Mediation

Mediation is one process of alternate dispute resolution. Divorce mediation is a process that is used to help reach an amicable agreement without a lengthy court battle. The mediator is a neutral third-party, trained to facilitate negotiations between the parties with the goal of reaching an amicable resolution.  If resolution is achieved, the mediator prepares a Memorandum of Understanding which is a written, confidential, and non-binding document used to aid the parties in reaching final settlement.  Effective representation of clients participating in mediation requires the same level of preparation, diligence and assertiveness required in any case. The outcome of a mediation session depends, to a large degree, on the preparation of both the attorney and the client, as well as the ability of the client to compromise on settlement terms.  Having served as a mediator, or representing a client in a divorce mediation, we know that what lawyers do can make a big difference in the outcome.

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Lawrence Law Welcomes Watchung Mayor Keith Balla to Celebrate Grand Opening

On January 16, 2019, Jeralyn Lawrence, Founder and Managing Partner of Lawrence Law, welcomed Watchung Mayor, Keith Balla and other guests for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Lawrence Law. Located at 776 Mountain Boulevard, Suite 202, Watchung, NJ 07069, Lawrence Law is a boutique family law practice offering a full…

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Can a parent get out of paying college expenses after a divorce?

In the recent Appellate Division case of M.F.W. v. G.O., the court upheld the lower court’s order requiring the father to contribute to his daughter’s college costs. The court, on motion, allocated the daughter’s college expenses 70/30 and declined to hold a hearing on the issue, finding that there were no issues of material facts…

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Is it worth it to get a prenup if you don’t have money like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos?

There are headlines all over the Internet about how Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are getting divorced and do not have a pre-nuptial agreement.  Granted, there was no way they could have imagined that their fortune would be at valued at approximately $137 Billion.  I guess this is good news for MacKenzie as she can make…

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10 Things Clients Should Never Say to Their Children

After fifteen years of exclusively practicing matrimonial and family law, there are things I know for sure about divorce.  The following list of things that should never be said to children are without a doubt things I know for sure. If you are already divorced, going through a divorce or contemplating a divorce, please read…

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Jeralyn Lawrence is Pleased to Announce Opening of Lawrence Law, LLC

Effective January 1, 2019, Jeralyn Lawrence became Managing Member of Lawrence Law, LLC, located at 776 Mountain Boulevard, Suite 202, Watchung, NJ 07069. Lawrence Law is a boutique firm devoted exclusively to the practice of matrimonial and family law.

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