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Richard Diamond

Richard Diamond

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  • 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 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. What do I need to know about getting a legal name change?
A: Presuming that you are over the age of 18 and presuming that you are not trying to hide from creditors or because of a bankruptcy or criminal prosecution or because of any illegal reason, changing your name is not a difficult process but it does have a number of steps that need to be followed since it starts with the filing of a legal document called a complaint for name change. As long as you are good at following procedures, you can get the free pro se name change package from the superior court system in the county where you live. Fill in all of the items in the complaint, and file it with the court along with the filing fee. The pro se package will walk you through the various steps in the process but please do not skip any steps because you will be required to file proof of compliance with each step with the court and if you skip a step, you will have to start over again. If your request for a name change is because you recently got divorced and want to change your name, the process is even easier. In that setting, you can file an application with the family part judge handling your divorce, and the judge has the authority to enter an order for name change.
Q. I live in NJ and my kids live in TN. The divorce and parenting plan were made in TN. Is it valid if they move out of TN?
A: Not a simple question since you are telling me that your ex and the children are planning on moving out of Georgia. If they were staying in Georgia, under the “Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act” (UCCJEA), Georgia would retains control over your children. But if no one is going to remain in Georgia, then Georgia will lose jurisdiction over your children and its ability to enforce the terms of that agreement. It may make sense for you to convert the agreement into a form of consent order and seek to domesticate it in NJ or in the state where your ex is moving to to ensure that you can enforce your rights to see your children.
Q. My out of state ex has ignored court order to pay $80k in child support arrears. How can I get Judge to charge a felony
A: The family part judge is not going to criminally charge your ex with a felony for nonpayment of support but a family part judge does have a host of other tools available to him to address your ex's noncompliance with his support obligation and arrearage obligation. My suggestion is that you sit down with an experienced family law specialist to discuss your options. When you meet with the lawyer, make sure to give him / her the original agreement or court order and each order entered by the court subsequently so that he can see the correct history of noncompliance and the responses by the court to those applications. I would also give him the underlying certifications for each application for enforcement and each certification filed by your ex in opposition to your applications ( together with every attachment) so that he has a complete picture of what has been filed with the court, what has been submitted in opposition and if you have any of the transcripts of the prior proceedings, make sure to provide that information as well - this is where you want to give the lawyer more information then less information. If your ex has assets, there are ways to seize them, even if in the name of a business entity he owns. Again, provide as much information to support your claim as to his asset structure as well.
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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
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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