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Friday, December 3,  2021

"Parent Alienation -  A Legal Perspective"

Date: Friday, December 3, 2021

Time: 10a-12p (Program)

Type: Live Webinar

Credits: 2 CEUs (NY​S LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, Psychologists)

Location: Live via Zoom

Instructor: Jackie Harounian, Esq., Wisselman Harounian Family Law

Cost: $30 per person


This workshop will go in depth discussing the most toxic form of family law dispute: contested 

custody matters involving Parental Alienation. These cases wreak havoc on targeted mothers and fathers, 

but most of all, innocent children who are caught in the crossfire.  Jackie will discuss the "red flags" in these cases 

and what legal and therapeutic strategies deliver the best outcomes.


• Learn about Parent Alienation in contested custody proceedings to better serve patients.

• Define what Parent Alienation is, and what it is not.

• Distinguish the different roles and responsibilities of CPS, the child’s attorney, forensic evaluator, parenting 

  coordinator, visitation  supervisor, judge and attorneys.

Speaker: Jacqueline Harounian, Esq.

Jacqueline Harounian, Esq., a Partner of the Law Firm

of Wisselman Harounian Family Law, established in 1976, is a

recognized leader in the field of New York matrimonial and family law.

Her unique multidisciplinary background, includes a graduate degree in

Behavioral Forensic Psychology and Family Systems Therapy, which

enables her to adeptly handle - - and successfully resolve - - complex

divorce, custody and support matters in the Family and Supreme Courts

on Long Island and New York City.

Recognized as an AV® Preeminent™ rated litigator, and having tried

numerous and complex, high income and asset matrimonial and family

law cases, as well as bench trials, and having prepared and argued

appeals before the First and Second Departments of the Appellate

Division, Ms. Harounian has demonstrated her competence and

credibility with judges and adversaries. Ms. Harounian nevertheless

believes that a negotiated settlement is often the best strategy,

especially if there are minor children and co-parenting is desired. Her

approach is straightforward, responsive, and client focused. She

emphasizes respect and compassion during the divorce process, and

guides her clients towards a holistic and cost effective resolution of

their matter that is in their best interest.

Her many exceptional recognitions during 25 years of practice, include

Martindale Hubbell's highest rating for ethics and professionalism

(2021). She is a 2022 Long Island Business News "Leader in the Law".

She was chosen to the Super Lawyers list for seven consecutive years,

and also twice selected to its most prestigious list -- “Top 50 Women

Lawyers” in New York. Her research articles, including, "Legal

Implications of Religious Divorce", “Fertility Law” and “Intellectual

Property in Divorce Matters” have been published and presented at

national and state level conventions including AFCC 2020 and the

WBASNY 2019 annual conventions. She is the author of Divorce

Reality Check, and a co-author of the 2020 bestseller Networked.

Ms. Harounian has a long history of public service, including pro bono

work for The Safe Center. She has raised awareness and funds for a

range of social and legal causes on Long Island. In 2018, she was

recognized as a UJA Humanitarian of the Year. She served as an

Instructor of Family Law at Hofstra Law School for over ten years, and

lectures regularly to attorneys, judges, mental health professionals,

financial experts and women’s groups. She is a sought after speaker for a

range of topics including financial and legal empowerment, cultural

competency in mediation, fertility law, cyber- harassment, intellectual

property, negotiating skills, and mental health / addiction issues. She is

fluent in Farsi and well versed in the Jewish Gett and Middle Eastern

religion and culture.

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