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Jacqueline Harounian

About Jacqueline Harounian

About me

I have been recognized as a Super lawyer in Family Law for the past seven consecutive years, and repeatedly selected as a "Top 50 Women Lawyer" in New York by Super Lawyers.

In addition,  I am rated  "Superb" on Avvo, with a 10 out of 10 rating.

As to ethics, I have the highest rating, an "AV Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell.

But choosing the right divorce lawyer is more than about credentials and qualifications.  You want to choose a lawyer (after interviewing at least three) that will care about your case, and give you straight advice about whether to settle out of court, or to attempt litigation.  In most cases, litigation can be avoided.

Matrimonial litigation can be an extremely complex and confusing process, at a time when your life has been turned upside down.  I see my role as being a trusted guide and counselor, to help you be prepared, protected, and ultimately to give you peace of mind. I work very closely with my clients and other professionals involved in the case. I help my clients cope with day to day challenges at a time of emotional and financial crisis. We work together to develop and prioritize goals, both long term and short term.

My clients and their family members can count on me to help them navigate the challenges during this difficult stage, and to provide them with legal representation based on personalized service, responsibility, compassion and trust.

I am an extremely experienced trial attorney, and have a track record of success in the courtroom in complex custody, relocation and asset distribution trials.  But I will pursue other strategies than litigation, including negotiated settlements and mediation.

As an initial strategy, I coach my clients to keep their emotions in check and to avoid litigation. I encourage them to seek resolution of their issues whenever possible so they can meet their goals in a cost effective and amicable manner. This is especially important when there are children involved and co-parenting is desired. If litigation is needed, it is usually a last resort, when it is determined by careful analysis that the benefits outweigh the risks and expense.

I strive to create a long term relationship with clients, to fully address their concerns about their children and financial issues, and ultimately improve their lives. Most importantly, I want my clients to move on with their lives.

My unique approach, and customized representation of each client, has met with great success, and a very high degree of client satisfaction and professional recognition in my industry.

Established in 1976, Wisselman Harounian & Associates PC is one of the largest matrimonial / family law firms on Long Island, conveniently located in Great Neck. We handle all legal matters pertaining to families including real estate, estate planning, and advising businesses. We offer a free in office consultation, affordable retainers, and convenient office hours. Our attorneys are on call 24 hours per day. We strive to give each of our clients the attention and service they deserve.


Child custody litigation, divorce mediation, separation and divorce agreements, divorce litigation, prenuptial agreements.

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