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Jane Kennis Cristal
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Jane Kennis Cristal

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support

About Me

Attorney Jane Cristal has been practicing divorce law in Long Island since 1987. If you're facing divorce in the Nassau County area, contact this experienced, effective attorney today.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Alimony: 20%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Leonard Anthony Bellavia

    I have referred all of my matrimonial clients to Jane Cristal over the past 10 years. Due to the fact that Jane is in the same building I often times attend the meetings between Jane and my clients. I can report that each and every one of my clients (at least 20) has expressed that they were very happy with her professionalism and the results obtained. They described her as someone who knows how the be very strong when needed but also knows how to negotiate a deal when appropriate. It is not easy to refer clients to other attorneys as there is always the concern that a bad experience will shed negatively on my professional judgment and will impair my relationship with a long standing client. I have no such concerns when it comes to referring my clients to Jane as I see for myself the quality of the works she does and the excellent results she consistently achieves.

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198703/13/2015
CTRetirement198607/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Professionalism AwardJewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyJane K. Cristal, P.C.1987 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Better Business BureauAccreditation2015 - Present
Women's Bar Association of New YorkMember2014 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau CountyPresident2009 - 2010
Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau CountyPresident2008 - 2009
New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Committee On LegislationMember1999 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice1993 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law CommitteeMember1987 - Present
Phi Beta KappaMember1974 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Nassau Lawyer"Student First" and "SUNY Cap": College Expenses in Divorce2015
Legal BlogHow is Child Support Calculated in New York?2014
Legal BlogHow Domestic Violence Could Factor Into Your Divorce2014
Legal BlogWhat are the Benefits of Entering Into a Legal Separation?2014
Legal BlogSame-Sex Parent Denied Adoption as Unnecessary2014
Legal BlogDRL's Automatic Orders Reach Beyond New York State's Borders2014
Legal BlogWhen Does a Child Become Emancipated for Child Support Purposes?2014
Legal BlogNon-Economic Contribution Can Be Just as Substantial as Economic Contribution2014
Legal BlogCan Tape Recordings Be Admitted Into Evidence During a Divorce?2014
Legal BlogHow to Protect Separate Property During Marriage & Divorce2014
Legal BlogWhat is a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)?2014
Nassau LawyerCollege Expenses: A Legal Quagmire for Divorced Spouses2014
Legal BlogWhat is the Role of the “Attorney for the Child” in a Custody Dispute?2014
New York Law JournalProtecting Separate Property During Marriage and Divorce2014
Legal BlogIs That "Family" Business Worth More Than Meets the Eye?2013
Legal BlogWhat Does Your Marital Agreement State?2013
Legal BlogFair Market Valuation of Realty May Not Be Enough2013
Legal BlogChild Support in Shared Custody Cases2012
Legal BlogThe Reach of Electronic Discovery2012
Legal BlogConstructive Emancipation2012
Legal BlogIncrease in Cap of "Combined Parental Income" for Child Support Purposes2012
Legal BlogMore on No-Fault - Is New York a Quasi No-Fault State?2012
Legal BlogTemporary Spousal Maintenance - Now What?2012
Legal BlogWill Your College Cost Obligation Be Capped?2012
Legal BlogEnforcing Your Child Support Order2012
Legal BlogAutomatic Restraining Orders Upon the Commencement of a Matrimonial Action2011
Legal BlogNew York Becomes Last State to Pass No-Fault Divorce2011
International Property Investment JournalThe ABA's Proposed Amendment To The FSIA- Another Futile Attempt To Limit U.S. Court Application Of The Act Of State Doctrine?1987

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
State University of New York, Stony BrookN/AM.A.1976
City University of New York, Queens CollegeN/AB.A.1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Paralegal SeminarPreparation/Analysis of Statements of Net WorthN/A

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