Category Archives: Matrimonial & Family Law

Jeralyn Lawrence, Amy Shimalla, and Rita Aquilio are Speakers on Hot Tips in Family Law

  Jeralyn Lawrence, Amy Shimalla, and Rita Aquilio are speaking today on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Hot Tips in Family Law Webcast.    

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Jeralyn Lawrence and Amy Zylman Shimalla Speakers at Family Law Summer Institute

  Jeralyn Lawrence and Amy Zylman Shimalla were speakers at the Family Law Summer Institute, a comprehensive 2-Day program, hosted by the New Jersey State Bar Association. The program provided keen insights into almost all aspects of matrimonial practice intended for attorneys who are just starting their legal careers to experienced attorneys as well.  Attorneys…

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How to Talk to Your Partner About a Prenuptial Agreement

When polled, 62% of divorce lawyers said they have seen an increase in the number of their clients seeking a prenuptial agreement. However, going from interest to actually having a signed agreement requires a great deal of talking and negotiation. Here is how you should raise the topic of a prenuptial agreement with your partner….

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Jeralyn Lawrence Quoted on

  Jeralyn Lawrence quoted in article, “How Can I Stop my Ex from getting my Pension Benefits”.

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What Happens When an Ex-Spouse Breaks the Marital Settlement Agreement?

In 2020, it was estimated that 39% of marriages ended in divorce. If you are someone who went through divorce, you may be struggling with a spouse who fails to abide by your marital settlement agreement. They may fail to make payments for alimony, for example, or they may fail to pay their part of…

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Are Divorces Actually Becoming More Civil Because of the Pandemic?

Is the Pandemic Changing the Way That People Divorce? Only about 2-3 % of divorce cases end up going to trial. However, even among the 92-98% that avoid a court hearing, there is often rancor and bitterness that plague the relationship between the spouses. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused at least some change that…

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