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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
426 Questions Answered
Q. Son 19 goes to trade school and works part time ex wants to stop paying. Is this allowed in nj?
A: Start off with the presumption that no she cannot stop paying but I would send her an email, quoting from the terms of your agreement that both of you are obligated to share your son's college/trade school costs and ask her how or why she thinks that she should not have to continue paying in light of his full-time attendance. I would also schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney to review the status of your son's attendance at trade school to make sure that you are on solid ground and if needed, for him to file an enforcement application with the court.
Q. How to get compensated for enduring abuse of parental alienation & all blocked communications by other parent in NJ?
A: My suggestion is that you sit down with a divorce law specialist and let him / her guide you and explain to you what remedies are and are not available to you in a non-dissolution filing and what are and are not available to you in a divorce matter. The worst thing that you can do is hire someone who is willing to do what you want and then have the court deny the relief sought - that will simply heighten your sense of abuse.
Q. Can any state have authority to press charges of interference in a custody order? Or only jurisdiction State can?
A: If your ex is refusing to comply with an order for parenting time, then you will file an application with the court to compel compliance/sanctions against your ex for her / his actions. The court does not take action on its own because of a claim of interference. The judge hearing your application will determine if interference occurred and will enter an order addressing it and determining what action should occur, which could include a provision authorizing and directing local law enforcement to assist you in the enforcement of the provisions of the court's order. Procedural-wise, you should file the application in the court system where the judgment or order for custody and parenting time was entered even if you now live in another state because of the requirements of the UCCJEA - uniform child custody jurisdiction and enforcement act. The Act states that the court that entered the original order for custody and parenting time retains jurisdiction over the child even if a party relocated to another state - so long as one party remains in that original state. If the party who relocates wishes to transfer jurisdiction, that party is required to file an application with the original jurisdiction state asking permission to transfer jurisdiction to the new state and the other party has the right to oppose that request. So, presumably, whatever state entered the original order for custody and parenting time is the state where you would file your application unless you have an order that transferred jurisdiction elsewhere - then you would file it in that state's court system.
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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 (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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