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.
At family law firm Lawrence Law, Jeralyn Lawrence, Rita Aquilio, Kristyl Berckes, Daniel Burton, Ashley Edwards, Amy Shimalla, Emily Urrico and Amy Wechsler provide a sophisticated, strategic and 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. “We’re strategic and compassionate, and achieving our clients’ goals—and tirelessly advocating for their best interests—remains our primary concern,” says Lawrence, a divorce trial attorney, trained mediator and arbitrator and mother of three.
Current president of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Lawrence helps families resolve personal matters with or without court intervention. “My dad was a juvenile detective so I gained a perspective on the law early on in life; I wanted to help people going through emotional and difficult life situations,” she says.
The Lawrence Law team guides families through the difficult process of divorce or a breakup towards their best outcome. The firm was chosen among the top family law firms in the New Jersey Law Journal’s Best of 2022 survey.
“We help families reach a better place as they navigate their journey—and help them be as happy as they can be,” Lawrence says.
“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 an excellent lawyer and professional individual. She goes above and beyond and I felt like she took the time to listen to what I had to say. I would 100% recommend her.”
– A.P., Verona
“Daniel is a top-notch attorney who guides his clients through every step of the process making a stressful and trying time as simple as possible.”
– M.R., Toms River
“Dan offers the perfect blend of skills and compassion that is essential to the practice of family law. When navigating the most difficult times in your life, Dan offers a calm and confident presence that makes it easier to manage.”
– N.M., Egg Harbor Township
“Ashley Edwards is the most experienced and knowledgeable attorney for families in NJ. She is caring and compassionate. She is an authority on family law. She showed this many times while working on my case. Family law is her passion and she fights for her clients rights in this very delicate theater of negotiations. I would recommend her highly and without reservation to any family who is in need of a terrific family lawyer.”
– A.V., New York
“Ms. Ashley fought for my son’s rights. His father didn’t want to support him and said that he will take my son away from me. Now he is helping financially. Thanks Ms. Ashley.”
– M.G., Newark
“Jeralyn Lawrence is an amazing lawyer who is incredibly knowledgeable. Not only did she help me understand what I was entitled to, she cared about me and my family. She always took the time to talk to me personally and I knew I was in terrific hands. She is not only a fantastic lawyer but a unbelievable person. You will not be disappointed with her and her work ethic. The absolute best!!”
– C.C., Wayne
“Jeralyn seems to go the extra step for everyone around her.”
– B.C., Wayne
“Amy Shimalla is an excellent family law attorney – so knowledgeable, so experienced, so professional. A real pleasure to work with. She always thoroughly explained what we needed to do and why; and I always felt I was in “good hands” with Amy. It was clear to me that Amy truly cared about my well-being and wanted the best possible result for me. I relaxed and slept well at night knowing that Amy was my attorney.”
– S.O., Millsboro
“Emily epitomizes professionalism with great compassion for her clients. She helped me navigate a sad chapter in my life and made sure I was well informed of the process and what to expect. She was thoughtful and responsive and wanted to assure I was comfortable throughout the whole process. I would recommend her and Lawrence Law to anyone in a heartbeat.”
– J.G., Cranford
“Amy is an excellent negotiator, fair and reasonable. She listens with empathy and advises with wisdom. She stands strong in difficult situations.”
– K.G., Morristown
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