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  • Experienced St. Louis Family Law Attorneys

    Ahearn Kershman will guide and advocate for you to make the best personal, financial, and legal decisions when it comes to your case and based on your personal goals, objectives, and interests.

  • Advocating Solutions

    Divorce can be among the most stressful events of your life and we understand that this experience is unique to everyone. Ahearn Kershman can help you through this difficult time and work with you to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. We pride ourselves on being able to support clients with a variety of objectives based upon their individual goals and objectives.

  • Child Custody & Visitation

    Helping you navigate through this deeply personal and challenging of changes in your life.

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About Us

Ahearn Kershman serves clients with needs in several different areas ranging from Divorce and Family Law matters to Estate Planning. We help our clients make the best decisions and represent them with integrity and honesty.

At our firm, we place a large emphasis on good communication. We believe an open and honest dialogue between attorney and client is essential to creating a good working relationship. Want to learn more about our attorneys?

John D. Kershman

John focuses his practice on Family Law litigation and Family Law Mediation. He is a member of the IACP - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, as well as, the AMM - Association of Missouri Mediators, the APFM - Academy of Professional Family Mediators, and member of the Hague Convention Attorney Network through the U.S. Department of State. He has assisted clients in collaborative matters and mediation as well as cases involving divorce, modification, paternity, child custody, adoption, contempt, international child custody (Hague Convention), and appeals. John earned his law degree from Washington University Law School where he has been an Adjunct Professor of Law since 2007.

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James P. Ahearn

James earned his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law which is complemented by advanced degrees in Spanish as well as Psychology. James is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is in the home stretch of earning his Ph.D. in psychology. Much as he does as a counselor, he provides a unique approach to his clients by offering perspectives from the mind of a lawyer with the heart of a counselor. The multi-lingual James offers services to his clients in addition to Family Law to include Immigration matters, landlord-tenant matters, property disputes, and business services to fellow psychology professionals, among others.

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  • We Make Divorce and Custody Disputes Much Easier on Our Clients

    I would recommend John to anyone going through a divorce. John provided me expert advice, clarity, and sound decision making at a critical point in my life. My case was complex in the fact that my ex owned his own business, and John provided the insight to investigate all possibilities to ensure ... Read On

  • We Make Divorce and Custody Disputes Much Easier on Our Clients

    Mr. Kershman represented me in my original divorce and a subsequent custody modification. I strongly recommend this firm. Mr. Kershman is very knowledgeable and responsive. My interests and the interests of my children were well represented. More than just going through the motions, Mr. Kershman ... Read On

Experienced St. Louis Family Law Attorneys

We are a Clayton-based law firm serving clients throughout St. Louis County, St. Louis City, and St. Charles County. Our services include, among other areas, Divorce, Paternity, Child Custody, Child Support, Modification and Enforcement of Judgments, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, and Family Law Mediation.


At Ahearn Kershman Law Firm, we serve clients in St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and St. Louis City in the areas
of family law and family law mediation, as well as, immigration and Business Services.


Ahearn Kershman LLC is a Clayton based law firm serving clients throughout St. Louis County, St. Louis City, and St. Charles County.

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