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Jill Altarac

Divorce and separation Attorney at Garden City, NY

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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1996
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SPECIALIZING IN THE FIELD OF MATRIMONIAL AND FAMILY LAW. CALL US TODAY! 516-243-8088

Jill Altarac is the founding partner in The Altarac Law Firm. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan in 1992. In 1995, Ms. Altarac received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School and was subsequently admitted to practice in New York in 1996. Since her admission in 1996, Ms. Altarac has concentrated solely in the field of matrimonial and family law. Ms. Altarac is extremely well versed in the area of matrimonial law and has handled numerous trials and proceedings in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as in each of the five boroughs of New York, over the last seventeen years. 

Ms. Altarac was recently accepted as a member of the American Inns of the Court, an organization that consists of the most pristine matrimonial attorneys in Long Island. Jill Altarac is recognized as a specialist in matrimonial law, serving as a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association/Family Law Committee, the Nassau County Bar Association Custody and Family Law Subcommittee, the New York State Bar Association/Matrimonial Family Law Committee and the American Bar Association Matrimonial/Family Law Committee. She is also a member of the Nassau County Women's Bar Association. 

Ms. Altarac is a strong advocate for her clients. She will work with her client in an effort to obtain the most favorable outcome in a cost effective and expedited fashion. She is extremely dedicated to her clients and makes certain that their rights are protected throughout the matrimonial proceedings. She has argued cases before the New York Supreme Court and Family Court and the New York State Appellate Division. 

In addition, Ms. Altarac has served as a distinguished lecturer for the National Business Institute, and New York Life Insurance and the Professional Speaker's Bureau, Inc. Her lectures have covered numerous topics in the Matrimonial/Family law area, notably grandparent visitation rights, custody, visitation and support issues, equitable distribution considerations, property rights, ethical considerations in divorce cases and settlement negotiation tactics. 

While Ms. Altarac understands that all children's financial interests should be protected throughout the divorce proceedings, she is especially cognizant that the rights of special needs children must be addressed, on a case by case basis, so that their necessary services are maintained and continued for the children. Thus, she makes certain that the financial provisions, as set forth in the legal documents are tailored to the individual child's needs. Ms. Altarac currently serves as the Vice President of Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) in the Syosset School District. 

Location

The Altarac Law Firm
600 Old Country Road Suite 535
Garden City, NY, 11530

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Posted by Aubrey | August 11, 2022
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Jill Altarac - Top Notch Attorney
Jill Altarac is the best divorce attorney in New York, the USA and possible the World! I am blessed, privileged and honored to have had her on my side. I hired Jill in March 2020 to represent me regarding a non-reconciliation marriage and subsequent separation. It was very contentious but Jill did everything within her power to keep a capsizing ship afloat bringing it to satisfactory conclusion. From 2020 to date, I have had and still have absolute confidence in her ability to provide wise and excellent advice. Every instruction that she has proposed over these two years were transparent and successful. Ms. Altarac is extremely efficient, professional and patient. I have never found her to be dishonest, unethical and dismissive. Jill is a TOP NOTCH attorney. I therefore recommend her services to anyone who needs a competent and excellent attorney.
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Posted by Michael | June 16, 2022
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A dedicated advocate and great attorney who is responsive, truthful and supportive.
Jill brought me through a very tough divorce, start to finish. She knows her stuff. She always responded to me quickly, was patient and honest, even when having to tell me something difficult to hear. I knew she was on my side and was ready and willing to fight for me when necessary. I would highly recommend Jill to anyone needing an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2022
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Smart, Responsive and Calming
Jill is a calm voice in the storm. Divorce is one of the most difficult life experiences to go through, but you never feel alone because Jill walks you through each step. She is very responsive and patiently answers each and every question. I am so thankful to her and her team for helping me get through a very difficult time. I would definitely recommend her.
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Posted by Tara | March 21, 2021
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So thankful...
I hired Jill during the most stressful time of my life. I immediately found her to be smart, calming and diligent, and hoped that I would somehow get through this process of separation and custody okay. Now that it's over, I'm so thoroughly impressed by Jill, and her associate Kristin, for their work ethic, intelligence, experience, creativity and compassion- not to mention their incredible response time and professionalism. Every option, detail and legal requirement was explained and discussed to ensure that I was well advised. They handled everything so thoroughly that it eliminated so much stress caused by my situation. I would recommend Jill Altarac to everyone that I care about.
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Posted by Miriam | April 5, 2019
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If you need someone on your side... call Jill!
Jill was available, responsive, immediate, patient and took my sister under her wing with very little notice. She went above and beyond by bring available during one of the busiest holidays of the year. Jill recognized the severity of this custody agreement and worked to have a resolution that worked in the best interest of my sister who was her actual client and needed a champion in her corner. Thank you Jill!
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2018
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The most honest reliable Attorney out there.
Mrs. Altarac helped me on many occasions. She was not only professional but extremely caring when I needed it most. She invested herself not only into my case but my family's well being. You would be foolish not to hire her!!!
Posted by Richard | March 6, 2018
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Business dispute
Jill and her team were expedient and quick to resolve my issue with a business dispute . To this end I was delighted with the service and I recommend her and team for legal representation anytime to anyone seeking excellent counsel. Thanks Jill.
Posted by Mark | January 10, 2018
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Smart, responsive and fairly priced.
After a 4 and 1/2 year divorce I can highly recommend Jill Altarac as an experienced, thoughtful and caring attorney who will give you the personalized service you deserve and may not receive at a larger firm. Jill's experience and affable nature creates a productive working relationship with her clients, the courts and opposing counsel. But when she needs to go to battle on your behalf you will be thankful she is representing you and not your ex. Additionally, her focus on always doing what is in the best interest of children is comforting if you are a parent going through a divorce. Since I am also an attorney I believe I am probably a harsher critic then most when it comes to legal services and I was and am a satisfied customer. I chose Jill after interviewing 5 other firms. Just sit down with Jill for 15 minutes and you will recognize why I felt such a level of comfort with Jill during this very tumultuous time in my life.
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Posted by Corey | May 13, 2016
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Best Matrimonial Attorney hands down
I was highly recommended to Jill by a close friend that was going through the same issues. I made an appointment to consult with her and hired her on the spot in order. Although Jill comes off very sweet and nice she is a PIT BULL in court. Jill was straight to the point and didn't want to my case to drag out forever. After looking back at what I spent it could have been a lot worse since my case was very complicated. In the end JILL was able to get my case settled on my terms. I am not a client who waits around for answer. I called her office almost everyday and when she wasn't in the office would call and text her on her cell phone even on weekends and yes on Sunday as well. Her entire staff was very friendly and although I must have been a big pain they were very understanding. If you need an attorney on you side to make sure you get a fair deal then you must hire the Jill Altarac Esq. and no she didn't charge me extra for my 7am calls.
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Posted by Susan | August 5, 2015
Par Excellence, knowledgeable, professional, responsive
I can't say enough about Jill. I absolutely love this lawyer and lady. I had gone through 2 different lawyers, where I had terrible experiences. Jill was always upfront with me,and clear with her expectations for how the case would proceed. She is an expert in the legal process, her motions are very precise and extremely effective. Working with Jill has been a pleasure. She performed flawlessly at all times. Jill far exceeded the expectations set in our initial consultation.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Davis & Altarac
  • 1995 - 2009

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nassau County Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cedarhurst JCC
  • Grandparent visitation
  • 2011
  • Matrimonial issues
  • Grandparent visitation rights
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have recently worked with Jill on two different divorce cases and have nothing but kind things to say about her extreme level of professionalism and advocacy of her clients. If you are looking for a great family law attorney, Jill certainly is an attorney you should hire!"
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jill is an excellent family attorney. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"“One of the best! Ms. Altarac gets great results for her clients while at the same time practicing in an ethical and professional manner.”"
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She is a great trial lawyer and is dependable, honest and hardworking. I truly admire her tenacity, intelligence and her unusually refined compassion which she shows to her clients and peers."
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Garden City Divorce and separation Lawyer Jill Altarac
Jill Altarac
Divorce and separation Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 28 years
Virtual consultation available