The outcome of a divorce can have a tremendous impact on all areas of your life. It determines how your assets will be divided, how much support will be paid, and if you have children, who they will live with and how often you get to see them. With so much on the line, you need an experienced divorce attorney who knows how to protect your interests and can help you build a bright, stable future. At the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis, that is my top priority. You can rest assured that I have the experience and skill to secure the best possible results in your case.
New York authorized no-fault divorce in 2010. This means that if a marriage has been irretrievably broken for a period of at least six months, a divorce will be granted if issues regarding support, custody, visitation and property division have been completely resolved. If this is not possible, fault-based divorce remains for the following grounds:
Whether the divorce alleges fault or not, New York has complicated filing requirements. I ensure your documents are completed and executed correctly even in special circumstances such as military or high-net-worth divorce.
Whenever possible, working toward an uncontested divorce is a worthy goal, but even when disputes are not litigated, professional legal representation is crucial. I am a strong negotiator who will make sure that your vital interests and those of your children are protected and that the divorce agreement satisfies New York law. If you cannot reach consensus with your spouse, I will be a determined advocate on your behalf. Even in a contested divorce, we will still try to move the process in an amicable, professional manner.
Breakups involving children can be highly contested and emotionally draining. I understand that nothing is more important than maintaining a strong bond with your children, which is why I tirelessly pursue fair terms when seeking legal and physical custody. If your child is not going to live with you, I will help establish an appropriately detailed visitation plan that mandates frequent, meaningful contact. When conflicts exist over child support, I investigate all relevant factors to help argue for a fair rate.
If you and your spouse cannot live together but are not ready for divorce, I can assist you with obtaining a legal separation. Like a divorce order, a separation agreement addresses issues of spousal support, child custody and visitation, and property division. However, the couple remains married legally and for the purposes of spousal health insurance coverage. If a couple remains separated for at least one year, they become eligible for what is known as a conversion divorce, which saves time and expense by converting the terms of the separation agreement into a divorce order.
The Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis represents Western New York clients in a full range of family matters. Call 716-886-9600 or contact me online to schedule a meeting at my Williamsville or downtown Buffalo office.
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…