Almond, New York Family Lawyers

Timothy John Rosell
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Hornell, NY Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(607) 324-7333 70 Main Street
Hornell, NY 14843
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attended the Hornell School District my entire life, nearby Alfred State and Alfred University and returned to Hornell after attending Thomas Cooley in Lansing, Michigan to practice law in my hometown. Reside here in Hornell with my wife and two children.
David Scott Heier Esq
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Canandaigua, NY Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(585) 358-0515 20 Gorham St
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Family and Divorce
University of Dayton School of Law
Former Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years gaining extensive trial advocacy experience. Worked as the Assistant City Attorney for a suburban city in Franklin County practicing in Ohio municipal law. Entered private practice serving the needs of clients in a wide number of legal areas. My practice is now limited to Family Law matters and Divorce in New York state. Also licensed in Ohio.
Jeannie D. Michalski Esq.
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Avon, NY Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(585) 351-2500 5579 E Avon Lima Rd
P.O. Box 172
Avon, NY 14414
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
University of Dayton School of Law
Jeannie D. Michalski, Esq., is a private attorney with offices in Monroe and Livingston County, as well as the Conflict Defender of Livingston County, NY. Ms. Michalski graduated magna cum laude from Nazareth College and attended the University of Dayton School of Law. She was awarded a community service scholarship. She began her legal career by serving as a judicial clerk and interning at the Legal Aid Society of Rochester. Ms. Michalski has since practiced law in New York State for over ten years. Ms. Michalski served as an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County for seven years,...
Michael Ranzenhofer
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Batavia, NY Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(585) 343-0746 113 Main Street
Batavia, NY 14021
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
State University of New York - Buffalo
My name is Mike Ranzenhofer. I assist residents of the Buffalo and WNY area with their legal needs in three specific practice areas. They are: * Injury Law * Divorce and Family Law * DWI and other Crimes I am one of the managing partners of Friedman & Ranzenhofer. Our firm has been helping Buffalo and WNY area folks since the late 1950's so it's likely we've helped a family member or friend in the past. In fact, we're told numerous times weekly just that. Area residents come to us for help for...
Susan Kathleen Duke
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Livonia, NY Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(585) 346-3220 3407 Rochester Road
Livonia, NY 14480
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Attorney concentrating in family law and bankruptcy, including divorce, child custody, child support, and spousal support.
Kristie L. DeFreze
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Batavia, NY Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(585) 344-1994 18 Ellicott Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Michelle A Cooke
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Corning, NY Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(607) 438-2992 52 Bridge Street
Suite 201
Corning, NY 14830
Family, Appeals and Landlord Tenant
Western New England University School of Law and Niagara University
My passion for providing effective representation in Family Court began during the four years I spent representing the Steuben County Department of Social Services in a wide variety of cases involving custody, visitation, support, and Child Protective Services issues. Since leaving that position in 2014, I have opened my own law practice where I am able to channel my passion into representing individuals in the Family Court system.
Stephen Michael Kelley
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Geneseo, NY Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(585) 519-4387 131 Main Street
Suite 7
Geneseo, NY 14454
Family, Divorce, Elder and Real Estate
State University of New York - Buffalo
Practice areas - Estate Planning, Wills, Healthcare Proxies, Power of Attorney, Trusts, Probate, VA Aid & Assistance benefits (tax free), Asset Protection from the high cost of Nursing Home Care. Real Estate Closings.
Randolph Meyer
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Geneseo, NY Family Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(585) 243-1010 29 Main St.
Geneseo, NY 14454
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Northwestern U Sch Of Law
Cuba, NY Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(585) 209-4094 5659 West Shore Road
Cuba, NY 14727-9627
Family and Criminal
Canandaigua, NY Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(585) 394-6500 10 Grove Dr
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Painted Post, NY Family Law Lawyer
16 Dogwood Ln
Painted Post, NY 14870
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Steven Gabin Wiseman
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Ellicottville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(716) 636-7600 6133 Route 219 South
Ste. 1005
Ellicottville, NY 14731
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Georgetown University Law Center
40 years experience, the last 25 of which have been devoted exclusively to matrimonial and family law, including appeals, division of retirement plans, and high net worth matrimonial matters. I have been a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs for local and NYS Bar Association programs as well as for judges.
Kenneth Olena
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Ellicottville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(716) 636-7600 6133 Route 219 South
Ste. 1005
Ellicottville, NY 14731
Family, Business and Divorce
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Kenneth Olena has worked for the last 35 years as a family law practitioner. He specializes in divorce proceedings, ranging from small to multi-million dollar settlements. Since 1981, Kenneth has practiced across upstate New York and predominantly in the Western New York region, helping clients with over a thousand divorce cases; prior to his work at HoganWillig, Mr. Olena also provided excellent support to clients with Siegel, Kelleher & Kahn for more than 21 years. With expertise, he has handled actions of varying financial complexity involving difficult custodial battles, hardships regarding property ownership, and management of clients' personal businesses or...
Dennis Charles Gaughan
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Hamburg, NY Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(716) 648-8000 6161 South Park Ave
Hamburg, NY 14075
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Divorce
New York Law School
We chose to remain a small law office to provide personal, dedicated and aggressive service to our clients. My office costs a few dollars more but excellent service takes time and strategy. Offsetting our higher fees we have payment plans. We have seven lawyers working together to get the best solutions. As a small firm we call upon all areas of the law to form a comprehensive strategy and plan. As in a game making the right move determines the outcome of the case. A divorce case is often helped by a bankruptcy or our tax law knowledge. We create...
Keli Iles-Hernandez
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Ellicottville, NY Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(716) 636-7600 6133 Route 219 South
Ste. 1005
Ellicottville, NY 14731
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Keli Iles-Hernandez is an attorney with HoganWillig’s Matrimonial & Family Law Department. She handles adoptions, divorce, custody, child support, child abuse and other related proceedings; with experience representing families with diverse family dynamics and LGBTQ legal matters. Ms. Iles-Hernandez also currently serves on the Attorneys for Children Panel (4th Judicial Department) representing children in child abuse, neglect and custody issues.

Keli Iles-Hernandez brings a vast variety of life experience with her to HoganWillig, having served in the U.S. Army for 4 years as an active-duty Medic and then as a Special Education teacher. Ms. Iles-Hernandez has earned a Bachelor’s degree...
Patrick C. O'Reilly
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Buffalo, NY Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(716) 849-1333 42 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
Family and Divorce
State University of New York - Buffalo
Patrick C. O'Reilly focuses his practice on matrimonial litigation, handling all aspects of divorce and separation and representing clients in matters related to the modification or enforcement of existing matrimonial judgments and orders. He is a member of the firm's Management Committee and is chair of the Matrimonial and Family Law Practice Area. For more than 25 years, Mr. O'Reilly has served as a panelist and speaker on matrimonial and family law topic for numerous seminars, workshops, and symposiums sponsored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York State Office of Court Administration, New York State Bar Association...
Michael Francis Barrett
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Batavia, NY Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(585) 479-3838 104 Bank St.
Batavia, NY 14020
Family and Bankruptcy
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Assisting individuals in filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, in Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming counties. I am a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Following a brief telephone call, I can arrange to meet with you for a free consultation in my Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Hamburg, or Batavia office. I will go over all the required information with you, so you will not need to fill out a huge packet of papers on your own. We can review all of your options so you can determine whether bankruptcy, or another...
Kevin Scott Mahoney
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Ellicottville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(716) 636-7600 6133 Route 219 South
Ste. 1005
Ellicottville, NY 14731
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Kevin Mahoney received his B.A., Ed.M and J.D. all from the State University of New York at Buffalo. As a member of HoganWillig's Family and Criminal Law Departments, Mr. Mahoney regularly assists individuals who are in a very difficult time of their lives. He believes it is his task to calmly offer skilled advice and perspective during what is often a difficult or emotionally charged situation.

In the area of family law, Mr. Mahoney and his colleagues assist individuals with family court proceedings which most commonly involve custody/visitation and/or paternity and support proceedings. They also assist individuals in all aspects of...
Denis A. Scinta
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Ellicottville, NY Family Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(716) 636-7600 6133 Route 219 South
Ste. 1005
Ellicottville, NY 14731
Family and Juvenile
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
Denis Scinta is a member of the Matrimonial & Family Law group at HoganWillig. Mr. Scinta has focused his practice exclusively in the area of Family Law, with particular expertise in Family Court matters, including: divorce, modification and enforcement proceedings, custody, child support, and more. Over an illustrious career, Denis also has specialized in other more atypical matters, such as adoptions, delinquencies, PINS affairs, and issues regarding the termination of parental rights. Given his diverse work, Mr. Scinta provides HoganWillig an abundance of experience in all sectors of Family Law.

From 1971-1997, Mr. Scinta worked as a partner for the law...
Emanuel N. Mouganis
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Brockport, NY Family Law Lawyer
(585) 637-2123 62 Main Street
Brockport, NY 14420
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Emanuel N. Mouganis is the principal attorney of his firm and was born and raised in Brockport, New York and has a strong reputation for providing quality legal services in Western New York. Emanuel N. Mouganis holds a Juris Doctor and has also received an advanced Masters of Law degree from SUNY Buffalo Law School. While in both law and graduate law school, Emanuel N. Mouganis was elected to the Student Bar Association. Prior to forming his own firm, Emanuel N. Mouganis was nominated for a Judicial Clerkship in Circuit Court. Emanuel N. Mouganis has also served as a...
Alexander Korotkin
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(585) 419-5714 70 Linden Oaks, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14625
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
I have been practicing law in Rochester, New York, and nearby towns for the past 13 years. I concentrate my practice in matrimonial and family law. I counsel my clients on divorce, separation, custody, relocation, child support, adoption, premarital and postmarital agreements. More specifically, I assist my clients with such matters as: * Adoption * Alimony/Maintenance * Annulments * Child Abuse * Child Custody * Child Support * Child Support Enforcement * Dependency Proceedings * Divorce * Domestic Partnerships * Domestic Violence Orders * Family Court Proceedings * Family Law * Fertility and Surrogacy * Foreign Adoption * Foster Care * Grandparent Custody & Visitation Rights * Grandparent Rights * Guardianship * Name Change * Parental Rights * Paternity * Postnuptial Agreements *...
Thomas Wheeler Seeley
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Skaneateles, NY Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(315) 217-1552 3986 Jordan Rd
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Syracuse University
A holistic approach to your legal matters. I am a trained divorce mediator and experienced attorney who works primarily with clients who choose to seek resolution of their divorce, family law, and other legal matters outside of the court room through mediation and collaborative law. In addition to his mediation practice, Tom has fifteen years of experience practicing matrimonial and family law, real estate law and elder law in the Finger Lakes and is the owner of Law Office of Thomas W. Seeley, PC and Finger Lakes Holistic Divorce Mediation, Inc.
Tom encourages clients to integrate...
Carolyn Chase
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Rochester, NY Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(585) 662-8836 2480 Browncroft Boulevard, Suite 126
Rochester, NY 14625
Family and Divorce
Syracuse University College of Law
Since 2002, Carolyn L. Chase, Esq.’s practice focus has been on Family and Matrimonial Law. Her extensive advocacy for children, her experience handling domestic violence issues, paternity, adoption, neglect and abuse, and her familiarity with the courts in Monroe and the surrounding counties are just a few of the reasons why clients seek her out.
Jeffrey Francis Reina
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Buffalo, NY Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(716) 849-1333 42 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
Family, Business and Divorce
State University of New York - Buffalo
Jeffrey Reina is a senior partner at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria and is the head of the Matrimonial Law Practice Area. He has experience handling a variety of matrimonial issues, including divorce, separation, spousal support, same sex marriage, prenuptial agreements, post-judgment, and complex high net worth divorce. Mr. Reina also oversees the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Area. He resolves disputes for clients involving contracts, employment agreements, trademarks, copyrights, and partnership and shareholder matters. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Reina spent nearly a decade working in the restaurant industry. For several years, he served as...
Richard W. Gunger
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Auburn, NY Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(315) 253-2288 5 Court St
Auburn, NY 13021
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Syracuse University College of Law
Richard W. Gunger has been practicing Law for almost 30 years with offices located at 5 Court Street, Auburn, New York proudly serving clients throughout Central New York and the surrounding areas. He works tirelessly for his clients and prides himself on obtaining the absolute best result for each and every client.

General Practice of Law including Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13), Divorce, Separation, Wills and Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Probate, Adoptions, Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Brain Injures, Guardianship, Adoption, Personal Injury, Small Claims, Appeals, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, House...
Charles A. Messina
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Buffalo, NY Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(716) 980-1959 3990 McKinley Pkwy, Suite 3
Buffalo, NY 14219
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Attorney Charles A. Messina is a native of Buffalo who has devoted his career to matrimonial and family law. He graduated from the University of Buffalo Law School (SUNY) in 2004 with honors and established his own family law practice in November of 2009. Today, Attorney Messina is recognized for his reputation as a knowledgeable resource on the topics of divorce, child custody, and family court proceedings.
Danielle DeJoseph
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Ellicottville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(716) 636-7600 6133 Route 219 South
Ste. 1005
Ellicottville, NY 14731
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Danielle DeJoseph is an Associate Attorney practicing primarily in the firm’s Matrimonial & Family Law and Estate Planning & Administration Practice Groups.

Ms. DeJoseph graduated summa cum laude from Buffalo State College in 2013 with a major in English Literature. She received her legal education at the University at Buffalo School of Law, where she graduated with a J.D. in 2017. As a law student, Danielle worked for nearly three years as a law clerk in FELA litigation. Danielle also interned with the New York State Attorney General’s Office in the Organized Crime Task Force.

Ms. DeJoseph is admitted...
Andrew S. Tabashneck
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Williamsville, NY Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(716) 526-7405 5784 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Divorce
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Free Consultations 24/7. Affordable Payment Plans. Divorce and Criminal Lawyer in Buffalo NY. Call Andrew Tabashneck Esq direct at (716) 526-7405.
Paul W Wolf
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Williamsville, NY Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(716) 633-1400 392 Evans Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
State University of New York - Buffalo
A licensed attorney for 27 years, Paul Wolf concentrates his practice in Divorce/Family Court matters; preparing and reviewing QDROs. Although located in the Buffalo, NY area, Paul can handle QDROs no matter where you are located. Paul's fees are frequently lower than many attorneys, especially in the expensive New York City area.Experienced in handling military pensions, state pensions, federal pensions, private pensions and 401ks.
Frank Stephen Ieraci
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Buffalo, NY Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(716) 832-7777 2140 Eggert Rd
Buffalo, NY 14226
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
State University of New York - Buffalo
A graduate of Cornell University and the University of Buffalo Law School, Mr. Ieraci has been a practicing attorney in the Buffalo/Niagara region since 1988. A lifelong resident of western New York, he has dedicated his practice to the representation of individuals with common legal issues.
Cheryl Ann Berzer
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Williamsville, NY Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(716) 633-1400 392 Evans Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Has been a matrimonial attorney for 15 years. For most people, going through a divorce or family court proceeding can be an emotionally draining experience. As an experienced attorney, Cheryl will guide you through this difficult process as fairly and quickly as possible. The majority of Cheryl’s cases are complex matrimonial and family court matters. While she can prepare the required paperwork for any uncontested divorce, she will also be there for you if the going gets rough and a trial is required.
Peter McGrath
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Kenmore, NY Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(716) 262-9023 3110 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14216
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
State University of New York - Buffalo
I am the founder and principal attorney at the McGrath Law Firm located in Buffalo, New York. Prior to entering law school, I earned a B.A., Summa Cum Laude, in Psychology from Kean University. I attended law school at SUNY Buffalo School of Law. My firm is a full-service general practice firm that is equipped to handle all legal needs.
Steven Paquette
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Syracuse, NY Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(315) 422-1500 1 Lincoln Ctr # 1000
Syracuse, NY 13202
Family and Divorce
Syracuse University College of Law
Steve is highly regarded by his peers, and highly rated in the field of litigated and collaborative divorce. Member of the prestigious AAML, President of CNY Collaborative Practice Group, with 37 years experience assisting families in need.
Daniel Anthony Testa III
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Auburn, NY Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(315) 255-3368 39 William Street
Suite 205
Auburn, NY 13021
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
State University of New York - Buffalo
I am a general practice attorney concentrating in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Family Law including Divorce and Uncontested Divorce and Criminal Law. Based in Auburn, New York the I service all of Central New York and the Fingerlakes Region including Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, Tompkins, Cortland and Oswego counties. I am a client focused Attorney. When you choose me to represent you you can rest assured that your matter will always take top priority and never get lost in the fray. My Office is dedicated to client satisfaction and customer service. In addition most services are...
David Richard Addelman
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Buffalo, NY Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(716) 856-4118 69 Delaware Ave. Suite 602
Buffalo, NY 14202
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Immigration
Since 1984, David R. Addelman, Esq. has represented both individual and corporate clients in various areas of law which include criminal and civil litigation (personal injury, accident cases), divorce, real estate, immigration, estates and bankruptcy. Applying energy, experience, and resourcefulness to every project we accept, we are dedicated to your success. Mr. Addelman is experienced in handling Immigration court cases (removal and/or deportation proceedings) as well as criminal defense representation (in State and Federal courts).
Heather Leigh Youngman
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Syracuse, NY Family Law Lawyer
(315) 492-4700 507 Plum Street
Suite 103
Syracuse, NY 13204
Family and Divorce
State University of New York - Buffalo
Heather is an Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC, where her practice focuses on civil litigation, and family and matrimonial law. Heather came to Tully Rinckey PLLC after working at another Syracuse law firm, where she focused primarily on federal court appellate litigation. She additionally worked as a law clerk at two of Buffalo’s top litigation firms, where she assisted with a variety of civil and criminal matters. She is admitted to practice law in New York State and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. Heather’s other professional experience includes working as a journalist, editor,...
Michael James Ingham
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North Tonawanda, NY Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(716) 531-1639 150 Payne Avenue
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Landlord Tenant
Michael J. Ingham is a seasoned courtroom attorney with over twenty years of trial experience. He has served as a trial attorney/prosecutor on both the county and state levels. His practice includes all federal, state and local courts. Areas of focus are criminal defense, personal injury, DWI defense, traffic offenses and all family court matters.
Jamie Griebner Leberer
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Buffalo, NY Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(716) 218-8325 43 Court Street
Suite 810
Buffalo, NY 14202
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
A native of Buffalo, New York, Jamie Leberer attended University at Buffalo, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 2009. Ms. Leberer received her Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been practicing exclusively matrimonial and family law since she became a member of the New York State Bar, and recently expanded into personal injury. Ms. Leberer opened the doors to her practice in October, 2017.

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Donna Haslinger
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Batavia, NY Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(585) 479-3838 16 Main St.
Batavia, NY 14020
Family and Divorce
SUNY Buffalo Law School
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Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

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