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Lawrence D. Forster

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Netcong, NJ

Arbore Velez, LLC
123 US Highway 46, Suite 1A
Netcong, NJ 07857
Phone: 973-584-1501
Fax: 973-584-3150
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018, 2020 - 2021
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1971
Practice Areas: Family Law


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Attorney Profile

Lawrence D. Forster is a founder and the managing partner of Forster Arbore Velez, located in Ledgewood, New Jersey. Having practiced law in the Morris County area for more than 40 years, he focuses his practice on divorce and other family law issues, representing clients throughout northern New Jersey in various matters including contested and uncontested divorce, domestic violence, child custody and adoption. A keen and experienced litigator who also provides business counsel to clients, Mr. Forster is also a certified mediator and is often called upon to pursue alternative dispute resolution methods.

After graduating from Franklin & Marshall College with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1968, Mr. Forster went on to attend American University Washington College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1971. Admitted to practice before all state courts in New Jersey in 1971, he was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in 1983.

In order to keep abreast of current developments in his fields of practice and to continue to forge connections with fellow members of the bar, Mr. Forster is an active participant in several professional organizations. A current member as well as a trustee of the Morris County Bar Association, he previously served as the chair of its Family Law Section. Additionally, Mr. Forster is a current member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Inns of Court Foundation and a current Master of the Bench.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018, 2020 - 2021

About Lawrence D. Forster

First Admitted: 1971, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • New Jersey, 1971
  • Morris County Bar, Member
  • Master of the Inns of Court, Member
  • Morris County Bar Association, Trustee
  • New Jersey State Bar, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Morris County Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Morris County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Mr. Forster has been Certified Morris County Superior Court Mediator when he graduated from the first Seton Hall Law School Mediation program in 1990.


  • Zeta Beta Tau

Educational Background

  • Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania., B.A, Major: History, 1968
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Office Location for Lawrence D. Forster

123 US Highway 46
Suite 1A
Netcong, NJ 07857

Phone: 973-584-1501

Fax: 973-584-3150

Last Updated: 7/26/2021

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