Hamburg NY Lawyer

Need an attorney? Offering legal services and representation in Hamburg NY and surrounding areas. Bankruptcy, Divorce, Social Security and more! 716-648-8000

The Law Offices of Dennis C. Gaughan specializes in many different areas of practice including bankruptcy, family law, real estate law and more.


The law office of Dennis C. Gaughan can help you regain control of your finances. We have helped more than 2200 people with bankruptcy matters over the past decade. The bankruptcy code changed in 2005, becoming more complex, and many attorneys stopped offering bankruptcy services. Our office, however, has continued to counsel clients through bankruptcies.

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Additionally, we provide the following bankruptcy-related services:

  • Staying foreclosures
  • Regaining access to frozen bank accounts
  • Reversing auto seizures and utility shut-offs
  • Lifting tax levies and wage garnishments
  • Credit counseling programs

To find out if bankruptcy would be an option to help you handle your debt, call our office to schedule a free consultation.

Criminal Defense

Have you been accused of a crime? A good defense is paramount to your case. Don’t leave your future to chance by not securing proper legal representation. Call the law office of Dennis C. Gaughan where we will discuss the charges and the evidence against you, and determine the best course of action. Don’t leave your future to chance. Call us today for a free consultation.

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Divorce and Family Law

There can be many significant changes in your life. Whether you are looking to expand your family through adoption, seeking a divorce or facing charges of neglect or abuse, the law office of Dennis C. Gaughan can help you through this difficult time quickly and with sensitivity.

We can help you with:

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  • Custody and Visitation Agreements and Issues
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Debt
  • Child Support Arrangements and Collections
  • Paternity
  • Neglect and Child Abuse Charges
  • Maintenance Agreements and Payments

We also offer assistance with the adoption process. Legally, the adoption process is very complex, and as a result, very few lawyers attempt to provide adoption services. While we are not an adoption agency, we can help you with the legal process of adopting a child after you have made arrangements to adopt. There are several types of adoption:

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  • Pre-birth adoption
  • Inter-family adoption
  • Foreign adoption
  • Step-parent adoption

If you need help seeking a divorce, have any questions about adoption, are thinking about becoming certified as an adoptive parent, or are looking for help resolving a family issue after a divorce, contact our office today for a free consultation.

Estates and Elder Law

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Do you need help planning an estate? Do you have a senior or disabled relative that needs legal help with social security, guardianship, or has a long-term care issue? The law office of Dennis C. Gaughan can help you and your loved ones plan for the future and protect your rights and your assets. We can assist you with:

  • Last Wills and Testament
  • Living Wills and Healthcare Proxies
  • Probate and Executions of Wills
  • Guardianship and Power of Attorney
  • Long-term Care Planning and Patient's Rights
  • Financial Representation and Financial Planning

If you need help planning an estate, writing a will, or you have a disabled or elderly loved one that needs help defending their rights, please give us a call.

Real Estate

We perform many real estate-related services. Whether you are buying or selling we can help you with closings, writing or reviewing contracts and purchase agreements, reviewing loan documents, and working with title companies to obtain searches and reports.

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Personal Injury

Have you been in an accident that was no fault of your own? Were you hurt on someone else’s property? If you’ve been injured, through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation.

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We understand that recovering from an injury can be difficult enough without the financial burden of medical costs or the emotional anguish of trying to figure out how to make ends meet. At the law office of Dennis C. Gaughan we can help you collect the money you’re entitled to including money for: 

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Property
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Long-term or Chronic Injury Related Issues 

If you’ve been injured and think you might be entitled to compensation, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. 

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Social Security Disability

If you have a disability that prevents you from continuing to work, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability payments. However, the strict definitions, complicated paperwork, and stringent process of applying for Social Security benefits can be confusing, and incomplete applications may result in benefits being denied. If you are already receiving Social Security benefits, sometimes your case will be reviewed and occasionally benefits can be interrupted.

The law office of Dennis C. Gaughan can help you apply for Social Security benefits, or appeal an application that has been denied. Every case is different. Call us to schedule a free consultation with someone who can guide you through the process.

Tax Problems

In these financial times it is not uncommon to have money issues and sometimes things get away from us or spin out of control. At the law office of Dennis C. Gaughan, we understand that and can help you get your life back in order. Owing money to the IRS can be very stressful and in addition to levies, fines and wage garnishment, you can actually be put in jail if you don’t settle your debt with the IRS. 

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We can help you settle your debt. We will represent you and help you come up with a repayment plan you can afford, stop penalties and interest and in many cases even reduce the amount you owe. Call the law office of Dennis C. Gaughan today to schedule an appointment to discuss what we can do to help you resolve your tax problems.

Workers Compensation

Were you injured at work? Are you having trouble collecting the money you’re owed? Have you been denied workers compensation? Every year thousands of individuals are injured at work and are denied the workers compensation they are entitled to or forced to return to work before they are healed. Don’t be bullied by the workers compensation system. Get the benefits you are entitled to.

If you are having difficulty getting paid for a work-related injury, call the law office of Dennis C. Gaughan today.

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Serving Buffalo, Hamburg NY and surrounding areas.