By Randy S. Margulis | Published April 30, 2023 | Posted in Divorce | Tagged Tags: contested divorce, no-fault divorce, uncontested divorce | Comments Off on When Does an Uncontested Divorce Become Contested?
An uncontested divorce is always the preferable method of dissolving a marriage, since it is faster, cheaper and generally stress-free. But divorcing spouses might start out in accord only to disagree later on important issues. When that happens, the divorce is converted into a contested one. Most New York divorces are based on no-fault grounds, Read MoreRead More
It happens every day—couples get married and other couples get divorced. According to the United States Census Bureau, in the United States, the national divorce rate per 1,000 people in 2009 was 9.2 percent for men, and 9.7 percent for women. Closer to home, the U.S. Census Bureau Report Marital Events of Americans notes the Read MoreRead More
At the outset of divorce, shifts in financial outlook are difficult to handle. Even as spouses separate, mortgage, utilities, and other bills still demand payment. Whether you are the higher- or lower-earning spouse, temporary financial support is an important feature on the divorce landscape. Called durational or periodic support, temporary support assists struggling spouses while 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 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…