for the entire family, and adults often lose sight of its impact on children… so everything I do is always with their best interests in mind,” she says. “I firmly believe that every case can and should be resolved through mediation and there’s nothing more rewarding to me—especially when children are involved—than helping a couple craft their own settlement and resolution.”

Maria is highly experienced in mediation and helping couples avoid costly litigation to reach a settlement. 




“After interviewing several lawyers in northern NJ area, I found Maria La Sala as the most attentive, concerned, passionate attorney out of the several lawyers I interviewed. She became my “go to” lawyer and represented me three times in the last 15 years She has extensive experience in litigation and has an extremely high work ethic and driven. Not many lawyers would take the time to be so understanding and passionate. She made a difference in improving my financial issues and provided me with an extension to my child support for another year. I would recommend Maria to anybody seeking a divorce lawyer. With her extensive experience and integrity, no one could go wrong using Maria.”
– D.P., Wayne

“Maria is one of the brightest attorneys I have ever worked with. She quickly understands, makes suggestions and has quickly and efficiently settled my case.”
– R.D., Montclair

“Maria takes time to know you as a person, not just a client. She’s understands what you are going through when dealing with family issues and she is very patient and understanding. She is an experienced lawyer who knows how to protect your family and your financial interests.”
– L.B., Montclair

“Maria worked diligently and patiently on my contentious divorce that lasted over 2 years. She calmly and professionally took control, took the time to get to know me, listened to my needs and concerns, and provided the best professional advice for my situation. Things got stressful and overwhelming for me, but she kept cool and talked me through it all. She was patient when I needed time to process things and sprang into action when I needed it. I highly recommend Maria La Sala. She has your best interests at heart and I am thankful for the attention and care she gave me and my case.”
– D.M., Wayne

“Words can not adequately describe how much this lawyer has meant to me in my life. When I was getting divorced, she became my rock based off of her knowledge, compassion, and professionalism. She patiently worked with me while I struggled with the emotional side of the divorce and always gave great counsel that I have benefitted from since then even if I was not always the most receptive client. She, without a doubt, literally helped change my life for the better and gave me hope and gave me a better life post-divorce than I could have imagined. Having her on my side through the whole process helped give me confidence and piece of mind that in the end, things would work out for the best…and they did. Thanks to Maria.”
– T.S., Hamburg

“Maria stood by me and supported me through a very difficult divorce which had continuous issues due to my ex-spouse causing delays that lasted approximately 4 years. During this time Maria was going through some very difficult challenges in her life. Maria never wavered she continued to fight for my rights and the best interests of my children. She is the first person I think of to call when something happens or someone asks for help. I am so grateful every day that I met her.”
– L.W. Glen Rock

“Ms. LaSala helped me through a very difficult divorce and cared tremendously about me, my money, my children and what I expected for my future. She was always available to speak with and always had answers and suggestions that were doable, yet not too frightening to accomplish. She fought for me every step of the way, including speaking with judges and lawyers. She is aggressive, honest, fair and realistic. She helped me transform into a new person, as her knowledge of divorce law made the process go smoothly. The final outcome was a game changer for me and my children.”
– R.C., Maplewood


Maria J. La Sala, Esq.
1410 Valley Rd., Ste. 200, Wayne

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