Personalized and Professional Divorce Law Services

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Matthew Gerber, known as Matt to his colleagues and clients, has dedicated his 15-year career exclusively to family law matters, specifically focusing on divorce and related issues.  He has represented nearly 1,000 clients in divorce and family law matters. Known for his client-centered approach and unwavering dedication to achieving positive outcomes for clients, Matt has earned a well-deserved reputation for meticulous preparation, collegiality, and unwavering professionalism. 

Personal Philosophy and Approach to Client Representation

In navigating the challenges of divorce, Matt’s guidance is rooted in a blend of legal knowledge and genuine care. Along with a deep understanding of how state laws can influence a client’s case, and invaluable insights into the long-term consequences of previous cases. With Matt, clients can expect more than just legal representation; they receive guidance, perspective, and a pathway to closure. 

Matt has handled a range of cases, including complex appellate work and delicate domestic situations such as divorce, child custody, paternity disputes, pre-nuptial agreements, visitation rights for non-biological parents, and interstate custody disputes. His experience extends to cases that involve complex financial assessments such as those requiring forensic accountants and witness testimony, and he has experience working with business owners facing divorce. Additionally, he has facilitated mediation to help couples work towards amicable settlements. In each case, Matt focuses on providing thorough legal support and compassionate guidance aimed at helping clients navigate their legal challenges.

Education and Background

Matt’s legal education at Hofstra University and undergraduate studies at Villanova University laid the foundation for his career. Beyond his professional life, Matt is deeply rooted in his community.  Matt has lived most of his life in NJ and has dedicated his career to supporting clients throughout the state. Matt is married and blessed with a wonderful 3-year-old daughter, as well as an adorable 11-year-old pug. In his free time, he also enjoys playing the keyboard.

Your Next Step

If you are facing family law challenges and need guidance you can trust, call Petrelli Previtera, LLC to schedule an appointment with Matt today.

Admitted To Practice

  • New Jersey, 2007


  • Hofstra University, 2007, J.D.
  • Villanova University, 2004, B.A.
  • Representative Cases

    Over his 15-year career, Attorney Matthew Gerber has represented nearly 1,000 clients in divorce and family law matters. However, it’s important to note that results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances. Below are a few representative cases that showcase his experience.

    1. Paternity Test Appeal (2022): In a notable appellate case, Matt represented a client who was denied a paternity test in Superior Court. After appealing the decision, the case was remanded for a paternity test, which revealed that his client was not the biological father of the child. As a result, his client’s decade-long child support obligation was terminated. Matt describes this outcome as a significant victory for his client.
    2. Domestic Violence Defense (2021): In another case, Matt defended a client wrongfully accused of committing domestic violence against his wife. The case was dismissed within an hour of the wife’s testimony. Matt’s prompt application led to the immediate dismissal of the restraining order, allowing his client to move forward with his life. 
    3. Relocation Case: Matt successfully represented a client who sought to relocate from New Jersey with her child. The move aimed to bring her closer to her family and improve her living situation. Matt’s effective representation in this complex custody matter highlights his ability to navigate legal challenges to meet his clients’ personal needs and aspirations.
    4. Business Owner’s Child Support Case (A-1632-08T2): In another case Matt represented a business owner in a complex child support dispute. As part of the legal team representing the client, Matt played a crucial role in an appeal that ultimately won the argument for their client. The case revolved around recalculating child support obligations following the client’s former spouse’s remarriage. After initial orders required the client to pay significant counsel and expert fees, while denying their own requests for such fees, the team successfully appealed. The New Jersey Appellate Division found that the trial court should have conducted a hearing due to conflicting submissions from the parties.