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on November 7, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Be Active in a Divorce

Divorce is not fun – it’s that simple. It may seem like a good idea to switch off and not take an active role in your divorce proceedings due to the stresses that it may cause. This, however, is not a great idea for many reasons. Here are three reasons why it’s important to be … Read more

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on October 29, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

How to Use Media During a Divorce

One of the most appealing aspects of social media is being able to share your thoughts to a broad audience of people who are, to varying degrees, close to you. Sharing can include describing or alluding to emotionally challenging times in your life. The need to vent your feelings with trusted friends and family can … Read more

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on October 23, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

What To Do If Your Ex-Spouse May Be Hiding Assets

If your ex-spouse hates the idea of paying alimony or child support, and you suspect that, to minimize these payments, he or she has hidden significant income or assets, then continue reading. Here’s our guide to what to do if your ex-spouse may be hiding assets. How Do I Know If My Ex Is Hiding … Read more

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on October 17, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Super Lawyers: Attorneys at Brian D. Perskin & Associates Recognized as Rising Stars

We are excited to announce that Evan Seckular and Dina Botwinick, attorneys at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have been selected as part of the 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. What is Super Lawyers? Super Lawyers, part of Thompson Reuters, is a peer influenced and research-driven rating service, recognizing superior attorneys throughout the … Read more

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on October 11, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Expedited Divorce in New York: Do You Qualify?

It may be cliché, but the best things in life are worth waiting for, including divorce. But, what if you can’t wait? New York State grants quickie divorces on a case by case basis for those who meet certain criteria. How can you tell if you qualify for an expedited divorce? Qualifiers for Expedited Divorce … Read more

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on October 5, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce Support Groups in New York City

You probably never thought your life would come to this. Separation, divorce, and all of the horrible things that come with it. Not only is divorce is one of the biggest changes you will face, but it can also be one of the scariest. The good news is that there are divorce support groups throughout … Read more

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on September 28, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

How To Survive Financially After A Divorce

Divorces can be both mentally and financially difficult. But there are things you can do to stay above water and keep yourself afloat. Here’s our guide to how to survive financially after a divorce. Expect Your Financial Situation To Worsen For A Few Years After Your Divorce More often than not, the standard of living … Read more

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on September 22, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

What Happens To My 401(k), IRA, Or Pension In A Divorce?

When a marriage dissolves, the complicated process of dividing assets can often make for difficult discussions. When contemplating divorce, it is important to know how assets will be divided and the impact such divisions may have. Some of the assets that are divided include your 401(k), IRA, and pension.  In the state of New York, … Read more

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on September 15, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Spousal Support After An Affair

Adultery is a common cause for spouses to separate and divorce. In many states, including New York, adultery by a spouse may be considered by the court in different aspects of the divorce proceedings. Here’s our guide to spousal support after an affair. Legal Grounds For A Divorce In New York, divorcing spouses may seek … Read more

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on September 10, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

What Is Marital Abandonment?

Abandonment means that one spouse has left the other without consent, but like adultery, proving desertion means more than that a person left home without the consent of the other spouse. Most states require that the defendant or respondent left home for a year or more; that the parties failed to agree about the departure; … Read more

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on August 30, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Dress for Success: The Best Ways to Present Yourself in Court

You have enough to worry about when it comes to your divorce, so what you wear on a daily basis is the likely one of the last things on your mind. Trust us, we get it. But when it comes time to go to court, what you wear will make a big impact. Read on … Read more

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on August 28, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Best Practices When Preparing for a Child Custody Evaluation

Having to fight for the custody of your child is a horrifying experience that no parent ever wants to face. If you find yourself in this daunting situation, however, it is critical that you know what you are up against. Here is our useful guide for preparing for a child custody evaluation. What Is A … Read more

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on August 20, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Why You Should Never File for Divorce Without A Lawyer

Filing for divorce is an extremely stressful time for everyone involved. But, do you really need legal counsel if you feel you can handle it all by yourself? Here are just a few reasons why you should never file for divorce without a lawyer. Time Regardless of how simple you may feel your divorce will … Read more

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on August 14, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Why Child Support Enforcement Can Help Parents

Child support is a critical way to help single-parent families raise children and reduce the threat of poverty. Divorce can be particularly hard on children. As painful as a broken marriage can be, children shouldn’t be subjected to the problems associated with missed child support payments – lack of money for food, rent or other … Read more

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on August 9, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Financial Fraud in Divorce: 4 Things to Look Out For

Financial fraud is a major problem that plagues many contested and high net worth divorce cases. New York requires each party to disclose their finances during their divorce case. Unfortunately, a number of resentful spouses will take steps to defraud their ex during divorce. What are the telltale signs of financial fraud in divorce, and … Read more

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on August 6, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

5 Things to Talk to Your Divorce Attorney About

Filing for divorce is never an easy decision. Often it may seem overwhelming. When difficult times such as these occur, it is vital that you find the best possible legal representation to ensure the best possible outcome. But, what are the most important topics to cover when discussing divorce with a potential lawyer? To help … Read more

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on July 26, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Alternative Methods to Help Cope with Divorce

It’s no secret that the divorce process is rough. It is emotionally and mentally draining, and can do major damage to your self-esteem. Learning how to cope with divorce will determine how the process affects you, and help you prepare for a happier and healthier life once your case is finished. There are countless ways … Read more

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on July 23, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Who Needs A Prenuptial Agreement?

Asking for a prenuptial agreement can be awkward. Some people, however, convince themselves that they don’t need to worry about it because they don’t need a prenuptial agreement. Sometimes they are right, and other times, they are tragically wrong. Here’s everything you need to know about who needs a prenuptial agreement. Who Needs A Prenuptial … Read more

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on July 16, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

The Most Common Myths About Divorce

Getting a divorce can be a complicated affair. Nothing makes things worse than false information floating around and misleading you. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here’s our guide to the most common myths about divorce. Myth #1: Whoever Is At Fault For The Divorce Will “Lose” In Court Some people think that whoever … Read more

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on July 11, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Why Moving Out during Divorce is a Big Mistake

There are many divorce myths floating around the internet. Does the mother automatically get custody of the kids? Will the husband be forced to pay alimony? The biggest, and definitely one of the most harmful, involves moving out of the marital home during divorce. Read on to learn why moving out is one of the … Read more

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on July 2, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Changing Attorneys During A Divorce: What You Need To Know

Divorce is hard on everyone involved. It is a long, grueling process but unfortunately, in some situations, it is the only way to get your life back on track. However, if you have an attorney that isn’t getting you the results you deserve in the quickest time frame the law allows, then that process becomes amply … Read more

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on June 28, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Residency Requirements for Divorce in New York

Many people want to file for a divorce in New York, but not everyone can. In order for New York to hold jurisdiction over your case, you must meet one of the state’s strict residency requirements for divorce. Read on to find out if you qualify for a divorce in New York! Residency Requirements in … Read more

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on June 25, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Cash Poor And Asset Rich? Here Are Some Divorce Tips That Can Help

The cost of divorce is high, and the cost of living in New York is even higher. If you are a cash-poor but asset-rich individual facing divorce, your priority is to be as smart and financial-savvy as possible. Whether you are a real estate owner tied up in many properties, an investor with lots of … Read more

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on June 18, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Co-Parenting During The Summer: Tips & Tricks

Co-parenting with an ex has its challenges, but what is most important is the health, safety, and happiness of the kids. Even if you and your ex didn’t leave things on the best terms, that is in no way your children’s fault and therefore, they shouldn’t have to endure the ramifications of such a situation. … Read more

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on June 11, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

What You Need To Know About Your Lawyer During A Custody Battle

If you’re involved in a custody battle, and your lawyer is failing to advocate for your needs and rights as a parent, it may be time to seek other legal arrangements. At Brian D. Perskin & Associates, we have experience with custody battles of all kinds – and we fight aggressively for your parental rights. … Read more

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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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