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About Us

The Law Office of Jacalyn F. Barnett, P.C.

Your life is about to change. You are considering leaving a relationship, about to commit to one or have been served with legal documents. Who do you want on your side as you begin to navigate the legal system? As you move forward, you will come to understand that choosing an attorney to represent you is of paramount importance. Consider what characteristics are critical for you.

The Law Office of Jacalyn F. Barnett, P.C. is a boutique law firm concentrating on matrimonial and family law issues. The firm is recognized for its tenacity, detailed preparation, accessibility, strategic planning and personalized attention. With a thorough understanding of the financial consequences of the decisions you make and with a compassionate approach as to how this will affect your loved ones, especially children, our firm is uniquely qualified to address all stages and phases of love and what it means legally.

All relationships have risks. If you or someone you care about is in a relationship he or she needs to understand its legal consequences.

When written in Chinese the word “crisis” consists of two characters – danger and opportunity. Jacalyn F. Barnett is devoted to choosing to make each crisis an opportunity to do things the right way, even if you had never previously imagined it that way. Divorce can be an exception to the rule that life rarely gives you a second (much less a third or fourth) chance

Applying this positive approach to solving relationship issues, whether by settlement or litigation, she has creatively counseled clients from diverse professions and industries for 39 years as to how best to negotiate and/or litigate the issues requiring resolution.

As Seen On

  • CBS Morning News (CBS)
  • Court TV, Legal Commentator
  • Extra Magazine (NBC)
  • Eyewitness News (ABC)
  • Fox News (FOX)
  • Miller’s Law (Court TV)
  • Newstalk
  • On Consent: Judging the Judges (Court TV)
  • Prime Time Justice (Court TV)
  • Sally Jessy Raphael Show (ABC)
  • Smart Money (CNBC)
  • Steals & Deals (CNBC)
  • The Montel Williams Show (WOR)
  • The Ricki Lake Show (WOR)
  • The Today Show (NBC)
  • Today’s Business (CNBC)
  • World News Tonight (ABC)

As Cited In

  • A Guide for Women in Transition
  • Better After 50
  • Boardroom Reports
  • Bride’s Magazine
  • Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40”
  • Daily Mail, “You” Magazine
  • Daily News
  • Daily News Magazine
  • Financial Planning
  • Forbes
  • Harper’s Bazaar
  • International Herald Tribune
  • Jewish World
  • A. Herald Examiner
  • A. Times
  • Manhattan Lawyer
  • New York Post
  • New York Times
  • Time Magazine
  • USA Today
  • Vogue Magazine
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Women’s Wear Daily

As Published In

  • Brooklyn Journal of International Law
  • Lawyers at Work (Chapter 6: Family Law)
  • Take the Witness: The Experts Speak on Cross-Examination – Chapter 2:  Cross-Examination in A Deposition
  • Taxstringer: To Have and To Hold But To Not Be Held Accountable
  • Women’s Record – Contributing Writer of Monthly Legal Column, Legal Ease

Speaking Engagements

  • Academy of Finance
  • American Jewish Congress
  • American Society of Women Accountants
  • Association of Divorce Financial Planners
  • Business Circuit New York
  • Chase Exchange of Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Family Business Consultants
  • Federation of Jewish Philanthropies Convention
  • Gay & Lesbian Community Center Father’s Forum
  • GET Organization
  • Legal Awareness for Women
  • National Association of Female Executives
  • New York Institute of Credit
  • New York State Society of CPAs
  • New York Women’s Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Parents Without Partners
  • Park Avenue Synagogue
  • Salomon Smith Barney, “Women In Transition”
  • Sutton Place Synagogue
  • Wall Street Network Group
  • Wharton School of Business Club
  • Young President’s Organization, Family Business Section