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Harvey C. Kallus

Divorce and separation Attorney at Goshen, NY

4.6   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1987
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Harvey

Learn Harvey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

    36 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Child custody

    36 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Child support

    36 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Mediation

  5. Adoption

    36 years, 500 cases


My practice specializes in matrimonial and family law, with an emphasis on establishing client goals and working towards achieving them.  Individual attention to your case is the hallmark of my practice.  I will personally work with you start to finish, and protect your rights throughout the court process.  Collaborative cases allow you to retain control of decisions, and work towards mututally established outcomes.  25 years of experience in the Hudson Valley.


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Strauss Kallus Dumais PLLC
301 Main Street
Suite 2E
Goshen, NY, 10924


4.6 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by David | November 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best choice in the worst scenario.
I put this off for a long time because it was hard to have to revisit the unpleasantness of a divorce/custody case, especially one as ugly and involved as mine was. I found Harvey through a family friend and met with him for a consultation before filing for custody of my children and divorce of my wife. As I gave him the very long backstory of events which precipitated me to take action against my ex-wife, Harvey listened and really heard what I was saying. His legal advice was perfect and I already felt that I had made a great decision in retaining him. That feeling proved to be true a hundred times over. Throughout the course of an almost two year battle through three different cases, (Custody, Support, and Divorce) Harvey was always kind, objective, insightful, wise, and most importantly in a situation like this, always mindful of my expenses. He is what all Lawyers should aspire to be and I cannot recommend enough that if you are in need of his particular field of expertise, you simply cannot find a better attorney. My family and I will forever be grateful to everything he did for us, he really saved lives. Thank you Harvey!
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Posted by Melissa | November 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney
I would like to give a glowing recommendation for Harvey Kallus. I retained Harvey for a family court petition to modify a custody order. I knew going into the situation, my chances could be slim. However, with Harvey's knowledge of law, experience, and eloquence in delivering the facts, I won my case, and after 13 years of being the non custodial parent, I was awarded primary custody of my daughter. Harvey helped me bring forth the facts and the truth. From the very beginning, Harvey was committed to my case, and I have always felt that he went above and beyond. I really feel that Harvey is emotionally invested in his clients, and I feel it makes it a big difference when working through tough court issues. It has been comforting to feel like my family had someone in our corner to help us navigate the legal system and court process. I have always felt like Harvey has has my best interests at heart, as I imagine he does with all of his clients. I do not believe I would have had the results I had without Harvey, his expertise, experience and support.
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Response from Harvey Kallus February 11, 2020
Thank you Melissa! It was my pleasure to be of service to you and your family.
Posted by Paul | July 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Efficient and Conscientous
I was pleasantly surprised that Harvey was not like most attorneys who seek to take your money and drag out proceedings. He was my second attorney for a 3 year ongoing case that was grossly mishandled by another attorney. He listened, treated my case as a priority, and he and his staff followed through in a timely manner to resolve everything in 3 months! Divorces are costly, period so you might as well go with a true professional who has the experience, knowledge and savvy to work towards a resolve while keeping your needs paramount.
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Posted by Sophia | December 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce/custody representation
My wife used this firm in her divorce and they fought to get her everything she was entitled to get. She was represented by Harvey Kallus . Harvey was professional, polite and always prepared for court. My wife and I retained Harvey Kallus again in a fight over schooling for her son again, Harvey was well prepared and did everything in his power to win the case for us His paralegal, Brenda kept us constantly informed and up to date on all pertinent information. If you want someone to represent you with confidence, professionalism and support make sure to use Harvey Kallus from the law office of Barbara Strauss.
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Posted by Salonc Hair | January 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wish I found him sooner !!!
I found Harvey Kallus through a referral when I had moved to the area a few months ago. I had been dealing with another attorney who was completely misleading me, I felt defeated and had almost cleared out my savings account, I was taken advantage of. After meeting Harvey it was a breath of fresh air, I knew he cared and wanted to help. He was so supportive and informative of any questions I had, he led me in the right direction and I can honestly say I wish I found him sooner. Everyone in his office have been so nice and helpful and I'm so happy he was able to take on my case and take the time to help me and listen. He was amazing and I give him 5 stars all the way !!!!
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Posted by David | December 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Harvey Kallus review
Mr Kallus handled my divorce case in a calm and collected manner. Advised me on my net worth statement, spousal support,and maintenance agreement. As there was not any outstanding balances excluding the home which I was required to sell, all monetary items were handled in a clear and concise manner. The separation agreement between the two clients and their attorneys was taken care of with a court appointed official present. The outcome was very favorable for me and handled quickly with little drama or disagreement. At no time did Mr Kallus let any questions remain unanswered and all remaining items were taken care of in a prompt and caring way. I every manner I was taken care of in a very professional and understanding way. I'm satisfied in all aspects in the handling of this case and would be glad to recommend Mr Kallus to any and all persons needing an attorney.
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Response from Harvey Kallus December 29, 2016
Thank you David. It was my pleasure to be of service to you.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2014
Harvey Kallus
Harvey Kallus has represented me for over 15 years. During that time, I have relied heavily on his expertise, sound judgement and legal advice. He has guided me handily through challenging legal matters. I recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone in need of sound legal advice and representation!
Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014
Faimly law
Mr Kallus was a very passionate and determine lawyer. We where in a very long and trying custody trail and Harvey never let me down, he keep me well informed, and I always felt comfortable in his hands. In conclusion I kept custody of my children.
Response from Harvey Kallus September 17, 2014
Thank you Paul. It was my pleasure to be of service to you and your family.
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Grandparents Rights
$250.00 for a half hour consultation.... He listened, then flip flopped his advise all over the place. Wouldn't recommend him to anyone....
Response from Harvey Kallus July 27, 2018
I am sorry you did not find our consultation to be helpful. After listening to your current difficult situation, I proposed you consider two courses of action: -one by filing in court, and -one by trying to contact the children's parents out of court. I suggested you file with the court immediately (with or without an attorney), and also try the out of court resolution attempt simultaneously. If that worked, you could withdraw the court case and the other side would never know you filed. If it did not, then you would be closer to a court resolution. I explained what the Court's focus would be, and the probable outcomes, and then discussed the pros and cons of both options. I did not perceive in any way that you were dissatisfied with our meeting, especially when you thanked me for meeting with you prior to payment. When you scheduled the consultation you were advised that I charge a reduced hourly rate of $250 for an hour consultation. My notes reflect we met for approximately 50 minutes. On a half hour meeting I would usually charge less. If I am incorrect about the time we spent together, I would like to make it right with you, and ask that you return my call from this morning, so we can try and address your dissatisfaction.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Harvey C Kallus, PC
  • 1994 - Present
  • Associate
  • Larkin, Axelrod, Ingrassia & Tetenbaum, LLP
  • 1989 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Scanlon and Vetrano
  • 1987 - 1989


  • Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce Association
  • Collaborative training
  • 2011
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Boston University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982


  • Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County New York
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce and Dispute Resolution Association
  • member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • member
  • 1989 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • member
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Family and Divorce Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Parents Apart Program - Conflict Resolution
  • Family Law
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Harvey
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child support Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable family law attorney, dedicated to his clients' success."
Unknown Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Kallus is one of the finest attorneys in his state. I highly recommend his legal services."
Adoption Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His AVVO responses are well founded and informative. He is also well respected in his community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Harvey on several collaborative divorce cases and made presentations with him to community groups. Harvey is a strong and able matrimonial attorney and he works well at trying to serve his client by seeking out of court solutions in which all parties come away with dignity."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Harvey on numerous divorce and family court matters. He works hard for his clients and is knowledgeable on the law and has impeccable judgment. Most importantly, he is compassionate toward his own client and always respectful to his adversary."
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Divorce and separation
Goshen Divorce and separation Lawyer Harvey C. Kallus
Harvey C. Kallus
Divorce and separation Attorney
Goshen, NY
Licensed for 36 years