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Jeralyn Lawrence Podcast Interview by Suzi Hixon of Legally Blissed Conversations

In this podcast episode, Legally Blissed Conversations interviews Jeralyn Lawrence, the Managing Member and Founder of Lawrence Law, who devotes her litigation practice to matrimonial, divorce, and family law, and is a trained collaborative lawyer, divorce mediator, and arbitrator. With an astounding list of awards and recognition behind her, Jeralyn continues to lead the way…

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Lack of Judges is ‘destroying children and families’ Says NJ Bar Association

  Jeralyn Lawrence was interviewed by Branda Flanagan of Update New Jersey.  “What we’re trying to convey here is, this is beyond crisis. This is catastrophic. Real people are being harmed here.” New Jersey State Bar Association President Jeralyn Lawrence pulled no punches, describing the state’s judicial vacuum as a historic lack of judges —…

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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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Private School Costs in New Jersey Divorces

In a New Jersey case where the parties’ agreement calls for them to “equally divide…school costs,” and one party does not contribute to the costs for years, even though not explicitly asked to do so, a court can enforce the agreement and compel contribution. In the unpublished Appellate Division case of Fanelli v. Hnatowski, the…

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A Penalty Provision in the Marital Settlement Agreement

  In New Jersey divorces, marital settlement agreements include language that addresses the ramifications if either person breaches any provision of the agreement.  Often, the agreement includes a penalty provision that requires breaching party to pay the other’s counsel fees if the matter requires court intervention.  More often than not, courts have largely ignored such…

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