By Randy S. Margulis | Published July 31, 2012 | | |
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
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 MoreRead More
As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 25 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.