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Berzer & Wolf is a full service law firm that can meet all of your legal needs. While located in Williamsville, NY, the firm handles matters throughout New York State. Your initial consultation is free. Selecting an attorney is an important decision and you should not be charged to find out what can be done on your matter, nor should you be charged to determine if you are comfortable with retaining a particular attorney. What is most important to us is that you leave feeling fully informed, and we will take the time to make sure that happens.

Photo of Cheryl BerzerCheryl A. Berzer, Esq. has been a matrimonial attorney for 16 years. For most people, going through a divorce or family court proceeding can be an emotionally draining experience. As an experienced attorney, Cheryl will guide you through this difficult process as fairly and quickly as possible. The majority of Cheryl’s cases are complex matrimonial and family court matters. While she can prepare the required paperwork for any uncontested divorce, she will also be there for you if the going gets rough and a trial is required.
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paul wolfPaul W. Wolf, Esq. has been an attorney for 25 years. Paul is a general practitioner and handles family court cases, criminal cases, real estate, wills & estates, business law, workers compensation, personal injury and the division of retirement benefits through Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO). Paul often builds a strong connection with his clients and is very accessible by telephone or email. As a night owl it is not uncommon for him to send emails to clients very late at night. It is good to know that while you are sleeping your attorney is working hard on your matter!Avvo - Rate your Lawyer. Get Free Legal Advice.
Matrimonial Law
Divorce is one of the most stressful times a person can experience. There are many issues that need to be addressed regarding custody of children, child & spousal support, division of assets, etc.

Our firm’s practice is concentrated in handling divorce and family law matters. Together Cheryl Berzer, Esq. & Paul Wolf, Esq. have 41 years of experience handling divorce and family law cases. As Cheryl & Paul are a couple themselves, who work and live together, you get the knowledge, experience and service of two lawyers for the price of one!

We can help to address and resolve issues you have regarding:

Divorce, Custody/Visitation, Child Support, Grandparent Rights, QDROs (to divide retirement assets), Orders of Protection, Enforcing Divorce Agreements, Pre-nuptial Agreements

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Criminal Law
If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony charge, attorney Paul Wolf can help you. A former juvenile prosecutor Paul has 24 years of criminal court experience and has handled cases in courts across Erie and Niagara County.

The types of cases our office has handled include: shop lifting, criminal mischief, assault, robbery, endangering the welfare of a child, harassment, drugs, possession of a weapon, violation of probation, domestic violence.

Paul has taught criminal law as an instructor at Bryant & Stratton College for many years.

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Estates
If a loved one of yours has passed away you will need to have their estate processed through Surrogate’s Court. Attorney Paul Wolf, can assist and guide you through the entire estate procedure. Our Will and estate practice services are available throughout New York State.

Some times estate matters become contested litigation and Mr. Wolf also has experience in handling such matters.

Worker’s Compensation
If you have been injured at work you may need to file a Worker’s Compensation claim. Dealing with the forms and process of the compensation system can be difficult. Attorney Paul Wolf can help guide your case through the system to ensure that the injury you suffered is properly addressed.

Unlike other personal injury matters, the Worker’s Compensation Board determines the amount your attorney is paid for their services to you. The attorney fee which comes out of the amount you receive is typically between 10% to 20% of your compensation award.

It is worth the cost of the attorney fee to have an attorney working with you. If other parties contributed to the cause of your injury such as a product manufacturer, contractor, etc., you may be able to seek compensation from them in addition to Workers Compensation. Attorney Paul Wolf can assist you with all of these issues.

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QDRO
A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)…

is a special kind of Court Order which divides a pension plan or retirement account as part of a divorce. Your divorce settlement most likely divided the pension and retirement benefits between you and your ex-spouse. While your divorce settlement states how pension benefits are to be divided, the additional step of having a QDRO prepared must be undertaken in order to actually divide the pension benefits.

QDROs require very technical language and most divorce attorneys do not fully understand the necessary requirements, which is why you should retain an attorney who is experienced in drafting QDROs.

A QDRO should be prepared as soon as possible after a divorce, as the death or retirement of your ex-spouse prior to a QDRO being completed, can in some situations cause detrimental complications to you.

With over 40 years of legal experience between the two of us, Berzer & Wolf can help you with any legal situation that you have. Including, but not limited to, Matrimonial Law, Criminal Law, Workers Compensation, Wills & Estates, and QDROs

392 Evans Street, Williamsville New York. (716) 633-1400

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