Lauren K. Beaver, Esq.

Lauren Beaver Divorce Attorney

Lauren K. Beaver, Esq.

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609-730-3850

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From the inception of Lauren’s legal career, she has dedicated her practice to family law and has over a decade of experience handling highly complex and contested family matters. Trained as both a mediator and litigator, Lauren can skillfully assist clients in securing favorable settlements by advocating what is best for the client and his or her family. Well regarded for her practical and reasonable approach to her cases, Lauren looks to creative solutions to address her client’s specific needs. She does not subscribe to a “one size fits all” approach, understanding that each family presents a unique set of circumstances that requires patience and compassion.

Lauren’s Multifaceted Family Law Practice Includes:

  • Adult Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Appellate Practice
  • Child Custody & Parenting Time
  • Child Support and Additional Child Related Expenses
  • College and Graduate School Contribution
  • Divorce (Contested and Uncontested)
  • Dissolutions of Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships
  • Equitable Distribution and Division of Assets (including complex distributions of corporate benefits of highly compensated employees)
  • Intrastate and Interstate Child Custody Relocation Matters
  • Litigation
  • Non-Dissolution Matters
  • Paternity
  • Post-Judgment Enforcement and Modifications of Agreements, Judgments and Orders
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Rights of Cohabitants and Palimony Matters

 

Education

Juris Doctorate, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Bachelor of Arts, Rowan University (Graduated with honors: magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions/Court Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania
United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Clerkship/Past Employment History

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
    • Family Law Attorney
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division
    • Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Joseph P. Testa, J.S.C. (Ret.)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, Mercer County Bar Association
  • Founding Member, Women’s Divorce Alliance

Certificates, Honors, Awards, Recognition

  • Lauren is qualified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Family Law Economic Mediator pursuant to Rule 1:40, after completing a 40-hour mediation training.
  • Lauren has been selected by Presiding Judge of the Mercer County Family Court to serve as an Early Settlement Panelist, a designation reserved for only experienced matrimonial attorneys.

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, 2019 New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting
    • Navigating Animal Law Issues in Family Court

Publications

  • The Legal Intelligencer
    • An Amicable Divorce? It’s Possible: Just Follow These Principles (July 11, 2017)
  • Real Women Magazine
    • Amicable Divorce (Winter 2017 Edition)
  • New Jersey Family Lawyer (Co-Author)
    • Navigating a Partnership K-1: The Untold Line Items (November 2012)
    • Divorce “On the Papers” (June 2012)
    • Alimony Trends (June 2012)
    • Emancipation and Full-Time College Status (February 2012)
    • Automatic Orders Entered Upon Filing Divorce (November 2011)
    • Do Kids Really Count? (September 2011)

Appellate Division Decisions

  • K.A.F. v. D.L.M., 437 N.J. Super. 123 (App. Div. 2014) (recognizing that a stepparent who is a “psychological parent” has standing to seek custody and/or visitation even where there are two fit parents)
  • R.R. v. R.N., 2014 WL 7343489 (App. Div. 2014) (enforcing the terms of the parties’ settlement agreement against the early partition of jointly-owned property)

Personal Life

Lauren resides in Mercer County, New Jersey with her husband and two children. Her outside interests involve spending time with her family and friends, running, the arts, photography and travel.