A good divorce and child custody attorney?

diverging roads by Flickr user Gyver Chang CCK writes:

I'm looking for a good divorce and child custody attorney/advocate in the Albany, NY area. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I don't expect this to be a full blown-out court battle. My soon to be ex-husband and I are trying to handle this as amicably as we can for the sake of our children. Mediation is not an option at this point, due to assets which need to be reviewed and divided. I was previously referred to Sommers and Sommers. Has anyone had any previous dealings with them? There aren't many online reviews, but they seem to have many years worth of experience. Opinions and suggestions are welcomed and appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help!

We had a question about divorce attorneys many years ago. But things change, and K's also looking for someone to help with the child custody issues.

Have a suggestion for an attorney? Please share. And a sentence or two about why you're recommending an attorney or firm can be a big help.

photo: Flickr user Gyver Chang (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Comments

Roy Nestler out of Delmar is amazing! We use him for other services but divorce is his specialty. Best of luck with your matter.

Jen Sunderlin Morton is fantastic attorney specializing in family and matrimonial law. She lives in Albany with an office in Clifton Park: https://www.jeanmahserjian.com/albany-family-law-attorney-jennifer-sunderlin-morton/

Carol Stiglmeier. She will get it done.

Dave Bobick is great! 518-744-0411

Check avvo.com. Reviews of lots of lawyers

You can still use a mediator if there are assets to be divided up. I used Jeffrey Cohen in Albany and Clifton Park and he was very good.

Mario Commetti at Tully Rinckey is great.

Hmm. Not sure why my previously submitted comment reviewing Sommers and Sommers isn't showing. Perhaps I didn't click Post. Was it moderated out? Certainly it was relevant, as the poster specifically asked, "I was previously referred to Sommers and Sommers. Has anyone had any previous dealings with them? There aren't many online reviews, but they seem to have many years worth of experience. Opinions and suggestions are welcomed and appreciated."

I'll try again. My opinion is based on actual previous dealings with the younger Sommers. My suggestion is: if you are, in your words, "trying to handle this as amicably as we can for the sake of our children" do NOT use him. My co-parent and I feel he was counterproductive to our attempts to come to agreement (we have a parenting plan and child support agreement).

I would suggest Joanne White, whose office is in Newton Plaza...She was my attorney but she did right by me AND my ex-wife: http://www.joannewhitelaw.com/

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