- June 5, 2019
File Under: Matrimonial & Family Law
Kristyl M. Berckes, a matrimonial and family law attorney with Lawrence Law, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Somerset County Bar Association on June 4, 2019. Her term is for 2 years and will begin when she is installed on Thursday, September 12, 2019.
The Somerset County Bar Association was founded in 1899. The Association has always been dedicated to public service and the enhancement of the legal profession by providing programs such as continuing legal education and lawyer referral services. Association members have included many prominent judges, legislators and attorneys who have served New Jersey and Somerset County with distinction. The Association promotes the highest standards of practice and encourages its members to contribute their time both within the legal community and the community at large.
Berckes, a resident of Bedminster, 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, Berckes was awarded with the New Jersey State Bar Association’s 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, 2018, and 2019. She is a former co-chair of the Somerset County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division and a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), the NJSBA Appellate Practice Committee and just completed her fellowship for the NJSBA Leadership Academy. Berckes earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. from Boston College.
Lawrence Law, Watchung, New Jersey, is a boutique firm devoted exclusively to the practice of matrimonial and family law.