David Salvaggio offers a wealth of experience and insight to his clients who need to get a divorce, His legal career has spanned over 40 years. Since 1997, David has devoted his practice exclusively to New Jersey Divorce and family law matters.
His Mantra: Do One Thing and Do It Well.
David has handled thousands of cases in his career, including difficult divorces involving high net worth individuals, protracted custody disputes, complicated equitable distribution issues, and very contentious domestic violence cases.
However, his paramount goal is to help his clients get through the divorce process without destroying their families or exhausting all their money, so that they can move on as easily and quickly as possible with the next chapter of their lives.
As David astutely observes: “Collaborative divorce emphasizes communication and cooperation, rather than conflict. It has so many advantages over litigation.”
“Litigation is incredibly expensive, it takes an incredibly long period of time, and it almost always results in animosity that is unnecessary.”
“When most people think about divorce, they view it as a war where there is always one winner and one loser. It does not need to be that way. When divorcing couples use the Collaborative approach, all issues can be resolved in a way which meets each party’s individual needs as well as the needs of their children, without the intervention of the court system.”
It therefore is not surprising that David has been instrumental in developing alternatives to traditional litigation in New Jersey divorce cases. He played a key role in the passage of the New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act in 2014, which was a widely-praised, bipartisan law that was passed by both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly without a single ‘no’ vote, and facilitates divorcing couples in trying to preserve the changing family unit.
Even on a personal level, David is all about ‘family.’ He has been married to the same woman for well over 40 years and has two adult daughters, all of whom he describes as truly “the light of my life.”