Franz Cobos, Esq., Managing Member

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Franz Cobos is the owner and managing partner of the Cobos Law Firm in New Jersey.  Mr. Cobos was awarded a Juris Doctorate in 2004 from Seton Hall University, School of Law, and has dedicated his practice to representing clients in the core areas of Family Law, Immigration Law and Business Law.

Mr. Cobos has practiced in New York and New Jersey for over a decade.  Among several other organizations, he is a member and active participant of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers' Association, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Essex, and the League of United Latin American Citizens.

Franz Cobos is rated as very good to excellent by numerous attorney rating organizations.  He is recognized as an aggressive and effective litigator.  Mr. Cobos was a mentor and Teaching Fellow at Seton Hall University, School of Law.  

Areas of Practice

Family and Matrimonial Law

  • Divorce and Legal Separations
  • Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships/Civil Unions and Same Sex Marriages
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation and Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Mediation
  • Alimony and Palimony
  • Division of Assets - Equitable Distribution
  • Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Adoption and Kinship Legal Guardianships
  • Children's Educational Needs
  • Emancipation
  • Modification of Custody
  • Modification of Child Support
  • Modification, Reduction or Termination of Alimony
  • Enforcement of Custody 
  • Enforcement of Child Support
  • Enforcement of Alimony
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Violence Matters
  • Post Divorce Matters
  • Relocation out of the State of New Jersey with a child 
  • Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P - formerly DYFS) 

Immigration and Nationality Law

  • Family Based Immigration
  • Consular Processing
  • Nationality & Citizenship
  • International Adoption
  • Removal & Deportation
  • Asylum
  • Waivers
  • VAWA
  • Criminal Matters involving Immigration Issues 

Criminal Defense

Business Law

  • Business start-up: incorporation, formation of partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), etc.
  • Contract Drafting & Review of Business Agreements
  • Buying a new business or selling a business
  • Business advice and business planning
  • Business/Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Landlord/Tenant Litigation
  • Chancery Court Practice

Bar Admissions 

  • New Jersey, 2004
  • New York, 2004 
  • U.S. District Court, 2004


  • Seton Hall University, School of Law, J.D.
  • Rutgers University, B.A.
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, B.A.


  • Mr. Cobos is Fluent in Spanish.

Past Employment Positions

  • Cobos, Ellington, Maduabum & McKenzie, LLC
    Managing Partner, 2008 - 2012
  • Law Offices of Franz Cobos, Esq.
    Owner, 2005 - 2008

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