By Randy S. Margulis | Published August 28, 2012 | | |
There was a time when prenuptial agreements were the domain of celebrities or the wealthy. Times have changed, and prenuptial agreements are now common for couples of all ages anticipating marriage. Defined under Domestic Relations Law 236 (B) (3), a prenuptial agreement is a legal contract describing ownership and disposition of assets if a marriage Read MoreRead More
In May 1999, football player Atiim Kiambu Hakeem-Ah Tiki Barber married Ginny Cha. In April 2012, the couple resolved issues that will finally allow them to divorce. The sordid case has claimed headlines and stands a cautionary tale for treatment of spouses, and the disruption of divorce on life. By all accounts the marriage of Read MoreRead More
In October 2010, legislation passed in New York to provide an additional ground for divorce. Irretrievable breakdown became the New York version of a no-fault ground for divorce. Although couples could previously divorce without declaring fault through legal separation for a year or more, the new ground enabled couples to move toward divorce with only Read MoreRead More
Divorce, lawyers, legal fees—they go together, right? In the age of the Internet, state-specific legal information is available and courts often make online forms available for those who choose to self-represent. But is it a good idea? In 25 years of practice, I can say the quick answer is almost certainly not. Even couples who 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.