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Understanding the Costs of Your Divorce

Our Buffalo attorney explains the retainer, hourly rate and court fees

If you’re thinking about filing for a divorce, you may be wondering what kind of costs you may incur. Attorneys’ fees vary based on the complexity of your case and whether the divorce will be uncontested or contested. At the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates, I strive to make the process as cost-effective for my clients as possible.  I realize that the happier my clients are with my services, the better it is for both of us.

Providing exceptional legal service with a reasonable fee structure

In addition to providing professional, quality service, I also make it my goal to contain client costs as much as possible.  Not all divorce cases necessarily cost a fortune.  It depends on the nature and extent of issues in the case that will need to be resolved; such as whether there are children, whether custody is contested, and the extent of economic or financial issues.  A retainer fee is charged at the beginning of each divorce case, the amount of which depends on your particular circumstances.  State law requires that we execute a written Retainer Agreement, that spells out specifically what you are paying for, and at what rate.  Retainers must be refundable under appropriate circumstances. Feel free to contact my office today to find out more about this process.

What kind of court fees can you expect?

There are a number of mandatory fees that must be paid to the County Clerk upon commencement of a divorce case, and some additional fees which must be paid along the way. These fees are typically collected from our clients at the beginning of the case, in addition to the Retainer payment. With these fees usually come a variety of forms and sometimes complicated paperwork to complete.  At The Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates, we handle all of this for our clients, and do our best to make a complicated process easy to navigate through.     

Contact a NY divorce attorney for cost-effective representation

At The Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates, I strive to get you the most out of your divorce case, at a reasonable cost. Contact us today at 716-886-9600 or contact our firm online to schedule a consultation with a tough, experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney.  From my offices conveniently located in Amherst, I represent clients throughout the Buffalo and Western New York area.

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As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 25 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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    5.0/5.0

    Divorce is always an unpleasant event and my case was no exception, yet the guidance, professionalism and ethical strategy that Randy Margulis provided was essential in finding the best solutions for my children, my ex-wife and myself. As the proces...

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    5.0/5.0

    Divorce is always an unpleasant event and my case was no exception, yet the guidance, professionalism and ethical strategy that Randy Margulis provided was essential in finding the best solutions for my children, my ex-wife and myself. As the proces...

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    5.0/5.0

    Randy Margulis is knowledgable of Domestic Law, dedicated, responsive, personable, aggressive and effective. I came to him on a friend's recommendation as well as Randy's reputation, and during the initial consultation I liked his approach and track ...

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    5.0/5.0

    Found Mr. Margulis to be a very organized and professional individual to work with. He is well-respected by his peers and is spoken of highly, I believe this helped with my divorce and made things go smoothly. I would highly recommend his services ...

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    5.0/5.0

    Randy is very firm and effective in court while empathetic to his clients. I am a domestic violence victim, and Randy made me feel safe and protected. My financial award was more than I envisioned it to be when I started my divorce. I can't thank ...

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