Lawyer Jessica H. Ressler talks about her firm’s approach to family law

Jessica H. Ressler, principal lawyer at Westchester Matrimonial. Photo: Supplied

Jessica H. Ressler is an an American family lawyer who’s legal firm, Westchester Matrimonial, specialises in divorce and child custody cases. With a strong team and devotion to getting results for clients, Jessica and her colleagues have earned a reputation for excellence in family law.

Jessica answered some questions about her firm.

Explain what made you want to become a divorce and family lawyer?

I interned for Judge Jacqueline Silbermann in the New York Supreme Court in 2000 when she was the chief matrimonial Judge in New York County. I loved working with Judge Silbermann and her Court Attorney and learning about matrimonial law and observing various matrimonial trials.

What are some of the services that you offer?

Our law firm offers all services related to a divorce case from its inception to its conclusion, we draft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, we draft separation agreements, we appear in court on divorce matters and family court matters. We participate in settlement meetings, conduct depositions and mediate.

What sets your firm apart from others?

What sets our firm apart from others is that we have a collaborative, team approach and the entire firm works together on cases and strategizes with one another. We are also very client centered and focus specifically on what each client’s needs are.

How do you handle situations that involve an international child custody case?

I make sure to educate myself about the laws of the non-US country and retain counsel in that country to assist with the matter and to achieve the best possible representation for the client.

How long have you been a lawyer for?

I graduated from law school in 2002 and was admitted to practice in New York in 2003. I have been a lawyer concentrating in the fields of matrimonial and family for over 15 years.

What advice would you often give parents dealing with divorce?

Parents should have a strong emotional support network to assist them with the emotional issues in a divorce, including, friends, family, support group or a therapist. Parents should try and educate themselves about what to expect in a divorce proceeding.