Karen M. Jansen, Divorce and Family Law Attorney, White Plains NY

“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.” Karen M. Jansen, Esq.

 Custody lawyer Attorney Karen M. Jansen graduated from Hunter College of the City University of New York in 1991 with an undergraduate degree in Human Communications. Beginning in 1983 and while attending college as a night student, she worked full-time in the Law Department of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) in Manhattan. In 1992, she received a Paralegal Certificate in Business Organizations from the New York University Adult Education Program and continued employment with NBC until 1995.

As a natural progression and evincing her strong commitment to education, and with two young children at home, Ms. Jansen enrolled in the evening program at Pace University School of Law in September 1996. She graduated in January 2000 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in June 2000.

During her final year of law school, Attorney Jansen worked at the Pace Women’s Justice Center, first as a paralegal and then as a Staff Attorney. While at the Center, she helped to start Project Deter, a 24/7 program for victims of domestic violence and abuse. She was also instrumental in launching the Family Court Legal Assistance Program (FCLAP). The model for the FCLAP, which provides a one-stop service network for victims of domestic violence, has been widely imitated and is still operating today in the New Rochelle, Yonkers and White Plains Family Courts. FCLAP services include petitioning for child custody, obtaining child support orders, trying Family Offenses and obtaining Orders of Protection, among others.

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In August 2001, Ms. Jansen joined the Westchester County Attorney’s Office in their Family Court Bureau where she worked diligently for the next five years. As an Assistant Westchester County Attorney, Ms. Jansen prosecuted hundreds of juvenile delinquency cases and honed her trial skills. She also prosecuted Article 10 Abuse and Neglect cases on behalf of the County, including Article 10 removals sexual abuse, Termination of Parental Rights matters, and expungement/fair hearings. Attorney Jansen now utilizes those investigative, prosecutorial, and trial attorney skills to achieve successful results for her Divorce, Family Law and Appellate Law clients.

Westchester County NY Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Karen M. Jansen, Esq.

Ms. Jansen left the Westchester County’s Attorney’s Office in August of 2006 to enter private practice. While at a highly prestigious Divorce and Family Law firm in White Plains, Attorney Jansen’s work focused on all practice areas of Divorce and Family Law, including high net-worth divorce cases, enhanced earning capacity, professional license and complex asset and business valuations, child custody, child support, spousal support and maintenance, as well as grandparent rights, child relocation, and parental alienation.

Attorney Jansen helped to author the recent Court of Appeals case, In Re: Afton C, which case was widely published and continues to tackle difficult issues of law in Appellate Court practice.

Ms. Jansen is highly skilled and experienced in handling a complex, challenging and multi-faceted caseload. Now in solo private practice, Attorney Jansen continues to work with sharp focus on all aspects of Divorce and Family Law and Appellate Court practice.

She is a member of the Attorneys for Children Panel of the Appellate Division of the State of New York, 2nd Department where she regularly represents children in Family Court and Supreme Court matters. Attorney Jansen is also a member of the assigned counsel panel (18B), which regularly assigns her to represent adult respondents in many aspects of Family Court litigation. Attorney Karen M. Jansen is a member in good standing of the New York Bar Association.