Senior associate attorney Rachel L. Isaacs joined The Micklin Law Group, LLC in 2010 following a very prestigious family law clerkship in Cumberland County, as well as several years of family law experience with a solo-practitioner in South New Jersey. She holds licenses to practice law in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida.
Rachel’s practice centers on divorce, domestic violence and child custody matters. She also assists with estate planning and drafting documents for clients with complex estate and trust planning needs. Throughout her several years of hands-on experience, Rachel has come to understand that most of her clients just need someone who will talk to them without talking at them – someone who will clearly explain the process and potential options. She also knows that her clients are looking for someone who will be that strong, aggressive advocate that will take every road to find a solution that meets their goals and fits their needs. She aims to be that person every day for every client.
In addition to her practice, Rachel volunteers for a pro bono domestic violence program called Partners for Women & Justice / Rachel Coalition. She has gained considerable special training, experience and knowledge that she can put to work in every case she handles.
Rachel received her law degree from Widener University School of Law and bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Boston University, School of Communications. Rachel’s most favorite things are her rescue dog, Barkley; tropical fish; powerlifting; and pizza.
J.D. – Widener University School of Law
B.S. – Boston University, School of Communications, Public Relations
- New Jersey
FAQ with Rachel
What drew you to a family law focus?
I completed my judicial clerkship with the Hon. Joseph P. Testa, J.S.C. (retired now) in the family part. As I completed my clerkship, I fell in love with the practice of family law. There are so many different facets involved in the practice of family law that it keeps each day (each hour for that matter) really interesting. One day you can be working on a relocation case, the next day you can be working on a cohabitation case, and the day after that a divorce trial.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love the varied aspects of the practice and the unique “think outside of the box” approach to cases, clients, and issues that has been cultivated since the day I began working for The Micklin Law Group, LLC — five and a half years ago!
How do you make complex legal topics and the family law process accessible to all clients?
In my practice, I always make sure to take a step back and remember that, while I do this for a living day in and day out, the court system and the legal process can be extremely confusing and sometimes traumatic for people. I reassure clients each step of the way during the progression of their case and explain things in a straightforward but compassionate manner without patronizing anyone.
What's the best part about Nutley, NJ?
Nutley is a very friendly town where everybody seems to know everybody, but even if you are not from around here (which I’m not), everybody is really nice and welcoming.
Matrimonial and Family Law
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support/alimony
- Property division
- Post-decree modifications
- Post-decree enforcement
Wills, Trusts and Estates
- Estate planning
- Health care directives
- Powers of attorney
- Estate administration
- Probate litigation
Unchained at Last, The Family Law Practitioner & Same-Sex Marriage Issues, 2015
- Unchained at Law, Volunteer
- Essex County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel, Panelist