Long Island Divorce Lawyer
Practicing Family Law on Long Island Since 1976
Established on Long Island in 1976, Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. is a highly regarded litigation firm with a primary concentration in family and
divorce law. Today we are ranked number one as the largest matrimonial law firms on Long Island*. Partners
Jerry Wisselman and
Jacqueline Harounian have each been named as a New York Metro Area
Super Lawyer**, an honor bestowed to only 5% of all attorneys in New York. Our law firm is dedicated to providing the highest quality of legal attention to every case we take on. The legal team from our law firm is often described as assertive, yet caring, persistent yet compassionate, and effective yet respectful. We understand the difficult nature of your situation, and our experienced attorneys are determined to provide personalized attention to find the best possible solution.
It may be difficult to address family law or divorce matters for both personal and legal reasons. These cases are often stressful to deal with and will affect an individual and family for years to come. That is why our law firm is dedicated to the aggressive, yet personalized representation of our clients in their divorce and family law matters. When you work with a
Long Island divorce attorney at our firm, you can count on the support you deserve as well as the strong advocacy of your rights and interests you need in this important matter. We are able to take your phone call at any hour of the day, and we can schedule a free, personal consultation after our business hours. Our lawyers are willing to work around a busy schedule and can provide free phone consultations on Saturdays.
Over 150 Years of Combined Experience serving the Greater New York Metro area including Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx, Manhattan, and Westchester County.
We have experience in handling every type of divorce and family law issue. Before or even after marriage, every couple should consider creating a pre/post nuptial agreement. This can help bring clarity and transparency to the relationship as well as prevent future conflict. Should a divorce become necessary, some of the issues that may arise include:
women's divorce rights, and
equitable distribution. Many couples prefer not to drag their private matters through the courts, so an alternative to this is
divorce mediation. One of the most heartbreaking aspects of a divorce case is determining
child custody. We understand that each parent wants what is best for their children, but it is sometimes difficult to see eye to eye. There will also be the issues of
fathers' rights, and
parental alienation. If you wish to avoid a divorce, there are other options. A
legal separation allows couples to live separate lives, while remaining legally married.
In handling these legal matters for our clients, we take care to address both the emotional and financial ramifications; using our legal knowledge, we seek outcomes that will truly be in our clients' best interests. Each of our esteemed attorneys is recognized by the legal, mental health and medical communities for their lectures and published articles of family law matters. Their established reputation among their peers as legal rights advocates for mothers, fathers, grandparents and children is a testament to their skill, expertise and social conscience. Take this opportunity to take a proactive approach to your divorce or other family law case by consulting with an attorney at our Long Island law offices. We are standing by to see how we can assist you. Our law firm provides comprehensive and
free consultations, and we are available to take your call 24 hours of the day.
Working with a Caring Long Island Divorce Attorney
Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. has handled tens of thousands of cases involving divorce, custody and visitation, as well as child support, spousal support, and equitable distribution. Our seasoned attorneys have an extensive understanding of the complex issues of divorce, including matters involving
parental relocation, parental alienation,
domestic violence, property division, valuation of family owned businesses, support modifications, etc. This high level of experience is key to securing the protection of our clients and their families during what is usually an extremely difficult period in their lives. And equally important is the personal attention and compassion we provide - along with our professional counsel to help clients effectively get through their legal matters.
We concentrate on all aspects of matrimonial law and divorce law, with many years of experience and wisdom in utilizing the best possible approach to successfully resolve your matter. This ranges from litigation, competent trial advocacy, focused negotiations and mediation. We encourage working toward amicable settlements, but we are prepared to litigate zealously to achieve the best possible results for our clients.
Our firm also assists clients with same-sex marriage and divorce matters. After the newly enacted
Marriage Equality Act, the State of New York recognized marriage as a fundamental human right that should be universal for same sex and different sex couples. While New York State recognizes this right, the federal government does not. There are many legal matters that must be dealt with through an attorney in order to properly ensure that they are taken care of, especially in cases of same-sex divorces, prenuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements.
Our Other Areas of Practice
Many of our family and matrimonial clients return to us for other services as well. Our many years of experience practicing family, real estate,
estate law plays a vital role in protecting our clients' rights and their financial security. Whether involved in a family law matter or other legal issues, our clients recognize that we have navigated these waters many times over and are well equipped to help protect their future. Utilizing the broad experience of our legal team with backgrounds in business, real estate and estate planning helps our clients to make well informed personal and business decisions.
Contact a Long Island divorce lawyer at our firm to schedule your free consultation! We are dedicated to you and your family and will always strive to find the best possible outcome for your unique case.
Our practice serves the entire New York Metropolitan area, including Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, and Rockland Counties.