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Peter and Jeff have a reputation for providing versatility and creativity to develop both a comprehensive litigation strategy, as well as providing alternative resolutions of issues in contested divorce matters including third party mediation so as to reduce stress and legal fees.
WHO WE ARE
Peter J. Fiorella, Jr. is the ONLY practicing divorce lawyer to be selected in Best Lawyers in America for 25 consecutive years and recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as a PREEMINENT matrimonial lawyer with their highest rating. Review additional high profile ratings for Peter Fiorella and his associates below.
Jeffery P. Santoro has 30 years of courtroom experience and has dedicated his practice virtually exclusively to Matrimonial and Family Law.
Peter J. Fiorella, Jr. Wrote The Book About Divorce
The Divorce Handbook - A Chess Match You Can Not Afford to Lose. The contents of the handbook are utilized throughout our website and by our clients. We invite you to read this website, and an article Mr. Fiorella has written which has been published in The Buffalo News, so as to be informed of our office protocol for your divorce.
WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE PETER J FIORELLA, JR & ASSOCIATES
Peter J Fiorella, Jr & Associates
WE FIGHT FOR YOU
AVVO 10.0 SUPERB RATING
LISTED IN BEST LAWYERS OF AMERICA
LEGAL ELITE OF WESTERN NEW YORK
MARTINDALE-HUBBELL PREMMINENT MATRIMONIAL ATTORNEY
OUR LATEST NEWS
I was recently asked, "What are the top three questions your clients ask when they call Peter J Fiorella, Jr. & Associates". The answer is both simple and complex. With rare exception, a new client is worried about 3 things: "How much is this going to cost?". ...
Attorney's who believe matrimonial litigation resembles a three-board chess match prepare their cases along some form of "dual track" process. Most clients and attorneys would rather negotiate a settlement than go through the time and expense of a contested trial....
When you retain an attorney to handle your divorce, you become part of a team. But you aren't the leader. The team is headed by Chief Counsel and Trial Counsel. You, the client, are the central figure in the divorce proceeding, but in these matters you are also a...
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
I knew Peter J. Fiorella, Jr. reputation from my partners at our business where he was a frequent customer. My wife and I had reached a decision to be divorced and wanted it to be uncontested and not to incur a great deal of emotional stress or legal fees. I provided to Peter our verbal agreement and Peter professionally provided to me significant areas that would need further negotiation so as to allow a Supreme Court judge to approve our Property Settlement Agreement. My wife’s attorney was diligent in his services to her and Peter and his staff were able to have me provide the documentation necessary to have a Property Settlement Agreement drafted by Peter and signed by my wife and myself to be submitted to the court and I was granted an uncontested divorce.
A friend was referred to Peter J. Fiorella, Jr. for a divorce which developed into a difficult and long negotiation period prior to a very satisfactory resolution. I attended conferences as my friend's "advocate," and was able to take notes to reassure my friend as to the status of the case and the strategy going forward which allowed her to have the courage and confidence to not be overwhelmed by the divorce process. Peter provided thoughtful and clear strategy that allowed my friend to weather the divorce storm.
My divorce case involved a contested custody issue regarding my children and I did not believe that my lawyer was aggressive enough to reach a resolution. I was referred to Peter J. Fiorella, Jr. and reviewed his website and it turned out to be the right decision for myself and my children. In less than six weeks he was able to draft a Parenting Plan Agreement, have the Attorney for The Children approve the agreement and have my wife’s attorney understand that if it was not agreeable, that we would go to trial and in our opinion, the wife would receive less access time with the children, which I did not want but was prepared to do if a fair custody agreement could not be resolved. It was. The winners are myself, my former wife, but most importantly, my children.
I retained Peter J. Fiorella, Jr. after reviewing his website and the testimonials from other clients. Peter and his paralegal team member were extremely professional, thorough, and timely with the strategy provided by Peter for me. My wife, through her attorney, attempted to make significant modifications to our verbal agreement and with Peter’s help and direction we were able to counter those positions that were not accurate, thereby resulting in significant dollar savings for me and yet provided a fair settlement for my former wife. I will definitely recommend him to anyone considering a divorce and know he will provide to them the same services he did for me.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT STEPS ARE INVOLVED?
There are ten steps in which we believe is important to prepare you for interviewing attorneys to represent you. Read more here!
HOW LONG DOES DIVORCES TAKE?
The legal process to end a marriage can take as few as three months in some localities, and as long as eighteen months or more in others. Whatever time it takes, there are moments when it will feel like forever. Read more here!
WHAT IS DUAL-TRACK ACCELERATION?
Attorney’s who believe matrimonial litigation resembles a three-board chess match prepare their cases along some form of “dual track” process. most clients and attorneys would rather negotiate a settlement than go through the time and expense of a contested trial. Read more here!
CAN DIVORCE BE RESOLVED WITHOUT A TRIAL?
Our law firm created the acronym I.C.E.D. – T, to reach a settlement and avoid a trial. It is imperative to be properly prepared for negotiations that the client with the attorney segregate their assets and liabilities by utilizing I.C.E.D. – T method. Read more here!
HOW CAN I AVOID LITIGATION?
There are several type of custody arrangements such as “sole custody”, “joint custody”, “joint shared custody” and “joint custody – primary residential”. Each has its own implication. Read more here!
WHAT IS THE TEAM APPROACH?
When you retain an attorney to handle your divorce, you become part of a team. But you aren’t the leader. The team is headed by Chief Counsel and Trial Counsel. Read more here!
HOW DO I FIND THE BEST ATTORNEY?
When you realize your marriage has deteriorated beyond repair, the situation may already be affecting your health and mental well-being. Finding the best divorce attorney can add to the stress, and is one of the steps of divorce. Read more here!
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE PETER J. FIORELLA, JR & ASSOCIATES?
For more than 40 years, has chosen to limit his practice to Matrimonial and Family Law. Peter and his Associates have created the "dual-track method" for both contested and uncontested divorces, to allow for the drafting of a comprehensive Parenting Plan Agreement and a Property Settlement Financial Agreement which the client has significant input as part of the "team approach" used by the firm. Read more here!
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446 Evans St
Williamsville, NY 14221