Batavia, New York Family Lawyers
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...
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).
- 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...
Designated Attorney for the Child
Admitted to Practice in NYS
Rochester, NY 14618
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....
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Dealing with family law issues?
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.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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