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Karen M. Jansen,

Karen M. Jansen,

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, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Child Relocation, Alimony/Spousal Support/Spousal Maintenance, Property & Financial Assets Division, Same Sex Divorce & Family Law, Enforcement & Modifications of Judgments, Paternity, Adoption, Domestic Violence & Orders of Protection, Legal Separations, Annulments, Name Changes, Prenuptial & 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
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Child Relocation
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Business, Financial, Property & Asset Division in Divorce
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Same Sex/LGBTQ Divorce & Family Law
  • Enforcement & Modification of Judgments
  • Paternity
  • Divorce After 50 - "Gray Divorce"
  • High Net Worth-High Income Divorce
  • Divorce for Doctors & Other Medical Practitioners
  • Divorce for Police & Firefighters
  • Divorce for Government & Unionized Employees
  • Legal Separations & Name Changes
  • Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Adoption
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Elisabeth Haub School of Law - Pace University
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
Websites & Blogs
Law Office of Karen M. Jansen, Esq.
White Plains Divorce & Family Lawyer Blog | Karen M. Jansen, Esq.
Contact & Map
Law Office of Karen M. Jansen, Esq.
445 Hamilton Ave.
Suite 1102
White Plains, NY 10601
Telephone: (914) 821-5200
Fax: (914) 821-5201
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed