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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.

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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Professional Experience
- Current
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
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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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New Jersey
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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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  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Am I entitled to gains and/or losses from spouse's retirement accounts using QDRO? What is NJ statute # ? Thank you
A: The starting point is the language of your divorce settlement agreement. In most agreements, the lawyers agree to language that says that when dividing up defined contribution type assets (IRA's, 401K plans, etc) the gains and losses attributable to the marital portion will be shared by the parties until the date of actual division. Sometimes, parties will agree that the other party is not going to share in the gains / losses and if the agreement is silent on the issue, then you have a different setting and you need to look at the notes leading up to the finalization of the document to determine the intent of the language.
Q. Hello! My 9 years old refuses to go overnight with her dad, should I force her?
A: My guess is that you and your husband recently separated and since separating, your husband wants to put in place a parenting time plan and he has enlisted the assistance of a lawyer and they have told you that if you do not cooperate with their efforts to put this plan in place, they will seek court intervention. In your mind, you are doing nothing to impede his efforts to have a parenting time relationship with your daughter and you have no idea why your daughter is resistant to going with her father. I am willing to bet that prior to your separation, your husband had a good relationship with his daughter and he is frustrated with the problems being encountered with getting a plan in place and suggests that you are somehow attempting to influence your daughters view and you swear that you have not / would not engage in that type of behavior. A thousand times a day, judges are called on to address this exact issue and make rulings. I have no idea why your daughter is having issues with an overnight plan with her father but my suggestion is that you and your husband should immediately pick a neutral parenting time coordinator to work with you and him on this overnight plan and to help figure out why your daughter is resistant. Do not attempt to select your own expert since your husband will be suspicious of the expert's leaning. You and your husband are better to contact a respected mental health expert who does custody evaluations for the court system and let that person select the parenting coordinator.
Q. When was 2019 NJSA Section 9:6-3 - Cruelty and neglect of children; crime of fourth degree; remedies -revision DATE?
A: Im not sure if this answers your question, but here is the latest version of that statute ( 2020) 9:6-3. Cruelty and neglect of children; crime of fourth degree; remedies 9:6-3. Any parent, guardian or person having the care, custody or control of any child, who shall abuse, abandon, be cruel to or neglectful of such child, or any person who shall abuse, be cruel to or neglectful of any child shall be deemed to be guilty of a crime of the fourth degree. If a fine be imposed, the court may direct the same to be paid in whole or in part to the parent, or to the guardian, custodian or trustee of such minor child or children; provided, however, that whenever in the judgment of the court it shall appear to the best interest of the child to place it in the temporary care or custody of a society or corporation, organized or incorporated under the laws of this State, having as one of its objects the prevention of cruelty to children, and the society or corporation is willing to assume such custody and control, the court may postpone sentence and place the child in the custody of such society or corporation, and may place defendant on probation, either with the county probation officers or an officer of the society or corporation to which the child is ordered, and may order the parent, guardian or person having the custody and control of such child to pay to such society or corporation a certain stated sum for the maintenance of such child. When, however, a child is so placed in the custody of such society or corporation, and defendant fails to make the payments as ordered by the court, the court shall cause the arrest and arraignment before it of such defendant, and shall impose upon the defendant the penalty provided in this section.
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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 (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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