• Biography

    Jeralyn Lawrence is the Managing Member and Founder of Lawrence Law, and devotes her litigation practice to matrimonial, divorce, and family law, and is a trained collaborative lawyer, divorce mediator, and arbitrator.

    Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, Jeralyn represents clients with matrimonial and family law needs, including divorce litigation, mediation and arbitration, custody and parenting time issues, alimony and child support, separation and property settlement agreements, adoption and guardianship advice, domestic partnership matters under the Domestic Partnership Act, domestic violence and sexual abuse, and palimony. She handles matters ranging from the simple and straightforward to the complex, involving significant income and assets, including representation of celebrities, professional athletes and high-profile individuals. She takes great pride and care in helping her clients through difficult personal matters. Through collaborative law, Jeralyn assists and guides clients who are committed to resolving their matter without court intervention through the divorce process.  She has argued before the Supreme Court on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association in a matter concerning the Division of Child Protection and Permanency and on behalf of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, NJ Chapter on a palimony case.

    Jeralyn is President of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) and Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers New Jersey Chapter.  Jeralyn is also certified by the Academy as a Family Law Arbitrator.

    Jeralyn often serves as a speaker and panelist at divorce and family law programs and seminars and has been admitted to the rosters of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases and of Custody and Parenting Time Cases for Somerset County. She served on the NJ Supreme Court Matrimonial Certification Committee that oversees the statewide matrimonial attorney certification process.  She is on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPC).  Jeralyn is an attorney volunteer at Safe+Sound Somerset and with the New Jersey State Bar Military Legal Assistance Program, providing pro bono legal assistance to New Jersey residents who have served overseas or active duty of the armed forces after September 11, 2001.

    Jeralyn was selected by the WPC to receive their Carol Murphy Award.  She has received the New Jersey Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law. She was honored by NJBIZ as one of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business and with their Leaders in Law honor. She was selected as a Kean University Distinguished Alumna. Jeralyn was honored as an Outstanding Woman in Somerset County by the Somerset County Commission On the Status Of Women. She received the NJSBA’s Annual Legislative Recognition award three times and received awards for her amicus curiae work on behalf of the NJSBA. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and a former member of the Central New Jersey Inns of Court.

    Jeralyn was a finalist in the New Jersey Law Journal’s Lawyer of the Year, named by the New Jersey Law Journal as a New Jersey Legal Trailblazer and she received their Mentor of the Year Award, as well as their Professional Excellence award. She was named to Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Top 50 Female New Jersey Super Lawyers multiple times. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys named her one of the “10 Best” Attorneys for the State of New Jersey. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the Family Law, Family Law Arbitration, and Family Law Mediation sections and was named the Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” multiple times. New Jersey Family has also named her as one of “New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families”. In addition, she was selected by her peers as one of New Jersey’s Top 10 matrimonial lawyers under the age of 40. She was a recipient of the NJSBA’s Young Lawyers Division’s Professional Achievement Award and was recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of 40 accomplished and promising attorneys in the State of New Jersey under the age of 40.

    Hear from Jeralyn Lawrence herself:

    Thank you to Sue Cirillo of To The Beat Productions, Inc. for the production of this video. 

    Get To Know Jeralyn

    What inspired you to start your business?

    After more than twenty years as an attorney working for someone else, I knew I needed to control my own destiny and financial future to be truly happy and secure.

     

    What sets your business and brand apart?

    We are a divorce and family law firm whose team has been together for many years. We work very hard to strategize with our clients and meet their goals.

     

    What was your proudest/happiest moment as a business owner?

    After all the design, decisions, details and dilemmas, we had a ribbon cutting ceremony and everything became real. Watching my children watch me open up the firm was very special.

     

    What’s your best seller/most requested product/service?

    Divorce or post-divorce issues are the most common matters we handle. People need help getting through the struggles inherent in divorce and we are highly experienced in all facets of the law.

     

    What do you love most about what you do?

    I became an attorney to help people. We assist clients in need and help them get to a much better place in their lives.

     

    What are you/your business best known for?

    We are top notch legal counsel in family law. We assist clients with divorce, litigation, mediation, arbitration, collaborative, child custody, child support, domestic violence, parenting time disputes, pre-nuptial agreements and post judgement matters. We also represent clients who have children and never married but have family disputes. We pride ourselves on being both compassionate and effective. Our clients can trust us to be with them every step and to help them reach their best outcome. We are fierce advocates when needed but also know how to bring about successful resolution.

     

    What was your most memorable experience with a customer/client? A moment when you knew your business was nailing it? 

    When I represented a wife and her husband became a very good referral source as he wished he had me as his lawyer.

     

    What’s the one thing you wish everyone knew about running your own business?

    Who you surround yourself with is critical to your happiness and success. Stay open to new ideas and be nimble, for challenges will surely come, and the more adaptable you are the better chance you can remain balanced and grow.

     

    How do you juggle being a business owner with family demands?

    Day by day and most times minute by minute. I need to constantly prioritize, but family always comes first.

     

    What’s next for you and your business? What new services/products are you excited to offer?

    I want Lawrence Law to be in the forefront of New Jersey divorce law by providing great service to our clients in all matters. We love the fact that we can offer greater flexibility and value by using video conferencing technology for consultations, mediations, meetings, and court appearances. We strive to provide the best legal representation to those going through very difficult times.

     

     

     

  • Education & Career

    Education

    Seton Hall University School of Law | J.D., summa cum laude, 1996
    Kean University | B.A., 1992

    Bar Admissions

    New Jersey
    U.S. District Court
    District of New Jersey
    U.S. Supreme Court

    Accreditations

    Certified Matrimonial Attorney
    Certified Family Law Arbitrator
    Accredited Mediator
    Accredited Collaborative Law Attorney
    Graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy

    Professional Affiliations

    New Jersey State Bar Association

    • President
    • Officer Liaison
    • Family Law Section
      • Past Chair
      • Executive Committee
      • Senior Editor, New Jersey Family Lawyer

    New Jersey State Bar Foundation

    • Board of Trustees

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers -New Jersey Chapter, President

    New Jersey Supreme Court

    Matrimonial Certification Committee

    District XIII Attorney Ethics Committee, Former Member

    Somerset County Bar Association

    • Past President
    • Family Law Committee
    • Somerset County Domestic Violence Working Group

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

    • President, New Jersey Chapter
    • Board of Managers
    • Fellow

    American Bar Foundation

    • Fellow

    Association of Family & Conciliation Courts

    New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

    New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators

    New Jersey Association of Justice

    Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey

    Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance

  • Presentations

    “Judge Vacancies in New Jersey are Causing Thousands of People to Put Their Lives on Hold”, Op-Ed, The Star Ledger, June 9, 2022.

    “The Women In Charge: Lessons in Leadership from Ground-Breaking Women”, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting, May 19, 2022.

    “Domestic Violence: Survivors’ Stories of Courage and What the Law Must Do to Protect Victims”, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting, May 18, 2022.

    “Putting Lawyers First”, New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting, May 18, 2022.

    “Her Charter for Her Upcoming Tenure and The Future of Mediation”, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Seventh Annual Spring Seminar, May 6, 2022.

    “How to Draft Effective And Efficient Retainer Agreements”, New Jersey State Bar Association, April 6, 2022.

    Mediation Training: Family Law Cases, New Jersey State Bar Association, March 21, 2022.

    Pennsylvania Bar Associations’ Women in the Profession and Minority Bar Committee’s International Women’s Day Program, Speaker, March 8, 2022.

    Somerset County Business Partnership’s International Women’s Day Luncheon, Moderator, March 8, 2022.

    “Surviving and Thriving in 2022 and Beyond”, New Jersey State Bar Association, Small Firm Conference, February 26, 2022.

    Interview with Jeffrey Snyder at Broadcast Retirement Network on “What You Need to Consider Before Getting a Divorce”

    New Jersey State Bar Association’s Family Law Symposium, Speaker, January 28, 2022.

    Interview with Jessie Frees, “Ask the Expert” on Radio WMTR 1250, January 17, 2022.

    “How to Make Strong Financial & Management Decisions to Keep Your Firm Thriving,” New Jersey State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section, December 8, 2021.

    New Jersey Supreme Court Oral Argument in Kathleen M. Moynihan v. Edward J. Lynch on behalf of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) – New Jersey Chapter concerning the obligation to the rights of council.

    “Hot Tips in Family Law: What I Wish I Knew When I Was Starting Out”, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, November 11, 2021.

    “Mediation Training – Family Law Cases” – New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, November 1, 2021.

    Hot Topics in Family Law – A Round Table Discussion, New Jersey State Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting, October 27, 2021.

    Family Law Certification Prep Course – Moderator/Speaker, New Jersey State Bar Association, October 11, 2021.

    Family Law Summer Institute, New Jersey State Bar Association, July 27-28, 2021.

    “Moving Beyond Conflict: Enhancing Child-Centered Decision-Making Post Pandemic.” – Our Family Wizard, June 29, 2021.

    “Grandparent Visitation & Intrafamily Adoptions: Is it time to change the law?” – Hudson County Bar Association, June 23, 2021.

    “Women in the Law: How Far We’ve Come.  How Far Do We Still Need to Go?” – Wake Up Call – The Podcast Roundtable Series, June 1, 2021.

    “Guardians, Guardians Ad Litem, Law Guardians and Parenting Coordinators: What You Need to Know” – New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Convention, May 20, 2021.

    “How to Make Strong Financial and Management Decisions to Keep Your Firm Thriving” – New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Convention, May 19, 2021.

    New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Hearing, participated on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association, to address evidence matters concerning the collaborative law privilege rule, May 2021.

    “Mediation Training – Family Law Cases” – New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2021.

    “How to Steer the Ship through Stormy Waters – Making Strong Financial and Management Decisions to Keep Your Firm Thriving”, New Jersey State Bar Association – Solo and Small Firm Conference, Feb 20, 2021

    “A Deep Dive into the Alimony Statute”, New Jersey State Bar Association’s 2021 Family Law Symposium, January 26 – 27, 2021.

    “Third Party Issues in Family Law”, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE), November 23, 2020.

    “Intrastate Relocation,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New Jersey Chapter Seminar, November 17, 2020.

    “Hot Tips in Family Law,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2020.

    “How Are Domestic Violence Cases Handled From A Justice Perspective,” Panel Discussion, LEAN IN NJ Conference, October 1, 2020.

    “ADR from Near and Far– Dispute Resolution in a Socially Distant Environment”,  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Day, a live Webcast presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, and Marie Garibaldi Inn of Court.

    “Calculating and Adjudicating Child Support: What Every NJ Lawyer Needs to Know”, New Jersey State Bar Association Institute of Legal Education’s 2020 Summer CLEfest Webcast Series, August 13, 2020.

    “Calculating the Marital Lifestyle: The Domino Effect”,  New Jersey State Bar Association Institute of Legal Education’s 2020 Summer CLEfest Webcast Series, August 13, 2020.

    “Deviations from the Child Support Guidelines, New Jersey Institute of Legal Education’s Family Law Summer Institute, July 21, 2020.

    “ABA Study/Women and the Business of Law”, A panel discussion at New Jersey State Bar Association 2020 Annual Meeting, May 14, 2020.

    “Custody Fatigue During a Pandemic”, A panel discussion at New Jersey State Bar Association 2020 Annual Meeting, May 14, 2020.

    “Whiskey, Kentucky Bourbon, and New Jersey Marriages,” New Jersey State Bar Association 2020 Family Law Retreat, Nashville, TN, March 28, 2020.

    “Solos on the Move – Merging, Splitting and Combining Your Practice,” New Jersey ICLE’s 2020 Solo and Small-Firm Conference, Marriott Delta Hotel, Iselin, NJ, February 22, 2020

    “Protecting Personal Information in a New Jersey Divorce,” article on NJMoneyHelp.com, February 2020.

    “We’re in Divorce Mediation. Can We Keep Our Pensions?” article on NJMoneyHelp.com, January 2020.

    “The Alimony Factors – How to Effectively Apply Alimony Factors to Determine the Amount of an Alimony Award and the Duration of Alimony,” New Jersey ICLE’s 2020 Family Law Symposium, Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ, January 25, 2020

    “A Practical Approach to Ethics: Things Matrimonial Attorneys Should Know and Do to Protect Themselves,” Panel Discussion, Barry I. Croland Family Law American Inn of Court, Green Brook Country Club, North Caldwell, NJ, November 20, 2019

    “Hot Tips in Family Law,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2019

    “Hasta La Vista, Bebe! Family Law Issues in New Jersey and Puerto Rico,” 2019 NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting, Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 7, 2019

    “Careers in Law,” Panel Discussion, Kean University, Little Theater in the Miron Student Center, Union, NJ, October 24, 2019

    “The New Alimony Law – How’s That Working for You?,” 2019 Family Law Symposium, NJICLE in cooperation with the NJSBA Family Law Section, Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ, January 26, 2019

    “Modification and Termination of Alimony Based on Retirement,” 2019 NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ, May 16, 2019

    “Careers in Family Law,” Panel Discussion, The Family Law Society – Seton Hall Law, February 28, 2019

    2019 NJSBA Forum on Women’s Leadership in the Law, Panelist, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, February 11, 2019

    2018 Fall CLEfest, NJICLE, Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ, November 19, 2018

    “Handling a Relocation Trial After Bisbing,” Meadowlands Seminar 2018, New Jersey Association for Justice Educational Foundation, Inc., Hilton Meadowlands Hotel, East Rutherford, NJ, November 15, 2018

    “Hot Tips in Family Law,” NJSBA Family Law Section in association with the NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, November 12, 2018

    “Everybody Lies – Big Data, New Data and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, September 27, 2018

    “Would Equal Physical Custody Elevate a Parent’s Desires Over the Child’s Best Interests?,” NJSBA Family Law Section, 2018 Annual Meeting and Convention at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ, May 17, 2018

    “Relocation after Bisbing v. Bisbing,” NJICLE and AAML-NJ, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, April 28, 2018

    “Law Office Marketing: Online and Offline,” New Jersey Association for Justice Educational Foundation Inc.’s Winter Seminar 2018, The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ, March 1, 2018

    2018 Family Law Symposium, NJICLE in cooperation with the NJSBA Family Law Section, New Brunswick, NJ, January 27, 2018

    “Demystifying the Trial: Preparing for and proceeding to trial in matrimonial and domestic violence matters,” Hot Tips in Family Law, NJSBA Family Law Section in association with the NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, November 10, 2017

    New Jersey Association of Professional Mediator’s 24th Annual Conference Celebrating Alternate Dispute Resolution Day, in cooperation the NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section, the New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups, and the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for ADR, Somerset, NJ, November 4, 2017

    Legalpalooza, Morris County Public Safety Training Center, Parsippany, NJ, November 2, 2017

    2017 Mid-Year Meeting, NJSBA, The Westin Palace, Madrid, Spain, October 21 – October 28, 2017

    Family Law Certification Exam Prep Course, NJICLE in cooperation with AAML-NJ, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, October 9, 2017

    Second Saturday, The Women’s Institute for Financial Education, Florham Park, NJ, August 17, 2017

    “Standing Tall: Life Lessons Learned from the Court,” NJSBA Diversity Committee’s Diverse Voices-Distinguished Speaker Series, 2017 NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ, May 18, 2017

    Domestic Violence Seminar, NJSBA Family Law Section, 2017 NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ, May 18, 2017

    “Come Have a Seat at the Table: Celebrating Women in the Law,” HCBA, Beaver Brook Country Club, Annandale, NJ, May 2, 2017

    Women and the Law, Rutgers University political science senior seminar cross-listed with a criminal justice class, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ, March 29, 2017

    “Evidence for Family Lawyers: An easy-to-follow set of strategies that get results,” NJICLE in cooperation with the NJSBA Family Law Section and the NJSBA Senior Lawyers Special Committee, Hyatt Morristown, NJ, March 11, 2017

    2017 Family Law Symposium, NJICLE in cooperation with the NJSBA Family Law Section, New Brunswick, NJ, January 28, 2017

    “A Review of the 2016 Family Law Opinions,” Middlesex County Bar Association Family Law Section’s General Membership Dinner Meeting, Edison, NJ, January 18, 2017

    “Electronic and Social Media in Family Litigation: What’s Useful?  What’s Beyond the Pale?” NJICLE, Iselin, NJ, November 21, 2016

    Second Saturday, The Women’s Institute for Financial Education, Florham Park, NJ, November 17, 2016

    “Hot Tips in Family Law – The Top 40: New Spins on the Oldies but Goodies,” NJSBA’s Family Law Section, New Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2016

    “Going Dutch,” NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 26, 2016

    “Family Law Bench/Bar Conference,” NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, Atlantic City, NJ, May 20, 2016

    “New Alimony Statute 101,” NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, Atlantic City, NJ, May 18, 2016

    “Litigationg Grandparents Visitation Cases and Third Party Custody and Visitation Claims in the Family Part,” NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, April 7, 2016

    “Understanding the Legislative Process,” NJSBA Town Hall Advocacy Program, Trenton, NJ, March 7, 2016

    “Cutting Edge Issues from the Perspective of Custody Evaluators,” NJSBA/NJICLE Family Law Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ, January 30, 2016

    “Hot Tips in Family Law 2015: The Road to Resolution – Trial, Arbitration, Mediation or Collaborative Law?” NJICLE & NJSBA, New Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2015

    “Domestic Violence,” Moderator, NJSBA Mid-year Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 5, 2015

    “Hot Tips for Handling Domestic Violence,” SCBA Marathon CLE Day, Bridgewater, NJ, October 12, 2015

    “ADR Day XVIII,”  NJICLE, New Brunswick, NJ, June 6, 2015

    “Recent Statutory Changes in Matrimonial Law,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, April 8, 2015

    “2015 Family Law Symposium,” NJSBA, New Brunswick, NJ, January 24, 2015

    “Evidence for Family Lawyers,” Central CLEFest, NJICLE, East Brunswick, NJ, November 24, 2014

    “Alimony Reform,” Legalpalooza, Morris County Bar Association, Morristown, NJ, November 22, 2014

    “Alimony Law in New Jersey,” Keep C.A.L.M. and Mediate, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Somerset NJ, November 15, 2014

    “Family Law: Advanced Issues,” National Business Institute, Newark, NJ, November 14, 2014

    “Alimony Update: The New Law,” Meadowlands Seminar 2014, East Rutherford, NJ, November 13, 2014

    “Hot Tips in Family Law-Rules are Made to be Broken: Exceptions, Dissents, & Loopholes,” NJICLE & NJSBA, New Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2014

    “Legislative Issues Affecting the Family Law Practice,” Family Law Section Dinner Meeting, MCBA, Edison, NJ, November 10, 2014

    “Hop Tips in Family Law – Trouble in the City of Love,” NJSBA Mid-year Meeting, Paris, France, November 3, 2014

    “Family Law: Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” Sterling Education Services, Inc., Parsippany, NJ, October 22, 2014

    “New Jersey’s New Alimony Bill,” NJSBA, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, September 18, 2014

    “2014 Family Law Section Bench/ Bar Conference, ” NJSBA Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, May 16, 2014

    “Child Support: The New Guidelines – What’s Changed; Advocacy for Deviating from the Guidelines; Children in College,” NJAJ Educational Foundation, Inc. Boardwalk Seminar 2014, Atlantic City, NJ, May 1, 2014

    “Third Parties in Family Law Matters,” NJICLE, Westin, Mount Laurel, NJ, March 8, 2014

    “Family Law: Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” SES, Holiday Inn, Cherry Hill, NJ, February 25, 2014

    “2014 Family Law Symposium,” NJICLE, Hilton, East Brunswick, NJ, January 25, 2014

    “Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, January 18, 2014(Day 2)

    “The Child Support Guidelines: How to Advocate to Deviate,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, December 14, 2013

    “Child Custody in the 21st Century,” NJICLE’s Central CLEfest, Iselin, NJ, November 25, 2013

    “Hot Tips in Family Law 2013/2014, Rules Are Made to be Broken: Exceptions, Dissents, and Loopholes,” NJICLE, New Brunswick, NJ, November 11, 2013

    “Child Custody in the 21st Century,” NJICLE’s South CLEfest, Atlantic City, NJ, August 16, 2013

    “Family Law for Paralegals & New Attorneys: A 2013 Update,” NJSBA Paralegal Committee, New Brunswick, NJ, August 1, 2013

    Bench Bar Seminar,” NJSBA Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, May 17, 2013

    Sheridan and the Innocent Spouse,” NJAJ Educational Foundation, Inc. Boardwalk Seminar 2013, Atlantic City, NJ, April 18, 2013

    “Hot Tips in Family Law: Marriage in 2013,” NJICLE, November 12, 2012

    “Work-Life Balance: Is it in the Cards?” NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 13, 2012

    “Change in Circumstances – Modification of Support When Lady Luck Deals Your Client a Bad Hand,” NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 12, 2012

    “Collaborative Law Training,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, March 16, 2012 (Day 1)

    “Collaborative Law Training,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ, March 17, 2012 (Day 2)

    “Hot Tips in Family Law 2013/2014: Rules are Made to be Broken,” NJICLE, November 11, 2013

    “Understanding the Neurobiology and Symptoms of Chemical and Other Addictions: Implications for Children, Families, & Custody,” AFCC, October 12, 2013

    “Hot Tips in Family Law: Marriage in 2013,” NJICLE, November 12, 2012

    “Work-Life Balance: Is it in the Cards?” NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 13, 2012

    “Change in Circumstances – Modification of Support When Lady Luck Deals Your Client a Bad Hand,” NJSBA Mid-Year Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 12, 2012

    “Collaborative Law Training,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, March 16, 2012 (Day 1)

    “Collaborative Law Training,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, March 17, 2012 (Day 2)

    Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 9, 2011 (Day 1)

    Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce,” NJICLE, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 16, 2011 (Day 2)

    Imputation Issues,” NJICLE & NJSBA Family Law Section, January 29, 2011

    “Collaborative Divorce: An Essential Primer for All Family Law Practitioners,” NJICLE, Edison, New Jersey, June 17, 2010

    “NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention,” May 19-21, 2010

    “2010 Family Law Symposium,” January 29, 2010, Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick

    “Rights and Responsibilities of Adults in Nontraditional Families,” New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Mid-Year Meeting, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November 5-9, 2008

    “What Everyone Should Know About Divorce, Child Custody and Grandparents’ Rights,” New Jersey State Bar Foundation, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 23, 2008

    “Settlement – Civil Restraining Orders,” Hot Tips in Family Law 2008: Back to Basics, New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section in association with the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 20,2008

    “2008 Family Law Symposium,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, Iselin, New Jersey, January 25-26, 2008

    “Are Best Practices Forcing Litigation to Go ‘Sideways’: ‘To Whine or Not to Wine’ Recent Court Rule Amendments for Civil and Family Cases,” Family Law Section Meeting, Annual Mid-Year Meeting, New Jersey State Bar Association, Santa Barbara, California, November 8, 2007

    “Family Court Rules: Overview and 2008 Update,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, October 23, 2007

    Imputation Issues,” NJICLE & NJSBA Family Law Section, January 29, 2011

    Collaborative Divorce: An Essential Primer for All Family Law Practitioners, NJICLE, Edison, New Jersey, June 17, 2010

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys to Speak at the NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, May 19-21, 2010

    Jeralyn speaks at 2010 Family Law Symposium, January 29, 2010, Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick

    “Rights and Responsibilities of Adults in Nontraditional Families,” New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Mid-Year Meeting, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November 5-9, 2008

    “What Everyone Should Know About Divorce, Child Custody and Grandparents’ Rights,” New Jersey State Bar Foundation, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, October 23, 2008

    “Settlement – Civil Restraining Orders,” Hot Tips in Family Law 2008: Back to Basics, New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section in association with the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 20,2008

    2008 Family Law Symposium, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, Iselin, New Jersey, January 25-26, 2008

    “Are Best Practices Forcing Litigation to Go ‘Sideways’: ‘To Whine or Not to Wine’ Recent Court Rule Amendments for Civil and Family Cases,” Family Law Section Meeting, Annual Mid-Year Meeting, New Jersey State Bar Association, Santa Barbara, California, November 8, 2007

    “Family Court Rules: Overview and 2008 Update,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, October 23, 2007

    “Divorce Law, Child Custody and Grandparents Rights,” New Jersey State Bar Foundation, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, October 16, 2007

    “Hot Tips in Family Law 2007: Factors, Grounds & Tests,” Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, September 29, 2007

    “Custody Conversations – Fun with Dick and Jane Skits and Panel Discussions,” New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section, May 16, 2007

    “The ABC’s of an Effective CDR Presentation – From the Presenter’s Perspective,” Boardwalk Seminar 2007, Association of Trial Lawyers of America-New Jersey Educational Foundation, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 26-27, 2007

    “What Everyone Should Know About Child Custody and Grandparents’ Rights,” New Jersey State Bar Foundation, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, January 10, 2007

    “Hot Tips on International Family Law Issues,” Mid-Year Meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Rome, Italy, November 10, 2006

    “Key Family Court Rules,” 2006 Family Law Summer Institute, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, July 26-27, 2006

    Ten Things the Client Should Never Say to Their Children,” ATLA-NJ Educational Foundation’s Boardwalk Seminar 2006, April 28,2006

    Hot Topics Seminar,” November 3, 2001

  • Awards & Recognition

    ROI-NJ Influencers in the Law

    Jeralyn Lawrence was selected in ROI-NJs inaugural ROI Influencers: Law list.  This recognition is conferred by ROI-NJ.  A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

    NJBIZ Power Law 50

    Jeralyn Lawrence was selected in the NJBIZ 2022 Power Law 50.  This recognition is conferred by NJBIZ.  A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

    Jeralyn Lawrence Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating

    Jeralyn Lawrence was selected to 2022 list of Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® lawyers.  This award is conferred by Martindale-Hubbell.  A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

    Jeralyn Lawrence 2021 NJBIZ Leaders in the Law Honoree

    Jeralyn Lawrence was selected as a 2021 NJBIZ Leaders in the Law Honoree, 2021. This award is conferred by NJBIZ. Following an open nomination period, honorees were chosen by a panel of independent judges with experience in the justice system. The selections were based on legal professionals – lawyers and general counsels – whose dedication to their occupation and to their communities is outstanding.

    Jeralyn Lawrence was selected to 2021 list of Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® lawyers.  This award is conferred by Martindale-Hubbell.  A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

    Jeralyn Lawrence AV Rated

    Jeralyn Lawrence was selected to 2021 list of Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® lawyers.  This award is conferred by Martindale-Hubbell.  A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

     

    2018 Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent logo

    Jeralyn Lawrence was selected to 2021 list of Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® lawyers.  This award is conferred by Martindale-Hubbell.  A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

     

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    Jeralyn Lawrence has been selected to the Super Lawyers list since 2006 and in the Top 50 Women New Jersey and Top 100 New Jersey since 2016. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

    Jeralyn Lawrence was selected to the 2021 Best Lawyers® list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

    Jeralyn Lawrence was selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers® list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

    Jeralyn L. Lawrence was selected to the 2021 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of The Year list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

     

    Jeralyn L. Lawrence was selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of The Year list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

     

    New Jersey Law Journal Legal Awards Professional Excellence

     Best Mentor and Trailblazer Awards

     

     

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    Jeralyn L. Lawrence was selected to the 2018 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of The Year list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

     

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    Jeralyn L. Lawrence was selected to the 2016 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of The Year list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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    Jeralyn L. Lawrence was selected to the 2021 Best Divorce Lawyers in Clifton list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

    Award logosDisclaimer: The designations by the organizations referenced immediately above were issued to Jeralyn Lawrence, Esq.  The methodologies for these selections can be found at the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, Attorney and Practice Magazine, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, and New Jersey Family.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq. is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court in Matrimonial Law.

  • Publications

    My Ex Won’t Give Me My Divorce Paperwork. Can I Get Social Security?, quoted in NJ.com article.

    “Judge’s Gripe About Family Court Is Not an Isolated Phenomenon, Lawyers Say”, quoted in New Jersey Law Journal article.

    “What happens to a car’s sale price in a divorce settlement?”, quoted in NJ.com article.

    “My Marriage Wasn’t Legal. What Happens to My House?”, quoted in NJ.com article.

    “How Can I Split Shared Expenses With My Child’s Other Parent?”, quoted in Moms.com article.

    “My husband won’t make an estate plan. What can I do?”, quoted in NJ.com article.

    “My ex died.  How do I get his pension?”, quoted in NJ.com article.

    “I inherited bonds. How will the tax bill count in my divorce?”, quoted in NJ.com article.

    “Will I have to pay my wife alimony even though she can work?”, quoted in NJ.com article.

    “Am I owed part of my husband’s pension after divorce?”, quoted in NJ.com article.

    “Can my husband’s ex still get part of his 401(k) and pension?”, quoted in NJ.com article.

    “Will Another Country Recognize this Divorce?”, quoted in NJ.com article.

    “I’m getting divorced. When will I get my husband’s pension?”, quoted in NJ.com article.

    “Can I go after my ex’s IRA to get back alimony payments?”, quoted in NJ.com article.

    “A Modern Family: Third Parties Raising Children”, article on NJMoneyHelp.com.

    “Can I go after my ex’s IRA to get back alimony payments?”, quoted in NJ.com article.

    “The Evolution and Regression of Grandparent Visitation Rights in New Jersey”

    Determining the Marital Standard of Living: An Analysis of N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23(b)(4) and the Importance of Accurately Identifying the Marital Lifestyle when Calculating Alimony

    New Jersey Child Support Guidelines: Effectively Arguing Appropriate Deviations to the Court and Opposing Counsel

    Examining Cohabitation Post-Landau, When Did it Become So Difficult to Establish a Prima Facie Case of Cohabitation

    Fifty or More Ways to Show She or He is More than a Lover – Facts to Prove Cohabitation

    Getting Started in a Divorce

    The Impact of Cohabitation Under New Jersey Law An Analysis of Pre and Post-Amendment Statutory Law and Case-Law Precedent

    What Happens to Child Support When a Disabled Child Becomes an Adult


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