Divorce is hard for so many reasons, but my experience with Kales & Kales was not one of them. They are professional and very responsive, answering questions within a few minutes even if it was outside of work hours, and the entire process for my uncontested divorce (no house, no kids, notarized PSA) took just under 3 months. I live out of state and was very impressed with how seamless the process was. I never visited their office or went to court; they handled everything on my behalf. They were also one of the least expensive firms on my short list. I cannot thank them enough for helping me get my life (and my last name) back.
After years of separation my ex and I decided to move forward on a divorce. It was recommended to me that I use Kales & Kales and I could not be any happier with that decision. I was a little nervous about the idea of doing everything electronically as the divorce process seems so daunting. However, they offered me the opportunity to ever meet them should I feel the need. Ultimately, once the process started and I saw how easy it was going to be with Kales & Kales my nerves were calm and no in-person meetings was required. The number one priority is that their clients feel comfortable. I'm pretty sure no one has divorce on their bucket list and both Jonathan and Amy are sensitive to that when handling what seems like endless amount of questions and timely responses. The whole process took about 3-4 months and a lot of that is based on how fast you and your partner can provide the required paperwork and come to an agreement. Additionally, when people think of lawyers they think of money--Kales & Kales is highly affordable, you know exactly what you are walking into with no hidden fees. That takes a huge stressor out of an already stressful situation. Lastly, they are will be upfront with you if they feel that they are unable to handle your divorce and not waste your time stringing you long in the process. As it was once recommended to me, I now can pass on my own recommendation. I don't wish divorce on anyone but should you be one of many who find themselves in that situation, Kales & Kales is hands the down the first place you should be calling.
I highly recommend this firm and Jonathan and Amy. They are smart and knowledgeable about family law, and will truly look out for your best interests. Divorce is never pleasant, but they care about their clients and about protecting your future. Wonderful firm and lawyers!
When I started thinking about getting a divorce I had no clue where to turn. But was very pleased to have heard about the “Collaborative” process and even happier to have found Jonathan Kales. Jonathan is very hands on and won’t tell you “what you want to hear” he will tell you the truth and help you understand how best to get through the process and in the end still feel whole. Jonathan has a very calm demeanor yet don't let that fool you into thinking he won’t fight for you and your best interests. He very smart and knows the Law, will get to know you and your case, and will provide sound advice and solutions, as well as talk you off “the ledge” if needed. He’s a calming factor in an otherwise stressful environment. I think the one thing I truly felt about Jonathan is that he cared about me. I didn't just feel like a client. He’s a very compassionate person and doesn't fit the “stereotype” people may have about lawyers. I would highly recommend the Collaborative process and even more, Jonathan Kales and his team. Our process required more face to face meeting with my ex and her attorney, in comparison to some other reviews here. Each case is different and Jonathan doesn't work only one style that works best for him, he meets the needs of his clients. Jonathan even helped my ex with attorney recommendations when her first attorney didn't work out. That is another benefit to the Collaborative process. These attorneys are trained to work together for your best interest…to make the best of a tough situation. If you are considering a divorce or have already started the process I can tell you with great confidence, Jonathan would be the first person you should call. Divorce is not easy and is hard on everyone involved, but Jonathan helped make this much easier for me to function because I knew I had him in my corner. He will work hard for you, make you feel like you are his only client and in the end, help you move forward with your life.
Jonathan and Amy were great to work with in my divorce. Because I didn't have children, etc. I was able to use the $500 option for filing paperwork. They took the stress out of the whole situation because once I handed it to them all I needed to do was wait to sign paperwork and send it back and forth. It was a quick and easy process and every time I reached out to them with a question I got a response almost immediately. I would recommend them to anyone.
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