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Maurice Giro

Maurice Giro

Giro Attorneys at Law LLP
  • Divorce, Family Law, Elder Law ...
  • New Jersey, New York
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I began my career on my own right after I finished working for a Judge. I had no idea how to be a lawyer or how to be a business man so I jumped into the deep end of the swimming pool on my own. I spoke to other attorneys and I read books to help me learn how to practice law and how to run my office. I sometimes felt that the way I was being taught to run the office was unusual and the reality of being a lawyer was very different from what I had in mind when I decided to go to law school. In many ways, it felt like the what some lawyers were focused on was to try to squeeze as much money out of clients with as little effort as possible. First, everything was billed on an hourly basis. If a client called you, they were charged. If the other lawyer called you, the client was charged. If you went to court for 5 minutes, the client was charged. At $250 per hour, this could become very expensive for people that could not afford it, but needed the help. Because clients had difficulty budgeting for their legal fees, they would avoid calling to discuss their matter in order to save money. Clients often did not look forward to hearing from me out of fear of what it would cost them. Even when they did call, it often took a long time to respond to them because I did not have a team supporting the firm. It was just me and one assistant who was overworked. By the time the clients came in to meet with me, the relationship had become very transactional. We would finalize their matter, I would close their file and that was the end of the relationship. If they needed my help again, they might not even know it because they never heard from me again. Whether it was helping a person with their divorce, helping families to protect their children and assets, or helping a small business to grow and prosper, this is how lawyers are taught to treat their clients. I always felt that there had to be a better way to service our clients while ensuring that we could follow up with them.

Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Health Care Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Special Needs
  • Trust Administration
  • Asset Protection
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Giro Attorneys at Law LLP
- Current
Public Defender
West New York Municipal Court
Christian, Giro & Tadros, L.L.P.
United States Air Force
Law Clerk
Superior Court of New Jersey
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
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Thomas Edison State College
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Bergen County's 2019 Top Lawyers
(201) Magazine
Honored for providing legal services
Who's Who
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
American Society of Legal Advocates
Professional Associations
Elder Counsel
- Current
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National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
- Current
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New Jersey State Bar Association
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Didn't he agree to pay my lawyer?
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Speaking Engagements
The warrant requirement for the use of GPS devices, Cablevision news
Estate planning, What will happen to your children if something happens to you
Elder Law for Family Law Attorneys, CLE On Demand
What Matters Most to You, Initiating Difficult Conversations about Advance Care Planning: What Social Workers Need to Know
Websites & Blogs
Bergen County New Jersey Elder Law Attorney
Divorce Attorney in Bergen County, New Jersey
Contact & Map
Giro Attorneys at Law LLP
1060 Main Street
Ste. 303
River Edge, NJ 07661
Telephone: (201) 255-4417
Fax: (201) 210-5748
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Sunday: Closed