Jeralyn Lawrence Argues Before New Jersey Supreme Court

Jeralyn Lawrence argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court on November 29, 2021. The argument was regarding the enforceability, defenses and attorney review requirement of palimony agreements. Ms. Lawrence appeared on behalf of the New Jersey chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as amicus curiae in support of reversing an Appellate Division ruling. She is the current president of the AAML’s New Jersey chapter.

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