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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/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
    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
New Jersey Supreme Court
Accredited Family Law Mediator
New Jersey Superior Court System
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Legal Answers
457 Questions Answered
Q. My boyfriend co-signed with me on the purchase of a vehicle, and we are both on title. I have made and continue to make
A: You need to meet with an estate planning lawyer to educate you on what steps you need to take to transfer the title to the car into your name alone. While you may have made all of the payments, my concern is whether his estate makes a claim against you for their "share" of the value of the vehicle. Dont proceed blindly on this issue.
Q. if two people have a kid, can a parents obligation for child support be lifted if both parties sign off on it?
A: As a general statement, the answer is no. Even if the other parent signs an document promising not to seek child support from you as long as you never seek a relationship with the child - neither of you is bound by that agreement. You would always have the right to petition the court to see your child and the other parent always has the right to support from you for the child's benefit.

The only exception is where there is another person is ready to adopt your child and your ex and her partner want you to sign off, giving consent to the adoption. Once the adoption is finalized, then any obligation owed by you to the child ends.
Q. Why must I continue to pay Child support if my daughter moved out from home and is working and paying rent?
A: I dont mean to be rude but I think the answer is that you probably have not spoken with a family law specialist. Under the statute, the probation department is to stop collecting child support when an individual hits the age of 19 unless the individual is pursuing a higher education, and then the probation department will tell you that you need to file an application with the court to terminate your child support obligation or to have same reexamined.

In your setting, if your daughter graduated from high school, obtained full time employment, is living on her own away from your former spouse's home and your former spouse is not financially supporting her, it sounds like she is emancipated, and you have a legitimate basis to file an appropriate application with the court to terminate your child support obligation to her. But, before filing that application, I would make sure that each of the items above are correct and I would also suggest that you retain counsel to file the application so that you dont do it wrong and have it denied for the wrong reason (yes, if it is filed wrong, presume that the court will deny your application on procedural grounds). ... Read More
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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
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 (Today)
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: Closed
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