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Richard Diamond

Richard Diamond

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  • 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
Member
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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
186 Questions Answered
Q. Sons wife filed for divorce, finalized 10/29/2020. Unfortunately he 52 yo passed 3/2/21
A: In their divorce, your ex daughter in law had a pension that was to be divided between your son and her for equitable distribution. I gather that after the divorce occurred, the lawyers had a QDRO prepared ( order served on pension plan administrator ) with direction as to your sons share of the pension plan. If I read your question correctly, after receipt of one payment from the pension, your son passed away and then your ex daughter in law claimed that your son's estate was not entitled to your son's piece of the pension plan. Presuming my understanding is correct, the next question is whether the division provided for a joint and survivor pension distribution or whether the pension payments were based on your ex daughter in laws life alone. The best way to answer those questions is to schedule a consultation with a divorce lawyer with you bringing with you the divorce settlement agreement and the QDRO. Without those 2 documents ( and any other paperwork you may have about the pension plan), the lawyer will not be able to answer your question correctly.
Q. My ex wife has been receiving SSDI child support payments for the 4 children but I don't get credited for the payments
A: If your children are receiving SSD benefits on as a result of your disability, then you are entitled to a seek a credit in the calculation of child support under the child support guidelines - meaning that these benefits are intended to be deducted from your guidelines child support obligation. As such, SSDI is considered income and subject to child support obligations because it represents “money an employee has earned during his or her employment and his or her employer has paid for the employee’s benefit under the Social Security Act.
Q. I have been battling a 4.5 year divorce. How do I get out of this? Judge is biased because ex is ill. No access 401k o
A: I can simply suggest that you meet with one of the lawyers in our office or meet with another certified divorce and family law trial lawyer by the NJ Supreme Court to review your matter, the rulings by the judge handling your case and the alternatives available to you at this stage.
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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
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 8 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: Closed
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