A Buffalo matrimonial lawyer who knows divorce law inside and out. Nobody plans on divorce, but sometimes people find themselves in an untenable situation. You want help from someone who will help you understand the process, and someone who puts the needs of you and your family first. As a lawyer, a former social worker and a mother, Hope understands the incredible stress divorce puts on a family.

Whether it involves separation, divorce, child custody or any other matrimonial dispute, Hope will work with you to resolve your situation in the best way possible for you and your family. And should the matter come to court, she’ll be your staunch advocate before, during and after the trial. Divorce isn’t about winning, but about resolving.

When handling a divorce, Hope understands her clients are going through an extremely difficult emotional time, and that the outcome of a divorce or child custody case will have a big impact on many areas of your life — from where you and your children will live, and when the kids will see their parents, to how the assets will be divided, and how much support will need to be paid. Whether the resolution comes by agreement or by litigation, Hope will stand by your side throughout the entire process.

Legal Separation and Divorce

Child Custody and Visitation

Division of debt and division of assets

Settlement and Separation Agreements

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)

Domestic Violence


Pre and postnuptial agreements

Appeals, modifications and enforcement