Divorce and family law are two of the most difficult areas for clients, and require a litigator who understands the special stress that these times place on individuals and families.

Our lead attorney is also of counsel to the Law Office of Hope R. Jay PLLC, one of Western New York’s leading Matrimonial and Family Law firms. Not only will we help you navigate the process, but we also ensure that your family’s full range of needs are being met. With access to The Center for Hope WNY, we can aid you in referrals for additional services including family counseling.


Whether you are contemplating separation or divorce, or seeking resolution of a child custody or other matrimonial dispute, we 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, we will advocate for your interests fully before, during and after the trial. Divorce isn’t about winning, but about resolving.

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, our team will stand by your side throughout the entire process.

The Law Offices of Kristen Balbick Degnan practices in the following areas of Matrimonial Law:

  • Legal Separation and Divorce
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Division of debt and division of assets
  • Settlement and Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Annulment
  • Pre and postnuptial agreements
  • Appeals, modifications and enforcement


If you are facing a Family Law problem, it is important to protect your rights and the rights of your children. The outcome of your case could affect you and your family for the rest of your life. Having an experienced Family Law attorney on your side can give you the best possible chance of achieving a favorable solution to your legal problem. We can help you with a wide range of Family Law issues and will keep the concerns of you and your family foremost in a legal strategy.

The Law Offices of Kristen Balbick Degnan practices in the following areas of Family Law:

  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child support modification
  • Paternity
  • Grandparent’s rights
  • Adoption
  • Defense of PINS/JD petitions
  • Abuse and Neglect petitions
  • Orders of Protection/Domestic Violence
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The Law Offices of Kristen Balbick Degnan is a practice concentrating on Civil Litigation, Family and Matrimonial Law, Criminal Defense, and Estate Planning.

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