Guiding Couples Through Divorce With Compassion And Respect

The attorneys at Ramatowski & Schwartz are dedicated to helping their clients address the complex and emotionally charged issues of divorce through mediation, arbitration and litigation.
Attorneys with a combined 80-plus years’ experience helping New Jersey residents resolve family law issues.

Resolving Divorce And Other Family Law Matters In A Dignified And Effective Fashion

For most people, choosing to end a marriage is one of the most emotionally difficult decisions they will ever make. Once the decision is made, that emotional stress combined with the myriad of legal issues that must be dealt with can become overwhelming. The attorneys at Ramatowski & Schwartz are dedicated to helping their clients address all of the complex and emotionally charged issues that divorce presents. Their goal is to bring a peaceful resolution so that both parties can move on, and if applicable, function as co-parents to their children. Our attorneys also assist individuals who are experiencing legal issues in their domestic partnerships, civil unions and same-sex marriages.

Accomplished And Respected Attorneys With More Than 20 Years Of Experience

Jean Ramatowski and Ellen Schwartz have both been practicing law for more than 30 years. They are well-respected in the legal community and each of them has been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list. Not only are they skilled litigators, but they are also trained in the area of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). If your goal is to avoid going to court, they can assist you in mediation, arbitration and collaborative divorce. However, if ADR fails to resolve things satisfactorily, our attorneys are always prepared to bring a case to trial.

Providing Options For Resolving Family Law Issues

It is not always necessary to resolve family law disputes in front of a judge. We believe that clients should have a strong hand in fashioning their own solutions and remedies. At Ramatowski & Schwartz, our goal is to use mediation, arbitration and collaborative law whenever possible to keep the decision-making power with our clients, not in the hands of a judge. Our attorneys are available to counsel clients about all of the ADR processes, and suggest those that might work best for you and your individual situation. We remain by your side throughout the entire process to negotiate on your behalf.

Reviews & Ratings

My case was complicated and I was emotionally charged. There were a variety of moving parts including a spouse facing criminal charges, custody issues, DCPP, and the divorce. Ellen was focused, clear, and concise. Ultimately with Ellen’s guidance and communication skills I was able to navigate the divorce process gracefully and expediently in under 8 months with favorable results. I would highly recommend Ellen.

— Client


I went to Jean for a premarital agreement. Jean gave me great advise and pointed out key suggestions to put into the agreement that I never would have even thought of. She explained everything very well and was extremely helpful. I was also dealing with the stress of my destination wedding being postponed due to the pandemic and Jean was very compassionate. Gail is a sweetheart and made calling for appointments and what not very pleasant. Working nights, they worked around my sleep schedule for our meetings.

— Client


Ellen is a credit to the New Jersey Bar and a valued member of the legal community.

— Peer


Meet The Attorney

Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell from LexusNexus
Rated by Super Lawyers Jean M Ramatowski
New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Attorney
There are more options than ever for resolving family legal issues; our attorneys can help you resolve matters with a minimum of conflict and animosity.