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Apr 21, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Meets With Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno to Discuss Women in the Legal Profession

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, met recently with Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and a bipartisan group of women lawyers interested in women’s issues.  Their goal is to serve as a neutral resource on important issues that impact New Jersey, including infrastructure, economy, and equal pay.» Read More

Apr 18, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence Recognized as One of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families

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, was recognized as a Best Lawyer for Families in New Jersey for 2017 by New Jersey Family Magazine.

New Jersey Family surveyed their subscribers and received dozens of heartfelt nominations from parents all over the state.  » Read More

Apr 13, 2017

Rita M. Aquilio Participates in American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual Conference and Spring Leadership Meeting

Rita M. Aquilio, a Member of Matrimonial and Family Law Department of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Family Law Litigation Committee, will participate in the Section’s Annual Conference from Wednesday, May 3, to Friday, May 5, at Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco.  Aquilio will represent the Committee at the Judiciary & Committee Showcase on May 3, 2017.» Read More

Apr 04, 2017

Jeralyn Lawrence speaks on Domestic Violence at Rutgers University Senior Seminar

 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, was a guest speaker on March 29 for a Rutgers University political science senior seminar cross-listed with a criminal justice class.  She spoke on domestic violence as the New Jersey Legislature defines it, restraining orders, and Battered Woman Syndrome and the cycle of violence.
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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

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