Lawrence Law

Jeralyn L. Lawrence, Esq., Rita M. Aquilio, Esq., Kristyl M. Berckes, Esq., Daniel A. Burton, Esq., Ashley E. Edwards, Esq., Amy Shimalla, Esq., Emily Urrico, Esq., Amy Wechsler, Esq.

Specialty: Matrimonial/Family Law

L-R: (Standing) Daniel Burton, Amy Shimalla, Jeralyn Lawrence, Amy Wechsler, Emily Urrico. (Seated) Ashley Edwards, Kristyl Berckes, Rita Aquilio.

At boutique family law firm Lawrence Law, Jeralyn Lawrence, Rita Aquilio, Kristyl Berckes, Daniel Burton, Ashley Edwards, Amy Shimalla, Emily Urrico, Amy Wechsler and their team provide a sophisticated, efficient approach to issues from alimony, child support and equitable distribution to custody and parenting time.


The attorneys have experience in all facets of divorce and matrimonial law, including litigation and mediation. They currently consult with clients, hold mediations and attend court proceedings both in person and virtually.

“We’re a team of incredibly hard-working professionals who have worked for years to build trust together and hone our craft,” says Lawrence, a divorce trial attorney, trained mediator and arbitrator and mother of three. “We’re strategic and compassionate, and achieving our clients’ goals—and tirelessly advocating for their best interests—remains our primary concern.”


Lawrence helps families resolve personal matters with or without court intervention. She’s an officer of the New Jersey State Bar Association and will soon become its president. “My dad was a juvenile detective so I gained a perspective on the law early on in life; I always knew I would become an attorney and felt that in family law I could do the most to help people who were going through emotional and difficult life situations,” Lawrence says.

The Lawrence Law team is passionate about advocating for clients and guiding families through the difficult process of divorce while helping them move forward into the next chapter of their lives. The firm was chosen a number one family law firm in the New Jersey Law Journal’s Best of 2021 survey.

“We take pride in viewing families holistically and strategizing to reach an outcome that’s in the best interest of everyone involved,” Lawrence says. “The most fulfilling part of our work is helping families reach a better place as they navigate their divorce journey and helping them be the best co-parents and as happy as they can be.”

“Jeralyn and her team are exceptional family law lawyers. They compassionately assisted me through a years- long complicated case with positive results for my family.” -L.M., Basking Ridge

“Jeralyn has incredible attention to detail, is mindful (and respectful) of time/costs, and is a true master in family law. She is honest, clever, comforting and very protective of her clients. Explained what to expect, timelines, costs, etc. so that the process was well understood. An equally dedicated and experienced support team from assistants to legal experts made for an exceptionally well rounded team who were very responsive to client communications. All around rating-5 stars.” – C.A., Flemington

“Ashley has amazing knowledge of family law and has helped my family and I through some of the most complex and troubling issues one can imagine. She truly cares for her clients and approaches cases and issues with immense empathy and clarity and with every party’s best interests at heart. She is most deserving of recognition!” -C.C., Califon

“Daniel was absolutely amazing in helping me navigate my divorce. He is an effective communicator and responsive to his clients’ needs. From the initial consultation, where he answered each of my questions with care and detail while also identifying points that I hadn’t even thought of, through the filing, mediation, and proceedings, Dan was perfect in offering a guiding hand to get me to the resolution that I needed and I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone in need.” – M.R., Toms River

“Dan is an aggressive advocate who also demonstrates an extraordinary level of compassion with his clients that is key to helping them feel confident and calm as they navigate one of the most difficult times in their lives.” – N.C., Egg Harbor Township

“Ms. Berckes was an amazing attorney. She answered all of my questions in a timely manner and walked me through every step of my case. Very professional and helpful at all times.” – K.A., Plainfield

“Rita is knowledgeable of family law, helpful, results driven, smart and empathetic.” – J.M., Montville


Lawrence Law

776 Mountain Blvd., Suite 202
55 North Bridge Ave., Ste. 5
Red Bank

This is an advertising profile from the April 2022 issue of New Jersey Family.