Constantine is a force to be reckoned with. He is passionate about doing the right thing and representing his clients' best interests. Despite the difficult nature of divorce, when you work with Constantine, you have peace of mind that the matter is being handled in a professional, efficient, and effective manner. Constantine is well-regarded by all who have encountered him, both clients and peers. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
I had the great pleasure and good fortune to meet Mr. Zhukovsky with the onset of my divorce. My story was a particularly harsh one consisting of an ambush and subsequent hostage-taking of my beautiful children. Constantine proved himself to be a bulwark against the dirty tricks played by the other side and rose above the morass to exhibit a strength of character and profound moral understanding I have never seen elsewhere in the legal profession. Upon entering the courtroom for our first hearing I could not help but notice the respect and deference paid to Constantine by clerks, deputies, and the judge himself. It was that easy, I knew then and there I was working with a winner. As his business card states, Constantine thrives in the struggle against adversity. Constantine Zhukovsky has forever earned my highest regard and praise for his professionalism and tenacity. He is simply a good man in a profession bereft of the same.
Knowledgeable, experienced, proactive, and, most of all, deeply CARING about his clients, and their families
Posted by Slava
Despite having the simplest case one can possibly imagine (no minors, no real estate, no businesses, only earned incomes, and liquid assets), it turned into 3.5 year ordeal costing both sides over 200K of legal fees. Such is life when one side acts irrationally (and cycles through three attorneys, next more vicious and unscrupulous than a previous one) and takes you hostage in the process.
Extremely upset and frustrated with my first inept and indifferent attorney, I asked my social network connections to send me references to family attorneys which they had been happy with. To my surprise I got almost universal response along the lines: “I can not honestly recommend my attorney” with degree of dissatisfaction varying from “mediocre” to “mindless screw-up”.
But then, I got a fateful breakthrough : I met Constantine Zhukovsky !
After the first 15 minutes, my desperation was transformed into a hope and awe.
That initial impression did not disappoint: the next 6 months of working with him on driving my case to a swift and satisfying closure only reinforced my observation that Mr. Zhukovsky is both a professional and a human being in a class of his own.
Not only he has superb knowledge of the Family Code, precedents, and procedural intricacies, not only he is very proactive with choosing and executing optimal legal strategies, but most of all he CARES about his clients, and he strives to leverage awkward, clumsy and morally inept family court system in order to solve problems and conflicts created by a painful relationship break in just and fair manner, not only in legal, but also in moral way.
For my specific situation Mr. Zhukovsky found a tradeoff which maximized long-term peace of mind for me, and managed to convince the opposing side that it is satisfactory solution for them as well. (using sound (not only logically but also psychologically) reasoning and smart procedural tactics) He also managed to accomplish that in as little time and legal fees as was practical, by avoiding an impending trial and driving the case to a settlement. As opposed to huge amount of legal fees generated by my previous attorney and all the experts that the opposing side forced us to employ, I felt that every dollar spent on Mr. Zhukovsky’s services.
Given that my marriage was of “long duration” (over 10 years), if my case was decided via a court trial I would have ended up having to pay life-long spousal support and, even more troublesome, being vulnerable to a possibility of ongoing future legal harassment by my ex- and her monstrous attorney (because the court would have had “indefinite jurisdiction” over my case). Mr. Zhukovsky explained to me all the dangers and legal pitfalls which might haunt me for the rest of my life, and suggested a strategy which would protect me from these risks.
He then brilliantly executed on this strategy leaving me 100% satisfied with both the process and the result.
The bottom line is: if (G-d forbid) anyone approaches me asking for a family attorney recommendation, I can wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Zhukovsky as their best bet.