About Attorney Kristy Candela

Providing Sound Guidance for Your Family Law Case in Massachusetts

undefinedKristy joined The Halks Firm in May 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Kristy prosecuted child abuse and neglect cases at New York City's Administration for Children's Services, where she gained extensive trial and litigation skills.

Kristy earned her J.D. from Hofstra Law School, where she attended on academic scholarship and was awarded a Child and Family Advocacy Fellowship. At Hofstra, Kristy was a Managing Editor ofFamily Court Review, a leading interdisciplinary academic and research journal for family law professionals. Kristy published an article she wrote on legal protections for victims of domestic violence, and she directly assisted in the creation of The Center for Children, Families, and the Law, a leader in national divorce reform efforts.

She developed her passion for family law from several internships, such as the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, where she represented clients in divorce and domestic violence proceedings; the Youth Advocacy Clinic, where she represented children in family court and immigration court matters; and the American Bar Association, Commission on Youth at Risk, where Kristy conducted extensive research and wrote policy reports on various issues faced by youth in the foster care system.

Kristy grew up in New York, but has always been drawn to the Boston area. In her spare time, Kristy enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2018
  • New York, 2016


  • Hofstra Law School - J.D.
  • University at Albany - B.A.


  • Boston Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

Work Experience

  • New York City Administration for Children's Services
  • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
  • Youth Advocacy Clinic
  • American Bar Association, Commission on Youth at Risk

Unbreakable Bonds Built with Previous Clients

Hear What They Have to Say
  • “He was very knowledgeable regarding family law and helped me navigate the difficult task at hand.”

    Former Client

  • “He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and honest with me about my case and my chances for success. ”


  • “Attorney Nick Halks walks it like he talks it.”

    Former Client

  • “ I am extremely happy with my decision to stick with him!”


  • “He was effective, honest, direct, extremely knowledgeable of the law and most of all confident.”


  • “Nick did an amazing job with my custody case. ”

    Zina G.

  • “ Nick was very concise, decisive, strategic and professional in all aspects of his work.”

    Jeffery S.

  • “He has a great trial presence – professional and energetic.”


  • “Nicholas exceeded all my expectation, Including the settlement.”


  • “What I mostly enjoy about Attorney Halks is the fact that he has excellent work ethic.”


  • “Attorney Nicholas Halks has truly been a savior to my family and my daughter and for that, I will be eternally appreciative.”


  • “I am very thankful and cannot thank Nick enough for going to bat for me.”


  • “ I can finally move on with my life.”


  • “Nick was very professional and easy to work with.”

    Former Client

  • “I felt my concerns we’re listened to, treated like a person, and received the service I paid for.”