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...


Cost Effective Divorce Strategies

“Marriage is grand. Divorce is about Twenty Grand.” - Jay Leno Let’s face it: divorce can be expensive. Contested cases, as well as grey divorces, often lend themselves to higher legal fees that can result in financial hardships for both...


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...


The Benefits of Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

It is possible to get a divorce without hiring an attorney, but it isn’t necessarily advised. The field of matrimonial and family law are both highly complex, and your case may be at risk if you don’t entrust it to an experienced professional....


Subpoenas in NY Divorce

Contested divorce actions can be complex. Many litigants consider the discovery phase of divorce to be the most time consuming, as their attorneys are required to thoroughly review years’ worth of financial statements and property or business...


The Divorce Process in New York

“What is the divorce process in New York like?” and “What is the timeline for a divorce?” are two of the most common questions asked by potential clients. These two questions seem simple enough, but there are far too many factors that must be...


Gearing Up for Divorce Month

The beginning of a new year is marked with resolutions, promises made to oneself to better themselves in one way or another, such as joining a gym or changing careers. A more extreme, and surprisingly common, personal resolution is to separate form a...


Grey Divorce: The Next Big Baby Boomer Trend?

Baby boomers have been at the forefront of many social, economic, and cultural movements throughout the past few decades. Always a generation to embrace change, those 50+ are now leading the pack when it comes to divorce trends. The Stats Don’t Lie...


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...