Parents who are going through a divorce or ending a nonmarital relationship want what is best for their children. An adversarial court proceeding where each party must promote their position while tearing down the other side’s arguments is usually not the best way to promote harmony and cooperation as parents and children start the next phase of their lives. Not surprisingly, mediation is a popular alternative to litigation among parents as they seek to establish appropriate child custody and visitation terms. With offices in Williamsville and downtown Buffalo, the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates gives mothers and fathers the chance to resolve parenting arrangements in a private, supportive environment. Attorney Alexandra Rockwood is trained under the standards of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators and uses her background in both law and social work to help everyone focus on what is best for young people when their parents break up.
Though New York judges are required to make decisions on child custody that are in the best interests of the child, no one has better insight as to what that really means than a young person’s parents. Mediation ensures that mothers and fathers are in control of the factors that will affect the ultimate parenting plan. Other considerations that heavily favor alternative dispute resolution in these matters include the following:
Whether you simply need to resolve a question about visitation or are looking to negotiate terms relating to legal custody, primary residence and child support issues, our mediation services can meet your needs.
The Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates works with parents throughout Western New York to reach agreement on child custody and visitation terms through the mediation process. Please call 716-886-9600 or contact us online for a consultation about your specific situation. We have offices located in Williamsville and downtown Buffalo, and also offer virtual consultations
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 a Senior Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates and has been with the firm since early 2020. She primarily practices in the areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, child custody, and child support. Alexandra is a practicing matrimonial and family law attorney as…