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Richard Diamond

Richard Diamond

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  • Florida, New Jersey
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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
    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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New Jersey
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
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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
128 Questions Answered

Q. Can my ex stop his child support since my boyfriend moved in?
A: The short answer is No, since your boyfriend does not have a legal obligation to support the children of your prior relationship with your former husband. Child support in NJ is calculated based on your gross income ( or an imputed gross employment income to you), your former husband's gross income ( or again an imputed gross employment income), the number of your overnights with the children annually, the number of his overnights annually with the children, the amount of the children's share of the health insurance coverage and who pays for their share of the cost, the age of the children ( under certain settings, once they cross an age threshold, the program allows an adjustment to the amount of child support payment since older children are more expensive ) and you can include a reoccurring work-related child care cost as part of the guideline as well. On a separate note, 400.00 per month for 3 children translates to 92.30 per week (for 3 children) suggests that either your ex makes very little money or is grossly underpaying you for child support purposes. If nothing else, to avoid the threats, I would press to have all payments of child support paid through the county probation department system so that you can reduce the inappropriate communications between the 2 of you.
Q. I am charged with 2nd ag assault. I have a restraining order given to me in prison. The hearing date was 10/5.
A: If I understand your question correctly, you were criminally charged with 2nd degree aggravated assault, and arising out of that same incident, a domestic violence temporary restraining order was entered against you, which domestic violence matter was scheduled to be heard by the family court judge on November 16th - while you were still in jail on the aggravated assault charge or on an unrelated criminal charge. I presume that the family part judge proceeded with the restraining order matter on November 16th, not knowing that you were in jail at that time and that arrangements were not made for you to participate in that proceeding. I presume that on November 16th, your ex asked the family part judge to grant her a permanent restraining order against you, and presumably, if the court did not know you were unavailable to participate, granted her request. If its your intent to contest the issuance of a final restraining order, you need to immediately contact the family part judge ( the superior court judge's information is listed on the temporary restraining order where it says when its returnable and before which judge). You need to provide the court with proof of your incarceration and ask that the matter be relisted so that you can appear and oppose her request for the issuance of the final restraining order if you have a proper legal basis to do so.
Q. I got divorce from my first wife but the divorce from my first marriage was not valid, which means i was still married
A: Im not sure I understand what you mean when you say that your 1st divorce was not valid? But there is a recent NJ appellate division decision addressing this issue, where the parties were "married" for 25 years but when the wife filed for divorce, the husband claimed that their marriage was not validly entered into and therefore the court was not permitted to grant wife relief available to a dependent spouse ( ie alimony and equitable distribution). Our court disagreed with the husband, stating: The doctrine of "[q]uasi-estoppel" holds that the husband is not permitted to 'blow both hot and cold,' taking a position inconsistent with his prior conduct if this would injure his wife in their divorce. , The doctrine is designed to prevent the husband's disavowal of previous conduct if such repudiation would not be responsive to the demands of justice and good conscience. Therefore permitting the husband to disavow his twenty-year marriage would hardly be responsive to the demands of justice. Rather, permitting the result husband seeks would undermine one of the two purposes of the marriage tie and would be tantamount to countenancing two decades of fraud perpetrated on wife, the taxing authorities ( by filing joint income tax returns annually), and others. As a result of this decision ( which reaffirms its prior holdings on this subject), since you and your 2nd wife have held yourselves out to the world as married and your 2nd wife believed that she was married to you, from the courts perspective, I would start off with the view that you and she are married. So, if your 2nd wife feels that she needs a remarriage to you since there were questions as to the validity of your 1st divorce, then give it to her to make her feel better but in the eyes of the law in this state, I think it is safe to say you and she have been married and the court will look to the entire duration when dealing with assets and income information.
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