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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."
Generally speaking, alimony is often the hardest part of my job. Unlike child support, there are no alimony guidelines. Alimony is based on statutory factors and case law interpreting these factors. 12 New Jersey statutory factors The actual need and ability of the parties to pay. The duration of the marriage. The parties’ age, physical…Read More
In a recent case, M.G. v S.M., the New Jersey Appellate Division decided in favor of the plaintiff husband. The issue was whether or not a restricted stock award from the husband’s employer, which vested after the filing of a Complaint for Divorce, was subject to equitable distribution. The trial court found that the wife was…Read More
I am passionate about the practice of family and and am very active in the New Jersey State Bar Association (currently Treasurer). I recently participated in the NJSBA’s Women’s Leadership in the Law Forum at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. A bonus from the event is the compilation of the insights and…Read More
Jeralyn Lawrence, founder and Managing Partner of Lawrence Law, has been selected as a 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyer in the Family Law section.Read More
Lawrence Law attorneys, Kristyl M. Berckes and Ashley E. Edwards have been selected to the 2019 New Jersey Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in New Jersey receive this distinction. Berckes, a resident of Bedminster, represents clients in all aspects of matrimonial and…Read More
Jeralyn Lawrence, founder and Managing Partner of Lawrence Law, will participate in a panel discussion at Seton Hall Law’s “Careers in Family Law.” The program, open to all Seton Hall Law students, will take place on February 28, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Seton Hall Law. The program is being hosted by The…Read More