Joy Jankunas has been practicing law since 2004. After graduating Duke University... more
Joy Jankunas has been practicing law since 2004. After graduating Duke University and Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Jankunas litigated complex financial cases at Skadden Arps in New York City. She then joined a non-profit legal services provider where she represented victims of domestic violence in matrimonial and family law matters. Her diverse experience has afforded her the highest l... view profile
Despite all the bad lawyer jokes there are out there, I became a lawyer because I... more
Despite all the bad lawyer jokes there are out there, I became a lawyer because I wanted to help people. I know that divorce can be one of the worst times in a person's life. With that in mind, I try to help my clients formulate solutions so that they and their families can start to move on and create a new chapter in their lives.
A divorce lawyer helps you if you no longer want to be married. Whether you want a legal separation or the marriage ended, divorce lawyers assist you to arrange financial and family matters, typically in a negotiation with your spouse's lawyer. Alimony, child custody, child support, and a fair division of community assets (like who keeps the house or how your checking and savings accounts are divided) are matters that a divorce lawyer is trained to help determine.