Matrimonial & Family Law Attorney

Kristyl M. Berckes 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.

Bar Admissions

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


Seton Hall University School of Law, 1109 Raymond Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102
JD - Juris Doctor - 2010
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
BA - Bachelor of Arts - 2004

Career Highlights

  • Kristyl M. Berckes was selected to the 2017 Rising Stars Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 NJSBA Young Lawyer’s Division Personal Achievement Award.


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