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Jerome A Wisselman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Great Neck, NY

4.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1973
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jerome

Learn Jerome’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    We appear in both Family and Supreme Courts of Long Island and New York City with experience in all types of family and matrimonial matters including Visitation, Equitable Distribution, Child Custody and Support, Contested and Uncontested Divorces, Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements, Legal Separations, Spousal Support, Annulments, Adoptions, Father's Rights, Name Changes, Paternity Hearings, Grandparental Rights, Orders of Protection, Parental Rights and Relocation.

    48 years

  2. Family
    30%

    48 years

  3. Child custody
    20%

    48 years

  4. Child support
    5%

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%

Prior to founding Wisselman, Harounian & Associates in 1976, Attorney Jerome A. Wisselman, Esq. served as a law clerk to Honorary Maxine K. Duberstein and Honorary Stanley Gartenstein in the areas of matrimonial and family law. His passion for people allowed him to fully devote his life to helping those facing hardships involving divorce, child custody and support, marriage, wills and estate planning, business law, and real estate law. His background in tax law and accounting gives him the ability to address complex financial issues that are involved with many family law matters.

Over the years, Attorney Wisselman has accomplished many feats. He has not only developed a firm recognized as one of the largest matrimonial firms in Long Island, but he has been named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers® list. Additionally, Attorney Wisselman served on the Board of Editors for the New York Family Law Monthly and was also a regular contributor.

No matter what family law matter you are facing, Attorney Wisselman can work hard to give you the results you need and will stand behind you from beginning to end.

Photos and videos

Jerome Wisselman on Mens Net talking about the great pre-nup debate Part 1

Location

Wisselman, Harounian & Associates
1010 Northern Blvd
Suite 300
Great Neck, NY, 11021

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and highly skilled attorney
Jerry was careful to protect me with a comprehensive prenuptial agreement for the present and especially the future. Built in clauses for cost of living increases, property values, and years ahead of protection. He is thoughtful and meticulous about al the details.
Posted by Michael | July 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Legal Help
Mr. Wisselman was recommended to me and I highly recommend Mr. Wisselman. I was in a very stressful custody situation and I retained Mr. Wisselman. He helped me tremendously with several motions In family court. His experience is outstanding and if you are reading this you might be in a similar situation as I was. Don’t hesitate to retain Mr. Wisselman.
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Posted by Danielle L. | November 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
I had a very urgent situation that arose before going through a divorce. With no involvement from my husband, I needed immediate financial relief in order to provide for my daughter. I was referred to Mr. Wisselman and was able to get an appointment right away. This was an extremely difficult and emotional time for my daughter and I and Mr. Wisselman made me feel at ease. He was not only successful in getting what I needed at the time but was also able to ensure that finances for my daughter would be provided until adulthood. I am so grateful for all of his help and I recommend him highly for his knowledge and understanding.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2015
Undoubtedly highly recommended
Mr. Wisselman is a very knowledgeable lawyer. He has profound expertise in matrimonial law, and a good sense of ethics that makes him the type of professional that you can entrust such a sensitive issue as divorce, and be confident that he will do his best to represent your interests. Mr. Wisselman is a very attentive listener and a very responsible person who always returns phone calls and answers emails. He treats his clients with respect and care. No doubts, I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Barbara | December 12, 2014
Recommend Highly
I have known Jerome Wisselman for several years, and in that time, he has proven to be an effective, knowledgeable and ethical matrimonial attorney. In fact, I think so highly of him that I have referred clients to him. It is without hesitation that I recommend Jerome Wisselman to anyone looking for a divorce attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2008
Great Lawyer
I Strongly Recommend this lawyer. He is the reason my children live with me
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
High Price - Low Performance
I hired Mr. Wisselman for a child visitation matter that was settled earlier this year. Upon unsuccessfully negotiating a settlement with opposing counsel, he asked me in writing to negotiate directly with the opposing party who is a minor child. Although Mr. Wisselman held out to me in writing several times that he has access to many child psychologists, when the time came he could not produce a single one; so, he asked me to hire one on my own. It appears that I ended up doing all the heavy lifting in this court case while Mr. Wisselman merely collected his high hourly fees.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Senior Partner
  • Wisselman, Harounian & Associates
  • 1976 - Present

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • City University of New York, Queens College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969
  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • N/A

Associations

  • Gotham Long Island Legal
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Great Neck Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • NY State Assembly Committee on Aging
  • Former Advisory Board Member
  • N/A
  • Brookdale Foundation
  • Former Advisory Board Member
  • N/A
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Family Court Law & Procedure Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2012 - 2014
  • NY Family Law Monthly
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2015
  • NY Family Law Monthly
  • Board of Editors
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Grandparents Reaching Out
  • Former Advisory Board Member
  • 1991 - 2004
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1976 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • List of Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • New York's Leading Lawyers
  • New York Magazine
  • 2017
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 New York Metro Super Lawyers
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Leadership in the Law
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2015
  • Prominent Family Law Practitioners
  • New York Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Ten Legal Eagle
  • Long Island Pulse Magazine
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best of Long Island
  • 2012
  • Top New York Lawyer
  • Arrive Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Publications

  • NY Family Law Monthly
  • Split & Shared Custody Arrangements
  • 2012
  • New York Family Law Monthly
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • 2009
  • Law Journal Newsletter (LJN)
  • Grandparent Custody: Part I: Recent Amendments Do Not Abrogate Bennett v. Jeffreys Requirements
  • 2005
  • Law Journal Newsletter (LJN)
  • Grandparent Custody: Part II: Recent Amendments Do Not Abrogate Bennett v. Jeffreys Requirements
  • 2005
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The View From a New York Private Practitioner in the Trenches: Rights of Grandparents to Visitation and Custody of Their Grandchildren
  • 2000
  • Jerome A. Wisselman and John Virdone
  • Intrafamily Wiretapping in New York Custody Disputes
  • N/A
  • Jerome A. Wisselman and John Virdone
  • Intrafamily Wiretapping in New York Custody Disputes
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Workshop for Mental Health Professionals
  • Katie Beers: Her Road to Recovery After a Childhood of Abuse and ABduction
  • 2014
  • NYC Divorce Support Group
  • Divorce Support Group Presenter
  • 2013
  • Forestdale
  • Led Workshops on fathers' rights and anger management
  • 2012
  • Training Session
  • No Fault Divorce and Domestic Violence
  • 2011
  • SC Bureau
  • Training Session Present for Victims Information
  • 2011
  • NYC Divorce Support Group
  • Separation and divorce
  • 2011
  • Legal Workshop on Mental Health Professionals
  • WHAT EVERY MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CUSTODY & VISITATION AND IMPORTANT SOCIAL ISSUES AFFECTING CHILDREN
  • 2010
  • Forestdale Support Group
  • Anger management and fathers' rights
  • 2010
  • CBS Nightly News
  • Jerome Wisselman renders commentary on Goldman case
  • 2009
  • Grandparents Reaching Out (GRO) Annual Meetings from 1993-2000
  • Grandparents Rights
  • 2000
  • Adjunct Professor - 1977-1981
  • Business Law, Accounting and Math courses
  • 1981
  • Queensboro College
  • Adjunct Professor
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (12)
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Unknown Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known Jerry for many years and worked for him back in the late 1990's. I endorse him wholeheartedly and without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I went to school with Jerry and have known him for over 40 years. He is honest, knowledgeable and has integrity in a field that is not always known for such things. He is a superb lawyer and you will be very satisfied with him and his firm."
Family Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jerome Wisselman is incredibly knowledgeable in the complex world of matrimonial law. He is respected both by the court as well as his peers."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I strongly endorse this lawyer's work. Jerry has proven a consummate professional. He possesses outstanding knowledge in his field, and his value to me as a mentor and colleague has been immeasurable."
Family Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked at Jerry's firm for the past three years. Jerry is honest, knowledgeable and experienced in family law. His guidance and advice over the past three years has been immeasurable. I highly recommend Jerry to anyone dealing with family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jerome Wisselman is a true leader in the field of matrimonial and family law. His knowledge about custody and divorce matters, grandparents' rights and fathers' rights are unparalleled. He also is an attorney known for his integrity and fair dealings with other lawyers and clients."
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Great Neck Divorce and separation Lawyer Jerome A Wisselman
Jerome A Wisselman
Divorce and separation Attorney
Great Neck, NY
Licensed for 51 years