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Jun 08, 2017

How to Avoid “Secondary Trauma” as a Family Law Practitioner

When someone is hurt, whether it be physical or emotional, it is second nature to want to help them.  As a family law attorney, I can relate to that sentiment, but it is also important for those working with trauma victims to be educated as to the effects that helping others who are distressed may have.  I recently wrote an article for the ABA Family Law Litigation Section addressing secondary trauma.  » Read More

Jun 02, 2017

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus to Present a Free Seminar for the Public on Divorce and Family Law Issues

The Matrimonial & Family Law Attorneys of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will present an overview of divorce and related family law issues on Thursday, June 22, at the Firm’s New Jersey headquarters at 400 Crossing Blvd., 8th Floor, Bridgewater.  All who are interested are invited to join them for breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m., or dinner, 5:30-7 p.m.» Read More

Jun 01, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Joins Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Management Committee

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice, has been elected to the Firm’s Management Committee.  She will be replacing Joel N. Jacobson, who has been a member of the Firm’s Management Committee since 1987.

“We are pleased to have Jeralyn join us on the Management Committee.» Read More

May 31, 2017

Custody and Parenting Time Implications for Same-Sex Couples

In 2015, the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage and required individual states to recognize lawful same-sex marriages performed in other states. Despite this significant change in the law, same-sex couples seeking divorce in situations where a child was born during the marriage find there is a discrepancy in the way New Jersey law treats custody and parenting time disputes between same-sex married couples and heterosexual married couples.» Read More

May 30, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at NJICLE Inspiring Program “Daring to Drive”

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice, and Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), will speak at the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE)  program, “Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening,” featuring Manal al-Sharif.

Once al-Sharif tells her inspiring story, Lawrence will join Chief Justice Deborah T.» Read More

May 24, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Joins Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice, has accepted the honor of becoming a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Lawyers, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement with exemplary character in their legal careers and service to society may be invited to become Fellows; however, they are limited to only one percent of the lawyer population within the state. » Read More

May 23, 2017

Domestic Violence – Defenses Against the Entry of a Final Restraining Order

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 serve as a shield for domestic violence victims. Unfortunately, there are times when matrimonial litigants attempt to utilize the Act as a sword, rather than a shield, in an attempt to gain an unfair advantage in parallel divorce and/or custody proceedings.» Read More

May 22, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Introduces Christie Rampone at WPCNJ Annual Conference

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice, introduced American professional soccer player and world champion Olympian gold medalist, Christie Rampone, to speak at the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) Annual Conference on May 4 at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. » Read More

May 22, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Sworn In as NJSBA Secretary

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice, was sworn in as Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the largest association of judges, lawyers, and legal professionals, at the 2017 NJSBA Annual Meeting at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.» Read More

May 16, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Speaks at the NJSBA Diversity Committee Luncheon

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice, will be a round table speaker for the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Diversity Committee’s Diverse Voices-Distinguished Speaker Series.  In “Standing Tall: Life Lessons Learned from the Court,” featured speaker Coach C. Vivian  Stringer will share her first-hand account of the lessons learned from the basketball court.  » Read More

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