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Mar 21, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Named Among Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers & Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, has again been selected by Super Lawyers as one of the 2017 Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers and 2017 Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey.

The Top 100 and Top 50 lists are based on who obtained the highest points totals in the 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers nomination, research, and blue ribbon review process. » Read More

Mar 08, 2017

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Welcomes Associate to Pennsylvania Office

The Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to welcome Amy L. Kruzel as an Associate.   She joins the Firm’s Matrimonial & Family Law Group.

“Amy will make an excellent addition to our team here in Allentown.  She brings with her more than ten years of experience in this area of the law.  She is diligent and compassionate. » Read More

Mar 06, 2017

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Welcomes New Matrimonial & Family Law Attorney

The New Jersey office of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to welcome new Member, Rita M. Aquilio, to the Firm.  She joins the firm’s Matrimonial & Family Law Group.

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Mar 02, 2017

The Awful-ly Confusing New Child Support Statute

With the ink hardly dry on the newly-enacted child support statute, S-1046/A-2721, we are receiving increasing numbers of inquiries as to the effect of the new law, and significant concerns over the interpretation of its seemingly ambiguous and confusing language. Although the intent of the statute was to eradicate the backlog currently overwhelming our state’s probation departments and ensure that the probation departments would continue to receive federal funding, the misinterpretation and misapplication of its language have stirred much debate in our practice.» Read More

Feb 27, 2017

Jeralyn L. Lawrence to Speak on Evidence for Family Lawyers

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, will speak at “Evidence for Family Lawyers: An easy-to-follow set of strategies that get results.”  Sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Family Law Section and the NJSBA Senior Lawyers Special Committee, the symposium will be held from 9:00 a.m.» Read More

Feb 02, 2017

Payors Beware: Gratuitous Contributions to Children May Become Enforceable Obligations under Principles of Equitable Estoppel and Waiver

In divorce matters, a parent’s financial obligation to the child will generally be set forth in a Marital Settlement Agreement, Final Judgment of Divorce, Court Order, or any combination of the above. There is no law or policy that prohibits a parent from contributing in excess of his or her child support obligation. However, it is important for parents with Support Orders to understand that, under principles of equitable estoppel and waiver, gratuitous contributions to the care of a child (in excess of that required by Order or Agreement) may ultimately become enforceable obligations.» Read More

Jan 24, 2017

Gift Giving – The Engagement Ring

As the holiday season has now wrapped up, it is difficult not to think about the concept of gift giving; however, as an attorney, I cannot help thinking of its possible consequences.  One of the more popular gifts, especially during this time of year, is an engagement ring. New Jersey case law is unambiguously clear as to the status of the engagement ring should the parties call off the wedding for any reason. » Read More

Jan 24, 2017

Jeralyn L. Lawrence Appointed Chair of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Matrimonial & Family Law Practice

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been appointed Chair of the firm’s Matrimonial & Family Law Practice.

“Having worked with Jeralyn for nearly 20 years, while practicing family law throughout my own entire career, I can attest that she has proved to be a great leader to our Family Law Group. » Read More

Dec 27, 2016

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at 2017 Family Law Symposium

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will moderate the 2017 Family Law Symposium.  Sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Family Law Section, the symposium will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Saturday, January 28, at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick.» Read More

Dec 19, 2016

Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at Middlesex County Bar Association Joint Meeting with Union & Somerset County Bar Associations

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will speak at the Middlesex County Bar Association Family Law Section’s General Membership Dinner Meeting Pre-Dinner Seminar in cooperation with the Union and Somerset County Bar Association Family Law SectionsThe Pre-Dinner CLE Seminar, “A Review of the 2016 Family Law Opinions,” will be held at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 18, at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison, New Jersey.  » Read More

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