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Areas of Practice
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court
- District of New Jersey
- New York Law School
- J.D., cum laude, 2000
- University of Scranton
- B.S., Criminal Justice, concentration in Women's Studies, Dean's List, 1997
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Family Law Section
- Central Jersey Family Law Inns of Court
- Morris County Bar Association
- Somerset County Bar Foundation
- Vincent J. Abruzzese Mock Trial Competition
- Somerset County Co-Chair
- Twenty-Eight Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2014
- Adelaide Riggi Named Trustee of Somerset County Bar Foundation
- Adelaide Riggi Co-Chairs Somerset County Mock Trial Competition
- Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Names Two New Members
- "Recession Relief: When and How Can a Former Spouse Modify a Support Award in Today's Economy," Town Topics of Princeton, 2009
- "Deal or No Deal - How Courts Help to Settle Your Divorce Case," Town Topics of Princeton, 2008
- "Pendente Lite Support in Divorce," Town Topics of Princeton, 2006
Adelaide Riggi, a Member of the firm, devotes her practice exclusively to all aspects of divorce and family law.
Adelaide represents clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation and mediation, post-judgment litigation, custody and parenting time issues, alimony and child support, pre-nuptial agreements, matrimonial settlement agreements, palimony suits, adoption, domestic violence, and domestic partnership matters. In particular, she is experienced in handling custody and parenting time disputes. Adelaide is a trained parenting time coordinator. She assists clients from initial client consult to conclusion of matter, including drafting pleadings, case information statements, motions, certifications, discovery, early settlement panel statements, legal memoranda and briefs, trial briefs, and exhibit lists. Adelaide takes great pride and care in helping her clients make it through these difficult personal matters.
Adelaide handles complex matrimonial matters, which involve the engagement of variety of experts, including forensic accountants, employability experts, real estate and personalty appraisers, and custody and alcohol evaluators. Adelaide has commercial litigation experience and assists clients with the valuation and distribution of businesses and professional practices and executive benefits, such as stock options and restricted stock. She counsels clients regarding alimony, child support, custody and parenting time issues and the equitable distribution of assets.
To complement her family law practice, Adelaide is involved in various professional commitments outside of the firm. She has spoken at divorce and family law programs and seminars and authored articles on matrimonial matters. She serves as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist for Somerset and Morris Counties. She has been Co-Chair of the Vincent J. Abruzzese Mock Trial Competition in Somerset County since 2011 and was Co-Chair of the Educational Committee for the Young Lawyers Division, Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association from 2009 to 2010. Adelaide is also a trustee of the Somerset County Bar Foundation, a nonprofit organization that reaches out to the public and local legal community to offer programs, services and funding.
Adelaide was a judicial clerk for the Honorable James M. Havey, P.J.A.D., Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. She was also a judicial intern with the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., U.S.D.J, United States District Court, District of New Jersey, and a legal intern with the State of New Jersey, Office of Attorney General, Appellate Bureau.
While pursuing her law degree, Adelaide was the Executive Editor of the New York Law School Journal of Human Rights and was a New York Law School Public Interest Fellow and courtroom advocate for the Domestic Violence Consortium. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she was on the Dean’s List and was inducted into honor societies, including the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, the International Honor Society in History, and the National Honor Society in Social Sciences.
Adelaide was selected for inclusion on the list of New Jersey Rising Stars in the Family Law section in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. She was also named to the 2014 New Jersey Law Journal’s “New Leaders of the Bar” list.