Kristin Sherman, Esq.
I’m Attorney Kristin Sherman and I’ve practiced law since 2004. I’m primarily a divorce lawyer and family law attorney. That means most of my cases are divorces, representing one party of the other, but I also represent parties in other types of family law case, like custody, child support, modifications, and contempt case. All of these case types have common issues, typically money and children. When these are the issues at stake, it’s easy for emotions to run high. What I enjoy most about working with clients in this area is educating and advocating with an even keel. That is, boiling what can be complex issues with a broad spectrum of possibilities into understandable, digestible terms. It’s how both clients and judges prefer explanation and it’s how I operate. There are plenty of lawyers who get emotionally drawn into cases and that can be tempting, especially when the facts are egregious. But, the reality is that the client is more likely to get a better result if we focus on what’s important and so that’s what I do.
I really enjoyed law school and the experience of preparation to be a lawyer. I had entered law school from a completely different industry and so it was a live change. However, I excelled at Suffolk University Law School academically, graduating cum laude in 2004. While there, I received the Jurisprudence award in Commercial Law ans was the recipient of the Trustees Merit Academic Scholarship.
Extensive Experience with Complex Child Custody and Parenting Issues
Prior to joining Turco Legal, I served on the Children and Family Law Trial Panel of the Committee for Public Counsel Services, representing parties through complex custody issues involving abuse, neglect or abandonment. These issues regularly emerge in my divorce and custody cases and my depth of experience and knowledge is often put to good use. I was also a bar advocate for the Delinquency and District Court Trial Panel for CPCS, which means I’ve represented children as their advocate. It’s difficult to fully explain the extent of child custody and parenting issues I deal with, but you can rest assured that I’ve probably dealt with a very similar fact pattern many times over and have developed great conflict resolution and advocacy skills when it comes to custody issues.
Active in the Newburyport Community
It’s important to me that when you think of Kristin Sherman, you think great child custody lawyer who’s active in the local community. I’ve always made giving back to the community a part of who I am. In Newburyport, I’ve served on the building commission of the Emma Andrews Public Library and as a volunteer in many respects with Newburyport Public Schools.