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Benefits and Drawbacks of Postnuptial Agreements

A postnuptial agreement is similar to a prenup, a popular way to decide money and property issues at the start of a marriage rather than leave them for resolution during a divorce. Postnups — created after the parties are married — work much the same as prenups, but they are subjected to a higher level Read More

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How Domestic Violence Can Affect Property Division in a Divorce

Divorce can be a very stressful experience, especially as it relates to the division of marital property. When a couple divorces in New York, unless the parties agree otherwise, the court will divide their property in a way that is fair to both spouses, which is known as equitable distribution. In order to decide what Read More

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Understanding the Financial Aspects of Divorce

In any divorce one of the most primary and contentious areas is the division of assets. Splitting the equity in the home and the credit card bills, agreeing on child support and who keeps what can lengthen negotiations, bring up bitter arguments and send couples to court. Understanding what assets may come under fire will Read More

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Are Inheritance Monies Subject to Equitable Distribution?

I work daily with individuals concerned about division of assets during their divorce. Properly valuing a marital estate is key to fair division of property at the end of a marriage. New York is an equitable distribution state, meaning without other agreement, a court makes property awards that equitably distribute assets and liabilities of the 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 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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