Helen M. Dukhan has been focused solely on family, divorce, and matrimonial law for 15 years. Helen assisted families going through cases as an intern while attending university in Michigan. Afterwards, while attending New York Law School, she personally assisted a successful and aggressive divorce and family law attorney with all meaningful stages of each case.
Helen passed the New York Bar Exam in 2006. Immediately afterwards she achieved a legal master's degree in family and matrimonial law from Hofstra School of Law, the only program of its kind in the eastern United States, and one of only three programs in the country.
In order to achieve the advance degree, Helen did extensive research and delved into the sea of family and matrimonial law while becoming a skilled and compassionate family lawyer with a thorough grounding in the issues central to the field, as well as knowledge in related areas such as tax, contracts, real estate and partnership law, child psychology, and treatment options.
While earning her legal master's, Helen worked directly with the then Attorney-in-Charge of the Brooklyn Neighborhood Office of the Legal Aid Society, co-Supervisor of the Domestic Violence Project, and Supervising Attorney of the Citywide Family Law Unit at that time, assisting with research, case management, adoption proceedings, and Hague Convention and child abduction cases.
"There were days when we couldn’t help but worry, but Ms. Dukhan was always there reassuring us that things would turn out fine. If there was something to worry about she would let you know as well. Yes, I have recommended her to many of my friends and I will continue to do so for as long as I am able. Keep up the good work!!” ~ Susan
After being officially admitted to practice law in the state of New York in July of 2007, Helen quickly excelled and became supervising attorney of the matrimonial and family law department of a boutique general practice law firm representing both high net worth individuals and mid-to-low income households.
During her time at the firm, Helen showed her passion for the community by doing extensive pro-bono work with a local lawyer's project earning:
After only two years at the firm, she opened her own successful Divorce and Family Law Office, which she has owned for six years prior to forming HD Family Law Group.
Helen has assisted in teaching a matrimonial skills class at Hofstra School of Law for the past four years, where she instructs a group of young law students on how to negotiate on behalf of a client, advocate for the rights of a client and represent a client through trial, during a divorce proceeding. Many of her legal interns have been recruited and hired after being her student during one of these seminars.
Helen has such a passion for the field of matrimonial and family law that she is eager to inspire young law school students to practice in the field. Also, she has lectured to Montclair University Business Students regarding how to protect the assets of a business from one owner or partner's divorce.
Helen was raised in a family that immigrated to America from Russia. She is first generation American. She speaks Russian fluently and is very connected and active in the Russian community. She is the mother to two young and extremely energetic boys, a foodie who loves living in one of the culinary capitals of world, an avid traveler, and is a reader of crime novels, autobiographies, and, of course, People Magazine.
15 Years of Combined Experience
Serving Families throughout All five Boroughs and NJ
New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠
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Offices in Brooklyn and Manhattan