Although a divorce ends the relationship between husband and wife, it should not end the relationship between parents and their children. Child custody disputes are often the most hotly contested issues in a divorce. Whereas parents may be willing to compromise on alimony and property division, most refuse to compromise when it comes to their children. If you are involved in a custody dispute, it is important to have an experienced family law attorney on your side.
At the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis, we help parents throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area with child custody, relocation and visitation issues. Our attorneys understand how much pain, anger and frustration these matters can cause, and are dedicated to providing you with the legal support and representation you need to resolve these issues. With 27 years of experience as a family law attorney, we have the knowledge and skill to protect your rights as a parent and the best interests of your child.
In New York , there are two aspects of custody— legal and physical custody. Legal custody refers to which parent has the authority to make decisions involving the child, such as education choices, medical treatment and religious affiliations. A parent can have sole legal custody, or both parents can have joint legal custody.
Physical custody refers to where the child lives after a divorce or separation. Courts rely on a “best interests of the child” standard to determine which parent should be awarded primary physical custody of his or her children. Custody determinations consider a number of different factors, including:
When handling your case, we design strategies which consider these factors to persuade the courts to find in your favor. We also have extensive experience helping parents secure temporary custody of their children during divorce proceedings and enforcing visitation rights after custody arrangements have been established. Let us put our experience and skill to work for you today.
Call the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis today at 716.886.9600 or contact our firm online to schedule an initial consultation. From our offices conveniently located in Williamsville and downtown Buffalo, we represent clients living throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York, including:
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.
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…