• With 28 years of legal experience, Tanya Helfand focuses her practice on Family Law and Divorce. She is a Certified Matrimonial Attorney and, prior to joining Schenck Price in 2022, had her own practice for 25 years.

    Tanya has successfully represented both men and women with complex custody and financial matters through negotiation as well as trial through conclusion. She believes that settlement is best but recognizes that sometimes pursuing the matter in Court is necessary. Tanya handles all areas of family law, including but not limited to custody, alimony, child support, complex financial cases, prenuptial agreements and domestic violence matters. She is a qualified mediator and certified collaborative divorce lawyer.

    Tanya serves on the Superior Court’s Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel in Morris and Essex Counties. In this capacity, she has successfully provided settlement recommendations to couples who have been litigating for an extended period of time, often over a year. She is also referred by the Courts as an economic mediator. She was a member of the Matrimonial Inn of Court in Northern New Jersey.

    Tanya is direct and practical and will always try to negotiate or mediate a matter first to resolve the case amicably; however, if she cannot obtain a fair and reasonable settlement outside of Court, Tanya and her team are prepared to properly defend the matter through the conclusion of the matter.

    Tanya handles bankruptcy matters, including Chapter 7 and 13. She handles adversary proceedings in Bankruptcy Court relative to divorce matters. She was a member of the Bankruptcy Inn of Court in Northern New Jersey. Tanya also handles guardianships. For several years, the Morris County Surrogate has appointed Tanya as independent counsel in guardianship matters, performing investigations and representing incompetent individuals.

    Tanya has an extensive business background, which is extremely helpful with all the areas of her practice. Prior to opening her office, she owned retail businesses and has helped many professionals with their practices.

    Tanya is an active supporter of Jewish Family Services and the Rachel Coalition. She is an author and speaks about divorce and bankruptcy throughout New Jersey.

    • 25 Leading Women in Business in New Jersey, 2020
    • New Jersey Monthly, Top Attorney, 2019
    • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Female Attorneys, 2018
    • Brava Award for Top Female CEOs, 2016
    • Repeatedly selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers® list, featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine, in the field of Family Law, 2017-2023*
    • New Jersey Biz Top 50 Women in Business, 2014
    • Author, “20 Great Tips for a Successful Divorce”

    • Presenter, “Divorce and College Expenses” webinar, with CBRG, Inc. and Judge David Issenman JSC (ret.), NJICLE

    • Essex County District VC Fee Arbitration Committee

    • Morris and Essex County Early Settlement Panelist for 20+ years

    • Court-Appointed Mediator, State of New Jersey

    • Jewish Family Services, former board member

    • Jewish Law Symposium, Board

    • Morris County Bar Association

    • Essex County Bar Association

    • New Jersey State Bar Association

    • New Jersey Business & Industry Association
    • Canning v. Canning, Morris County Family Court, 2014