At Geffner Kersch we recognize that you are going through one of the most difficult times in your life. Striving to handle your divorce or other family matter with respect and compassion to exceed your expectations of this process is our mission. We will see you through this journey to take you from an unsure beginning to peace of mind. In this process, we strive for efficiency, not only for you, but for your family. Bringing the resources necessary to guide you into the new chapter of your life is of utmost importance to us. With our extensive experience, our firm is able to give you the sophistication and knowledge you need with the personalized touch you deserve.

Alisa J. Geffner Esq.

Why did I become an attorney?
Helping children faced with adversity and difficult life situations is one of my greatest passions. I directed my efforts toward such causes throughout my life. In deciding upon a career path, I believed that becoming a lawyer would enable me to make a great impact in the lives of children. Toward this end, during my third year of law school, I participated in the Hofstra Child Advocacy Clinic, representing children involved in child abuse and neglect cases. Advocating in court on behalf of these children was an invigorating experience which allowed me to develop my litigation and dispute resolution skills early on in my career. It also provides me with a unique sensitivity towards child custody cases and parenting.
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Carolyn D. Kersch Esq.

What makes me different from other divorce attorneys?
The answer is simple–going through my parents’ divorce! This real life experience enables me to relate to my clients and the concerns that they have for their children. I want to ensure that the divorce process is handled in a respectful manner, where the children are protected.
As a psychology major in pursuit of my undergraduate degree, I developed the skills necessary to enable me to communicate effectively with my clients and really “hear” them. This allows me to guide them through the divorce process, and ensure that their emotions do not cloud their ability to make reasoned decisions, which avoids protracted litigation.
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Firm Happenings

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch Featured in the New York Real Estate Journal

On January 30, 2018 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attended an event which discussed in the corresponding article that appeared in the New York Real Estate Journal [...]

Geffner Kersch Hosts Their Annual Holiday Party

On November 28, 2017 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch hosted their annual holiday party which was attended by their staff, business professionals, past clients, and many more. [...]

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend the 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Fever

Alisa and Carolyn welcome back the 70's by celebrating the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever with members of the original cast at the place it all happened, 2001 Odyssey Disco in Brooklyn! [...]

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch were named to the 2017 New York Metro Rising Stars

In October 2017, Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch were named to the 2017 New York Metro Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. [...]
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Child Support

Equitable Distribution in Divorce

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