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on June 7, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Social Media: Friend or Foe during Divorce?

Social media; you either love it or you hate it. But regardless of your personal opinions on the matter, social media will have a major effect on your divorce case.  How you handle your individual accounts will help to determine if  social media will be your friend, or foe, during divorce. Social Profiles Spell Disaster … Read more

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on June 5, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce In Staten Island

While the rest of the state was revealed by New York’s Office of Court Administration to be declining in the number of divorces filed in the past year, the Staten Island rates have increased at least two percent. However, the reason for the rest of the state’s statistical decline is theorized to have far more … Read more

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on June 1, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

What To Expect When Relocating Out Of New York After A Divorce

If you are involved in a divorce in New York and are planning to move out of state after the divorce is finalized, there are some things you should know first. While moving out of state can be a good idea, it does bring with it some unique challenges. Keep reading to learn what to … Read more

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on May 24, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Financial Abuse in New York City Divorce

Domestic abuse, a very serious issue, can take on many different forms. It doesn’t just include physical violence or mental abuse. An often overlooked form of abuse during a marriage is financial abuse. What, exactly, is financial abuse, and what can you do if you’ve fallen victim to this kind of behavior? Read on to … Read more

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on May 21, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

The Divorce Process in New York City: A Guide to Navigating Your Case

The divorce process can be confusing, especially if you’ve never had to deal with divorce before. When can you file, and where should you do it? What documents do you need, and how long until you are divorced? New York City divorce cases are complex matters, and unfortunately, no two actions will be the same. … Read more

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on May 16, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

What A High Net Worth Individual Needs To Know About Contested Divorce

Contested divorces, with high net worth couples have a high probability of getting ugly. This is due to the amount that both parties could lose, in addition to their marriage. For couples who truly cared about one another at one time, neither party wants to see even an ex-spouse thrown out into the cold. Yet, … Read more

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on May 11, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

The Positive Side to Divorce (Yes, it Really Can be a Good Thing!)

Listen, we know that divorce sucks. Sure, some days will be easier than others, but divorce does have its difficulties. You will be stressed, hurt, and feel worn down. This is completely normal, and it won’t last forever. Believe it or not, there is a positive side to divorce, and it can actually be a … Read more

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on May 2, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce In Nassau County

If you are in Nassau County and you are going through a divorce, you probably have some questions about the process, and how divorces in Nassau County work. That is a smart move. You want to have a complete understanding of what to do to achieve the best possible outcome. That’s where Brian D. Perskin … Read more

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on April 27, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

When Does The Wife Have To Pay Alimony?

Traditionally alimony has been a benefit provided to women after a divorce. But the concept, like society at large, has evolved. There are a growing number of stay-at-home dads and women are the primary breadwinners in 40% of today’s households. This is a fundamental change in the financial makeup of the American family. Along with … Read more

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on April 26, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Legal Separation in New York: an Alternative to Filing for Divorce

New Yorkers looking to part ways with their spouse have three options: divorce, annulment, or legal separation. When you’re dating and you want to take a break from your relationship, it’s easy. But when you’re married? Not so much. Can a legal separation help you avoid the hardships of divorce? Legal Separation vs. Divorce Many … Read more

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on April 14, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Selling Your Home During a New York Divorce

So, you’re going to file for a divorce. There are many decisions that must be made, and assuming you own a home, deciding what to do with it is one of the biggest. You have a few different options when it comes to addressing this issue. Is selling your home during divorce the best choice … Read more

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on April 10, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

How To Get A Divorce If You Have A Special Needs Child

Divorce is hard, and so is being a parent. But being a parent going through a divorce that involves the care of a special needs child? That can seem insurmountable. The unfortunate reality for parents of special needs children is a higher divorce rate and more demanding childcare. Special needs children complicate the divorce process. Even … Read more

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on April 4, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

8 Time-Tested Strategies For Your Divorce

Divorces are tough. And there’s no point in making things even tougher on yourself by trying to reinvent the legal wheel, so to speak. Here are some time-tested divorce strategies that will help keep things simple. Hire An Attorney Even if you think you’ve already ‘worked everything out,’ it is best to always to hire … Read more

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on March 30, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Are You Staying Together for the Kids?

Divorce is scary. It’s an upheaval. The fear of the unknown can often prevent couples from taking those crucial first steps. Many parents will forego filing for a divorce, believing that staying married is the best option for their children. Contrary to popular belief, staying together for the kids isn’t always the right answer. Reasons … Read more

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on March 29, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Military Divorce in New York

Being a member of the military is tough. It can take you away from your family, and makes communicating with your loved ones difficult. As honorable as it is to serve in the military, it can put a strain on your marriage. Military divorce has some unique obstacles, but the right law firm can make … Read more

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on March 21, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Top Co-Parenting Apps for Divorced Parents

Parenting is challenging enough on its own, but trying to do it in the midst of a divorce is another beast altogether. Learning how to juggle co-parenting responsibilities while dealing with the turmoil of a divorce can cause a lot of uncertainty and stress for the parents and children. Thankfully, co-parenting has gone high tech. … Read more

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on March 8, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce News: Can Science Predict Who Will Get Divorced?

It’s impossible to tell which couples head to divorce court after walking down the aisle. There are the obvious reasons for divorce, such as infidelity and financial issues, but social scientists wanted to find out who is most likely to file. Business Insider reviewed marriage and divorce studies, and compiled the top traits that may … Read more

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on February 27, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Spying on Your Spouse during Divorce

Technology plays an ever present role in divorce actions, but whether or not that is always a good thing is up for debate. Public posts on social media can be used as evidence in divorce trials, and there are apps to make co-parenting easier. As you can see, technology can be a useful tool, but … Read more

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on February 15, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Is a Lump Sum Alimony Payment Right for You?

Alimony is one of the most fought over parts of divorce in New York.  Whether you’re receiving support, or you have to pay your ex, you likely have some strong views on the subject. A hot topic of contention is lump sum alimony payments vs. monthly payments. What are Lump Sum Alimony Payments? Lump sum … Read more

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on February 7, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Valentine’s Day during Divorce

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The most romantic day of the year. A time for couples to shower each other with love and affection. But what about those people who aren’t so lucky in love? Valentine’s Day is notoriously hard for those going through a divorce. What are the dos and don’ts of surviving Valentine’s Day during … Read more

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on February 1, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Rules for Divorce in New York

Last week, we provided insider tips for what you should know before you file for divorce. While that information is great, your divorce cases involves much more. In fact, there are rules for divorce that you must follow to help guarantee a successful case. What are the top 4 rules for divorce, and how can … Read more

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on January 24, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

7 Things to Know Before You File for Divorce

Filing for a divorce is a major undertaking. Your case will likely have many twists and turns, and you will face roadblocks before you’re officially divorced. How can you prepare for these challenges, and what are the top things you should know before you file for divorce? 1. Know What Kind of Case You Have … Read more

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on January 11, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Physical Custody in New York State

Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences you will have, especially if you have children. Child custody is a major part of most divorce cases, and it can be broken down into two types: physical custody, and legal custody. What is physical custody, and what does it mean for your divorce? What is Physical … Read more

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on December 28, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Make a New Year’s Resolution for Divorce in 2018

With a new year, comes a new you. As we say goodbye to 2017, and usher in 2018, many New Yorkers are making New Year’s resolutions. From getting healthy to finding a new job, we strive to better ourselves each year. For some, they make a New Year’s resolution to get a divorce. Unfortunately, not … Read more

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on December 14, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Financial Pitfalls during Divorce

Last week, we let you in on a little secret: there are hidden financial benefits to divorce. Unfortunately, there are drawbacks, as well. What are the most common financial pitfalls you may face during your divorce, and how can you avoid them? Paying Your Retainer Fee The first financial pitfalls of divorce begin as soon … Read more

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on December 7, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

The Financial Benefit of Divorce

It comes as no surprise that divorce can be a costly endeavor. Legal fees, becoming a single income household, and support payments can do major damage to your wallet. As awful and scary as that all sounds, there is a financial benefit to divorce. Fresh Start for Financial Responsibilities You face a big lifestyle change … Read more

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on November 30, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Rules for Living with Your Ex during Divorce

Filing for divorce can be expensive, and many litigants don’t realize that they are responsible for more than just their legal fees. To help combat the financial blow, you can take steps to save money during divorce. An unusual, but increasingly common, way to keep costs low is living with your ex during divorce. Living … Read more

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on November 21, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Should You File for Divorce during the Holiday Season?

The decision to divorce your spouse is a big one, especially if made during the holiday season. This time of year, while usually joyous, can become stressful when coupled with a divorce filing. Should you wait to file for divorce until after the holiday season? Holiday Season Interruptions The holiday season is chock full of … Read more

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on November 9, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Law Guardians in Child Custody Cases

Child custody actions involve the whole family, not just parents. In New York custody cases, a child will be appointed a law guardian, who will advocate on their behalf. Besides representing children, what is the law guardian’s role in divorce and custody disputes? An Advocate for Your Child A law guardian is your child’s attorney … Read more

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on November 2, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Telling Your Children You’re Getting a Divorce

The only thing harder than deciding to file for divorce, is telling your children. In fact, doing so is one of the aspects of divorce that parents dread the most. Luckily, the team at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have drawn on their years of experience and put together the essential how to guide … Read more

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