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Does Father Know Best? Child Custody in New York

Other than the death of a parent, there is likely no more disruptive event in the life of a child than a contentious child custody battle waged by parents unable to agree on a healthy parenting arrangement. Historically, the tender years doctrine used by courts presumed a mother, unless proved unfit, was the best caregiver Read More

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Same-Sex Divorce: Understanding the Differences

In 2011, New York legalized same-sex marriage.  Although all divorcing couples face similar issues of spousal and child support, child custody, and property division, there are differences to consider after a same-sex marriage. Many couples who take advantage of the new law in New York already enjoyed a long-term civil union, accumulating wealth, property, or Read More

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Faultlines: Considering Grounds for Divorce in New York

People have reasons for getting married and reasons for getting divorced.  The only two people who really know why a marriage broke down are the two people trying to end it—and sometimes it is still not clear. But whatever the reason, you require legal grounds to obtain a divorce in New York. A great deal Read More

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The Bottom Line: Equitable Distribution in New York

At some point, divorce surprises everyone.  Even an unhappy spouse who planned long for divorce eventually comes up against the unanticipated.  Too often, that surprise comes when a couple tries to divide their property. In New York, and anywhere else, spouses who can generally agree on how to divide their estate experience less conflict, and Read More

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Randy S. Margulis
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As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 27 years, I have devoted myself to solving the problems that affect families throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York. As a family law attorney, I make it my goal to create a partnership of trust with my clients. People put their trust in me to handle cases that can potentially have a long-lasting impact on not only their lives, but the lives of their family as well.

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Alexandra M. Rockwood
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Alexandra M. Rockwood is an Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates and has been with the firm since early 2020. She practices primarily in the areas of matrimonial and family law. Ms. Rockwood graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Geneseo with a degree in History and minors in Political…

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