By Randy S. Margulis | Published October 30, 2023 | | |
Child custody and visitation can be among the most contentious and emotionally charged aspects of a divorce. Judges must decide these issues with a view to promoting the child’s best interests. In New York, judges routinely utilize appointed custody evaluators to help determine what is best for a child, especially as concerns protection from possible Read MoreRead More
Co-parenting after divorce or separation is not without its challenges, even if both parents get along. But child custody arrangements can deteriorate rapidly when one parent violates the other’s rights. In New York, there is a public policy of encouraging a continued relationship between parents and children after a divorce or separation. This often means Read MoreRead More
When parents going through divorce cannot agree on child custody, the decision will be made by a judge based on what is deemed to be in the best interest of the children. In New York, many factors go into that determination, including — in some cases — the preferences of the children themselves. Young children Read MoreRead More
Child custody could be the most contentious issue you have to litigate in your divorce, so if you have to go to court, you must be thoroughly prepared. Courts decide child custody issues based on what they deem to be the “best interest of the child,” so it’s incumbent on you to appear as the Read MoreRead More
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.
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…