Category Archives: Equitable Distribution

How Debt Is Handled During a Divorce

Recent statistics show that the average American household carries roughly $67,000 in consumer debt. This can be a thorny problem when the couple is in the process of getting divorced with a variety of different possible outcomes. In New Jersey, you cannot simply assume that this debt will be divided exactly down the middle. The…

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The Dangers of Being Too Nice in a Divorce

You Can Be Too Nice in a Divorce Ninety-five plus percent of all divorce cases will settle without a trial. However, that does not necessarily mean that each spouse ends up with a deal that gives them everything they want. There is such a thing as being too nice when you settle your case and…

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Jeralyn Lawrence Speaks on Panel for Third Party Issues in Family Law

Jeralyn is a speaker on the panel of experts today for Third Party Issues in Family Law at 3:00 PM. SYNOPSIS: When interviewed about her divorce from Prince Charles, Princess Diana famously said, “There were three people in this marriage so, you see, it was a bit crowded.” Of course, she was referring to Camilla…

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The Impact of the Pandemic on Equitable Distribution

How the Pandemic Impacts the Division of Marital Property New Jersey is not opening courthouses for civil trials until the end of September 2020. However, this does not mean that divorce proceedings are halted as the parties and each divorce attorney can still negotiate with each other and trials are still occurring in Family court….

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There is No Community Property in New Jersey

There is no community property in New Jersey. Said differently, the concept of community property is not a recognized legal concept in New Jersey divorce cases. In New Jersey, the division of property amid a divorce falls under principles of equitable distribution. All marital assets get equitably distributed in a New Jersey divorce. Among these…

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Jeralyn Lawrence Published in The Clarion

Jeralyn Lawrence, Founder and Managing Member of Lawrence Law, had an article published in Volume 10, Issue 2 of The Clarion. Lawrence’s article, published in January 2020, discusses equitable distribution of negative equity.  It addresses the issue when one party to a marriage seeks to retain an asset that, at the time of trial or…

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