Established in 1976, Over 150 Years of combined experience

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Long Island Divorce Lawyer

Practicing Family Law on Long Island for nearly 40 Years

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 firm on Long Island*. Partners Jerry Wisselman and Jacqueline Harounian have each been named as New York Metro Area Super Lawyers** , 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. On top of that, our legal team is often described as assertive, yet caring; persistent, yet compassionate; and effective, yet respectful. We understand the difficult nature of your situation, and are determined to provide personalized attention to find the best possible solution for you.

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 in New York Family Law

Here to Meet Your Everyday Needs

No legal concern is more personal than a family law issue. Cases such as divorce, child custody, and property division can affect your home life, your finances, and your future.

At Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, we are committed to treating your case as if it were our own, and helping you through one of life's most difficult challenges. Our promise to each of our clients is:

  • We will always act in your best interests
  • We will walk you through every decision
  • We will sort out all concerns on your mind
  • We will go the extra mile to meet your day-to-day needs

To learn how we are prepared to help you, call us at
(516) 406-8500.

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: spousal support, 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.

Is divorce mediation right for your family?

Mediation is best for couples who want to seek an amicable divorce or legal separation. If you and your spouse are in general agreement regarding the major elements of your divorce agreement, mediation may be a viable option for your family. Our family law attorneys can act as mediators to help you find the right divorce settlement. After working with both parties, we will draft a written divorce settlement. Because mediation requires less time in court, it is a cost and time-efficient.

Child Custody, Support, and Visitation

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 child support, visitation, 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 child abduction, 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, business, and 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.

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