Finer & Giruzzi-Mosca Family Law Attorneys

Helping You Move Forward

315.724.7800

Divorce is complicated and often messy. We can help you navigate these unfamailiar waters and get you safely thruogh to the other side.

In a difficult marriage and thinking about divorce or legal separation? You face a life changing event, but you don't have to face it alone we are experts in helping families move forward call us today.

Family & Divorce Law

In our experience, issues of support payments, visitation rights, and even restraining orders bring emotional tensions to a head.

We can help you smooth the process even if you plan on filing an uncontested or no-fault divorce. It’s our job to guide you and your family to find the best solution.

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We've helped countless families in the greater Utica and Central New York area get through these difficult times and get on with their lives. Call us today to Get Started.

Collaborative Law

We’d like to provide you with some of the information you’ll need to make the right choices. This includes our recommendation that you seriously consider how the Collaborative Law process might work for you.

People who choose Collaborative Law often save time and money.


Julie's goal is to avoid court and let you and your spouse negotiate a settlement. Negotiations can get very personal and thus difficult, we’ve found that the pain of a pre-court settlement is so lesser than a trial or decree by a judge.  Many find it a much more agreeable process when both parties and their attorneys commit themselves to a resolution without the threat of litigation.

A Win Win Process

Here is where you can take advantage of our experience. We help people get a deal that’s best for both of them, including the children.

Divorce


There was a time in New York State when one party was required to find fault with another to prove divorce as a remedy. In 2010 the legislature changed the law to allow no-fault divorce in New York. So, depending on your case, it may be better to pursue an At-Fault Divorce, a No-Fault Divorce, or a Separation.

All of these have legal implications that must be decided in court. So we suggest you call us first. There are financial issues to reconcile and property must be allocated. Also, child custody and support should be fairly assigned to the benefit of the children.

We‘ll advise you as to a strategy that will best get you what you want out of the divorce. We will file motions on your behalf and compel your spouse to turn over financial information. If the situation calls for it, we’ll hire and interview experts to value property and prove your case for custody.

We’ll negotiate on your behalf and handle all the necessary paperwork. This saves you time and assures you that your rights will be protected.

Fault Divorce

  • Cruel and Inhuman Treatment: This is physical and/or mental cruelty that has made it unsafe for the married couple to live together in the same residence.
  • Abandonment: A spouse refuses to provide necessary support and leaves the residence with no intention to return.
  • Imprisonment: If a spouse goes to jail for three or more years, that is grounds for a divorce.
  • Adultery: A spouse commits adultery.

No Fault Divorce

Today, no-fault divorce can be granted on grounds of incompatibility, irreconcilable differences, or an irretrievable breakdown of the relationship. If both parties agree we submit uncontested divorce papers to the court. In the case of a contested divorce, a judge and/or jury may be called.

Children and Divorce

Most parents in the middle of a divorce worry about how the proceedings affect their children. How do parents keep their kids happy and healthy while at the same time going their separate ways in life.

Aftermath

Most parents in the middle of a divorce worry about how the proceedings affect their children. How do parents keep their kids happy and healthy while at the same time going their separate ways in life? Divorce is difficult for you, but it is often even harder on your children.

Survive & Thrive

We want you to know that there are ways that you can help your kids survive and thrive, even during this very difficult time. In our experience, if they have your love and support, their problems will be fewer and less severe, even during a contentious divorce.

Family First

We’ll advise you how to explain your divorce to your kids. How to talk with them in a way that will help them understand why this is happening. The main point to get across is that you’re all going to support each other as a family now and in the future.

Divorce is difficult for you, but it is often even harder on your children.

Find yourself in a difficult situation or fresh new venture, you deserve the best.

We'll help you solve your legal issues with prepardeness and  an aggressive approach.  Having served in the Utica area for over 40 years, we know the local landscape.

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2615 Genesee St.
City of Utica
NY 13501, United States.

Our Lawyers and Paralegals are experts in handling cases in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Onondaga and Lewis Counties. We are Utica's Top Lawyers and Attorneys.

We’ll provide you the inside legal track to get you answers to problems and immediate control over your situation. The goal is a swift, decisive, and favorable outcome. Schedule a Consult Now.