Family law is a sensitive field that deals with the needs of troubled children and other difficult issues. The New York court system includes family courts that are composed of judges experienced in handling such matters. As a law firm that exclusively handles family law issues, the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis is fully familiar with the practical functioning of the family courts and works tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for our clients throughout Western New York.
In New York, the family court is a specialized county-level court. It does not handle divorce cases, which are decided in the state Supreme Court. The family court’s jurisdiction includes the following matters:
If you are considering bringing any of these types of cases or are a party to a case brought by someone else, we have the knowledge and experience to give you trustworthy advice and representation on all issues.
A family court case begins when one party files a petition describing the case and the relief they want the court to provide. The other party involved may then file an answer. The parties may hire their own attorneys or sometimes may be assigned one by the judge, such as when they can’t afford an attorney. The judge will hold a fact-finding hearing, where the parties present evidence. If the court finds that the charges alleged in the petition are true, it will then hold another hearing to decide on the remedies to be ordered. We work hard to prepare hearing strategies and provide determined advocacy that are tailored to our clients’ individual needs.
The Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis represents Western New York clients in a full range of family court matters. Call 716-886-9600 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Williamsville or downtown Buffalo office.
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…