|Solo Practitioner||Kenneth F. Keutmann, Attorney at Law||2007 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||New York State||1982 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dutchess County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|K. v. K.||Court found that father, although he had custody of the child 50% of the time, was obligated to pay the full amount of child support based upon his higher income.|
|D. v. D.||Defendant wife granted temporary spousal support, temporary child support, temporary exclusive possession of marital residence, and interim counsel fees.|
|B. v. B.||Court dismissed the family offense petition of the father and sustained the family offense peition brought by mother and granted her a one year permanent order of protection|
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Posted by anonymous
When Ken Keutmann took my case, the State of New York was sueing me for abuse and neglect of my children based on charges that had been considered unfounded multiple times in another county. However, because Family Law allows multiple accusations such as these to be brought up based on hearsay, I was facing very serious charges, that, if substantiated in court, would ruin my career and possibly my life.
Ken embodies many of the qualities that you want to see in your attorney. Ken is stickler for detail. When I put my case file in his hands, he immediately went to work to organize and set straight the circuitous paper trail that had led me to my predicament. He didn’t leave one single document unread or misplaced. I’m pretty sure that he read every single piece of paper to make sure that he had the right view of my situation before proceeding to defend me in court. He went even as far as showing up early in court to sift through piles of documents that the court wouldn’t allow outside the building.
Second, Ken knows the law, especially family law. He understood the laws of admissibility of evidence, in my esteem, better than the judge. He went head to head with the family court judge several times to make sure that evidence that exonerated me got admitted or at least he tried. I’m sure that Ken conducted additional legal research to confirm his view of the evidence before he tried to get it accepted.
Third, Ken is a trial attorney who knows how to present evidence, ask incisive questions, and to object to questioning that isn’t legally sound or appropriate. He prepares for trial by writing down every single question that he wants to ask. He included me in my defense by asking me ahead of court or during the court proceedings if there was any question that I thought we should ask. I always felt that he listened to my own views of trial and how we should proceed. Even when we had differing opinions, he would take the time to explain why he wanted to take a particular course of action. In the end, he’d let me decide, but I always felt persuaded by his sound reasoning.
Fourth, Ken treated me with respect and dignity. He recognized the toll that this case had taken on my life, on my children, on my present partner, on my family, and on my finances. He went out of his way to make me feel confident in our defense. He would tell me anecdotes about his own life experience that would ameliorate some of the fear and anxiety that came with going to court for such a serious matter. He provided me a payment schedule for his legal fees that allowed me to pay him back gradually for the thousands of dollars that this kind of matter requires.
In short, Ken is the lawyer you want in your corner when the stakes are high and looking grim. The judge ruled in our favor; the story may have been different with a lawyer of less experience and stature than Ken F. Keutmann. He saved my career and my life. Thank you, Ken!
Posted by Eric
Before finding Ken Keutmann I had two different high-powered divorce attorneys who took almost all my money and ended up getting me the worst possible settlement imaginable and losing my challenge to it. About out of money, I found Mr. Keutmann who had very reasonable rates, spent a lot of time with me, thoroughly prepared his case, and in two separate matters (terminating alimony and a child support issue) argued strongly and masterfully in court and achieved total victory for me in both cases for less than a tenth what the other lawyers had charged.
My experience with Ken Keutmann (compared to the other divorce lawyers) taught me that it's the quality of the attorney that counts, not the size of the office.
Posted by John
I hired Ken a few years ago to handle a custody case, and eventually my divorce. He is well experienced, and was accurate and truthful in advising me of my rights, possible outcomes, and expectations. He knows the law, and will aggressively defend you until your case is resolved. If you are looking for a fantastic attorney, I strongly endorse Mr. Keutmann. As long as you tell him the whole truth(NEVER hide any fact, even if you did something wrong), he will properly advocate for you.