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At Donnellan & Knussman, PLLC, we know that divorce is a unique and individual experience. Since every divorce is unique, together, we build and proactively share a personal “legal roadmap,” which is specifically and distinctively designed to address your individual circumstances in areas such as child support, child custody and spousal support. Our goal is always to settle your divorce issues as quickly and amicably as possible, however, if required, we will zealously represent you in trial in order to protect your rights.

Family Law Attorneys in Saratoga Springs Area

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  • As anyone who's gone through it knows, divorce sucks. I didn’t know what to expect when Sarah first walked through the door. I was raw, uneasy and on edge about the whole procedure. Immediately Sarah made me feel safe, supported, and let me know we were going to get through this together. She verbally gave me an outline of what to expect and how things we're going to move forward from there. Sarah was always readily available to answer questions, offer counsel, and even a bit of emotional support when I felt my world was crumbling. Sarah was always fast with the paperwork and doing all she could to speed up efficiently, a dreadful, long, bitter divorce. I would classify Sarah as a great asset, I would definitely hire her again for myself, and recommend her to others. She's pretty awesome. My divorce is over, and I don’t think it could’ve gone any smoother.


  • After hearing the old cliché “its cheaper to keep’em” I hesitated for years on initiating a divorce. As, things in the household became less tolerable I decided to look into divorce proceedings. I was referred to Amy and her team by a friend during my research phase of applying for a divorce. Amy was able to help me understand the battle in which I was about to engage very clearly. I would never question her ability to provide sound counseling on divorce matters. She also had a keen ability to provide sound recommendations during the negotiating process which assisting in us not needing to step into a courtroom once. I could not be more satisfied with the final agreement she was able to broker. Without a doubt Amy would be the first person I will recommend to anyone looking into divorce proceedings.


  • Amy was professional and extremely knowledgeable. Her approach and demeanor puts you at ease. There are very few court issues more raw and emotionally draining then a custody issue for a parent. As a father looking for custody it can be a daunting uphill battle. Amy and her staff held my hand through the process. They made me feel they truly cared about my daughter...


  • I retained Amy as an independent reviewer of the divorce mediation agreement being put together by another attorney. Amy patiently and thoroughly walked me through the various issues (mortgage, child support, health care, tax deductions, etc) that would be addressed in the divorce agreement. She explained all issues well, and gave good advice about potential complications. Most importantly, she explained things in a language that I (knowing very little about divorce or legal terminology!) could understand.

    After the Divorce Mediator put together the divorce agreement, Amy reviewed it in a very timely manner, and provided suggestions for valuable changes that were subsequently accepted by both parties. As things progressed, she continued to be available to answer my many questions about the divorce process.

    I strongly recommend Amy for anyone thinking about or in the process of filing for divorce.


  • Amy is an excellent lawyer. She was straightforward and clear on what she felt were the merits and issues for my case. She kept me informed on all aspects and both her and her staff were extremely responsive.


  • Sarah handled my custody case. It was not the easiest of matters as my husband was out of the country. She handled all of the necessary filings, kept me apprised during the process and more importantly for me, was honesty with what to expect at court and during the whole process. I appreciated her explaining each step, the potential timeline and outcome. She successfully obtained sole legal custody for me and I will always be grateful for her assistance and caring.


  • Excellent Legal Team. Terry and her staff went the extra mile to help me update our Last Will & Testament, Living Wills, and Power of Attorney. The documents were brought to today's standards and were done quickly, precisely and very professionally. I recommend her to all!


  • A great combination of legal expertise and customer service. Amy has served as my legal counsel for almost ten years. During that time she has helped me deal with several challenging legal matters in a professional, courteous and caring way. She always listens to my needs and looks out for my interests. She also understands my need to get quality service at a reasonable price.


  • It was a great pleasure working with Sarah Wood and her team. Sarah is all you want an attorney to be - very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt. My case had the potential to be very messy, but with Sarah expertise and knowledge of the situation, she advised me of possible outcomes, and was honest and clear in her assessment. Sarah makes herself available by e-mail, phone or in person taking much of the stress out of the process She will work with you toward finding the best solution for you and for your situation. In the end, I know I got the best possible outcome and I am beyond satisfied with the result. Sarah’s representation made all the difference. If you find yourself in need the legal services. I would recommend Ms. Wood without reservation. Thank you!

  • Top-Rate Lawyer. Theresa Donnellan is not only an excellent lawyer, but she is also kind and compassionate. Theresa and her firm helped me during a very difficult time in my life and I will be forever grateful to them for the professionalism, attention to detail, care and understanding that went into every aspect of our correspondence. This firm is a class act!


  • It is one of the darkest days when your spouse decides to leave. The world you've worked your life for is turned upside down and then put onto a cutting board for dividing up like vegetables for dinner. Amy was referred to me by a trusted friend as I had no knowledge of divorce, divorce attorneys or any aspect of the law in this regard. I arrived at her office with a folder that contained my life in the form of some spreadsheets and legal documents that I understood independently but not in the context to which I was being forced. Amy's demeanor quickly put me at ease and after listening to my story, she took my materials for review. Over the course of a couple weeks she made suggestions and offered invaluable advice based on my situation and how I desired to handle it. Throughout the process Amy listened to my wishes and respected the ways I wanted things handled with respect to my spouse. Now that this chapter is closed I can look back and say that Amy's legal services, advice and sometimes just listening made the entire process easier to understand which in turn provided peace of mind which I desperately needed. In addition to Amy, the entire staff is compassionate and helpful, a truly professional organization.

    A Sincere Thank You

  • I hired Amy to resolve my custody, visitation, child support and divorce cases. She is very professional, bold, not afraid of confrontations, and confident. She always responds to my emails and phone calls. I definitely would recommend Amy Knussman for your matrimonial cases.

  • I can't say enough good things about Ms. Knussman and her team. My divorce and custody case was a very difficult time in my life, full of uncertainty and stress. Amy and her team routinely made the process understandable, provided quick useful advise and helped me to make the best decisions for myself and my children. I am certain that I had the best outcome possible and owe it to the experience and dedication of Amy.

    I have personally recommended Amy and her team to a number of people in need of counsel and will continue to into the future.

    Thanks, Amy!


  • Excellent experience with Terry. She is knowledgeable, professional, honest, and understanding. I have nothing but good things to say about Terry. I felt she prepared me thoroughly for what to expect throughout a sometimes difficult process. Her support staff is always helpful as well.


  • Amy and her entire team did an outstanding job throughout the entire divorce process. The whole staff was entirely trustworthy, objective, and helped my family and I come to an agreeable settlement. At the same time she solidly represented my personal interests and ensured that my interests were being represented. I have no reservations whatsoever about recommending her to anyone whatsoever.


  • Excellent, knowledgeable, Professional representation. Superb lawyer. Understood all the complicate details of my case instantly and gave me a comprehensive review of options. Her office is very busy and everyone seems to be very professional in their conduct. I recommend wholeheartedly.

  • Nearly one year ago, I hired Ms. Knussman to clarify some of the ambiguous language in my child custody stipulation that had been causing ongoing litigation ($$ and stress) since my divorce in 2010. Ms. Knussman was recommended to me from others who had very positive experiences with her. I have worked with Ms. Knussman intermittently over the past year. She is a class act. She has consistently displayed professionalism and integrity with all of my matters. It was obvious to me in reading her correspondences and observing her face-to-face interactions with her attorney peers, family court justices, and other family court staff that she is well respected. She has proven herself an expert in matters related to divorce and child custody. Hiring Ms. Knussman and her firm was the best decision I could have made - I only wish I hired her for my divorce three years ago. I highly recommend Ms. Knussman - she is an award-winning attorney who is building a FANTASTIC firm.


  • Ms. Knussman has represented me and has been my ongoing attorney for nearly 11 years. She has been my sole attorney during my separation, divorce, family court and several child support issues. Ms. Knussman represented me in Saratoga County NY and now willingly drives to Lewis County NY, where I reside, to represent me.

    Over the years Ms. Knussman and I have developed a wonderful professional relationship. She is forthcoming, knowledgeable and easily accessible. She has demonstrated patience’s and compassion during some very sensitive issues. Her demeanor in the courtroom is of confidence and respectfulness. She is clear, concise and very direct. She presents herself in a very professional manor and is very articulate. She has listened to my concerns and the concerns for my children’s future. Ms. Knussman has been extremely successful in her representation of me and on behalf of my children.

    With great respect I would most highly recommend Ms. Knussman. Furthermore, I have sincere appreciation and thanks for the accomplishments she has achieved in the courtroom and otherwise for myself and my children’s future.

    Respectfully submitted

  • Ms. Knussman, and her very professional staff, recently represented me in my divorce proceedings and I could not be more pleased with the results. Ms. Knussman really took the time to listen to the specifics of my case and recommended the best course of action for me to take, which I know saved me significant time (and legal fees) in the long run. I would highly recommend Ms. Knussman and her staff to anyone who is seeking legal representation for a matrimonial matter.


  • Trustworthy, caring and diligent! Amy Knussman represented me in a very ugly divorce and child custody case. Not only was she understanding, caring and protective, but she was extremely poised, well spoken and extremely knowledgeable about the law. I would highly recommend her and her staff (Sarah and Kathleen) for any family law issue. I would use this firm again without a second thought.


  • Excellent Lawyer. Fully explained to me all my options in a very professional manner. I felt very well represented. Tried to resolve all my issues in a timely fashion. I would recommend wholeheartedly.

  • I retained Amy Jo Knussman in October 2013. I was going through a very difficult time and needed a child custody/ family law attorney. Ms. Knussman and her staff exceeded my expectations in every way. Ms. Knussman was very familiar with the court my case was being heard in. She told me exactly what was going to happen each step of the way. My calls and emails were always answered promptly. Ms. Knussman is truly an excellent attorney with great energy who gets the job done. I now have primary physical custody of my daughter with a child support order in place. I would recommend this law firm to anyone who finds themselves in an unfortunate family situation.