What We Do


Family Law

"Divorce is less about undoing the past than it is about creating a workable future."

When a divorce is designed to focus on creating new futures instead of righting the wrongs of the past, everybody benefits.  In many ways, the divorce process is about making decisions: who gets what, who has what obligations, how much and how long?  How you and your spouse arrive at these answers can be influenced greatly by the attorney you choose to work with and by the avenues you pursue to dissolve your marriage.

Whichever avenue you choose to take, we can advise and help you reach fair and equitable resolutions for custody, child support, spousal support, and the distribution of property.  We can also represent you through the litigation process if settlement discussions are not fruitful.  Our primary responsibility is to zealously represent your interests.

At Kermisch & Paletz LLP, we emphasize helping our clients reach and create solutions, which leave everybody knowing their needs are met and rights are protected.  Sometimes that requires us to vigorously defend the rights of our clients through litigation.  Other times, it simply requires that we keep our clients well informed of their rights and their responsibilities, and of the many ways divorce can be structured to create healthier, happier lives.

We provide a sophisticated range of services in Family Law, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Domestic Partnership
  • Nullity
  • Paternity
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Move-Away (Child Relocation)
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Attorney Fees and Costs
  • Property Division
  • Judgment Enforcement
  • Post-Judgment Modification
  • Domestic Violence

Our firm is committed to providing clients with the highest quality of ethical representation, allowing the choice of a conciliatory or more aggressive approach.  At all times, we will represent the client’s best interests and follow their instruction after providing legal counsel.