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DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW

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Dennis R Vetrano, Jr. 

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Attorney Dennis Vetrano Jr.’s close attention to detail in every case he handles has contributed to his unmatched success in the practice of divorce and family law. Clients retain Attorney Dennis Vetrano Jr.'s services for child custody, child support, same-sex divorce, high-net-worth divorce, spousal support, and grandparent's rights cases. An Albany Law School, Union University graduate, Attorney Dennis Vetrano Jr. handles all types of difficult divorce and family law matters. This attorney is more than qualified to handle the most complex divorce and family law cases and is waiting for your call today!

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.80
76 reviews  

I will recommend Kristen Ferris to any of my brothers and sisters in the Armed Forces dealing with New York Family Law related matters. As soon as I retained her for representation, she quickly took control of a highly volatile, contested support modification action and ensured that I was treated fairly by the court. Because of her, my ex and I were able to come to an acceptable, mutual agreement due to the fact that Kristen understands New York Family Law and the parameters of appropriate support. She was able to help me while I am serving in a foreign country on the other side of the world. Her paralegal team is also excellent and responsive. Ms. Ferris is an absolutely outstanding attorney and I will definitely retain her services again for future issues.

Worse firm ive ever dealt with. Hire for a simple uncontested divorce. Neither the other party or myself wanted anything other then to sign the papers and be done with our marriage. Paid my retainer in full and was told this is all its going to be as the other party said they were paying for the divorce in writing. Hired this firm to make sure I am not getting screwed and that the paperwork was good to go. Got multiple emails saying I have an outstanding balance for writing the divorce papers which is not what they were hired for. No phone calls ever returned. No answers on the bill until I sent over 10 emails about the bill and the last one was to contact the BAR Association which they finally responded telling me they will correct the bill and resume the divorce process. Ive been dealing with lawyers for unrelated family court matters and this firm makes a terrible old lawyer I had look decent even after he was dis barred.

I retained Mr. Vetrano's law firm in 2017 to assist me in a post-divorce judgement of property distribution which my ex-wife refuses to part with. I was assigned Kristen Farris as my attorney. Mid-way through my case, my ex-wife decided to sue me for unpaid medical bills she claimed I failed to pay. So, I retain Kristen for this case, as well. Two cases. Two retainers. She told me she had a case similar to mine and she got it dismissed. I took that as a good sign, but was skeptical nonetheless. My ex-wife wanted $15k from me. At trial (this is my fourth trial with her), I made a last-minute offer to settle the case. Far lower than her asking, but reasonable. She refused. She wanted to testify and she wanted me in jail. On the stand, her testimony was flawed, unbelievable, and she was argumentative. Kristen objected to every piece of evidence and got most of it dismissed. She is a really effective trial attorney. We took numerous breaks throughout the day. Each break, my offer went down as her chances of winning went down (Deal or No Deal?). I finally offered her a grand to go away. No deal. She wanted me in jail. By end of day, the judge had enough. Between the bad evidence and an argumentative witness, she dismissed the case entirely. This was a huge win as this case was primarily brought to force my hand on the property case. It completely took the wind out of her sails and I only have Kristen to thank for it. Now we're back to the original case. I have a renewed confidence that Kristen will secure a win for me again. So, if you want a lawyer who's going to take your case, your money, never get back to you or keep you informed, only to have you lose, then hire another firm. If you want to hire a winner, then call this office and ask for Kristen. You won't be sorry. Oh, she has a hard-working team of assistants who'll give you the same dedication too. Shout out to Stacy and Erika!

Kristen Farris and all of the wonderful people at the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr. were absolutely amazing. They worked with me through trying times and difficult circumstances. Their compassion, knowledge and fortitude always reassured me that not only did I have a great lawyer in Kristen Farris to fight for me, but that there was an entire team backing her up as well. I am so grateful for all of the hard work and dedication of the entire firm. I would recommend this firm, and Kristen specifically, to anyone finding themselves in the difficult position of filing for divorce or fighting for custody. They will do their best on your behalf.

Kristen Farris, you rock! Your advise and expertise helped me get through a person matter with ease and comfort. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I will recommend Kristen Ferris to any of my brothers and sisters in the Armed Forces dealing with New York Family Law related matters. As soon as I retained her for representation, she quickly took control of a highly volatile, contested support modification action and ensured that I was treated fairly by the court. Because of her, my ex and I were able to come to an acceptable, mutual agreement due to the fact that Kristen understands New York Family Law and the parameters of appropriate support. She was able to help me while I am serving in a foreign country on the other side of the world. Her paralegal team is also excellent and responsive. Ms. Ferris is an absolutely outstanding attorney and I will definitely retain her services again for future issues.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Worse firm ive ever dealt with. Hire for a simple uncontested divorce. Neither the other party or myself wanted anything other then to sign the papers and be done with our marriage. Paid my retainer in full and was told this is all its going to be as the other party said they were paying for the divorce in writing. Hired this firm to make sure I am not getting screwed and that the paperwork was good to go. Got multiple emails saying I have an outstanding balance for writing the divorce papers which is not what they were hired for. No phone calls ever returned. No answers on the bill until I sent over 10 emails about the bill and the last one was to contact the BAR Association which they finally responded telling me they will correct the bill and resume the divorce process. Ive been dealing with lawyers for unrelated family court matters and this firm makes a terrible old lawyer I had look decent even after he was dis barred.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I retained Mr. Vetrano's law firm in 2017 to assist me in a post-divorce judgement of property distribution which my ex-wife refuses to part with. I was assigned Kristen Farris as my attorney. Mid-way through my case, my ex-wife decided to sue me for unpaid medical bills she claimed I failed to pay. So, I retain Kristen for this case, as well. Two cases. Two retainers. She told me she had a case similar to mine and she got it dismissed. I took that as a good sign, but was skeptical nonetheless. My ex-wife wanted $15k from me. At trial (this is my fourth trial with her), I made a last-minute offer to settle the case. Far lower than her asking, but reasonable. She refused. She wanted to testify and she wanted me in jail. On the stand, her testimony was flawed, unbelievable, and she was argumentative. Kristen objected to every piece of evidence and got most of it dismissed. She is a really effective trial attorney. We took numerous breaks throughout the day. Each break, my offer went down as her chances of winning went down (Deal or No Deal?). I finally offered her a grand to go away. No deal. She wanted me in jail. By end of day, the judge had enough. Between the bad evidence and an argumentative witness, she dismissed the case entirely. This was a huge win as this case was primarily brought to force my hand on the property case. It completely took the wind out of her sails and I only have Kristen to thank for it. Now we're back to the original case. I have a renewed confidence that Kristen will secure a win for me again. So, if you want a lawyer who's going to take your case, your money, never get back to you or keep you informed, only to have you lose, then hire another firm. If you want to hire a winner, then call this office and ask for Kristen. You won't be sorry. Oh, she has a hard-working team of assistants who'll give you the same dedication too. Shout out to Stacy and Erika!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Kristen Farris and all of the wonderful people at the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr. were absolutely amazing. They worked with me through trying times and difficult circumstances. Their compassion, knowledge and fortitude always reassured me that not only did I have a great lawyer in Kristen Farris to fight for me, but that there was an entire team backing her up as well. I am so grateful for all of the hard work and dedication of the entire firm. I would recommend this firm, and Kristen specifically, to anyone finding themselves in the difficult position of filing for divorce or fighting for custody. They will do their best on your behalf.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Kristen Farris, you rock! Your advise and expertise helped me get through a person matter with ease and comfort. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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Richard A Berube 

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Has your spouse abandoned you? Are you looking for a modification in child support? Are you disagreeing with your significant other concerning your property? Look no further, as Attorney Richard Berube is your key to recovery. A seasoned divorce and family law attorney, Attorney Richard Berube regularly takes cases involving divorce, asset division, child custody, child support, and alimony. Attorney Richard Berube shares his time as a member of the National Bar Association. Attorney Richard Berube is a graduate of Pace University School of Law. For over 10 years, Attorney Richard Berube has been highlighted as one of the best attorneys to handle your divorce and family law case.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.80
25 reviews  

Had a excellent experience. Extremely helpful and honest.

Kevin was my divorce lawyer. He was straight to the point and explained everything. He was also fair to both parties. Kevin is very knowledgeable about family law and the divorce process. He made let me know what to expect and kept me informed. I would highly recommend Kevin.

Kevin MacKay was wonderful and supportive every step of the way. I knew I was in good hands and felt informed and secure throughout the entire process. I recommend him to anyone that needs an attorney for family law.

I can not say enough about Kevin. He is an incredible attorney. Kevin helped me during a very difficult custody case involving a relocation he fought tirelessly for a year, and gave me the best legal advise throughout the process. He is very busy, but always made time to return my calls and I always felt that my case was a priority for him. He’s fair and honest in his rates, and the office staff is incredible. I would recommend this practice to anyone.

Kevin was an excellent attorney. He was tough and fought for me through 3 different court cases. I could not have asked for better representation (and trust me I’ve had a few attorneys). He was always available by phone and kept me updated while also listening to me and what my needs were. Needless to say my needs were met. I would highly recommend Kevin for whatever your legal needs. He will be there with you step by step, guiding you and offering the best advice. 5 stars all the way.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Had a excellent experience. Extremely helpful and honest.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Kevin was my divorce lawyer. He was straight to the point and explained everything. He was also fair to both parties. Kevin is very knowledgeable about family law and the divorce process. He made let me know what to expect and kept me informed. I would highly recommend Kevin.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Kevin MacKay was wonderful and supportive every step of the way. I knew I was in good hands and felt informed and secure throughout the entire process. I recommend him to anyone that needs an attorney for family law.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I can not say enough about Kevin. He is an incredible attorney. Kevin helped me during a very difficult custody case involving a relocation he fought tirelessly for a year, and gave me the best legal advise throughout the process. He is very busy, but always made time to return my calls and I always felt that my case was a priority for him. He’s fair and honest in his rates, and the office staff is incredible. I would recommend this practice to anyone.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Kevin was an excellent attorney. He was tough and fought for me through 3 different court cases. I could not have asked for better representation (and trust me I’ve had a few attorneys). He was always available by phone and kept me updated while also listening to me and what my needs were. Needless to say my needs were met. I would highly recommend Kevin for whatever your legal needs. He will be there with you step by step, guiding you and offering the best advice. 5 stars all the way.

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Heather L Kitchen 

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In times of family turmoil, rely on the expertise of one of the best attorneys in the business. Attorney Heather Kitchen has diligently worked with clients who are facing problems regarding child custody, child support, divorce, property rights, annulment, and alimony. Before securing her position as one of the best divorce and family law attorneys, Attorney Heather Kitchen graduated from the University of Houston Law Center. To receive assistance from one of the top divorce and family law attorneys, call the attorney with over 16 years of proven success.

 Website

Review

by Google
4.20
29 reviews  

Heather helped me during a very complicated divorce. She made sure i felt comfortable and advised me with every step we were taking moving forward. I felt confident in her ability to make sure that i got what i was fair and entitled to and she made it a reality! I recommend her!! Thank you!!

I’ve used Heather through the years for various legal issues and she’s always been extremely knowledgeable, thorough and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her for any of your legal needs!

Heather handled a civil matter and closing on a house for me and she was absolutely great from start to finish. She kept me well informed on each step of the cases, and was always accessible by phone or email, and got back to me right away. I highly recommend using her for any and all matters pertaining to the law.

Heather has been my attorney for years. Her and her office staff have always been excellent at helping me with legal matters. She has helped me get custody of my child in family Court. She did the closing on my house and every other legal matter I have needed. Highly recommend.

I’m so happy we used Heather’s office. We had several cases including a complicated divorce and family court as well. Her knowledge of both was superlative, her fees were reasonable and she couldn’t have been nicer throughout both cases. I wouldn’t use anyone else!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    Heather helped me during a very complicated divorce. She made sure i felt comfortable and advised me with every step we were taking moving forward. I felt confident in her ability to make sure that i got what i was fair and entitled to and she made it a reality! I recommend her!! Thank you!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    I’ve used Heather through the years for various legal issues and she’s always been extremely knowledgeable, thorough and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her for any of your legal needs!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    Heather handled a civil matter and closing on a house for me and she was absolutely great from start to finish. She kept me well informed on each step of the cases, and was always accessible by phone or email, and got back to me right away. I highly recommend using her for any and all matters pertaining to the law.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    Heather has been my attorney for years. Her and her office staff have always been excellent at helping me with legal matters. She has helped me get custody of my child in family Court. She did the closing on my house and every other legal matter I have needed. Highly recommend.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    I’m so happy we used Heather’s office. We had several cases including a complicated divorce and family court as well. Her knowledge of both was superlative, her fees were reasonable and she couldn’t have been nicer throughout both cases. I wouldn’t use anyone else!!

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Maura A Barrett 

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When Attorney Maura Barrett is on your side, you may feel relieved that your divorce and family law case will be left in competent hands. Common areas of concentration include child custody, child protective services, child support, and divorce. With memberships in the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association, Attorney Maura Barrett is easily one of the top attorneys to handle your divorce and family law case. A named Super Lawyer and Best Attorneys in America award recipient, Attorney Maura Barrett possesses the skills needed to reach favorable outcomes for her clients. For your initial consultation with a determined attorney who will fight in your corner, call Attorney Maura Barrett's office now.

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website

Review

by Google
4.20
9 reviews  

Maura Barrett is an excellent attorney. She will not only make your best interest a priority but also the best interest of your children. She is very knowledgeable of different family situations and will guide you through the family court process. She is honest, has high morals and strong ethics! She has been my family attorney for over 6 years and has guided me through some of the difficult situations that can occur in custody cases. She is easy to communicate with, responds quickly when contacted and will keep you informed. I would highly recommend her!

I would highly recommend Maura Barret to anyone who is looking for a dedicated, hard working, knowledgeable attorney. My previous attorney retired in the middle of my case and that’s when Maura, who was highly recommended, took over my case. I wish I was referred to her from the beginning of my divorce.

An Outstanding Attorney Maura Barrett represented my adult siblings and me in family court, not once, but twice now. It was a somewhat complicated case that carried into a second go-round in family court. We were extremely impressed with her professionalism and ethical standards. We all found Ms. Barrett to be timely in response to our questions or matters that arose along the way. She was completely honest and forthcoming in every meeting and phone conversation with us, which is imperative. While you may not always get answers or opinions that you want to hear, you have hired an attorney to give you the best legal advice and fight for you on the merits of the case. Maura Barrett does so with intelligence, respect, grace and kind heartedness. There is no other attorney I would want representing me in any courtroom for it is immediately evident that Ms. Barrett is in complete command and undoubtedly qualified in presenting your case. I recommend Maura Barrett without hesitation. You will be fortunate to be in her very capable hands.

Maura Barrett has been nothing but professional. She has been representing me for the past 5 years now and has been nothing but amazing. She is very good at what she does and has made me feel comfortable and has put me at ease through the entire process. I would not recommend anyone else but Maura Barrett if anyone ever finds the need for an attorney to represent them in family court.

Maura has been essential in guiding me through a very contentious custody case. Her knowledge, professionalism, and dedication have proven successful and I highly recommend her, especially for high conflict custody cases and divorces. I am extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to have her represent me and I could not imagine how poorly I would have made out in court without her expertise.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    Maura Barrett is an excellent attorney. She will not only make your best interest a priority but also the best interest of your children. She is very knowledgeable of different family situations and will guide you through the family court process. She is honest, has high morals and strong ethics! She has been my family attorney for over 6 years and has guided me through some of the difficult situations that can occur in custody cases. She is easy to communicate with, responds quickly when contacted and will keep you informed. I would highly recommend her!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    I would highly recommend Maura Barret to anyone who is looking for a dedicated, hard working, knowledgeable attorney. My previous attorney retired in the middle of my case and that’s when Maura, who was highly recommended, took over my case. I wish I was referred to her from the beginning of my divorce.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    An Outstanding Attorney Maura Barrett represented my adult siblings and me in family court, not once, but twice now. It was a somewhat complicated case that carried into a second go-round in family court. We were extremely impressed with her professionalism and ethical standards. We all found Ms. Barrett to be timely in response to our questions or matters that arose along the way. She was completely honest and forthcoming in every meeting and phone conversation with us, which is imperative. While you may not always get answers or opinions that you want to hear, you have hired an attorney to give you the best legal advice and fight for you on the merits of the case. Maura Barrett does so with intelligence, respect, grace and kind heartedness. There is no other attorney I would want representing me in any courtroom for it is immediately evident that Ms. Barrett is in complete command and undoubtedly qualified in presenting your case. I recommend Maura Barrett without hesitation. You will be fortunate to be in her very capable hands.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    Maura Barrett has been nothing but professional. She has been representing me for the past 5 years now and has been nothing but amazing. She is very good at what she does and has made me feel comfortable and has put me at ease through the entire process. I would not recommend anyone else but Maura Barrett if anyone ever finds the need for an attorney to represent them in family court.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    Maura has been essential in guiding me through a very contentious custody case. Her knowledge, professionalism, and dedication have proven successful and I highly recommend her, especially for high conflict custody cases and divorces. I am extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to have her represent me and I could not imagine how poorly I would have made out in court without her expertise.

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Steven H Klein 

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No matter how amicable or complex your divorce and family law matter is, Attorney Steven Klein is able to assist. Attorney Steven Klein focuses on matters involving family law appeals, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship, and property division. A New York Law School graduate, Attorney Steven Klein understands the stress associated with any divorce and family law complication and will provide supportive and reliable representation for his clients during their time of need. To make sure all of your divorce and family law concerns are taken care of, call Attorney Steven Klein now!

 Website

Review

by Google
4.70
97 reviews  

Steven, and everyone in the firm, was always very professional, courteous, and diligent with me. Just as important, they never blew smoke up my rear end. From the beginning, Steve gave me counsel in a straightforward manner, correcting me when I thought it was going to go one way. He’s been through this many times, for me hopefully just this once. My ex was determined to get full custody of our children, higher child support, alimony, half my 401k, while not giving up anything on her end. Patiently and methodically, Steven Klein and associates made her concede on every point. I signed my divorce owing zero alimony, having 50% custody of my kids, keeping my 401k, and maintaining the previous child support agreement (less than he NYS amount typically due). Money well spent. Thank you Steve & co!

This is absolutely the worst attorney in dutchess County. All of his negative reviews state that they have no client matching this description.... ya ok ???? Do yourself a favor and hire someone else!!!

Divorce is one of the hardest things a person can go through, and you need an attorney with the right experience and approach to navigate you through it. Steve Klein was just that for me. From the moment I walked into his office, his deep knowledge of the law became clear to me immediately and gave me confidence that I would get through it ok. He stayed with me every step of the way and helped me get an outcome that I found to be both fair and favorable. He always had my best interests at heart, and his attention to detail is extraordinary. It is a stressful ordeal to be sure, but I always felt that Steve had my back. If you are looking for a true professional and an attorney you can trust, I recommend Steve Klein very highly.

Anyone who has dealt with the NY state family court knows how biased it can be against fathers. I felt that it was hopeless to expect custody of my son because the court had been so lenient on my ex in the past. However, Mr. Klein gave me renewed hope. I never had to worry about anything regarding the case because he and his office were so diligent. I spoke to him before the pandemic hit and he continued to work throughout the entire year to rapidly resolve the situation. Just yesterday I SUCCESSFULLY ACQUIRED CUSTODY OF MY SON and I could not be more satisfied with my lawyer's performance. He handled every obstacle with tact and grace and I barely had to speak at all except to confirm my identity. He never compromised with the opposing counsel and he never made any deals without speaking with me first. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND STEVEN H. KLEIN & ASSOCIATES!!

I would recommend Stephen, Claire and this law firm to anyone, I was going through a very difficult time, trying to see my son it was a very tough emotional time for me, they were all very helpful, professional and caring...Claire worked extremely hard on my case and was always accessible to talk, too, to answer any questions I had whether it was a Sunday or later in the evening during the week..the people at the office are extremely nice and easy to talk to as well and they are understanding and will work with you when it comes to payments ....I thank them for helping me and iam very happy with the results

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Steven, and everyone in the firm, was always very professional, courteous, and diligent with me. Just as important, they never blew smoke up my rear end. From the beginning, Steve gave me counsel in a straightforward manner, correcting me when I thought it was going to go one way. He’s been through this many times, for me hopefully just this once. My ex was determined to get full custody of our children, higher child support, alimony, half my 401k, while not giving up anything on her end. Patiently and methodically, Steven Klein and associates made her concede on every point. I signed my divorce owing zero alimony, having 50% custody of my kids, keeping my 401k, and maintaining the previous child support agreement (less than he NYS amount typically due). Money well spent. Thank you Steve & co!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    This is absolutely the worst attorney in dutchess County. All of his negative reviews state that they have no client matching this description.... ya ok ???? Do yourself a favor and hire someone else!!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Divorce is one of the hardest things a person can go through, and you need an attorney with the right experience and approach to navigate you through it. Steve Klein was just that for me. From the moment I walked into his office, his deep knowledge of the law became clear to me immediately and gave me confidence that I would get through it ok. He stayed with me every step of the way and helped me get an outcome that I found to be both fair and favorable. He always had my best interests at heart, and his attention to detail is extraordinary. It is a stressful ordeal to be sure, but I always felt that Steve had my back. If you are looking for a true professional and an attorney you can trust, I recommend Steve Klein very highly.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Anyone who has dealt with the NY state family court knows how biased it can be against fathers. I felt that it was hopeless to expect custody of my son because the court had been so lenient on my ex in the past. However, Mr. Klein gave me renewed hope. I never had to worry about anything regarding the case because he and his office were so diligent. I spoke to him before the pandemic hit and he continued to work throughout the entire year to rapidly resolve the situation. Just yesterday I SUCCESSFULLY ACQUIRED CUSTODY OF MY SON and I could not be more satisfied with my lawyer's performance. He handled every obstacle with tact and grace and I barely had to speak at all except to confirm my identity. He never compromised with the opposing counsel and he never made any deals without speaking with me first. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND STEVEN H. KLEIN & ASSOCIATES!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I would recommend Stephen, Claire and this law firm to anyone, I was going through a very difficult time, trying to see my son it was a very tough emotional time for me, they were all very helpful, professional and caring...Claire worked extremely hard on my case and was always accessible to talk, too, to answer any questions I had whether it was a Sunday or later in the evening during the week..the people at the office are extremely nice and easy to talk to as well and they are understanding and will work with you when it comes to payments ....I thank them for helping me and iam very happy with the results

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Richard Duvall 

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When you hire Attorney Richard Duvall, you may feel confident that your divorce and family law matter will be handled by an attorney who is compassionate, professional, and experienced. A devoted member of his profession, Attorney Richard Duvall holds affiliations with the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association. Attorney Richard Duvall’s accomplishments within his field have led to his recognition as a Super Lawyer and Best Attorneys in America award winner. Attorney Richard Duvall graduated from the Albany Law School, Union University and has since earned recognition as one of the top divorce and family law attorneys in the US. If you wish to hire an attorney who is passionate about his career, then call Attorney Richard Duvall, the attorney who cares.

Fee Structure: no win no fees

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.30
13 reviews  

My negative experience with Rick DuVall was similar to Mike O. below, maybe worse. Action items he repeatedly agreed to do, that were basic and essential to the success of my case, he didn't do for months on end or he never did at all. He would go MIA for weeks at a time ignoring calls and emails. He failed to send me court documents filed by opposing counsel on a timely basis a couple times, including one doc I received five months after it was filed. He initiated "research" that was surprisingly expensive without advising me of the expected cost in advance. I ultimately terminated Mr. DuVall and I only wish I had done so sooner.

I was just there to deliver some dessert that a customer of theirs requested seem to be an okay place but at first it was just a little bit hard to find Catherine Street is a one-way

Excellent staff. Very knowledgable.

Don't be mislead by a couple of poor Google reviews. This firm is top notch. I am an attorney and have had numerous cases with McCabe and Mack. They are consummate professionals, totally prepared and very well versed in the law as well as the facts of their client's case. They are respected by the local bar and bench (Judges) wherever they practice.

Wonderful group for all your legal needs. Friendly, helpful folks.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    My negative experience with Rick DuVall was similar to Mike O. below, maybe worse. Action items he repeatedly agreed to do, that were basic and essential to the success of my case, he didn't do for months on end or he never did at all. He would go MIA for weeks at a time ignoring calls and emails. He failed to send me court documents filed by opposing counsel on a timely basis a couple times, including one doc I received five months after it was filed. He initiated "research" that was surprisingly expensive without advising me of the expected cost in advance. I ultimately terminated Mr. DuVall and I only wish I had done so sooner.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    I was just there to deliver some dessert that a customer of theirs requested seem to be an okay place but at first it was just a little bit hard to find Catherine Street is a one-way

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    Excellent staff. Very knowledgable.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    Don't be mislead by a couple of poor Google reviews. This firm is top notch. I am an attorney and have had numerous cases with McCabe and Mack. They are consummate professionals, totally prepared and very well versed in the law as well as the facts of their client's case. They are respected by the local bar and bench (Judges) wherever they practice.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    Wonderful group for all your legal needs. Friendly, helpful folks.

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Jonathan D Katz 

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If you have been looking for a capable divorce and family law attorney but do not know who to trust, look no further, as Attorney Jonathan Katz consistently executes top representation for his clients. Within his practice, Attorney Jonathan Katz handles annulment, common law marriage, parenting plan, marital settlement agreements, post-decree modifications, and child abduction. Attorney Jonathan Katz dedicates his time to legal organizations, such as the American Association for Justice and the International Academy of Family Lawyers. A named Best Attorneys in America and National Institute for Trial Advocacy Certificate of Appreciation recipient, Attorney Jonathan Katz possesses the skills needed to reach favorable outcomes for his clients. Attorney Jonathan Katz is privy to the emotional element of divorce and family law and applies his Murdoch University School of Law education to properly representing his divorce clients. Contact Attorney Jonathan Katz today!

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.70
73 reviews  

Got a ticket on the Taconic, and found this firm through google search. They were quick, responsive, professional, and did a thorough and great job representing me. They kept me properly informed through the entire process. I'm driving more slowly now, but if I ever have a problem again, I would use them without a doubt.

Be careful with this attorney! SNEAKY!!! Watch out for the retainer fee & the first time consultation fee. The problem here is that most attorneys do a free first time consult to ensure fit. It is a high-level session & fees are discussed. Mr. Katz charges $250 for this, while most attorneys are free. You don't even know prior to this what the retainer fee will be. Next MAJOR issue is his retainer language. I was told on the phone that Mr. Katz does what is called an "Minimum Advance Retainer". What this means is that Mr. Katz may give you a $4500 retainer. This retainer is a minimum amount meaning that say Mr. Katz charges $350 an hour for his hourly rate & you only use two hours of his time ($750), you still have to pay him the entire $4500! Basically, he gets an additional unearned $3750 of your hard earned money, because of what again??? Think of it like you're building an addition on your house. The contractor asks for $50,000 up front for supplies & the supplies only end up costing $25,000. He keeps the rest. Sound right to you? Sounds like some shyster stuff to me!

I recently had not one, but 2 cases handled by this team, both with excellent outcomes. They give excellent advice and are responsive, reassuring, helpful, and pleasant to deal with.

Ok

Wonderful office. Provides very pertinent and skillful information. Highly recommended!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Got a ticket on the Taconic, and found this firm through google search. They were quick, responsive, professional, and did a thorough and great job representing me. They kept me properly informed through the entire process. I'm driving more slowly now, but if I ever have a problem again, I would use them without a doubt.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Be careful with this attorney! SNEAKY!!! Watch out for the retainer fee & the first time consultation fee. The problem here is that most attorneys do a free first time consult to ensure fit. It is a high-level session & fees are discussed. Mr. Katz charges $250 for this, while most attorneys are free. You don't even know prior to this what the retainer fee will be. Next MAJOR issue is his retainer language. I was told on the phone that Mr. Katz does what is called an "Minimum Advance Retainer". What this means is that Mr. Katz may give you a $4500 retainer. This retainer is a minimum amount meaning that say Mr. Katz charges $350 an hour for his hourly rate & you only use two hours of his time ($750), you still have to pay him the entire $4500! Basically, he gets an additional unearned $3750 of your hard earned money, because of what again??? Think of it like you're building an addition on your house. The contractor asks for $50,000 up front for supplies & the supplies only end up costing $25,000. He keeps the rest. Sound right to you? Sounds like some shyster stuff to me!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I recently had not one, but 2 cases handled by this team, both with excellent outcomes. They give excellent advice and are responsive, reassuring, helpful, and pleasant to deal with.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Ok

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Wonderful office. Provides very pertinent and skillful information. Highly recommended!

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Michelle Ellerin 

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A highly acclaimed divorce and family law advocate, Attorney Michelle Ellerin possesses the determination and drive to fight for her clients in and out of the courtroom. Within her practice, Attorney Michelle Ellerin handles divorce, child custody, and child support. Attorney Michelle Ellerin dedicates her time to legal organizations, such as the National Bar Association. A University of Toledo College of Law graduate, Attorney Michelle Ellerin has been guiding families to agreeable solutions for over 34 years. Attorney Michelle Ellerin has developed a remarkable reputation and continues to provide unmatched professional services to her divorce and family law clients.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.40
7 reviews  

Great attorney, I highly recommend Michele. She also has a very dedicated and hard working staff

Michele is amazing. Great listener and very helpful!

Read your Agreement with Michele carefully. Her office sent me a bill for more than $1,000 over my retainer . They should have informed me I had used up the retainer. In addition, they tried to charge me interest for a bill they said I had not paid, but I had never received. She wrote 1 letter to my ex- and resolved nothing. The above review was written one year ago. In response to Michelle's answer written two weeks ago - how is it that the client made the matter too complicated for you, the attorney? This does not say much for your competence. I retained you to resolve the issue of support payments my ex- had voluntarily reduced. In addition, he owed me past-due child support of over $30K and money for repairs to the house. The binder I gave you had in chronological order correspondence to my ex- with documentation attached for the repair estimates and payments that I knew you would need as they were required via the Separation Agreement. The binder also had a summary of past-due child support in excel spreadsheet format. If there was something you did not understand, you should have contacted me. I met with you in Jan 2017. You sat on my binder for 2 months and billed me for $1,140 as of 3/30/17 which was for "Preparation of Letter." I never received this bill but did receive a statement dated 5/16/17 for $1,148.21 which was the bill plus interest. Yes, you eventually sent a letter to my ex- which prompted him to restore his support payments to the full amount. However, the letter did NOT address the issue of past-due payments in arrears of over $30,000 or the monies he owed me for repairs to the house ($7,500+) which remains unsettled today. I "agreed" to settle your bill for $640 (above my retainer); however, this does not in any way imply that I was satisfied with the results.

Michele is tenacious in court. Her staff is eccellent when it comes to notifications and reminders.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Great attorney, I highly recommend Michele. She also has a very dedicated and hard working staff

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Michele is amazing. Great listener and very helpful!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Read your Agreement with Michele carefully. Her office sent me a bill for more than $1,000 over my retainer . They should have informed me I had used up the retainer. In addition, they tried to charge me interest for a bill they said I had not paid, but I had never received. She wrote 1 letter to my ex- and resolved nothing. The above review was written one year ago. In response to Michelle's answer written two weeks ago - how is it that the client made the matter too complicated for you, the attorney? This does not say much for your competence. I retained you to resolve the issue of support payments my ex- had voluntarily reduced. In addition, he owed me past-due child support of over $30K and money for repairs to the house. The binder I gave you had in chronological order correspondence to my ex- with documentation attached for the repair estimates and payments that I knew you would need as they were required via the Separation Agreement. The binder also had a summary of past-due child support in excel spreadsheet format. If there was something you did not understand, you should have contacted me. I met with you in Jan 2017. You sat on my binder for 2 months and billed me for $1,140 as of 3/30/17 which was for "Preparation of Letter." I never received this bill but did receive a statement dated 5/16/17 for $1,148.21 which was the bill plus interest. Yes, you eventually sent a letter to my ex- which prompted him to restore his support payments to the full amount. However, the letter did NOT address the issue of past-due payments in arrears of over $30,000 or the monies he owed me for repairs to the house ($7,500+) which remains unsettled today. I "agreed" to settle your bill for $640 (above my retainer); however, this does not in any way imply that I was satisfied with the results.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Michele is tenacious in court. Her staff is eccellent when it comes to notifications and reminders.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

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Daniel Yaniv 

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No matter how amicable or complex your divorce and family law matter is, Attorney Daniel Yaniv is able to assist. For nearly 15 years, Attorney Daniel Yaniv has diligently worked with clients who are facing problems regarding divorce, child custody, and child support. A well-respected divorce and family law attorney, Attorney Daniel Yaniv began his legal career after graduating from Pace University's School of Law. When you are uncertain of how to proceed with your divorce and family law case, entrust the help of Attorney Daniel Yaniv, the attorney who will lead you in the right direction.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.70
81 reviews  

Very professional. Highly recommend thank you all of your teams

I have used them for both of my divorces. They are knowledgeable, professional and efficient. I would recommend them to anybody, who wants fast and easy no contest divorce!

From the day that I started my divorce, Yaniv & Associates have been outstanding, professional and helpful. They helped me see that anything is possible when I believed otherwise. I thank you for helping me have my child in my life and having a new start. I am pleased with the expediated service! It happen so fast! Highly recommend Yaniv & Associates! THANK YOU!

I hired Yaniv & Associates for my uncontested divorce. I dealt with a lady by the name of Brittney (ask for her). At first I was skeptical because I've never been through the divorce process before. Prior to calling Y&A I had spoken with a few lawyers, and I really didn't feel comfortable with any of them. However, one lawyer that I spoke to actually recommended Y&A to me. So when I called Yaniv & Associates... I asked a thousand questions before deciding to commit because although my divorce was uncontested, it still had some complications because my ex and I were not really on speaking terms, and he had been giving me the run-around for YEARS with getting the divorce done. When I called Y&A, I asked if they could deal with my ex so I didn't have to... They did just that. From the moment I sent the payment... Brittany was on the job (IMMEDIATELY). She called my ex (the same day I made the payment) and she dealt with him direct. They have 2 offices, so they set it up to where my ex could go to the closer location and sign papers. The process was fast (really fast) and smooth (no hiccups). In less than a week (literally), the papers where all signed and submitted to the courts. Best decision ever! Even with Covid happening... Brittany continued to be accessible to me and answered any questions I had. The process took less than 3 months, and would've been sooner had we not been in a pandemic. I HIGHLY recommend Yani & Associates (and Brittney). If you hire them, you won't regret it!

Excellent experience, really worth the cost. My case involved another part in Australia and Yaniv and Associates provided the easiest route to deal with this. Such a good service.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Very professional. Highly recommend thank you all of your teams

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I have used them for both of my divorces. They are knowledgeable, professional and efficient. I would recommend them to anybody, who wants fast and easy no contest divorce!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    From the day that I started my divorce, Yaniv & Associates have been outstanding, professional and helpful. They helped me see that anything is possible when I believed otherwise. I thank you for helping me have my child in my life and having a new start. I am pleased with the expediated service! It happen so fast! Highly recommend Yaniv & Associates! THANK YOU!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I hired Yaniv & Associates for my uncontested divorce. I dealt with a lady by the name of Brittney (ask for her). At first I was skeptical because I've never been through the divorce process before. Prior to calling Y&A I had spoken with a few lawyers, and I really didn't feel comfortable with any of them. However, one lawyer that I spoke to actually recommended Y&A to me. So when I called Yaniv & Associates... I asked a thousand questions before deciding to commit because although my divorce was uncontested, it still had some complications because my ex and I were not really on speaking terms, and he had been giving me the run-around for YEARS with getting the divorce done. When I called Y&A, I asked if they could deal with my ex so I didn't have to... They did just that. From the moment I sent the payment... Brittany was on the job (IMMEDIATELY). She called my ex (the same day I made the payment) and she dealt with him direct. They have 2 offices, so they set it up to where my ex could go to the closer location and sign papers. The process was fast (really fast) and smooth (no hiccups). In less than a week (literally), the papers where all signed and submitted to the courts. Best decision ever! Even with Covid happening... Brittany continued to be accessible to me and answered any questions I had. The process took less than 3 months, and would've been sooner had we not been in a pandemic. I HIGHLY recommend Yani & Associates (and Brittney). If you hire them, you won't regret it!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Excellent experience, really worth the cost. My case involved another part in Australia and Yaniv and Associates provided the easiest route to deal with this. Such a good service.

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Melissa Goodstein 

 Website

Determined to retrieve a favorable outcome, Attorney Melissa Goodstein will stop at nothing to make sure her divorce and family law clients receive the recovery and support they deserve. While Attorney Melissa Goodstein may help in any type of divorce and family law dispute, she provides keen expertise in matters involving divorce, domestic partnerships, and child custody. Attorney Melissa Goodstein is an active participant in the legal community and maintains memberships with the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. Recognized for her insightful contributions to the legal profession, Attorney Melissa Goodstein received the Super Lawyer and American Society of Legal Advocates - Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 awards. Attorney Melissa Goodstein earned her JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University and has applied compassion and professionalism to every case she manages. To receive the representation you deserve, from the attorney who possesses the elevated knowledge needed to achieve favorable results, contact Attorney Melissa Goodstein today.

Fee Structure: no win , no fee

 Website

Review

by Google
5.00
10 reviews  

Melissa is an excellent attorney. She is very efficient with her time and has a great depth of knowledge. Melissa's knowledge is the result of many many years of hard work within the collaborative process. She is extremely fair with her time and rates. You will be pleased if you choose Melissa to get you through the challenges of divorce.

My ex-husband and I recently finished collaborating with Melissa as our divorce mediator. It was an excellent experience and I highly recommend working with her. At our first meeting, Melissa immediately put us at ease with her warmth and professionalism. She carefully explained the process of working on our divorce agreement as well as the steps entailed in filing for a divorce. Although my ex and I thought we knew everything we needed to discuss, we were grateful for the detail Melissa provided, as we discovered there were areas we were unaware of that needed to be defined. She communicated clearly and answered carefully our many questions. By the end of our meeting, we felt very well-informed by Melissa and trusted her knowledge and experience to partner with us. Throughout the process of creating our divorce agreement, Melissa was very candid about what she felt was equitable regarding our opinions, and carefully laid out what the law deems as such. She participated in meaningful discussions with us, listened, and asked questions to ensure she understood both of our needs. Her goal was to help us find common ground, and her advice was always neutral and based on fact. I truly felt that Melissa had both of our long-term financial and emotional wellbeings in mind, as well as that of our children. Melissa was also great about keeping us on track with the process. My ex and I dropped the ball a few times with sending back paperwork, and we appreciated Melissa’s friendly reminders. Melissa was also upfront about her fee, which we both felt was very affordable, especially compared to other mediators in Westchester. When looking for a mediator, I wanted someone who was knowledgeable, trustworthy, unbiased and caring. We found all of this and more with Melissa and are grateful for her assistance.

Hiring counsel for a complicated matter can often be a complicated process. However, from the beginning Melissa made it clear that my interests were well represented and went out of her way to provide informed advice. She is a professional, kind, and a great communicator. I highly recommend her expertise and services.

Melissa made the divorce settlement through mediation a smooth process, as much as that is possible: her schedule was flexible to fit ours, she communicated to us clearly and fairly what the process entailed, including fees, she clearly has an excellent grasp of NY State divorce law...

Divorce is an extraordinarily difficult process. Melissa held both of our hands and helped us navigate the divorce process with grace. I am forever grateful for her professionalism and empathy.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Melissa is an excellent attorney. She is very efficient with her time and has a great depth of knowledge. Melissa's knowledge is the result of many many years of hard work within the collaborative process. She is extremely fair with her time and rates. You will be pleased if you choose Melissa to get you through the challenges of divorce.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    My ex-husband and I recently finished collaborating with Melissa as our divorce mediator. It was an excellent experience and I highly recommend working with her. At our first meeting, Melissa immediately put us at ease with her warmth and professionalism. She carefully explained the process of working on our divorce agreement as well as the steps entailed in filing for a divorce. Although my ex and I thought we knew everything we needed to discuss, we were grateful for the detail Melissa provided, as we discovered there were areas we were unaware of that needed to be defined. She communicated clearly and answered carefully our many questions. By the end of our meeting, we felt very well-informed by Melissa and trusted her knowledge and experience to partner with us. Throughout the process of creating our divorce agreement, Melissa was very candid about what she felt was equitable regarding our opinions, and carefully laid out what the law deems as such. She participated in meaningful discussions with us, listened, and asked questions to ensure she understood both of our needs. Her goal was to help us find common ground, and her advice was always neutral and based on fact. I truly felt that Melissa had both of our long-term financial and emotional wellbeings in mind, as well as that of our children. Melissa was also great about keeping us on track with the process. My ex and I dropped the ball a few times with sending back paperwork, and we appreciated Melissa’s friendly reminders. Melissa was also upfront about her fee, which we both felt was very affordable, especially compared to other mediators in Westchester. When looking for a mediator, I wanted someone who was knowledgeable, trustworthy, unbiased and caring. We found all of this and more with Melissa and are grateful for her assistance.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Hiring counsel for a complicated matter can often be a complicated process. However, from the beginning Melissa made it clear that my interests were well represented and went out of her way to provide informed advice. She is a professional, kind, and a great communicator. I highly recommend her expertise and services.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Melissa made the divorce settlement through mediation a smooth process, as much as that is possible: her schedule was flexible to fit ours, she communicated to us clearly and fairly what the process entailed, including fees, she clearly has an excellent grasp of NY State divorce law...

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Divorce is an extraordinarily difficult process. Melissa held both of our hands and helped us navigate the divorce process with grace. I am forever grateful for her professionalism and empathy.

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