In a Contested Divorce, You Need an Experienced Buffalo Attorney to Represent You

Focusing on divorce cases in Erie and Niagara counties for more than 20 years

Representing people going through divorce has been at the heart of my practice for more than two decades. At the Law Office of Linda M. DiPasquale your needs command my full attention. I hope the following helps you understand what to expect in a contested divorce.

A brief guide to New York divorce by an experienced Buffalo divorce lawyer

In a divorce, as in other civil proceedings, there is a plaintiff and a defendant. The plaintiff alleges the grounds for divorce in a document called the complaint. The plaintiff must prove the allegations in the complaint for the divorce to be granted. New York now recognizes irretrievable breakdown of the marital relationship as grounds for divorce.  So, in effect, a no-fault divorce is available.

Even after the court grants a divorce, issues remain that must be agreed on by the parties or decided by the judge. These include spousal support (alimony or maintenance), child support, child custody and visitation and distribution of marital property.

When you turn to the Law Office of Linda M. DiPasquale I appreciate the uniqueness of your situation and guide you carefully through the divorce process. As an attorney invested in protecting your best interests, as well as those of every member of your family, I navigate your legal matters by:

  • Listening carefully to you.
  • Approaching your circumstances from a counseling perspective. I strive to work together with you to bring about a successful resolution and help you move toward a better future.
  • Strategizing. I review the particulars of your situation and work with you to plan the best approach to achieving your objectives.
  • Advocating for you. I try to settle disputes out of court whenever possible, but if your case needs to go to court, I bring 25 years of experience in litigating family law matters to your side of the dispute. I am passionate about protecting my clients' rights, and I have a record of success.


Call your Buffalo divorce lawyer, Linda M. DiPasquale

If you or your spouse plans to dissolve the marriage, you need an experienced Buffalo family law attorney to help you prepare for and navigate the divorce. At the Law Office of Linda M. DiPasquale family law matters are handled with care. My office is centrally located in downtown Buffalo, one block from the family and supreme courts. We serve clients in Buffalo and throughout Erie and Niagara counties. For a consultation, call me at 716.882.5532 or contact my office online. For your convenience, appointments may be scheduled during early morning, evening or weekend hours.