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Karen Jansen

Karen Jansen

The Law Office of Karen M. Jansen, Esq.
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence...
  • New York
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"When representing clients, I am consciously aware of the stress associated with any type of litigation. I try to reduce that stress by being available on a nearly 24/7 basis to answer questions and head off potential problems. I pride myself on prompt return of telephone calls, and I am also sensitive to the importance of the cost considerations of effective representation."

My work focuses on all aspects & types of Family Law including High Net-Worth/High Income Divorce, Same Sex Family Law, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Alimony/Spousal Support, Property & Financial Assets Division, Enforcement & Modifications of Judgements, Paternity, Relocation, Domestic Violence & Orders of Protection, Pre Nuptial & Post Nuptial Agreements, Family Law Appeals & Mediation. I worked at the Pace Women’s Justice Center, as a Staff Attorney. While at the Center, I helped to start Project Deter, a 24/7 program for victims of domestic violence, and was instrumental in launching the Family Court Legal Assistance Program. The model for the FCLAP, which provides a one-stop service network for victims of domestic violence (from petitioning for custody, to obtaining child support orders, to trying Family Offenses to gain orders of protections), has been widely imitated and is still operating today in both the White Plains and Yonkers Family Court. I helped author the Court of Appeals case, In Re: Afton C, which was widely published and continues to tackle difficult issues of law in appellate court practice. Now in solo practice, I continue to work in all aspects of Family & Divorce Law and Appellate court practice. I am a member of the Attorneys for Children Panel of the Appellate Division of the State of New York, 2nd Department where I regularly represent children in Family and Supreme Court matters.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child Relocation
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Property & Asset Division in Divorce
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Same Sex Family Law
  • Enforcement & Modification of Judgements
  • Paternity
  • Divorce After 50 - Senior Divorce
  • Divorce for Doctors & Other Medical Practitioners
  • Divorce for Police, Firefighters & Unionized Workers
  • High Net Worth-High Income Divorce
  • Legal Separations & Name Changes
  • Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Adoption
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Pace Law School
J.D. (2000)
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City University of New York - Hunter College
B.A. (1991) | Human Communications
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Professional Associations
Attorneys for Children Panel, Appellate Division, 2nd Dept
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18(B) Family Court Panel
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New York State Bar # 3053923
- Current
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Certified Financial Litigator
American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators
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The Law Office of Karen M. Jansen, Esq.
445 Hamilton Ave.
Suite 607
White Plains, NY 10601
Telephone: (914) 821-5200
Fax: (914) 821-5201