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Richard Diamond

Richard Diamond

Free Initial Divorce & Post Divorce Consultation
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • Florida, New Jersey
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Biography

Richard Diamond has been practicing Family Law Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration work in New Jersey for the past 34 years and is a Certified Family Law Trial Attorney by the N.J. Supreme Court; Accredited New Jersey Family Law Mediator, authorized by the NJ Supreme Court to handle family law mediation matters with an active domestic violence restraining order in place and a Family Law Arbitrator.
Mr Diamond is also a Family Law Economic Mediator in Union, Essex, Morris, Somerset, Middlesex and Monmouth Counties.
Mr Diamond is also a member of the Essex, Union and Somerset County's Family Law Early Settlement Panel Program (ESP); a member of Who's Who in American Law; listed in Best Lawyers in America and a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for Family Law accomplishments.
Diamond & Diamond limits is practice to divorce, post divorce matters, child custody disputes, domestic violence representation, child support & alimony claims, business valuations in divorce, and prenuptial agreement drafting & review.
The firm also actively represents litigants in the NJ Family Court system in Somerset, Morris, Union, Essex, Middlesex, Passaic, Bergen, Monmouth, & Ocean Counties and regularly appears before the family part judges in each of those counties.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    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
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Area
  • Certified Attorneys
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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New Jersey
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
SENIOR PARTNER
DIAMOND & DIAMOND P.A.
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Education
Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. (1985) | Law
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Rutgers University - Newark
B.A. (1981) | Economics / Business Administration
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Honors: Dual Degree
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Awards
2019 Award for New Jersey Family Law Attorneys
Lawyers of Distinction
Lifetime Charter Member
Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America
10 Best Family Law Firms in New Jersey
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
N.J. Best Lawyers for Families
New Jersey Family Magazine
Certified Matrimonial Trial Lawyer by the NJ Supreme Court
NJ State Bar Association
Member of Who's Who in American Law 2000 - present
Who's Who in American Law
Professional Associations
New Jersey State Bar - Family Law Section
Member
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Essex County Family Law Early Settlement Panelist
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Somerset County Family Law Early Settlement Panelist
member
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Union County Family Law Early Settlement Panelist
member
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Speaking Engagements
Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish, Continuing legal Education Seminar, NJ
National Business Institute
On an annual basis, Mr Diamond has participated in legal seminars as an author and lecturer on various family law topics involving Domestic Violence matters, Child Custody proceedings, Divorce, & Valuation of Businesses in Divorce matters
Certifications
Accredited Family Law Economic Mediator with Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in Place
New Jersey State Bar
CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW TRIAL ATTORNEY
New Jersey Supreme Court
Accredited Family Law Mediator
New Jersey Superior Court System
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Firm's Facebook Page
Blog
Instagram page
Legal Answers
232 Questions Answered
Q. A private investigator positioned a camera on a telephone pole across the street from my home for 6 months taking photo
A: Lets assume that the investigator did not have permission to place a device on the telephone pole across from your home, the report and the photos taken by the investigator are still relevant to the issue of cohabitation and relevant to her former husband's alimony obligation to her (presuming that the photos were being taken by the investigator for that purpose). My suggestion is that you and your girlfriend need to meet with competent divorce counsel to review the materials so that you and she can map your response to his claims. The fact that the lawyer for the ex-husband may have photos, does not automatically mean that they have proof of cohabitation as defined by current case law. This is where an experienced lawyer familiar with this issue is essential - not a general practice lawyer who does family law cases as well.
Q. I have a temporary restraining order on my son's dad. He is asking in a roundabout way to spend 3 hours with our son.
A: You are asking the wrong question. You went to court to get a restraining order because of your fear of your ex, which temporary restraining order including a restraint on his contact with your son. Now, you want to agree to permit him to spend several hours with your son on his birthday but to do so, you need to ask the court to modify the existing temporary restraining order to permit him to have your son with him on XXX day with the pick up at YYY and the drop off at ZZZZ time. A judge can then enter an amended temporary order for the time so that it will not be a violation. If you do it without an order of the court, then if he does not bring your son back to you when promised, it becomes difficult for the police to enforce an order that you violated. If you dont want to go back to court to amend the order, at least have a specific writing between the 2 of you acknowledging the terms of the pickup / drop off and the continuation of the temporary restraining order.
Q. Thank you very. Could you list the items that both spouses should review and decide on before filing.
A: I cant because I have no idea what issues are outstanding in your matter or what issues could be raised by either of you in a divorce matter without having a consultation with you or your spouse. To do otherwise, invites disaster. My suggestion is that you or your spouse should have a consultation with a divorce lawyer to discuss the issues outstanding and what items need to be addressed in an agreement and how to address them. Or, both of you can meet with a divorce lawyer together in a mediation session setting so that both of you can ask all of the questions applicable to both of you. Its worth spending the money to do it right.
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Contact & Map
Diamond & Diamond P.A.
225 Millburn Avenue
Suite 208
Millburn, NJ 07041
Telephone: (973) 379-9292
Fax: (973) 379-9210
Monday: 8:30 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 8 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: Closed
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