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on January 15, 2010 / by Brian Perskin

A New Concept of Relocation

IN THE BELOW DECISION IN NEW YORK COUNTY FAMILY COURT, JUDGE LORI S. SATTLER DECIDED IN A POST-DIVORCE HEARING THAT A SHORT MOVE FROM MANHATTAN TO SCARSDALE WAS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF A CHILD.

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on November 20, 2009 / by Brian Perskin

The Evolution of Custody

The concept of custody is unsettled in New York family law.

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on September 2, 2009 / by Brian Perskin

Battles Abroad and at Home

When a member of our Armed Forces is deployed overseas it creates a heavy burden both for the particular soldier, sailor, airman or marine, and for those they care for.

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on July 7, 2009 / by Brian Perskin

Enhanced Earnings, Enhanced Confusion

Sorry for the delay in between posts, I will be updating this blog more consistently in the future.

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on July 3, 2008 / by Brian Perskin

Child Custody: What you should Know

In child custody and visitation cases there are several factors the courts will use to determine what is in “the best interests of the child”.

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on July 3, 2008 / by Brian Perskin

What is the Proper Valuation Date?

The Court of Appeals recently ruled that the proper valuation date for all marital property is the date the summons for divorce is filed.

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on June 10, 2008 / by Brian Perskin

Consultation Fees Should I Pay?

In my experience New York Divorce lawyers who offer free consultations are doing this to have a chance to sell their services.

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on May 22, 2008 / by Brian Perskin

My Husband Controls all the Money Am I Entitled to Legal Fees?

PRUDENTI, P.J.When an action for a divorce in New York is commenced, it is often the case that most of the marital assets available for the payment of legal fees are possessed or controlled by one of the spouses, usually the husband.

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on April 29, 2008 / by Brian Perskin

Is it Legal to Tape Record Conversations Between Your Child and Your Spouse?

Many clients ask me, “is it legal to video or audio tape my child with the other parent?”

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on April 26, 2008 / by Brian Perskin

Pre-Nup Agreements: Should I Get One?

A question that I am sometimes asked is: Can I enter into a prenuptial agreement after I get married?

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on November 7, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Should I Appeal?

A divorce trial is time consuming and expensive.

blog post
on November 7, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Why Appeal If You Have Nothing to Win?

In the following case the wife won her appeal.

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on August 18, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Duress is Difficult to Prove

Prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly common in New York.

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on August 18, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

It is Never Too Late to Collect

Many times in New York divorce cases people make separation or settlement agreements for events that will happen in the future.

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on July 17, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

The Family Jewels

It is a common misconception that jewelry is necessarily the separate property of the wife and is never subject to equitable distribution.

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on June 28, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Post Nuptial Agreements

A Post nuptial agreement is basically a settlement agreement.

blog post
on June 28, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

What Happens if Somebody Files for Divorce?

Pre nupts are valid, and it is difficult to get them thrown out in Courts in New York, read the following case from the third department…..

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on June 3, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Cancel Credit Cards?

We pick up with Step 8 in our series on practical steps to take when a divorce is imminent.

blog post
on June 3, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

What Should I Do Next?

We continue with our series on steps to take when divorce is imminent.

blog post
on June 3, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Should I Move Out?

We are nearing the end of our series on practical steps to take when you are facing an imminent divorce.

blog post
on June 3, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Determine Your Income? Is Everything Reported?

Your lawyer will need documentation showing your income (if you work outside the home) and the income of your spouse.

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on June 3, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Safe Guard Your Documents

Inventory and photograph your household furniture, art, jewelry and other items of value.

blog post
on June 3, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Equitable Distribution

Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, New York.

blog post
on June 3, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Make Sure Your Lawyer Follows the Rules!!!!

In a recent case the appellate division dismissed a divorce action, because the lawyer failed to file the proper paper work in a timely fashion.

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on June 3, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Do I have Enough for Cruelty to Get a Divorce?

The appellate division in the first department recently ruled in Gross v. Gross that in order to be granted a divorce based on the grounds of cruel treatment in New York, a divorce litigant must have sub

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on June 3, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

What Is The First thing I Should Do?

This post continues are series on practical steps to take when a divorce is imminent.

blog post
on June 3, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

What About Additional Debt?

We continue our series on practical steps to take when you are about to face divorce.

blog post
on April 15, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders…Are They All The Same?

Many lawyers settle cases and draft agreements that are vague.

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on March 1, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

The Rule on Pensions in New York

If your husband or wife has pension benefits in New York, you should be aware that under the New York Equitable Distribution Law, you are entitled to your marital share of his or her pension.

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on February 15, 2007 / by Brian Perskin

Half the House?

Even Judges get it wrong.

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