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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
Additional Practice Area
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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
510 Questions Answered
Q. I'm Pro Se. Why did my wife's divorce attorney include a one-page boilerplate list objecting to every interrogatory? Tx
A: They have a right to identify all objections to the questions posed so that at time of trial, they have preserved their objections to the admissibility of the answers provided - to limit your ability to use their answers.

Separately, if there are deficiencies, you need to a deficiency letter to the other side detailing each and every deficiency because you will not be able to address it at time of trial. It's your obligation to detail the deficiencies and to potentially file an application for sanctions for their non-compliance with their discovery obligations - which must be addressed now - not at time of trial.
Q. The father of my baby says he will support the child. should I still file for child support?
A: The father says that he is willing to support his child. Presuming he is being honest, why would you then file an application with the court to potentially get the same amount that he is offering without court intervention?

If anything, hire a lawyer to know what you are entitled to receive and have the lawyer prepare a formal agreement spelling out the obligation and the calculations.
Q. Can my ex-husband, modify child support, if he's been paying me directly, not through probate Court?
A: If your son graduated from college, isnt it safe to say that he is emancipated under the law? I presume your settlement agreement imposed a support obligation on your former husband until your son graduated from college. Typically, a payor would reach out to the other spouse in advance of the graduation date to confirm their agreement to terminate it at the time of graduation. In your matter, he did not reach out to you but presumably, he waited until the graduation to terminate it. Had you and he spoke and you refused to agree to the termination, he would have been forced to file an application with the court and the judge most likely would have found that his obligation ended upon your sons graduation and any payments made after that date to be reimbursed to him and the court could have also have considered sanctions for a bad faith opposition to the application.

As to the cost of living, if it had been paid through the probation department, then you would have been entitled to a biannual review with each of you providing your then current financial information to determine whether an adjustment was appropriate.
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Contact & Map
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 (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
Notice: Free Initial Divorce Divorce Consultation. Experienced trial attorneys for domestic violence matters needing to go to trial.
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