New Jersey’s Divorce
& Family Law Firm

We serve clients throughout New Jersey from our centrally located offices in Watchung, Somerset County. 

We have one goal … to lead clients through the emotional journey of divorce and related matters to a desired outcome and a better place.

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Meet Our Attorneys

Jeralyn Lawrence

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Jeralyn Lawrence

Jeralyn Lawrence devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce, and family law, and is a trained collaborative lawyer, divorce mediator and arbitration.

"Our firm is built on three core principals - serving each client in a compassionate, strategic and efficient manner. We guide our clients through their matters with the shared goal of navigating some of life's worst moments."

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Tax Issues for Divorced or Separated Individuals

The IRS, Publication 504, outlines a host of tax filing requirements for people who are married or separated when filing their annual tax returns. You are considered divorced for the entire year if you are divorced on any day in a given tax year. This is true even if you got divorced on December 31. …

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Jeralyn Lawrence Installed as First Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Jeralyn Lawrence, founder and Managing Partner of Lawrence Law, was installed as First Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers on June 8, 2019. She previously served as Second Vice President of the Chapter, as well as in other positions in the Academy. The American Academy of Matrimonial…

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Kristyl M. Berckes, of Lawrence Law, Elected to the Board of Trustees of the Somerset County Bar Association

Kristyl M. Berckes, a matrimonial and family law attorney with Lawrence Law, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Somerset County Bar Association on June 4, 2019. Her term is for 2 years and will begin when she is installed on Thursday, September 12, 2019. The Somerset County Bar Association was founded in…

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Criminal Charges: Interference with Custody

In New Jersey, people who interfere with custody can face criminal charges.  While rare, however, it can be effective when someone defies a court Order enforcing custody and parenting time. In a recent New Jersey case (State v. Thomas), a mother was convicted of third-degree interference with custody.  She took her daughter to a make-up…

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Lawrence Law to Participate in Watchung-Warren Rotary Club’s Whole Health and Wellness Expo

Lawrence Law is proud to exhibit at the Watchung-Warren Rotary Club’s Whole Health and Wellness Expo. The Expo is being held on Saturday, June 15, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m at the Watchung Hills Regional High School. This fun, family event will include health screening, food tastings, door prizes, raffles, face painting and more. All proceeds…

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Daniel A. Burton, of Lawrence Law, Reappointed to the Young Lawyer’s Sub-Committee (YLS) of the Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association

Daniel A. Burton, a matrimonial and family law attorney with Lawrence Law, was reappointed to the Young Lawyer’s Sub-committee of the Family Law Section Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Burton will also serve as the Co-Chair of FLEC’s Education/Technology Committee. The Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association…

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