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I have always wanted to help others. After graduating from NYU with a degree in Culture and Communications in 1996, I wanted to pursue a career opportunity where I would be able to make an impact on the lives of people in need. It didn’t take long for me to realize that a legal career was one of the best opportunities for me to improve the lives of others in a way where I could really see the impact I could make for them. 

Soon after completing my undergraduate degree, I pursued my J.D. at the City University School of Law at Queens College. Throughout law school, I enjoyed working at a law firm that handled many real estate law cases. Through this experience, real estate law became second nature for me, and I knew I wanted to continue growing my career in this particular area. 

Background and Experience

Upon graduating with my law degree in 2001, I passed the New Jersey State Bar and continued working in real estate law. That is, until 2003, when I became a mother and took some time off to focus on my own family.

After returning to legal practice and spending time working for a big law firm, I realized that I wanted to have more flexibility and control over the hours I worked, clients I helped, and accessibility I was able to offer both clients and my family. So in 2011, I set off on my own and opened up the real estate and family law firm of Christina M. Rivera, Esq.

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Reliable Legal Services in New Jersey

When you choose to work with me, I hope that you gain peace of mind by having a resourceful attorney on your side who is guided by the highest principles of ethical legal practice. I will be forthright and honest in our communications and avoid legal jargon. I will speak and write in plain English or, if you prefer, Spanish.

Offering Creative Solutions

I am not only dedicated to serving your interests, but I help to provide solutions that will benefit you long-term. Working together starts with a free consultation so that I can better understand the situation you’re facing. 

What I Can Do for You

After your initial consultation I will: 

  • Thoroughly and patiently explain all aspects of the law as it pertains to your unique circumstances

  • Help you to better understand all of your options 

  • Work with you to develop a strategy to deliver the outcome most favorable to you 

I understand how important it is to keep you informed every step of the way, and will give your concerns immediate attention whenever they arise.

When you need experienced legal counsel for a real estate or family law matter, don’t wait to reach out. Contact me today so we can get started on getting you the answers you need and solutions to help you move forward.

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court - New York, 2007

  • New Jersey State Bar, 2001

  • United States District Court - District of New Jersey, 2001


  • J.D. - City University School of Law at Queens College, 2001

  • B.S. - New York University, 1996

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Hudson County Bar Association

  • Hudson County Inns of Court, 2007-2010

  • Virginia Long Family Law American Inn of Court