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Dividing Retirement Accounts in a New York Divorce

Division of property in a New York divorce follows the principle of equitable distribution, which involves making a valuation of each marital asset. This includes each spouse’s retirement accounts. However, unlike a simple bank account, retirement funds may have both present and future values to ascertain. What’s more, division of these accounts may have tax Read More

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How Parenting Time is Awarded in a New York Divorce

When a divorce involves children, one of the most important considerations is parenting time, formerly known as visitation. “The term “parenting time” emphasizes the ongoing and significant role both parents play in a child’s life despite living in separate households. There are two main types of post-divorce parenting arrangements: sole custody and joint custody. In Read More

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Using Mediation to Advantage in a New York Divorce?

Most contested divorces and child custody matters in New York are now referred to mediation: a structured but informal environment where spouses can discuss their issues, negotiate and potentially reach agreements without the need for trial. Known as “presumptive mediation,” this forum is based on the state court system’s general policy favoring alternative dispute resolution Read More

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The Role of Child Custody Evaluators in New York Divorces

Child custody evaluators serve an important function in New York divorces where children are involved. When parents are unable to reach a consensus, a child custody evaluator can assemble forensic evidence to help the court make an informed decision. The primary objective of a forensic evaluation is to assess the child’s emotional, mental and physical Read More

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Randy S. Margulis
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As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 28 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 a Senior Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates and has been with the firm since early 2020. She primarily practices in the areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, child custody, and child support. Alexandra is a practicing matrimonial and family law attorney as…

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    Divorce is always an unpleasant event and my case was no exception, yet the guidance, professionalism and ethical strategy that Randy Margulis provided was essential in finding the best solutions for my children, my ex-wife and myself. As the proces...

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    Divorce is always an unpleasant event and my case was no exception, yet the guidance, professionalism and ethical strategy that Randy Margulis provided was essential in finding the best solutions for my children, my ex-wife and myself. As the proces...

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    Randy Margulis is knowledgable of Domestic Law, dedicated, responsive, personable, aggressive and effective. I came to him on a friend's recommendation as well as Randy's reputation, and during the initial consultation I liked his approach and track ...

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    Found Mr. Margulis to be a very organized and professional individual to work with. He is well-respected by his peers and is spoken of highly, I believe this helped with my divorce and made things go smoothly. I would highly recommend his services ...

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    Randy is very firm and effective in court while empathetic to his clients. I am a domestic violence victim, and Randy made me feel safe and protected. My financial award was more than I envisioned it to be when I started my divorce. I can't thank ...

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