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Nancy L. Giardina

Divorce and separation Attorney at Syracuse, NY

4.9   31 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Nancy

Learn Nancy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Helping clients make their own decisions using mediation, collaboration and negotiation.

    26 years

  2. Family
    20%
    You have found a practice that cares about you and your family. We will help you restructure your family outside of a courtroom.

    26 years

  3. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    Advice, agreement drafting and negotiation.

    26 years

  4. Mediation
    10%
    Nancy's training and experience help her assist parties to resolve disputes.

  5. Uncontested divorce
    10%

2022 AVVO CLIENT'S CHOICE AWARD ATTORNEY. COMMITTED TO HELPING CLIENTS HAVE A BETTER DIVORCE.

Begin Your Divorce Journey Here
If you are looking to create a new start for your family, look no further than Nancy L. Giardina, Esq. For over 20 years, we have been helping Central New York couples with their divorces. Contact us today to schedule your free 20-minute Zoom consultation.

Devoted to her clients and their families, Nancy is an avid supporter and gifted facilitator. A graduate of Syracuse University, she prides herself on her ability to see complex situations from every angle and help New York families make important decisions without having to go to court. Nancy serves as a lawyer in collaborative divorce and family law matters, and she also works as a mediator for marriage and elder law challenges. No matter what challenge you're facing, Nancy is committed to finding a solution that meets your family's unique needs.

After 20 years of practicing divorce and family law in the court system, Nancy limited her practice to assisting families outside of the courtroom.  This allows her to focus on meeting the needs and wants of her clients in a calm and private setting.  Clients can resolve their issues at their own pace with the level of support that they require.  Nancy works with other professionals, such as financial specialists, and mental health professionals.

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Nancy L. Giardina, Esq.

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Cortland | May 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
I hired Nancy to prepare a QDRO and she did an amazing job. She was very thorough but prepared the documents in a timely manner. Her follow-up with me and with the court system was outstanding. I would definitely recommend Nancy for any of your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prenup that feels fair and protects my biz
I had the pleasure of working with Nancy, and I can confidently say that she is a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney who goes above and beyond. She helped me review my prenuptial agreement and provided valuable guidance on how the state calculates alimony. Nancy’s expertise in family law and her attention to detail ensured that my business was protected in the event of a separation. She took the time to understand my specific needs and concerns and addressed all of my legal needs. She listened carefully to my questions and concerns and provided clear and concise answers that helped me make informed decisions. Overall, I highly recommend Nancy for anyone seeking legal guidance in family law matters. Her compassionate approach, expertise, and professionalism make her an exceptional attorney who truly cares about her clients' well-being.
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Posted by Calvin | February 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Nancy did an awesome job at handling my divorce. She was very professional and knowledgeable about what needed to be done to dissolve my marriage. I was totally amazed at the amount of time that it took to get finalized. I would definitely recommend her to handle any of your family law matters.
Posted by Laura | January 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient separation/divorce process
Nancy guided my separation and divorce process from start to finish, she gave us the flexibility to do mediation virtually which was such a help for us and then come in individually to do the paperwork portion. It all went very quickly and efficiently. Nancy was highly effective in being a neutral party for both sides during the process to ensure each of us was heard and to come to an agreement that was flexible based on our needs and fair. Highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for someone to guide them through the process outside of the court to separate/divorce in a calm, logical, practical and cost efficient manner.
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Posted by Sarah | December 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent communication
Nancy assisted me and my ex in finalizing our divorce after mediation. She met with us virtually, explained the process well and kept us updated as our divorce went through the court. Everything went very smoothly. Nancy also answered questions promptly.
Response from Nancy Giardina December 20, 2022
It was my pleasure to help you. I'm glad it was a good experience.
Posted by Agus | November 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful and Quick Divorce
Nancy was able to understand my needs and act quickly. She is very knowledgable and her advice was very helpful. Nancy was always honest and straight-forward. Working with her helped me avoid expensive court proceedings and lengthy negotiations. I recommend her 100%.
Response from Nancy Giardina November 16, 2022
Agustina, thank you so much for your kind words. I wish you all the best.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joint Mortgage Resolution
Nancy represented me in getting out of a joint mortgage situation after a breakup. She was very responsive, knowledgeable, and thorough. Her recommendations and attention to detail made me feel comfortable and legally protected, and her price was fair and transparent. She did a great job communicating with the other party’s somewhat inattentive attorney, and with keeping me informed. I would not hesitate to recommend her to others.
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Response from Nancy Giardina September 30, 2022
Thank you for your very thoughtful words. It was my pleasure working with you.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you for listening
I hired Nancy to review a separation agreement, in preparation for a divorce. The agreement my husband and I had prepared with a mediator was not typical, but it made sense and felt right to both of us. Nancy clearly advised me of my legal rights, but she also listened carefully to my reasoning and left room for me to make my own decisions. I feel confident the agreement is the best it could be, given the two minds and hearts involved. Thank you, Nancy.
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Response from Nancy Giardina April 21, 2022
You are very welcome. It was my pleasure to help you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorced man
Nancy was more than a lawyer , she was my consultant and also my mediator with my x wife attorney and financial accountant . Nancys cool , collective , demeanor was what was exactly needed to sort out the mess with the other sides attorney to keep things moving forward more professionally and in a timely manner. If not for Nancy quite honestly I think I would still be in that mess.Truly a class act.
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Response from Nancy Giardina February 15, 2022
I appreciate your very thoughtful and kind words. I am here if you need me in the future.
Posted by Tania | January 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mediation/Divorce
We hired Nancy to be our mediator, draw up our legal separation agreement and then file the divorce with the court. The process went amazingly smooth. She always responded promptly via email or phone. Nancy is a very intelligent and thorough attorney and her compassion for her clients is genuine.
Response from Nancy Giardina February 15, 2022
Tania, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. It was an honor to help you, and I wish you the best.
Posted by Paul | June 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer / Mediation
I hired Nancy to represent me in my divorce. She worked with me and ex wife now in making the right choses painless. Divorce was scary enough. she made it a friendly n non judgemental atmosphere. Awesome lawyer, if you want a go through it peacefully with no worries.
Response from Nancy Giardina June 7, 2021
Thank you, Paul, for sharing your thoughts. I wish you all the best.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
experienced, conscientious, highly skilled attorney
I hired Nancy to draft a QDRO and then an addendum to our Judgement of Divorce. Nancy is an exceptional attorney. She is knowledgeable, trustworthy, responsive and kind. I would rely on Nancy in a heartbeat for future services, and recommend her to any family member, colleague, or friend. Thank you Nancy for your positive energy and faithful service!
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Response from Nancy Giardina June 7, 2021
You are so welcome. Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by Tom | April 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Divorce the right way
Nancy is an excellent attorney who will teach you how to divorce the without tearing yourself and your family apartso that you and your family can forward with your lives with the least conflict possible. Her kind and compassionate demeaner makes you feel at ease as you approach this emotionally challenging time in your life so you can keep your focus on healing, where it belongs.
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Response from Nancy Giardina June 7, 2021
Thank you, Tom, for your thoughtful review.
Posted by Anne | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mediated Divorce
I hired Nancy to help up through our legal separation and divorce. She guided us through the mediation process which was completely different than the usual adversarial divorce process. She is skilled, empathetic, and understanding of the emotional havoc dissolving a marriage can cause. Mediation was a much better path to take and we are grateful to Nancy for taking this route. Highly recommend Nancy to anyone going through a separation or divorce.
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Response from Nancy Giardina April 1, 2021
Thank you Anne, for your thoughtful review. I appreciate your input.
Posted by Ann | November 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Nancy is an exceptional attorney. Not only is she smart and thorough, but she is also comforting and patient, and got me through an awful time in my life.
Response from Nancy Giardina November 25, 2020
Thank you, Ann, for your kind review. I wish you all the best.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Nancy for Collaborative Divorce Process.
Nancy was very thorough and knowledgeable and kept me informed every step of the process. She also had good recommendations for additional information and support during and after the process.
Response from Nancy Giardina September 16, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind comments. It was a pleasure representing you.
Posted by Anne | June 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific lawyer & mediator
Ms. Giardina is knowledgeable on all aspects of a complicated divorce. Her mediation services were invaluable, and every question was answered patiently, sometimes twice. She was unflappable, compassionate, and business-like. I cannot recommend her enough.
Response from Nancy Giardina September 16, 2020
Anne, I really appreciate your thoughtful comments. It was an honor to help you through your divorce.
Posted by Emily | June 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful service!
Nancy was absolutely wonderful, professional, and patient from start to finish!
Response from Nancy Giardina September 16, 2020
Thank you, Emily, for your kind review. It was a pleasure to work with you.
Posted by Julie | June 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Literacy Specialist
Nancy was very professional and compassion. She was easy to relate to as well as understanding. I found her to be both fair and timely. This process worked very well for our situation. I would highly recommend her to any other parties looking to go through the mediation process.
Response from Nancy Giardina September 16, 2020
Julie, thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. I enjoyed working with you.
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent divorce mediation service
Nancy Giardina was excellent. Acting as a divorce mediator, she was flexible enough to accommodate us with evening hours, and she was clear, professional and efficient from the beginning of the process to the end. All of our questions were answered thoroughly and promptly, resulting in a hassle-free conclusion to our case. Her rates were fair and all other expenses (filing fees etc.) were explained clearly and candidly ahead of time. I would not hesitate in recommending her to others.
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Response from Nancy Giardina December 27, 2019
Thank you for your thoughtful review. It was a pleasure working with you and your spouse.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Collaborative Family Lawyer and Mediator
  • Nancy L. Giardina, Esq.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Kall and Reilly, LLP
  • 2001 - 2018

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Syracuse University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Challenging divorce
  • Client signed Separation Agreement and then obtained a divorce.

Associations

  • CNY Collaborative Family Law Professionals, Inc.
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2022 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • CNY Collaborative Family Law Professionals, Inc.
  • President
  • 2019 - 2021
  • CNY Collaborative Family Law Professionals, Inc.
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leadership Academy Fellow
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Syracuse University Scholar
  • Syracuse University
  • 1987
  • B.S. Summa Cum Laude
  • Syracuse University
  • 1987
  • Salutatorian
  • Fabius Pompey High School
  • 1983
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Publications

  • LinkedIn
  • A Good Divorce is Possible
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Lighting the Way Together, 22nd Annual Networking and Educational Forum
  • How To Create An Access Program From the Ground Up
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Endorse Nancy
Mediation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nancy Giardina is a dynamic and dedicated Mediator and Collaborative Attorney who has earned the respect not only of her clients, but of her fellow Peacemakers across the country and around the world. She is a highly skilled, experienced, and thoughtful practitioner who embraces compassion and curiosity to facilitate an empowering and constructive resolution process for her clients. She is also a generous professional colleague who freely shares her knowledge and experience to help other Peacemakers grow and improve their craft. An active member of both the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Mosten Guthrie Academy, Nancy is making a deep and enduring mark on the local, national and global practice of professional Peacemaking."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nancy is a leader in our local mediation and collaborative communities and is the kind of lawyer that colleagues look forward to working with. She has the expertise, commitment, and compassionate style necessary to take great care of her clients and guide them to the best possible divorce or separation. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Nancy is an experienced, patient and thoughtful Collaborative Law Professional and the leader of our local association. Your matter will be in good hands with Nancy."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Nancy is fair, thoughtful, and creative. She helped de-escalate tensions during our case and I have sent other clients to her for mediation. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nancy is a determined advocate who proffers creative solutions for her clients currently and into the future. A professional through and through!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nancy has years of experience in divorce and collaboration. She is diligent and cares about her clients. I would recommend her to anyone looking to resolve matters using the collaborative process."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have collaborated on matters for over 16 years."
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Syracuse Divorce and separation Lawyer Nancy L. Giardina
Nancy L. Giardina
Divorce and separation Attorney
Syracuse, NY
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available