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Can I Pay Support Directly to my Child?

Technically, child support belongs to the child it is intended to support. Realistically, most children are not capable of managing their own finances, so one parent acts as the child’s financial manager and receives the support on his or her behalf. Some parents may want to know if they can bypass the custodial parent and Read More

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Is Child Support Considered Income?

Federal law requires all parents to contribute to the financial support of their children until the age of majority.  When parents divorce, the obligation to support the children of the marriage is shared between parents. In most cases, one parent serves as the primary custodian and one parent supplements the income of the children by Read More

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Options for Enforcing a Child Support Order

If you are a custodial parent and have been awarded child support in your divorce agreement, the law provides tools to collect the money owed to you. In the State of New York you can pursue legal enforcement of a child support order if the supporting parent refuses to pay, is delinquent in payment or Read More

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Is He the Father? Separation Without Marriage

Recent studies have shown that one out of every four babies born in the United States is born to unmarried parents who often live together. This raises difficult issues when the parents decide to separate. Do both parents have rights to the children? Which parent gets custody of the children? In New York, both partners 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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