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Geraldene Sherr Duswalt

Family Attorney at Scotch Plains, NJ

5.0   6 reviews

Licensed for 34 years

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About Geraldene

Learn Geraldene’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%
    Family and Matrimonial Law: helping people put their lives back together aggressively and compassionately; filing for or defending divorce, or civil union partnership, filing for or modifying requests for custody or visitation of minor children, seeking a protection order against an abusive partner or family member where there have been acts of domestic violence or other abuse, establishing, terminating, increasing, decreasing or enforcing child support or alimony, step-parent adoption.

    34 years

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    25%
    Don't let debt ruin your life. If you think a bankruptcy might be the right option for you and need legal advice contact a knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyer in your area, I can advise you about your options and how to get out from under debt and get a fresh start while retaining your dignity, and your life.

    34 years

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%
    Even if you have money or property, you still may be eligible to obtain bankruptcy relief and keep your property, prevent your home from being foreclosed and stop the harassment. A knowledgeable attorney can guide you through the process and make sure you retain all of your property, you business and your dignity. You can pay back your creditors over time with out harassment, and regain good credit and purchasing power.

    34 years

  4. Divorce and separation
    10%
    Divorce and Separation all take their toll on the lives of the litigants and their families. I am here to help get through this time, with compassion, skill, attention to detail, I will provide quality representation at fair and reasonable rates.

  5. Wills and living wills
    5%
    Provide for your loved ones, your children, or your spouse. Make sure that your money and property is distributed the way you chose. Ensure that in the event you cannot make your own medical decisions, you know who will be acting in your place, name the person who will be in charge of your finances and your life.

    34 years

I have been practicing law since 1987. I am dedicated to serving my clients and helping them so that they can move on with their lives.  I am available for my clients during both business hours and by telephone, e-mail and text on weekends and evenings so that they can get the support they need to move forward.

My office is located in Scotch Plains, in the heart of Union County, New Jersey. I am available for appointments on evenings and weekends so that my clients do not need to miss work if they need to see me.  I am dedicated,  compassionate and hardworking. 

 

Licensed for 34 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/04/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1988
Updated 06/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Amy | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Should be Your First Call
I switched my divorce to Geraldene midstream. It was not ideal circumstances but the reason I went with Geraldene is that she was the only attorney I consulted with that laid it all out on the table. The good, the bad, what could happen with the case. I appreciated that the most. The directness and honesty regardless if she thought I would want to hear it or not. Not only did she represent me amazingly, she is the reason my case did not drag on for another 3-6 months. My previous attorney was getting rolled left and right by opposing counsel and they would have continued to do so if I hadn't moved my case to Geri. It's honestly the best decision I have ever made.... for peace of mind and from a monetary standpoint. She is thorough, prepared, responsive, and who you want as your divorce attorney. Don’t make the same mistake I did and go with a cut rate attorney. Hire Geri and get it done right from the onset. I cannot recommend her enough.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Geraldene Sherr Duswalt
I would highly recommend this lawyer, she represented me in my divorce. She was aggressive and very knowledgeable about the law and how the courts work. Her office was efficient and easy to work with, she did not over charge me and she got me a great result under the circumstances.
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I would highly recommend this lawyer, she made a bad time in my life a little bit better she cared about my case, and she worked hard to get me a good result. She always returned my calls and e-mails and I always knew what was going on in my case. In the end I feel she got me a really good result, better than I had anticipated. Her staff were friendly and professional as well.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2013
Excellent Lawyer
Excellent lawyer, I would highly recommend using her. She did not overcharge me, the office was always available to me, the support staff were friendly and helpful. Overall the experience was very good, my case was processed quickly and I got a great result. All of my phone calls were returned within twenty four hours and all of my e-mails were replied to within a few hours. The lawyer was never late to an appointment or court appearance, she always came prepared and she was aggressive in getting me the best possible result under the circumstances. I am so glad I used her and would highly recommend her. I have used other lawyers for various things in the past and they have not been as good.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2013
Aggressive and knowledgable
She represented me in my divorce and then in my bankruptcy case. I felt she was very knowledgable of the law, she always returned me phone calls promptly, I felt she kept me informed about my case and she really worked hard for me. The bills were far and she kept detailed records of all the charges. She cared about my situation and through her representation she helped me through a very hard time and she really changed my life. She was aggressive and she always had my best interest. I will never forget her and I would absolutely recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2013
Honest and Professional
I would most definitely recommend Geraldene Duswalt to anyone within the New Jersey and New York area if you are in need of legal services. She is a motivated, trustworthy, and diligent attorney, and I would not hesitate to call on her again when I am in need of legal advice or counsel. Geraldene Duswalt handled my divorce this past year, she is very knowledgeable, always kept me informed on anything and everything, addressing issues and getting results in a timely manner. I would highly recommend her. Geraldene Duswalt offers great advance and friendly terms to show how much she cares about not only her clients, but also what she does. I have found this lawyer to be one of the best I have ever encountered. This attorney is extremely knowledgeable and provides great customer service from the first call until the case has ended. The office is very comfortable and I had no issues with confidentiality being maintained. I found her experience to be a great asset in addressing the issues for me. I would DEFINITELY recommend her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Geraldene Sherr Duswalt
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (12)
Endorse Geraldene
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Although we were adversaries, we worked together to tie up loose ends on a divorce case that was successfully mediated. This saved the client time, money and stress. Gerri knew what she was doing and did a great service to her client."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dedicated and compassionate lawyer, well regarded in the legal community."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney. Very intelligent and very thorough when analyzing legal issues! Compassionate with clients and aggressive with legal issues! 5 STARS!!"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Geraldine is extremely knowledgeable in family law matters. She generously shares her time and knowledge with colleagues. She is a highly skilled and zealously represents the interests of her clients. Call her."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gerri has keen insight into the needs of her clients, and knows how to craft practical solutions."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Geraldene is an experienced attorney who is a tireless advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an experienced and zealous advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know her as very experienced, passionate and well-informed on many issues facing family law practitioners."
General practice Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gerri is a brilliant and dedicated lawyer who works tirelessly for her clients. She brings passion, compassion and a great deal of knowledge and skill to her work."
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