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Terry Lyons is a Certified Matrimonial Attorney from the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Download our free appTerry graduated from Rutgers School of Law with High Honors. She also has a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Ms. Lyons enjoyed a judicial clerkship with The Honorable Peter G. Verniero, a now-retired Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, New Jersey’s highest state court. Ms. Lyons has authored and published numerous articles on a wide variety of topics like family law, the admissibility of expert testimony in federal courts, and free speech on the Internet. She also is author of the book Sticks and Stones, Life Lessons from a Lawyer. Ms. Lyons was featured in over 250 news media outlets across the globe. Recently, Ms. Lyons weighed in on the Ashley Madison scandal. Read her post here.

In addition to practicing matrimonial law and being a founding member of the firm, Ms. Lyons served as a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University in the Graduate School of Social Work in New Brunswick where she has taught, “Law and Social Work,” a course dedicated to informing social work students about the law, including the parameters of client confidentialities, how to respond to subpoenas, and how to testify in court. In her personal life, Ms. Lyons is a foster and adoptive parent to New Jersey’s abused and neglected children, and she has ongoing contact with the courts and the Division of Youth and Family Services in that regard.

Ms. Lyons is admitted to practice in New Jersey State Court, New Jersey Federal Court, and recently was admitted to practice at the United States Supreme Court in April 2012.

Theresa is also proud and humbled to announce her recent appointment to the Board of Trustees for WINGS for Growth. Ms. Lyons was previously on the Board of Trustees for SAFE in Hunterdon.

Recently, Ms. Lyons was honored by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the “top 10 best female attorneys”. This distinction is given to select attorneys being recognized for their unparalleled success toward helping their clients. Ms. Lyons also weighed in on the Ashley Madison scandal that made national headlines in 2015. View the article here.

Articles Written by Theresa Lyons:

Woodbridge Divorce Lawyers: Collaborative Divorce — What They Don’t Tell You

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Over 95% of all divorce cases settle without having to go to trial.  That is very good news.  Trials can really take a toll on your family’s wealth, health, and happiness.  For those couples that have to go to trial, having solid counsel is critical. But what does a couple do who wants to avoid » Read More

Woodbridge Family Law Lawyers: Kids Of Divorce More Likely To Be Obese

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A new study shows that children of divorce are more likely to be overweight than their counterparts who live in non-divorced homes.  And while the study could not prove conclusively that the divorce itself is the actual cause, it did raise some questions about other factors that often do exist more in homes as parents » Read More

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers: Divorce Rates By Job

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Does the type of job you have make it more likely that you will end up divorced?  Well, according to a study at Radford University, that might be the case. The study found that some professions do in fact have a higher rate of divorce than others.  And although some critics of the study have » Read More

Woodbridge Child Support Lawyers: Does My Child Support Automatically End When My Kid Graduates from School?

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The short answer in New Jersey is not really.  Usually the parties need either a Court Order or a consent agreement for child support to end. Unlike many other States, New Jersey does not set forth an exact numeric age at which child support ends.  So, child support will not automatically end simply because a » Read More

New Jersey Family Law Firm: Divorce and Special Needs Children

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Couples with special needs children have a higher rate of divorce than couples with typically developing children.  Social scientists proffer many reasons for the higher rate of divorce, including the many time and money pressures that parents of special needs children face. But how can parents who are getting divorced protect their child during the » Read More

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