Category Archives: Matrimonial & Family Law

Rita M. Aquilio Reappointed to the Family Law Section Executive Committee

Rita M. Aquilio, a matrimonial and family law attorney with Lawrence Law, was reappointed to the Family Law Section Executive Committee (FLEC) of the New Jersey State Bar Association. 2020 marks the seventh year in a row that Aquilio has been reappointed to the Executive Committee. She has also again been appointed to serve as…

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Rita M. Aquilio To Moderate ABA COVID-19 Program

Rita Aquilio, a divorce and family law attorney with Lawrence Law, will moderate a webinar entitled The Intersection of Family Law and Insurance Claims in the Age of COVID-19. The panel will discuss issues facing individuals with support obligations, such as child support and alimony, when their business or employment has been disrupted due to…

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Jeralyn Lawrence Installed as President-Elect of the New Jersey Chapter of AAML

Today, Jeralyn Lawrence, founder and Managing Partner of Lawrence Law, was installed, virtually, as President-Elect of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She previously served as First Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of AAML, as well as in other positions in the Academy. Lawrence says, “I am excited…

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COVID-19’s Impact on Family Law

I was recently quoted in a New Jersey Law Journal article about COVID-19’s impact on family law. The article is entitled, State Court Filings Drop 20% as Judges, Lawyers Cope with COVID-19 Disruptions. While the article discussed court filings statewide, my quotes focused on New Jersey’s Family Division. The article says that Family Division filings…

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Jeralyn Lawrence Among Honorees of New Jersey Law Journal Professional Excellence 2020

On September 23, 2020, at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, Jeralyn Lawrence will be among the honorees at the New Jersey Law Journal’s Professional Excellence 2020 awards dinner. Lawrence is being recognized in the Mentors category. She was nominated by her colleagues at Lawrence Law who submitted nominations answering the following: tell us about…

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New Jersey Supreme Court Rules in “Not Established” Case

On November 18, 2019, on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Jeralyn Lawrence argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court. The case examined the “not established” standard under New Jersey’s child welfare laws and whether or not a parent/caregiver is entitled to appeal when the Division of Child Protection and Permanency concludes “not…

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