Family Law

Getting a divorce in New York state can be a long and complicated process. You need a talented lawyer by your side to navigate the many twists and turns along the way.

At the East Aurora law firm of DiFilippo, Flaherty & Steinhaus, PLLC, we understand that this is a very stressful time for you and your family. We will help you protect your future so that this drastic life change does not mean financial ruin for you. Our attorneys will also fight to protect your relationships with your children. In every case, we will work with you to pursue the goals you set, advising you on all possible outcomes for your decisions.

We provide personal, one-on-one counsel and keen legal representation in the following family law matters:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Relocating with children
  • Modifications to existing orders
  • Equitable distribution of property
  • Spousal support/maintenance
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Domestic violence concerns

Call our family law attorneys at 716-539-9681 to discuss your circumstances during a free initial consultation. We are available to represent you anywhere in Western New York.

Making Decisions About Child Custody After Divorce

The courts make all child custody decisions based on the perceived "best interests" of the children. Among other factors, the court will consider the following questions:

  • Who is the primary caretaker for the children thus far?
  • Has there been any evidence or complaint of abuse?
  • Which parent is best equipped to continue the child's life with a minimum of interruption?

We know how important your children are to you. Whether you are seeking custody or visitation, we will help you safeguard your parental rights and your relationships.

Fairly Dividing Marital Assets And Debts

Equitable division of property doesn't always mean 50-50. We will examine your financial stake in the marriage. We can also consult with your financial planner, if applicable, to determine what will best suit your circumstances in terms of how the assets and debts are divided between you and your spouse.

If you or your spouse owns a business, we can also help you evaluate the business's value and future earning potential. In some cases, even a nonworking spouse may be entitled to part of that value. We can advise you in detail.

Request A Free Consultation

Call DiFilippo, Flaherty & Steinhaus, PLLC, at 716-539-9681 or 716-652-9600 or send us an email to schedule a free appointment. We look forward to meeting with you.