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Richard Diamond

Richard Diamond

Certified Divorce & Family Law Trial Lawyer by the NJ Supreme Court
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • Florida, New Jersey
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Richard Diamond has been practicing Family Law Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration work in New Jersey for the past 37 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
    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
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New Jersey
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
- Current
Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. (1985) | Law
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Rutgers University - Newark
B.A. (1981) | Economics / Business Administration
Honors: Dual Degree
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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
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Essex County Family Law Early Settlement Panelist
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Somerset County Family Law Early Settlement Panelist
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Union County Family Law Early Settlement Panelist
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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
Accredited Family Law Economic Mediator with Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in Place
New Jersey State Bar
Accredited Family Law Mediator
New Jersey Superior Court System
New Jersey Supreme Court
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Legal Answers
365 Questions Answered
Q. Why would a warrant for a domestic violence case be recalled the the person didn’t comply with the court order
A: I don't know why a domestic violence restraining order's requirements are not being enforced by the court/probation department. My suggestion is that you sit down with a family law specialist, with experience handling domestic violence matters to review the terms of the court's order so that he / she can reach out to the domestic violence intake office in your county to find out what has taken place/ what has not taken place and why those actions have not taken place. In this setting, I think that it is worth the money to have counsel assist you in enforcing the court's order.
Q. I have a question about settling finances before a divorce
A: My advice (which should not come as a surprise) is that it's worth your while to schedule a consultation with a lawyer who specializes in divorce law (not a general practitioner who also handles divorce matters) to review your asset setting, respective employment settings, etc to give you guidance on what is fair for your particular setting. If your matter is as simple and straightforward as you suggest, then the meeting should be quick and inexpensive.
Q. NJ: 92 y.o. mom asking for legal document stating my husband & I are NOT RESPONSIBLE for paying her debt/medical bills
A: Your mother is 92 years old and your oldest sibling is in charge of her financial affairs and he refuses to answer any of your questions as to the status of her assets and expenses and you are therefore fearful that she will pass leaving debt. I am guessing that there was a discussion with your mother or your oldest sibling about some of your mother's assets being put into a trust and you are uncertain as to what that means as to the distribution of the assets in the trust upon your mother's passing and/or whether that trust will insulate those assets from whatever debts are owed at the time of your mother passing. Presuming that my understanding of your question is correct, the best way to get a better handle on your concerns is to ask your oldest sibling to sit down with you to review your mothers wishes. I dont know what the relationship is with your oldest sibling but if he does not want to sit with you, ask if its okay for you to sit with the lawyer who drafted the estate planning documents for your mother so that he can explain it to you. Hiring a lawyer at this moment probably will not accomplish what you are seeking to address.
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Contact & Map
Diamond & Diamond P.A.
830 Morris Turnpike
Suite 207
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Telephone: (973) 379-9292
Fax: (973) 379-9210
Monday: 8:30 AM - 8 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: Closed
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