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Jeralyn Lawrence is a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney who devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce, and family law, and is a trained collaborative lawyer, divorce mediator and arbitrator.
"Our firm is built on three core principles - 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."
How Executive Compensation Complicates Divorce Settlements During a recent survey, more than 35% of divorcees cited finances as the primary friction point in the marriage. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers further found that divorce rates are higher among high earners than the average American and that divorce rates actually rise during periods of economic…Read More
Jeralyn Lawrence was quoted in the Reuters Article ‘A profession in crisis.’ NJ report latest to highlight attorney mental health problems. “We are a profession in crisis,” said New Jersey State Bar Immediate Past President Jeralyn Lawrence. Read the full article here.Read More
Dealing With Power Imbalances in Family Law Disputes In New Jersey and throughout the nation, many family lawyers prefer mediation over litigation as a means to resolve family law disputes. Negotiated agreements allow for self-determination, and statistics show that mediated agreements are less expensive than litigation, much more likely to satisfy both parties’ disputes and…Read More
Steps to Take When Leaving an Abusive Relationship Some studies have shown that intimate partner violence (IPV) accounts for more than 15% of all violent crime in the United States. IPV is not limited to physical abuse but extends to psychological, sexual, and financial harm as well. Leaving the relationship is the best solution for…Read More
Jeralyn Lawrence, Esq. made her third appearance before the New Jersey Supreme Court. Her argument in the Cardali v. Cardali case on behalf of the NJSBA focused on the need for clarity and uniformity in how requests for modification of alimony based on cohabitation are addressed by the courts. This case is particularly important…Read More
How to Select a Divorce Mediator The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey recently made the stunning decision to suspend most civil and divorce trials due to judicial seat vacancies and in order to prioritize criminal cases. That announcement has left many estranged couples in the state wondering if they can still…Read More