• January 2016 – Present: Jewell Law, PLLC,
New York, NY
  • May 2012 – December 2015: Of Counsel, Law Office of Jan V. Farensbach
  • December 2011 – April 2012: Contract Attorney, Preston Stutman & Partners, PC
  • January 1998 – December 2011: Senior Attorney, Mayerson Stutman Abramowitz, LLP
  • Member, Family Law Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Author, Chapter 15, Valuation Strategies in Divorce, Wolters Kluwer publication, 2016
  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School (Vice-President, Moot Court Honor Society) (1997)
  • M.A., Gallatin School, New York University (1995)
  • B.A.,cum laude, St. Mary's University (1987)

Judith Happe


Judith Happe


Office: 212.856.7273

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I have focused my practice solely on matrimonial and family law since graduation from law school. I represent clients in complex matrimonial and family law matters involving:

  • evaluation and distribution of assets and liabilities in divorce
  • contested custody, parental access, child support
  • spousal maintenance
  • post-judgment modification and enforcement of support and custody orders
  • the validity of matrimonial agreements

I also represent clients in the drafting and negotiation of prenuptial, postnuptial and separation agreements.

I understand and respect the intricacies of family relationships. I know that every client, every family, and every legal situation is different. My aim is to preserve those relationships rather than tear them apart. I recognize the goal is to come to a reasonable resolution that enables all members of the family to move forward with their lives, and to that end, I try to minimize both the financial and emotional toll that inevitably results when families are in conflict. I always strive to resolve the issues through negotiation in order to avoid lengthy and expensive Court intervention.

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