Category Archives: Matrimonial & Family Law

Rita M. Aquilio Elected Treasurer of the Somerset County Bar Association

Rita M. Aquilio, a matrimonial and family law attorney with Lawrence Law, was elected to Treasurer of the Somerset County Bar Association on June 2, 2020. Her term is for two years and will begin when she is installed in September 2020. Aquilio previously served a two-year term as a Trustee of the SCBA. The…

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Practicing Law During COVID-19

Jeralyn Lawrence, Founder and Managing Partner of Lawrence Law, took place in MyShingle.com’s interview series – Pandemic Law Practice: How 14 Solo & Small Firm Lawyers Are Serving Clients and Keeping the Wheels of Justice Turning. Click here to hear the interview. A couple of highlights from Lawrence’s interview regarding client issues Custody and parenting…

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The Goal of Divorce

The main goal of divorce is to reach an agreement with your spouse. The terms of the agreement are memorialized, in writing, in a Marital Settlement agreement. This agreement is also known as a Property Settlement Agreement. A very high percentage, meaning almost all, divorce cases settle. In other words, a very small percentage of…

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What is Financial Abuse?

I was recently quoted in a story I’m married to a control freak who is not sharing our stimulus payment. What can I do? Basically, the focus of the article is how to handle a situation when one spouse refuses to share coronavirus stimulus money with the other. While the situation is unique to the…

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Rita Aquilio Serves as Special Editor of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine

Rita Aquilio, a divorce and family law attorney with Lawrence Law, served as Special Co-Editor for the April 2020 issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine. Aquilio, along with Brian Lehrer of Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP, edited all of the magazine’s articles, collaborated on the edition’s layout and artwork with the NJSBA Editorial Board,…

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Domestic Violence and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Domestic violence is pervasive and a cycle of violence that will repeat over and over. The COVID-19 pandemic cannot break the cycle of domestic violence. There are many reports and articles of increased instances of domestic violence since the implementation of stay-at-home orders with victims at home with their abusers. However, there are resources that…

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