Genesee County, New York Divorce Lawyers
In his 37 years of practice, Michael has focused his expertise in the areas of serious personal injury claims, complex divorce and custody matters, and criminal and DWI defense. As senior trial counsel of the firm, Michael is a fierce advocate for his clients because he knows how important results are. He has demonstrated...
New York, NY 10007
New York, NY 10005
While attending law school, Ms. MacDonald also spent time as a teaching assistant, she was a member of the UB Law Mock Trial Team, and she was a member of the Erie County Woman’s Bar Association. She also volunteered to coach mock trial students at a local...
Rochester, NY 14625
Buffalo, NY 14202
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Williamsville, NY 14221
West Seneca, NY 14224
Akron, NY 14001
I also brought the first lawsuit seeking to take down the City of Rochester's red light cameras system as an unconstitutional "cash grab". See: Lawrence Krieger vs. City Of Rochester. I am not afraid to take on City Hall or any opponent in court. I put that same passion and experience into fighting for my clients' legal rights in court.
I earned my Juris Doctorate degree from Boston University - School of Law (consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report).
Rochester, NY 14614
State University of New York - Buffalo
That not all couples are able to resolve their differences collaboratively, and as a result he continues his litigation practice....
- Divorce and Separation
- Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements
- Maintenance/Spousal Support (Alimony)
- Post Divorce Matters (Enforcement)
- Establishment of Paternity
- Child Custody
- Parenting Time/Access/Visitation
- Child Support
- Domestic Violence/Orders of Protection
Matrimonial and Family Law matters often require clients to discuss their innermost private and delicate issues that have a lifelong impact on their lives and the lives of their families. Marissa prides herself on having the ability to make clients...
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If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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