Matrimonial & Family Law
Our matrimonial and family law attorneys and support staff understand the emotional stress and concerns faced when family issues arise and provide personal attention and skilled services to obtain the best possible result.
We maintain regular communication with our clients, provide to them a copy of any document we generate or receive and our attorneys have a reputation for problem-solving in cases in an effort to reduce the potentially high emotional and financial costs that a lengthy, litigated matter may entail . As a result, a concerted effort is made with every case to achieve a positive result through agreement; although sometimes that agreement cannot be achieved initially at least without some form of court intervention, if not a trial or appeal.
Attorney Keli Iles-Hernandez handles adoptions, divorces, custody, child support and child abuse matters and other related proceedings. She has experience representing clients with diverse family dynamics and LGBTQ legal matters. With an ability to calm the most difficult of family situations, Keli approaches every case empathically.
Our matrimonial and family law team is willing to spend time with our clients to discuss their various options and strategies in their case. Given the variety of practice areas of our firm, we are equipped to provide continuity of service when there may be an overlap in practice areas, such as when a matrimonial client is charged with a crime, or if there are issues relative to personal injury actions, estate planning or real estate that pertain to a family law issue. We can assist clients through traditional representation including litigation through trial if necessary and we also offer alternative dispute resolution which is strictly focused on out of court settlements through mediation and collaborative law.
An experienced litigator and trained mediator, Attorney Kevin Mahoney handles family law and criminal defense cases. This allows him the ability to advance a case through avenues to which other attorneys may not have access. He believes it is his task to calmly offer skilled advice and perspective during what is often a difficult or emotionally charged situation.
In the area of divorce and separation, we comprehensively address all issues arising in a marriage, which include custody and visitation arrangements, child and spousal support issues (which also involves health insurance, uninsured medical expenses, day care costs, higher education expenses and tax issues), as well as the equitable distribution of marital property and debts which may also necessitate an analysis of the value of a business entity or enhanced earning capacity as a result of a degree, certification or license acquired during the marriage.
In Family Court, we represent clients with custody and access issues, child, and spousal support matters, paternity cases, family offense issues and child protective proceedings. In both Supreme Court and Family Court, we also regularly assist clients in the enforcement or modification of their agreements and/or court orders.
Attorney Kenneth Olena has been handling divorce proceeding for the last 35 years, ranging from small to multi-million dollar settlements. With over a thousand divorce cases closed, Mr.Olena has developed a furthering expertise in handling actions of varying financial complexity, including those which involve difficult custodial battles, spousal maintenance and marital property.
Regardless of the issues, we strive to develop working relationships with our clients based on consistent and honest communication which we have found results in productive attorney-client relationships and excellent results.
To contact one of our attorneys with any questions please call us at 716.636.7600. All inquiries and consultation are confidential.
- Super Lawyers, August 14, 2019
- From Military to career in LawBuffalo Law Journal, July 5, 2019
- Buffalo Business First & Buffalo Law Journal, September 27, 2018
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Presentations & Events
- University of Buffalo School of Management, February 27, 2018
- Meet our Family Law and Mediation Specialist115 Summer St. Buffalo, NY 14222, October 26, 2017
Areas Of Concentration
- Child Protection Proceedings
- Child Support
- Collaborative Law
- Custody & Visitation
- Divorce Lawyer in Buffalo
- Domestic Violence, Family Offense Proceeding and Order of Protection
- Enforcement/Modification of Agreements and Court Orders
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO's)
- Spousal Support
- Valuation of Business Entities and/or Enhanced Earnings