Barbara Ulrichsen, Esq.

Barbara Ulrichsen, Esq.



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Barbara’s goal in founding Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC was to establish a client centered practice which dedicates itself to assisting clients obtain a fair and equitable result in family law matters. 

Barbara strongly believes that family law matters should be amicably resolved, if at all possible. Her philosophy is founded on her personal observations of the havoc and financial ruin hotly contested litigation can create. She believes that her clients should be well informed about the divorce process and all options available to them.  Barbara is of the option that a client’s best interests are served by providing an honest assessment of his or her case and she endeavors to do this in all matters. 

During her nearly 50 years of experience she has handled many high profile family law matters. She has extensive experience negotiating and drafting complex settlements and has successfully tried numerous financial and custody related matters to conclusion. She also has extensive experience litigating business valuation issues. Barbara has also successfully argued family law matters before the New Jersey Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Practice Area Highlight: High Net Worth Divorce

Barbara understands that the complex nature of a high-asset divorce extends beyond distributing assets and liabilities. She appreciates that if parties have a high net worth, nearly every aspect of their divorce including alimony and child support  can be affected. Barbara tries to  balance the client’s desire for efficient representation with the need to ensure that their assets are fairly distributed and support is fairly calculated.  She brings a strong working knowledge of the tax code to her current work on matrimonial matters, which is particularly important to understanding complex property division and determining income for support purposes.

Professional Background

Barbara is certified and has been rectified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Attorney. She is admitted to the bar in the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Family  Practice Committee and was formerly a member of the New Jersey State Bar Family Law Executive Committee. 

Barbara was recognized as a 2023 Super Lawyer by NewJersey Super Lawyer Magazine, she has received this recognition every year for the past 15 years. She was also named Best Lawyer by the U.S. News-Best Lawyers for 2024.

To view the methodology and criteria for inclusion in “New Jersey Super Lawyer” please click here.

To view the methodology and criteria for inclusion in “Best Lawyers” please click here.

Barbara was instrumental in the creation of and implementation of the Child Support Guidelines in 
New Jersey and has been involved in many critical Appellate Division and Supreme Court family law cases. Working with a partner from her former firm, Barbara had an instrumental role in obtaining a positive result for her clients in Crews v. Crews, 164 N.J. 11 (2000). Crews is the seminal New Jersey Supreme Court case on alimony modification.

Barbara graduated cum laude from Beaver College (now Acadia University) in 1971 and  graduated with Honors from Rutgers School of Law – Camden in 1974.  

While in law school, she worked both as a law clerk for the Philadelphia firm of Wolfe Block and as a financial manager of a thoroughbred racing stable owned by Robert P. Levy, a prominent Philadelphia businessman.

Personal Background

She spent her early years in Keyport, New Jersey. Her father and mother both emigrated from Denmark. Her father was a well known designer of wooden boats. Her parents separated when she was 12 and she spent her teenage years living and working on various horse farms throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Barbara lives on a horse farm in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. She has been married to Joseph Rochford, a psychiatrist, since 1974. They have two adult sons, and two grandchildren. Barbara’s outside interests include riding competitive show jumpers, running her dogs in agility competitions, tennis, skiing and golfing.