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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."
The main goal of every divorce case is to reach an agreement with your spouse. A Marital Settlement Agreement, written and signed by both spouses, is a contract that defines the terms of their divorce. Depending on the issues in your case, the Marital Settlement Agreement must address a variety of issues. First, custody…Read More
In New Jersey, child support is an issue in cases including children. The tool used to calculate the child support awards are Child Support Guidelines. The Guidelines must be used as a rebuttable presumption to establish and modify all child support orders. A rebuttable presumption means that an award pursuant to a guidelines calculation…Read More
The factors that must be considered by the court for purposes of determining equitable distribution of assets and debts acquired during marriage are identified in N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23.1. Items included for purposes of equitable distribution are: marital properties vehicles bank accounts stock options retirement accounts mortgages credit card debts automobile loans any other assets and…Read More
In a New Jersey divorce, it is crucial to know the income of both parties. It is equally important to know what each is capable of earning. The income of the parties must be known in order to resolve issues like alimony and child support. In many divorces, however, the income-producing spouse suddenly acquires…Read More
On October 18, 2013, the New Jersey Supreme Court recognized same-sex marriages in the State of New Jersey. As part of that decision, the Court said, “[S]ame-sex couples who cannot marry are not treated equally under the law today. The harm to them is real, not abstract or speculative.” The rights couples to…Read More
It is frustrating when the other parent constantly violates a clear Order governing custody and parenting time for my client. New Jersey court rules and previous cases provide for a host of remedies to enforce a Court Order. For example, a court can award compensatory parenting time in the event an Order is not being…Read More