Long Island Divorce & Family Law Firm Established in 1976

Bellmore Divorce Attorneys

Facing a legal family crisis is never easy. At Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, we are whole-heartedly dedicated to helping people file for divorce and settle related legal matters in Bellmore and the surrounding areas. Since our beginning in 1976, or attorneys have accumulated more than 150 years of combined legal experienced helping clients just like you. Today, we are considered one of the largest family law firms on Long Island. With this reputation, we are focused on giving clients the aggressive and assertive legal representation they need while maintaining an attitude of respect, compassion, and understanding.

Firm founder Jerry Wisselman has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® - an honor held by only 5% of attorneys in the area. Our attorneys understand the psychological, emotional, and financial stress of dealing with divorce. This is why we keep your best interest in mind while representing your case. Each of our lawyers has a reputation for high-quality legal representation in all family law matters.

For example, Attorney Jacqueline Harounian is a sought-after author and teacher who speaks at conferences and national workshops devoted to the complexities of family law. If you need a skilled, experienced, and reliable attorney to help you understand visitation rights, parental alienation, or child support, call our firm today.

Cases We Handle

At Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, our lawyers are renowned for their keen legal acumen, strong negotiation skills, and trial-tested courtroom expertise. We remain at the forefront of family law by zealously advocating for our clients and offering effective and economical legal services.

Our firm has secured a remarkable record of successful results in both high conflict and high net worth divorce cases. This is entirely due to our extraordinary attorneys who are dedicated to meeting the legal needs of our clients. Our legal team may specialize in family law and divorce, but we also have practical experience in many pertinent law disciplines.

Our Bellmore divorce and family lawyers have an in-depth of legal matters related to matrimony, divorce, child support, custody, and more. Additionally, we provide services for unmarried persons who want to seek a prenuptial agreement before getting married.

Prenuptial Agreements

Remember this: prenuptial agreements do not necessitate or anticipate divorce; they are simply a way to prepare for one possible future out of many. If you are considering a prenuptial agreement but aren't sure if you want one, feel free to call our office and speak with an attorney. We want to help you understand your legal circumstances so you can make an educated and well-informed decision about your future. To schedule a free case evaluation, contact our office anytime - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you decide that divorce is the best option for you future and the future of your family, our attorneys at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates can help you settle any issues that may arise during the process. For example, you and your former spouse may have to think about property division. If you have children, a lawyer from our firm can help you reach a child custody agreement. We have handled thousands of divorce-related cases.

Let us put our experience to work for you and call us today. Our lawyers are also experienced in parental alienation, equitable distribution, child abduction, and child support cases. Whether you are facing a relatively peaceful separation or a volatile divorce, one of our lawyers is ready to guide you through every step of the divorce process. Don't be intimidated by the tedious legal proceedings ahead - we can give you peace of mind and the legal help that you need.

Need help with a complex family law matter?

Some issues related to family law are more complicated than others. For instance, since the Marriage Equality Act, the state of New York acknowledges same-sex marriages as valid and legally binding. However, the United States federal government does not recognize them. Because of this, same-sex marriage and divorce issues may become significantly more complicated and tedious than different-sex marriages or divorces. At Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, we are ready to give your case the care and one-on-one attention that it needs. Let us help you make sure that all of the legal issues related to your divorce are handled correctly and efficiently and speak with an attorney from our firm today.

Alternatives: Legal Separation and Mediation

Are you afraid of dragging your personal life into the courtroom? This is completely normal. If you don't want to discuss your divorce in front of a judge, you and your spouse should consider mediation instead of a court case. What is the difference? Court proceedings are public; mediation is private. If you decide to mediate your separation instead of take it into the courtroom, you can avoid the uncomfortable publicity of settling your case with a judge. Our firm is experienced in divorce mediation and can help you understand the ins and outs of the mediation process.

Sometimes, couples facing severe marital difficulties have reasons to live separately but legally maintain their partnership. If this describes your situation, speak with our firm about legal separation. We have helped couples negotiate legal separation so that they can remain legally married, but pursue separate lives. For example, if you are seeking a divorce but want to remain married for religious reasons, legal separation allows you to do so. Similarly, if you or your spouse is afraid of losing health benefits in a divorce, legal separation allow you to live apart and keep your benefits.

Other Areas of Practice: How We Can Help

At our firm, we are well-versed in more than just divorce and family litigation; we can help you with issues related to real estate, business litigation, and estate planning, too. You may think that estate planning is only for the wealthy, seriously ill, or elderly. In reality, estate planning is for everyone. If you own a car, house, have a bank account, or personal possession, you should seriously consider speaking with an attorney about planning your estate.

In the event of your death, what will happen to your assets? If you have a will, your property will enter probate and be distributed as you instructed in your estate plan. If you haven't planned your estate, your belongings will be disbursed according to New York state law. These laws may very well not distribute your belongings as you would prefer. At our firm, we are ready to help you understand the benefits of planning your estate so you can have peace of mind about the future.

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Committed to Every Client

  • I highly recommend Joseph Bracconier's services to anyone looking for someone to relate to their personal experience and provide knowledgeable, empathic, professional guidance and support.”

    “Joseph Bracconier brought a certain calmness during a very chaotic, nerve wracking time in my life. He's has a remarkable way of quickly taking in all the information presented and recapping it in an ...”

    - Client Testimonials
  • She was with me every step of the way and I can’t thank her enough.

    “Amanda Green represented me in my divorce and made me feel at ease during the entire process. She is very patient and accommodating. Made it very easy to speak with her. This was a very difficult and ...”

    - Former Client
  • You always were saying that I had a good case. Always positive.

    “Jerry - You always were saying that I had a good case. Always positive. You looked at all the angles. You kept me hopeful and gave me great advice…Thank you for that and all the other great ...”

    - Client Testimonials
  • I would use them again and recommend him and the firm to others.

    “Joseph and the entire firm were very prepared to defend me in a restraining order case. It was a very difficult time for me being accused of something like that while I was being harassed by my ex. ...”

    - Client Testimonials
  • I can wholeheartedly recommend Christine!

    “Christine was my divorce lawyer and truly did an excellent job on my behalf. My soon to be ex-wife was out for blood and wanted alimony, half of everything, lawyers fees paid for.. Christine looked at ...”

    - Client Testimonials

Reasons to Choose Wisselman, Harounian & Associates P.C.

  • We will go the extra mile to meet your needs.

    Our professionals will go above and beyond to create a solution that is tailored to fit the unique needs and goals of you and your family.

  • We will walk you through every decision.

    When you hire us, we will get to know you on a personal level, inform you of your options, and help you make the best decisions possible.

  • We will sort out all concerns on your mind.

    Our mission is to put your mind at ease, alleviate your worries, address all concerns, and answer any questions you have along the way.

  • We will always act in your best interests.

    We demonstrate an unparalleled level of commitment to our clients. When you work with us, your needs will always come first.

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