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Elizabeth A. Dalena

Elizabeth A. Dalena

Partner

Telephone: (973) 377-2066

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Practice Areas: All aspects of Family Law, with an emphasis on collaborative divorce and mediation. Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning

Biography

Elizabeth A. (Beth) Dalena personifies the Dalena & Bosch motto, “Holding your hand when you need it most.” She is a tireless advocate for her clients, who ensures everyone she encounters is treated with respect. Because of this, she is a pillar of the Morris County legal community, and is highly sought after by people looking to divorce with dignity.

After graduating from Law School at Seton Hall, Beth clerked for the Honorable Robert C. Shelton, Jr., JSC, Superior Court Judge, Family Part, Sussex County. She then joined her father’s firm, which she today operates with Jessica A. Bosch as Dalena & Bosch.

It is an honor for Beth to carry on her father’s legacy in the Morris County legal community. From a young age, she knew she wanted to become a lawyer because she saw the impact her father’s work had on the lives of people in the Madison area. He was and is her inspiration. She tries every day to treat her clients with the compassion and care her father taught her every person deserves.

Having been widowed at age 40 with 3 children, Beth knows first hand just how important it is to have someone who can help guide you when times are tough. Her experience raising children and running a business as a single parent, while coping with her own grief, gave her a greater understanding of the sense of loss that many clients deal with as they navigate the divorce process. She relates to many of her clients on a deeply personal level, and often suggests resources they can use to move forward after the divorce is finalized. While divorce signifies an end to one part of life, Beth shows her clients the door is just opening to another chapter.

Although she is no stranger to the courtroom, Beth is trained in mediation and collaborative divorce. She therefore enjoys working with clients who are open to resolving their differences behind closed doors. There is no one-size-fits all approach to divorce, and Beth’s experience with mediation, arbitration, litigation, and collaborative divorce ensures that her clients get a personalized plan that fits their unique circumstances.

By focusing in on the needs and goals of both parties, Beth is able to craft creative solutions that transform a divorce from something that is nerve wracking or even frightening to something that is just one stopover on the way toward a better, more fulfilling life.

In her free time, Beth enjoys traveling and supporting live music — with an emphasis on anything Jerry Garcia related.

Education & Credentials

Education

Villanova University, Bachelor of Arts, Honors Program — 1979
Seton Hall Law School, Juris Doctorate — 1982

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional & Community Involvement

New Jersey State Bar Association
Morris County Bar Association
New Jersey Collaborative Law Group — Former Board Secretary
Advisory Board Member, Lakeland Bank
Former member of Osso Safe’s Board of Advisors

Speaking Engagements

The Collaborative Approach to Divorce, Journey Beyond Divorce Podcast
Divorce, Elder and Estate Mediation: Overcoming Legal and Psychological Barriers to Settlement, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators 2010 Annual Meeting

Awards & Associations

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    Beth Dalena has a place in my heart! She is extremely well versed and sharp in NJ family law. In addition to her knowledge, she has a warm human component to her that sometimes lawyers lack. Beth was sympathetic to my feelings and my divorce case but provided a very fair and objective proposal and my divorce was settled fairly. Beth's paralegal, Tammy, is also wonderful and very responsive so…
    Client Review - May 2019
    Elizabeth A. Dalena is one of the rare lawyers who are compassionate problem solvers. And when it comes to her specialty, the practice of collaborative family law, she is the best of breed. Elizabeth took the time to explain the collaborative process's pros and cons. I was then able to make an educated decision, requesting from my wife that we proceed in this method rather than the traditional adversarial litigation…
    Craig L. - August 2010
    Elizabeth Dalena is an excellent lawyer--very knowledgeable about the law, patient, considerate, excellent staff.
    Client Review - May 2010
    Elizabeth A. Dalena was my attorney for a very painful divorce. My ex-husband and I had worked through much of the divorce agreement with a mediator. However, there were issues that called for legal representation and review. Ms. Dalena was personable, compassionate, yet empowering. I found her to be very honest, fair and very reasonable with her fees. Her quiet confidence inspired the same in me. She made sure that…
    Jerry G. - June 2008