Jeralyn L. Lawrence, divorce lawyer in Somerset County's largest law firm, devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce and family law, and is a trained collaborative lawyer and divorce mediator.
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, Jeralyn has worked with clients whose needs lie in all areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation, mediation and arbitration, custody and parenting time issues, alimony and child support, separation and property settlement agreements, adoption and guardianship advice, domestic partnership matters under the Domestic Partnership Act, domestic violence and sexual abuse, and palimony. She takes great pride and care in helping her clients make it through these difficult personal matters. Through collaborative law, Jeralyn assists and guides clients who are committed to resolving their matter without court intervention through the divorce process. Lawrence is Chair-Elect of Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) and Senior Editor of the New Jersey Family Lawyer, the official publication of the Section; and President-Elect of the Somerset County Bar Association. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and has been certified by the Academy as a Family Law Arbitrator.
To complement the breadth of her matrimonial, divorce and family law practice, Jeralyn involves herself in various professional engagements outside the firm. She frequently serves as a speaker and panelist at divorce and family law programs and seminars and she can be found on twitter @JeralynLaw. She has been admitted to the rosters of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases and of Custody and Parenting Time Cases for Somerset County. She serves on the Matrimonial Certification Committee that oversees the statewide matrimonial attorney certification process. Jeralyn spends her spare time as an attorney volunteer at the Resource Center of Somerset and the New Jersey State Bar Military Legal Assistance Program, wherein she provides pro bono legal assistance to New Jersey residents who have served overseas or active duty of the armed forces after September 11, 2001.
Jeralyn was honored by NJBiz as one of New Jersey's 2011 Best 50 Women in Business. She was also selected as the 2009 Kean University Distinguished Alumna, the preeminent award for alumni, by the Kean University Alumni Association. She was honored as an Outstanding Woman in Somerset County for 2008 by the Somerset County Commission On the Status Of Women. In 2007, she received the Young Lawyers Division’s Professional Achievement Award and the Annual Legislative Recognition Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is also a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and a member of the Central New Jersey Inns of Court. While in law school, Jeralyn was awarded the New Jersey Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Award, in addition to serving as Student Director of the Family Law Clinic. Recently, Jeralyn was granted Fellowship to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the pre-eminent family law association in America.
Jeralyn has been selected as one of New Jersey's Super Lawyers in the Family Law section, an honor she has received for several years. She was also named among Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers, as well as Top 50 Female New Jersey Super Lawyers. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Family Law and Family Law Mediation. In addition, Jeralyn has been selected by her peers as one of New Jersey’s Top 10 matrimonial lawyers under the age of 40. She has also been recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of 40 accomplished and promising attorneys in the State of New Jersey under the age of 40.