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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
- Young Lawyers Division
- Family Law Section
- Co-Chair of Educational Committee
- Central Jersey Family Law Inns of Court
- Morris County Bar Association
- "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, an associate with the firm, focuses her practice exclusively on matrimonial law.
Adelaide represents clients in all aspects of matrimonial litigation, including trials, domestic violence hearings, emergent applications, post-judgment applications, motions, early settlement panels, economic mediations, intensive settlement conferences, case management conferences and uncontested hearings. 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. In particular, she is experienced in handling custody and parenting time disputes. Adelaide is a trained parenting time coordinator.
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.
Adelaide is the former judicial clerk of The Honorable James M. Havey, P.J.A.D., Supreme Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. She also held a judicial internship with The Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., U.S.D.J., United States District Court, District of New Jersey and a legal internship with the State of New Jersey, Office of Attorney General, Appellate Bureau. At the University of Scranton, Adelaide belonged to the honor societies Alpha Phi Sigma, Phi Alpha Theta, and Phi Sigma Alpha. While pursing her law degree, she was the Executive Editor of the New York Law School Journal of Human Rights and was a New York Law School Public Interest Fellow.
In 2010, Adelaide was selected for inclusion on list of New Jersey Rising Stars in the Family Law section.
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