Divorce and Separation Lawyers in Central New York

Reaching the conclusion that getting a divorce is the best option is rarely easy. Choosing the right divorce lawyer can be equally challenging. Certainly, you want an attorney with the experience and knowledge of the Central York's divorce courts, but that is not enough. The right lawyer should also know how to protect your best interests without adding fuel to a potentially contentious situation.

Offering a Client-Driven Approach for More Than 50 Years

At The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil, in Utica, New York, we understand that every divorce is unique — there are different priorities and diverse issues at stake. We have advocated for thousands of clients over the past 50 years, yet we never make any unnecessary assumptions. We will work with you to understand what is keeping you up at night. Our Central New York divorce lawyers are committed to protecting your best interests without straining your relationship with your ex any further.

You do not have to deal with conflict related to your divorce for the rest of your life. Contact our law firm in Utica, New York, to learn how we can help protect your rights without spurring a fight. We offer free initial consultations to address your divorce concerns.

Working Amicably Can Prevent Future Conflicts

When you hire a divorce attorney, his or her job is to represent your best interests. Lawyers work to paint a positive portrait of their client and a negative one of the spouse. Adversarial in nature, this approach often results in intensifying conflict between both sides. When you select our law firm, we will always protect your best interests; however, we encourage divorcing clients to work amicably to avoid future disputes, related to:

Handling High Net Worth Divorces Efficiently

We have extensive experience representing business owners, university professors, medical professionals and business professionals. Over the years, we have seen it all. We have clients with significant disparities in income from their spouse. Some of our clients fear losing everything they have worked for, including stocks, business ownership interest and retirement plans. Some want to ensure that their financial situation can be maintained after going through a divorce.

The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil is equipped with the experience to handle complex asset distribution and maintenance issues through collaborative law or divorce mediation. If we are not able to resolve conflicts through alternative dispute resolution, we will not hesitate to fight for your best interests in trial.

New York Is a No-Fault Divorce State

In the past, anyone filing for divorce in New York had to have a legal basis. Grounds for a divorce typically included:

  • Abandonment
  • Cruel and inhuman treatment
  • Adultery
  • Separation agreement in place for a year or more

This is no longer the case. New York is now a no-fault divorce state. Couples can get divorced without providing the court with a reason. Whether you have grown apart or there was a clear factor leading to the end of your marriage, you are still entitled to file for divorce based on an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. At The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil, we understand what is at stake for you. We are well prepared to advocate in your best interests without spurring any unnecessary conflicts between you and your ex.

Contact Our Skilled Child Custody Attorneys Today

Resolving family law conflicts involving children is rarely easy, but it does not have to be marked by hostility, anxiety or opposition. At the Utica-based law firm of The Law Offices of Michael N. Kalil, we are committed to helping you achieve a resolution that would be in your children's best interests. Contact our child custody lawyers to learn how we can guide you past this time of uncertainly during a free consultation.