Deborah E. Nelson

Member of the Firm
Deborah Nelson, a Member with CSG’s Family Law Group, believes that a strong attorney-client relationship and timely, effective communication produce optimal legal outcomes. Her reputation is one of experience, knowledge of the law and court system, compassion and dedication to her clients.

For more than 30 years, Deborah has helped resolve a range of family law issues – including divorce, custody, paternity, termination of parental rights, interstate child removal, international child abduction, adoption, guardianship, prenuptial agreements and post-divorce enforcement and modification of judgements.

In addition to her trial experience, Deborah specializes in mediation and is certified in Collaborative Law. She believes that by amicably resolving disputes, parties can minimize the impact of divorce on their children and co-parent more effectively post-divorce.

Legal and public service have been important aspects of Deborah’s career. She has served as President of the Morris County Bar Association and Bar Foundation, as well as on numerous Bar Association Committees. A frequent lecturer on family law and tax issues, Deborah has been appointed by the court as a guardian for children and mediator.


  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 1985)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (, 1972)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey