Tejal V. Patel
Cherry Hill Family Law and Estate Planning Attorney
Attorney Tejal V. Patel is a mediator, family lawyer and estate planning attorney serving Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Marlton, New Jersey, South Jersey, Philadelphia Region, and its surrounding areas. After practicing divorce litigation, Ms. Patel is one of the few attorneys that made the paradigm shift to non-adversarial divorce processes early in her legal career. Ms. Patel states "Divorce is an emotional process and I have seen the emotional and financial devastating effects a highly contested drawn out court battle does to a family, and especially children." Traditional litigation destroys families, I am intent on providing a better alternative to help families through divorce. I knew there had to be a better, more dignified approach to resolving family law matters than traditional cutthroat litigation.
After starting her own practice, Ms. Patel vowed never to take another litigated divorce case. The Law Offices of Tejal V. Patel, LLC dedicates its practice on only providing peaceful divorce resolutions. This allows clients to settle their divorce out of court. Ms. Patel strongly believes that alternative methods to divorce have proven to be far superior to litigated divorce. They provide a cost-effective, compassionate, and constructive approach that the courts cannot offer.
Ms. Patel is passionate about helping separating and divorcing clients avoid the trauma of prolonged arguments. She helps couples reach a mutually beneficial solution that work for them and their families. In general, Ms. Patel is a positive and inspirational person. She is always looking for ways to uplift the people she meets so they can focus on the positive. That is what she brings to her clients. While she helps her client reach a settlement, she fosters positive communication skills they can use at the end of the divorce and in the future. She finds great satisfaction in helping divorcing couples transfer one of the most emotional and difficult periods in their life, into a positive forward looking process.
Attorney Patel got her divorce mediation training from the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) and her collaborative law training from the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and Collaborative Law Professionals in New Jersey and through Linda Piff at Practical Collaborative Solutions in New Jersey. Ms. Patel is an active member of the South Jersey Collaborative Law Group and works closely with other collaboratively trained attorneys, financial professionals and mental health professionals to educate the public on superior alternatives to divorce.
Her law firm is known for excellence at affordable rates, high ethical standards, and personalized, compassionate service that puts the clients' and their children's needs first. Upon request, she is available for appointments and consultations on weekends and in the evenings.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE LAW OFFICES OF TEJAL V. PATEL, LLC:
Attorney Tejal V. Patel is committed to helping clients:
- Maintain their respect and dignity in difficult times
- Achieve a fair financial settlement and do what is best for their children
- Work through the emotional, financial and legal issues
Southwestern Law School, Juris Doctorate 2007
Drexel University, Bachelors in Business Administration 2004
- Major: Marketing and Management Information Systems
- Honor: Cum Laude
- California, 2007
- Pennsylvania, 2008
- New Jersey, 2009
- Washington D.C., 2009
- New York, 2011
She is a member of many professional organizations, including:
- Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Probate and Trust Section, YLD
- South Asian Bar Association - Philadelphia
- New Jersey Bar Association - Family Law Section, YLD
- Camden County Bar Association
- Burlington County Bar Association
- Gloucester County Bar Association
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
- New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
- South Jersey Young Professionals Association
- South Jersey Collaborative Law Group
Attorney Patel strongly advocates and is passionate to serve the needs of low income families who can not afford legal services.
Tejal is a Volunteer Attorney for the following organizations:
- Philly VIP
- Senior Law Center
Attorney Tejal V. Patel is Fluent in Gujarati and has a working knowledge of Hindi and Spanish.