Mike is worth the money, he invests back into his clients and makes them feel like family. I wish I had found him earlier, but I will do what he deserves and tell my story, and tell you the kind of attorney he is.
Mike is the kind of lawyer I wish I had found the first time around during my divorce. Due to COVID my divorce was drawn out and my times court dates were rescheduled due to COVID. I originally hired Leslie Jensen as an attorney and I was new to the process. She gave me false hope and when I came with questions she dismissed me. Leslie went to mediation with me, telling me it was in the bag and I would have joint custody, I lost, and she took none of the blame for losing. Because I didn't go with Mike Kalanta the first time around it took me 2 years, a ton of heart ache and a 6,000 dollar private custody evaluation and a private investigator which cost 2500
I then contacted Mike, he setup a consultation and I brought all my paperwork. Mike spent about an hour and a half panning through the paperwork, trying to understand my case and all the issues surrounding it. He stepped in an agreed not to price gouge me like I had previously received. Mike explained every step of the process, and told me what was likely to happen so I did not get my hopes up. When I was down on luck because court was postponed, he had called me multiple times to check in and see how I was doing. He would always say, hey Dan I am not charging you for this I just wanted to check in and see how you were holding up, or what's new with you. He treated me like family and so has Sandra from his office, who is a great paralegal. Sandra is friendly, responsive, and always up to do whatever I wanted or needed. They didn't make me wait and responded in a quick timely fashion. Mike and Sandra would call with updates, and have made sure to get my case handled properly. When I was with Leslie Jensen I felt like a number, a number on a check she wanted to cash. But with Mike Kalanta, he restored a bunch of faith in the law, and courts.
1. I came to Mike with wanting more custody of my kids, due to it being originally at 70/30 to the mother of my kids. He recommended a Private Custody evaluation that has since given me 50/50 custody.
2. I was going to be deal with support issues surround my ex who was capable of working full time but refused to do so. Mike recommended a vocational assessment, which has come back placing her at a full time wage in the courts.
3. I was able to settle my divorce after a long played out game from my ex and her attorney. Mike called multiple times to check in on me and text me to make sure to get the job done and give me closure on that issue.
When I started this issue I felt like attorneys were a waste of time and not worth it. After having Mike on my side for the past 2 years, I couldn't be more grateful and thankful. I have nothing but respect for him, Sandra and his law firm. He makes you feel like a person, and cares a ton. My only regret was not hiring him the first time when I was out looking for attorneys to represent me.