Personalized, Compassionate Family Law Services

We work closely with clients to determine their family law needs and goals, and we don’t rest until we’ve created a strategy to achieve or surpass them.

Serving The Legal Needs Of Families In
Buffalo And Eastern New York

Practice Areas

Matrimonial And Family Law

We handle all types of issues, including divorce, custody and modifications.


We tailor our approach to fit the needs of the client – high-asset, uncontested or same-sex divorce.

Your Finances And Divorce

We make sure you get your fair share of your marital assets.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

This can include mediation, arbitration and other approaches.

Modification Of Agreements

We can help families change their agreements as circumstances change.

Offering Quality Family Law Guidance

Combining the relative style, ability and strengths of the region’s top family law attorneys, the team at the law firm of Mattingly Cavagnaro LLP is ready to help families with their most important and sensitive legal issues. Attorneys Christopher S. Mattingly, Melissa A. Cavagnaro and Nicole Grasso possess over 40 combined years of legal experience focusing solely on family and matrimonial law. They established their boutique law firm to deliver the highest level of advocacy and support possible to people facing divorce or other family conflicts.

Mattingly Cavagnaro LLP offers comprehensive family law services to help you navigate through all areas of divorce, including child custody and support, property division, alimony and other related matters. The legal team of Mattingly and Cavagnaro have extensive experience handling high-asset divorces and complex property distributions. Utilizing a vast network of professional resources and financial experts, our team can help you properly valuate your business and other important financial assets to help ensure that you receive your fair and equitable share.

Mattingly Cavagnaro LLP also offers prenuptial and postnuptial agreement creation and evaluation to help you protect yourself and your assets in the event of a divorce. These agreements also protect your interests during modifications and enforcements of existing court orders. If you are looking to expand your family through adoption, they can help with that, too.

No matter how complex your needs or the specific goals you wish to achieve are, you can count on the team at Mattingly Cavagnaro LLP for the personalized compassionate and experienced counsel you deserve during your difficult and uncertain time.

Exterior of the Office Building of Mattingly Cavagnaro LLP
Exterior of the Office Building of Mattingly Cavagnaro LLP

Advocating For Your Rights As A Parent And Individual

Family law is a complicated mix of human feelings, relationships and financial issues. Our firm balances these issues to find workable plans that look after the best interests of the children while protecting the individual and parental rights of our clients. We always strive to do what is best for the family.

After practicing family and matrimonial law in the western New York area for a combined 30-plus years, attorneys Mattingly and Cavagnaro established Mattingly Cavagnaro LLP in 2014 as a boutique law firm to better serve clients. We are devoted to helping individuals and families navigate the sometimes-difficult roads of divorce, child support, custody issues and other family law matters.

We help clients face these matrimonial challenges by providing clear guidance and counsel, strong advocacy during negotiations and, if necessary, strong representation during litigation. At Mattingly Cavagnaro LLP, we focus solely on matters that affect families and marriage, and we understand the challenges involved for the parents, children and other family members.

Our Experienced Team Is Here For You

Our Awards

Rated By Super Lawyers | Christopher S. Mattingly |
Rated By Super Lawyers | Melissa Cavagnaro |
Rated By Super Lawyers | Rising Stars | Nicole L. Grasso |