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Kristyl M. Berckes
New Jersey
(908) 722-0700

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Kristyl M. Berckes

Kristyl M. Berckes is an Associate in the firm’s Matrimonial & Family Law Group.

Kristyl represents clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including all stages of divorce litigation, mediation and arbitration, custody and parenting time issues, alimony and child support, separation and marital settlement agreements, post-judgment litigation, domestic violence, grandparent visitation rights, palimony, and domestic partnership matters under the Domestic Partnership Acts.

In 2016, Kristyl was awarded with the NJSBA Young Lawyer’s Division Professional Achievement Award and was recognized by the National Academy of Family Law Attorney’s as a Top 10 Family Law Attorney Under 40.  She has also been selected for inclusion on the current list of New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Family Law.  The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has named Kristyl as one of the “10 Best” Attorneys for the State of New Jersey since 2015.

Kristyl is co-chair of the Somerset County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division and a Fellow for the NJSBA Leadership Academy.

Prior to and while attending law school, Kristyl served as a New Jersey high school English teacher. Since concluding a  judicial clerkship with the Honorable James G. Troiano, J.S.C, in the Essex County Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part, she has devoted her private practice exclusively to matrimonial and family law matters.

Representative Matters

  • Anthony C. Major v. Julie Maguire (074345), A-110-13 (N.J. 2016)
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Kristyl M. Berckes was selected to the 2017 Rising Stars Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

2015 NJSBA Young Lawyer’s Division Personal Achievement Award.

2015-2016 FLA Logo Final

Areas of Practice

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
    • J.D.,  2010
  • Boston College
    • B.A., 2004

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court
    • District of New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Fellow, Leadership Academy
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Somerset County Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Young Lawyer’s Division
  • Business Network International – Central NJ