Attorney Profiles

Jill Altarac, Esq.

Long Island, New York matrimonial and divorce attorney Jill Altarac

Jill Altarac is the founding partner in The Altarac Law Firm. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan in 1992. In 1995, Ms. Altarac received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School and was subsequently admitted to practice in New York in 1996. Since her admission in 1996, Ms. Altarac has concentrated solely in the field of matrimonial and family law. Ms. Altarac is extremely well versed in the area of matrimonial law and has handled numerous trials and proceedings in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as in each of the five boroughs of New York, over the last 26 years. 

Ms. Altarac was accepted as a member of the American Inns of the Court, an organization that consists of the most pristine matrimonial attorneys in Long Island. Jill Altarac is recognized as a specialist in matrimonial law, serving as a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association/Family Law Committee, the Nassau County Bar Association Custody and Family Law Subcommittee, the New York State Bar Association/Matrimonial Family Law Committee and the American Bar Association Matrimonial/Family Law Committee. She is also a member of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association. 

Ms. Altarac is a strong advocate for her clients. She will work with her client in an effort to obtain the most favorable outcome in a cost effective and expedited fashion. She is extremely dedicated to her clients and makes certain that their rights are protected throughout the matrimonial proceedings. She has argued cases before the New York Supreme Court and Family Court and the New York State Appellate Division. 

In addition, Ms. Altarac has served as a distinguished lecturer for the National Business Institute, and New York Life Insurance and the Professional Speaker’s Bureau, Inc. Her lectures have covered numerous topics in the Matrimonial/Family law area, notably grandparent visitation rights, custody, visitation and support issues, equitable distribution considerations, property rights, ethical considerations in divorce cases and settlement negotiation tactics. 

While Ms. Altarac understands that all children’s financial interests should be protected throughout the divorce proceedings, she is especially cognizant that the rights of special needs children must be addressed, on a case by case basis, so that their necessary services are maintained and continued for the children. Thus, she makes certain that the financial provisions, as set forth in the legal documents are tailored to the individual child’s needs. Ms. Altarac has served as Treasurer and Vice President of SEPTA of Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) in the Syosset School District.

Kristin J. Kircheim

Long Island, New York matrimonial and divorce attorney Kristin J. Kircheim

Kristin J. Kircheim is a Partner with The Altarac Law Firm, PLLC. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Hofstra University in 2007. In 2010, Ms. Kircheim received her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra Law School, where she was a member of the Labor and Employment Law Journal. 

Since her admission to the New York State Bar, Ms. Kircheim has concentrated her practice in the fields of matrimonial and family law. Understanding that litigation is a stressful and emotional experience for a client, Ms. Kircheim approaches each case with compassion, accompanied by zealous advocacy to achieve the most favorable outcome on behalf of her clients. In addition to representing clients at all levels of litigation, Ms. Kircheim is a Certified Divorce and Family Law Mediator.  Ms. Kircheim takes great pride in guiding her mediations clients to an amicable and equitable resolution without the stress and expense of litigation.

Ms. Kircheim is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Nassau County Bar Association/Matrimonial Family Law Committee.