Practice Areas

Honesty, Integrity, Affordability


Grounds for Divorce: In 2010, New York joined other states in the country in instituting its version of “no-fault divorce” where either spouse may obtain a divorce by swearing that the relationship between the parties has “broken down irretrievably for at least six months.” If Domestic    Read More →

Family Law

Ms. Jansen has practiced extensively in the Family Courts in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess and Bronx counties for 24 years. She is thoroughly familiar with court practice and procedure and has cultivated vountless relationships with other practicing attorneys, all of which allows her to effectively resolve conflicts or litigate them when resolution is not possible.  Read More →

Appellate Practice

All cases begin in a trial court, and at some point, the case will end in the trial court. A matter could be dismissed by the judge early in the litigation, or a final judgment could be entered after a full trial. But at some point, the proceedings in the trial court will end, usually with one party unhappy with the outcome (typically the losing side, but sometimes even the winning side). This is when you need a good appellate attorney.   Read More →

White Plains Divorce & Family Lawyer Karen M. Jansen welcomes clients in Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Scarsdale, Eastchester, Bronxville, Mamaroneck, Greenburgh, Harrison, Purchase, Armonk, Valhalla, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Rye and all Westchester County, Rockland County, New York City and New York State communities.