Does Cheating Affect Alimony in New York City?

As of this writing, about 50 percent of all first marriages in the United States end in divorce. The rate of divorce for second and subsequent marriages is even higher. As New York City divorce attorneys, we can safely say that a large percentage of...


What Makes Military Divorce Different

For the most part, the divorce process for members of the military is no different than it is for civilians. There are still the questions of child custody, alimony, and asset division to sort through, and you will still file the same way. There are,...


What Makes "Gray Divorce" Different

There are has been a recent spike in couples pursuing divorces later in life, leading to the coinage of the term “Gray Divorce” to describe this occurrence. Couples in their 50s, 60s, and even beyond are deciding to end their marriages in larger...


Divorce and Family Law Misunderstandings

Initiating a divorce or family court matter can be intimidating and confusing, especially when there are many misconceptions surrounding the process. At Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C., we strive to make legal actions easier and less stressful...


Modifying Court Orders in NYC

Divorce and family law disputes don’t always end once a judgement or order has been issued from the court. Post-judgment divorce issues are common amongst recent litigants, as well as requests for modifications of final orders of custody,...


New Spousal Maintenance Laws Coming into Effect This Month

After years of effort from lawmakers and advocates, the state of New York has finally passed comprehensive maintenance (or alimony) reform. On September 25, 2015, Governor Cuomo signed Bill A-7645-2015 into law, bringing what many believe is...


Ignoring the Peanut Gallery during Divorce

Divorce can be a tumultuous and life-altering experience. Well-meaning friends and family members will offer up their opinions and advice, which can be extremely beneficial, but it is important to know when to ignore comments from the peanut...


Marital Debt in New York Divorce

We have previously discussed the division of assets in New York divorce. Marital assets are divided between spouses in a process called equitable distribution. Pieces of property, jewelry, and financial accounts are the first items to come to mind...


What is an Enhanced Earnings Capacity?

Equitable distribution, or the division of assets, is a major component of most New York divorce actions. Assets are disclosed during the discovery process, and each party is required to execute a Statement of Net Worth before distribution can be...


Prenuptial Agreements during Divorce Actions

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are receiving praise from matrimonial attorneys throughout New York because of the security they provide married couples in the event of divorce. Safe and practical, these agreements provide protection for...