The attorneys at Bodnar & Milone practice family law exclusively, so they are rarely surprised, no matter the issues in a case. Says partner Lydia Milone, “Every case is unique, but for most matrimonial matters, it’s likely that we’ve seen it, or something similar, before.”
A full-service firm, Bodnar & Milone offers the best approach for each client–whether it’s the collaborative law process, traditional negotiation, or litigation. Milone and senior counsel Pamela Jenson are trained in the collaborative process, which is well suited to parents who will have to deal with each other for years going forward. The parties contract to stay out of court and to resolve the issues in a constructive and respectful fashion, frequently using financial experts and mental health specialists.
Says Milone: “It’s often better to compromise than take your matter to trial. Litigation is the least cost effective, most time consuming, and emotionally draining resolution method. An attorney can tell you the law; we cannot predict how the judge interprets the evidence. That said, some matters cannot be resolved via negotiation.”
Milone and Jenson are Fellows in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and have been selected as “New York Super Lawyers” and The Best Lawyers in America 2013. “The firm’s reputation for professional integrity is known to both the Bench and Bar,” says associate Elizabeth Erickson.
“We help our clients achieve the best possible outcome, while ensuring that their expectations are realistic,” says Jenson. “A client who spends a lot of money chasing an unattainable dream is ultimately not a happy client.”
Adds Jenson, “When I speak to former clients years after their divorce, most are much happier, even when the split was not their idea.”