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Laurence Desind, Newman, McDonough, Schofel & Giger, P.C.

Laurence Desind

Of Counsel

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Desind is an attorney writing in the law for more than 30 years.  His association with Gary Newman dates back to 1983 and he has served as “of counsel” to the firm since 2004.  Mr. Desind’s  legal briefs, memoranda and other words have been read by courts throughout New Jersey, and in federal matters in districts around the country. He is a member of the New Jersey and New York Bars and has appeared in the federal district courts for New Jersey, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Puerto Rico.  Mr. Desind is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.


New Jersey & New York 


New York Law School, J.D., 1983

Biographical details

He has been associated with the firm for 9 years and has been practicing in New Jersey and New York for over 30 years.

The attorneys at Newman, McDonough, Schofel & Giger, P.C. serve clients in Roseland and throughout New Jersey, including Bergen, Union, Morris, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, Hudson, Passaic and Essex Counties.

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Roseland, New Jersey 07068-1032


Areas of Law

Divorce/dissolution of marriage       
Child custody
Parenting time/Visitation    
Modification of custody

Parenting coordination
Guardian ad litem

Child support

Alimony/spousal support
Voluntary Retirement
Involuntary termination of employment

Equitable distribution of assets 

Marital Settlement Agreements

Family Law Appeals

Premarital/Prenuptial Agreements

Post-Nuptial Agreements


Grandparent visitation

Non-dissolution matters
Civil Unions

Domestic violence matters

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Collaborative Law