Many divorcing couples recognize the benefits of mediation. Reaching a compromise in a private setting is often a better way to resolve parenting and financial terms than going through the time, expense and stress of a public trial. However, choosing the right divorce mediator is just as important as choosing the right forum. At the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis and Associates, Alexandra Rockwood is a trained mediator who uses her legal and social work experience to help Western New York spouses achieve fair settlements and move forward with their lives. From offices in Williamsville and downtown Buffalo, as well as virtually, our firm offers exceptional mediation services to couples who are ending their marriage.
Going through a divorce isn’t the same as being a litigant in another type of legal matter. When the marriage dissolution case ends, you might still have to maintain a relationship with your former spouse, especially if you have one or more children together. Moreover, the way you handle the divorce could have a longstanding and significant impact on your financial and emotional well-being. Alexandra Rockwood has a unique perspective on the numerous ways in which people are affected by a divorce. Her training under the standards set by the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, as well as her experience in legal advocacy and social work, helps her to foster healthy negotiations even in highly charged breakups. As an impartial facilitator, she keeps divorcing spouses from getting sidetracked and points them toward settlement on issues pertaining to child custody, spousal maintenance (alimony), property division and child support.
Spouses who have chosen to go their separate ways frequently lament that their partner stopped listening to them. While this might just be a figure of speech, it does recognize that it can be difficult to reach reasonable compromise in a relationship overwhelmed by pain and anger. Alexandra Rockwood is well versed in New York’s Domestic Relations Law and provides insight on relevant legal provisions in a confidential, professional setting. She helps to craft solutions tailored to each divorcing couple’s specific circumstances and can steer parties away from arguments that would not be relevant or successful in court.
No matter how devoted a judge is to making a fair decision in a litigated divorce, both spouses are still subject to the court’s schedule and rules. On the other hand, Alexandra can shape the mediation process to what you require based on your situation and needs. Perhaps you are close to agreement and just need a few sessions to finalize a marital settlement agreement. Alternatively, your divorce could necessitate extensive conflict resolution before you move forward toward a mutually agreeable outcome. Whatever type of guidance is necessary, Alexandra Rockwood will draw on her legal and social work background to identify the optimal structure for your mediation.
The Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates provides professional mediation services to Western New Yorkers who are going through a divorce. To discuss your situation and how this method of alternative dispute resolution might benefit you, please call 716-886-9600 or contact us online. Our offices are in Williamsville and downtown Buffalo. We 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…