• Biography

    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 list of New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Family Law in 2017 and 2018.  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, a member of the NJSBA Appellate Practice Committee, and just completed her fellowship 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.

  • Education & Career


    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

    • Appellate Practice Committee
    • Leadership Academy Fellow (2017-2018)

    New York State Bar Association

    Somerset County Bar Association

    • Co-Chair, Young Lawyer’s Division

  • Representative Matters

    Anthony C. Major v. Julie Maguire (074345), A-110-13 (N.J. 2016)

  • Awards

    10 Best Lawyers 2015-2016 logo

    2015 NJSBA Young Lawyer’s Division Personal Achievement Award


    Super Lawyers logo

    Kristyl M. Berckes was selected to the 2018 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.


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