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on May 15, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

The World’s Wackiest Reasons for Divorce

Couples file for divorce citing a variety of reasons, from serious offenses to kooky and absurd infractions.

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on May 13, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce: Do You Really Need Court?

You and your spouse may not have agreed on much during your marriage, but surprisingly, the one thing you do agree on is a court free divorce.

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on May 10, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Helping Children Cope with Divorce

You and your spouse have decided to part ways.

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on May 9, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

How to Protect your Assets in a Divorce

One of the biggest issues people face in a divorce is figuring out how to best protect their assets.

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on May 3, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Is Marriage Dead?

Is marriage dead? According to New York writer Emma Johnson, the steady, high divorce rate in the U.S. and declining number of Americans who get married at all proves that it is. In her hit blog, Wealthy Single Mommy, Johnson proposes a new marriage model: a 10-year marriage contract.

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on April 30, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Man Avoids Court-Ordered Test by Shaving

New York man Roberto De Paz attempted to avoid a court-ordered hair-follicle test in a custody case by shaving his body hair.

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on April 24, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Social Media & Divorce

Eighty-one percent of all recent divorce cases have incorporated some type of evidence from a social media site when presenting their case, according to the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

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on April 22, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Reach Divorce Settlement

Brooklyn Nets player Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian finalized their divorce settlement on Friday, April 19th, finally dissolving their 72-day marriage.

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on April 19, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Recent Court Decisions in New York

Julissa A. v. Martin O., April 9, 2013- NY Family Court dismissed the mother’s petition for a modification of a child support order because she failed to prove that there was a substantial change in circumstances since the initial court proceeding in which the child support agreement was put into place.

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on April 17, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Unusual Adoption Case to go Before U.S. Supreme Court

An unusual adoption case, which exemplifies the complexity and significance of certain family law disputes, will go before the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2013.

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on April 15, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Delays in the Bronx Court System

On April 13th, the New York Times published an examination of the Bronx Court System, critiquing the courts for extensive delays which undermine the notion of the right to a speedy trial.

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on April 9, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Brooklyn Man Charged With Murdering Girlfriend

A 44-year-old man, Alex Santiago, was charged with stabbing a woman to death in Brooklyn after the woman, who is allegedly his girlfriend, was found dead in his apartment on April 6th.

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on April 1, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Fault vs. No-Fault Divorce

Before New York adopted a no-fault divorce policy in 2010, one party to a divorce would have to take fault, or essentially the blame, for the dissolution of their marriage, even when both sides agreed that divorce was necessary.

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on March 26, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Supreme Court Hearings on Same-Sex Marriage

This morning, Tuesday March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing two critical cases regarding whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.

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on March 25, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

The World’s Potentially Most Expensive Divorce

Oil billionaire Harold Hamm’s divorce from Sue Ann Hamm, a lawyer and economist, could be the most expensive divorce in history.

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on March 20, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

False Allegations of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a highly serious, immensely wide spread issue.

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on March 19, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Child Custody Decision of Interest

In a recent family law case, decided by Justice Jeffrey Sunshine in Kings County on Monday, a mother was granted custody of her children, while their father was granted decision-making custody for choices regarding any medical or mental health issues for the children.

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on March 13, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Demi Moore seeks Spousal Support from Ashton Kutcher

In latest celebrity divorce, between Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, Moore is seeking spousal support and attorney fees from Kutcher.

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on March 12, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Long Island Woman Gets Prenup Thrown Out

In a highly unusual divorce case, a Long Island woman Elizabeth Petrakis got her prenuptial agreement thrown out by a Brooklyn appellate court.

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on March 5, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Child Custody: How do Courts Determine “Best Interests of the Child”?

When determining child custody in divorce cases, New York courts either order joint custody arrangements, meaning both parents share legal and physical custody of the child, or grant sole custody to one parent, based on what they deem as in the “best interests of the child.”

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on March 1, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Miss America and Brooklyn DA Spread Awareness about Child Abuse

Mallory Hagan became the first Miss America from Brooklyn when she was crowned the pageant winner in January 2013.

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on February 25, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce Inequality for Same-Sex Couples

The cover story of this week’s issue of New York Magazine, “Divorce Equality: When Gay Marriage Ends”, detailed the obstacles same-sex couples face, not only when getting married, but also when getting divorced.

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on February 22, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Nationwide Divorce Funding Helps Alleviate Financial Stress of Divorce

Divorce can be a stressful time, emotionally, mentally, and financially. In order to relieve the financial stress many people feel during a divorce, Nationwide Divorce Funding provides funds for people’s attorney, investigator, and forensic accountant fees.

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on February 18, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Brooklyn Woman’s Murder Highlights Seriousness of Domestic Violence

Hazel Robinson, a 51-year-old Brooklyn woman, was almost decapitated by her husband when he killed her using a kitchen knife on Sunday, February 17th.

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on February 13, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian, & Annulment v. Divorce

The quickly dissolving, 72-day marriage between Brooklyn Nets player Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian has caused ample buzz in the media: not only is Kardashian now pregnant with Kanye West’s baby, but Humphries is refusing to agree to the divorce.

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on February 12, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

North Dakota Bill Mandates Counseling Before Divorce

A new bill in North Dakota states that parents seeking divorce should have to wait at least six months and pursue mandatory couples counseling before dissolving their marriage.

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on February 4, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Little-Known Tips for Winning a Divorce Case

Divorce can be difficult.

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on February 4, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Beijing Divorce Ruling Marks Major Step for Domestic Violence Law

In a groundbreaking ruling for domestic violence law and women’s rights, a Beijing court granted a divorce on grounds of domestic abuse and issued its first ever restraining order on behalf of Kim Lee on Sunday, February 3rd.

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on January 31, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Non-Consensual Divorce?

Throughout each day, we receive numerous calls at the office from people asking questions about divorce—from how long the process takes to what to do if their spouse has left the state, etc.

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on January 29, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

East Village Ice Cream Shop Could Close Due to Owner’s Divorce

If you have ever been to Lula’s Sweet Apothecary in East Village, you might be saddened to know there is a chance it will close, all due to a New York divorce that happened last year.





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