The Law Offices of

KELLY BERTON ROCCO

Family Law & Divorce | Domestic Violence | Custody & Parenting Time | Father's Rights

Are you contemplating or facing divorce or a civil union dissolution? Are you struggling with post-divorce custody, visitation or support issues? Is your spouse abusive?

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Divorce

No one should ever go through a divorce without the help of a compassionate attorney. At the Law Offices of Kelly Berton Rocco, we are here for you.

Father's Rights

Children need the love and support of two good parents. We will fight to keep you in your child's life.

Domestic Violence

It can be scary to leave. It is dangerous to stay. Let us help you.

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At the Law Offices of Kelly Berton Rocco, we have focused our practice exclusively on family law and divorce. We have extensive experience handling all aspects of family law.

When your marriage breaks down, you face many challenges. How will custody and parenting time be determined? Will the court order child or spousal support, and if so, how much? How can you effectively plan to pay for your child’s college education? What happens if your spouse wants to move from New Jersey and take your children?

Maybe you’ve been the stay-at-home dad during the marriage. Or perhaps your work schedule has been more flexible or has more “kid-friendly” hours and you’re the one who goes to the parent teacher conferences, makes sure the homework gets done, arranges the play-dates and doctor appointments. Or maybe you and your wife have truly shared all the parenting responsibilities. But now that you are facing divorce, your ex wants physical custody and wants to relegate you to being a “weekend dad.”

When your relationship with your child’s other parent has ended, one of the most difficult issues to settle can be custody and parenting time. As a parent, you want to play a meaningful role in the life and development of your child. But you don’t want them to feel like pawns, shuttled back and forth between parents’ houses. In the emotional atmosphere of divorce, it can be difficult to strike that delicate balance. We can help.

For victims of domestic violence, life is a perpetual nightmare, a world fraught with fear, humiliation and isolation. The abuse may be physical—slaps, punches, kicks or beatings—or it may involve obsessive levels of control—denying you access to friends or family, taking your money, destroying your personal property, or subjecting you to verbal berating, both public and private.

It happens all the time. During the divorce process, you set up custody and parenting time arrangements, or you establish support obligations based on the circumstances at the time—then something changes.

The terminology governing same-sex unions in New Jersey has evolved over time, from domestic partnerships to civil unions and now marriage. But marriage is marriage—some work and some don’t. When the bonds that tie you are broken, either in a same-sex or a traditional marriage, you’ll face many legal issues, from the division of marital property to potential custody and visitation issues. We can help.

What Our Clients Are Saying

We believe in doing everything possible to find effective solutions for your family law needs. Clients, both past and present, are our greatest advocates.

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Adam Vanderweert

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Kelly is an amazing attorney! Over the past few years Ive been alienated from my children and she went too amazing lengths to ensure I see them and get to be a part of there life's again. Thank you Kelly!! I highly recommend her to anyone and everyone in a similar situation!

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Cheryl Grochowski

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Class Act. Extremely knowledgeable. Kelly possesses compassion for her clients while sharply defending or advocating for them as well. A Family Law Specialist with exceptional skills for representing clients in and out of the Courtroom.

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Susan Storm

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Mrs. Rocco was extremely helpful in dealing with my case. She went above and beyond my expectations and has since helped me anytime a legal matter has come up. She's down-to-earth, straightforward, honest, and aggressive when the time calls for it. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking a good family lawyer.

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Bogda Rudzińska

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Kelly and her office stuff is superior to any other attorney services I employed before her. She is very organized, utilizes email, voice mails and texts which saves a lot of time and money.She very clearly explained my options and was very realistic about my "wants" vs costs. Highly recommend.

Family Law & Divorce, Domestic Violence, Custody &
Parenting Time, Father's Rights

We are experienced trial lawyers devoted to protecting your rights and fighting for what it is in the best interests of you and your children.

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Latest News

A wide range of topics related to family life are explored ranging from specific law and family-related insights to the impact of current events on parenting and the family.

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Meet Our Team

Our lawyers and staff are passionate about what we do and our attorneys have more than 40 years collective experience serving our clients and our communities.

Kelly Berton Rocco, Esq.

Founding Member

Kelly has dedicated her life, both professionally and personally, to empowering both men and women in crisis. She gives them hope for a better tomorrow and helps to equip them...

Faudia A. Hameed Clemenza, Esq.

Of Counsel

Faudia A. Hameed Clemenza, Esq., specializes in family law, mediation and municipal matters. As a Court qualified mediator, Faudia is also often called upon to serve as a mediator or...

Brittany I. Rocco

Paralegal

Brittany has been with us on a full time basis since 2017. However, she has over 18 years of experience working in family law, with 11 years as a Certified...