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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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Domestic Violence – Defending Final Restraining Orders

  Domestic violence is a pervasive problem throughout the United States. The State of New Jersey is no exception to this ongoing dilemma. Accordingly, the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (“the Act”) has been enacted and is intended to act as a shield for domestic violence victims. Unfortunately, there are times where matrimonial litigants instead…

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Burkert Limits the Definition of Harassment

Many domestic violence cases center around allegations of harassment. The definition of harassment is when somebody intends to alarm or seriously annoy another person. To successfully obtain a final restraining order, the alleged victim must prove a predicate act of domestic violence.  Harassment is one example of such an act.  They must also prove that…

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How does New Jersey treat victims of domestic violence?

Wife beating had been a fact of life for centuries. Marital abuse was traditionally acceptable and early common law recognized a husband’s right to beat his wife. Domestic violence was considered proper discipline. An old English proverb “A woman, a horse, a hickory tree, the more you beat ‘em the better they be” was the…

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