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on November 21, 2018 / by Brian Perskin

Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting in New York Divorce Cases

A number of divorced parents are drifting away from traditional custody and co-parenting arrangements. Instead, they are opting for alternative parenting methods. One non-traditional form of co-parenting is referred to as the Bird’s Nest method. What is bird’s nest co-parenting, and is it right for your family? What is Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting? Bird’s nest co-parenting … 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 October 11, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Modifying Child Custody Orders in New York

Child custody is one of the most important components of divorce. Your child custody agreement will determine if your child will live with you, or if you can make decisions on their behalf. It is likely that your child custody order will need to be changed as time goes on. What are some of the … Read more

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on September 29, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Protecting Your Credit during Divorce

Divorce has the power to impact every aspect of your life, especially your finances. Protecting your credit during your divorce will help to secure your financial future after your case is settled. What steps can you take now, to ensure that your credit doesn’t suffer later? Why Your Credit Score Matters Your credit score is … Read more

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on September 15, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Orders of Protection in New York

Orders of Protection are court orders that aim to help prevent harassment, domestic abuse, and stalking. These court orders are fairly common in divorce and family law cases. However, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding these documents. Filing for an Order of Protection New York State allows litigants to file for an Order … Read more

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on August 30, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce During the School Year: Q&A

Back to school season can be tough for families of divorce. There can be a lot of uncertainty surrounding custody, support, and co-parenting during the school year. Things can become even more complicated if your divorce case is just beginning. What are the most common questions divorced parents have regarding the school year? Will my … Read more

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on August 17, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Parallel Parenting: Conflict Free Co-Parenting

Last week, we briefly touched on parallel parenting during our discussion on alternative forms of co-parenting. However, this method deserves more in-depth coverage, as it can be helpful for divorcees who are unable to co-parent successfully. What is Parallel Parenting? Parallel Parenting allows for divorced couples to co-parent while keeping their interaction with each other … Read more

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on June 21, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Statements of Net Worth in New York Divorce

Some of the most common points of contention in New York divorce cases involve money. Spouses often disagree on child support, alimony, and equitable distribution. How can a Statement of Net Worth help to alleviate these issues? What is a Statement of Net Worth? A Statement of Net Worth is a court document, and is … Read more

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on February 27, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

A Step-by-Step Guide for Changing Your Name After Divorce in NYC

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who wish to change their name after divorce, and those who don’t. Some women find it therapeutic to return to their maiden name, while others, well, they could care less. Follow these instructions if you want to change your last name, or call us at … Read more

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on February 21, 2017 / by Brian Perskin

Moving On After Divorce

Let’s be honest: divorce hurts. You are mourning the loss of a relationship, a way of living, and reentering the world as a single person. It’s scary, and you may not know what to do, or how to cope after your case is finalized. Read on for tips and ideas on how to move on after … Read more

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on November 1, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

The 4 Cardinal Rules of Co-Parenting

A divorce involving children can be an incredibly difficult experience, especially when it comes to learning how to co-parent effectively.

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on October 26, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

What Can I Do If My Child Refuses Visitation?

As a custodial parent, one of your primary goals is to promote a healthy and active relationship between your child and your ex-spouse.

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on July 15, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Modifying Court Orders in NYC

There are two forms of child support modifications: upwards modification and downwards modification.

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on June 30, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Child Support and Summer Camp

New York State requires a non-custodial parent to help with child rearing costs during, and after, a divorce or child custody action.

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on June 24, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Commemorating Your Divorce

Life’s milestones deserve to be celebrated and commemorated.

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on June 6, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Learn to Thrive After Divorce

Divorce can be a long process, full of twists, turns, and unexpected roadblocks.

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on May 5, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Divorced Moms on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day can be difficult for divorced parents, especially mothers.

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on April 29, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Would Your Child Benefit from Therapy?

Divorce effects children differently.

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on March 24, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Troubled Spouses and Child Custody

Issues surrounding child custody and visitation during contested divorce battles are a major concern for the court.

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on March 17, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Modifying an Order of Child Support

Child support is an integral component of divorce and custody disputes, and is typically awarded to the parent who is granted residential or primary custody of a child or children.

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on March 4, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Celebrating with Divorce Parties

Once an outrageous concept, divorce parties are growing in popularity as the stigma associated with ending a marriage disappears.

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on February 4, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Extending Orders of Protection

An Order of Protection is a legally binding court order that acts as a tool to prevent harassment, abuse, stalking, or other violent and threatening behavior to occur between two or more people.

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on January 28, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce’s Impact on Health Insurance

Divorce can have an impact on many aspects of your life, including your health insurance coverage.

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on January 21, 2016 / by Brian Perskin

Alternative Co-Parenting Strategies

Our society is shifting to one that places a high value on the benefits of co-parenting, and non-traditional custody agreements and parenting plans reflect that.

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on December 23, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce Can Be a Good Thing!

Divorce is tough. It can be an emotionally trying time, full of sadness, anger, or resentment.

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on November 24, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Holiday Co-Parenting Strategies

Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season this Thursday.

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on November 19, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Relocation with Children after Divorce

Divorce cases can become exponentially more difficult if children are involved, since there are issues surrounding child custody, visitation, and support that must be addressed.

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on September 30, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

An Introduction to Child Custody in New York

Trying to navigate a New York City Family Court while pursuing a child custody case can be daunting, especially for parties who have no prior experience with this type of legal matter.

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on September 8, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Infographic Helps Parents Visualize the Effect of Divorce on Kids

Did you know that there is an average of 6 to 7 divorces per 1,000 people in New York State?

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on September 2, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Co-Parenting Goes High-Tech

Technology plays an ever-expanding role in our lives, especially in our communication and relationships.

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on August 27, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Effective Co-Parenting for Families of Divorce

Parents who are in the beginning stages of ending their relationship should strive to have an amicable, child centered divorce.

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on August 14, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Back to School Season and Divorced Families

Back to school season can be challenging for parents whose children are still in full time summer mode.

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on July 24, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Marital Debt in New York Divorce

We have previously discussed the division of assets in New York divorce.

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on June 24, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Can a Pet Help You Cope with Divorce?

Divorce can be a traumatic and heartbreaking experience for all involved.

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on June 12, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

New Developments in Billion Dollar Divorce Case

Last year, reports surfaced that a record shattering divorce settlement had been reached in a 6 yearlong battle.

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on May 5, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Protecting Your Business During Divorce

High net worth divorce cases involve assets of significant value, which can include business ownerships or partnerships.

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on April 17, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Animal Custody in New York City Divorce

According to a 2014 study from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), attorneys across the country have noticed a sizeable increase in the number of pet custody cases over the past five years.

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on February 18, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Mothers’ Rights in New York Divorce

Primary child custody has historically been awarded to mothers in divorce cases due to “maternal preference,” or the notion that mothers raised children best, not fathers.

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on February 4, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Attorney Perskin Lends Insight in Reuters Article on Divorce Apps

Attorney Brian Perskin was recently consulted in new Reuters piece describing the growing role of expense and budgeting apps in the life of newly divorced couples.

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on February 2, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

Child Custody and Support in New York State

Child custody and child support are two of the primary parts of New York divorce cases involving children.

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on January 19, 2015 / by Brian Perskin

How Can I Rebuild my Credit After Divorce?

As previously discussed, contested divorces can have the potential to ruin a party’s credit score due to litigation costs, becoming a single income household, and new financial obligations such as child support and maintenance payments.

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on December 10, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Alternative Parenting Arrangements during Divorce

Parents who opt for an amicable divorce over a contested litigated battle will often research alternative parenting and custody arrangements to help their children transition and process the divorce better.

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on December 3, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Coping With Divorce During The Holiday Season

The holiday season, typically a joyous time of the year, can be hard on those going through divorce, especially families with children.

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on November 11, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

$995 MILLION Divorce Settlement Shatters US Records

Divorce doesn’t always come cheap, especially if you’re one of the wealthiest oil tycoons in the country.

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on October 21, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Supernatural Creature Denied Alimony from Human Husband

A woman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is now facing a post-divorce life without alimony after the Appeals Court in Dubai ruled that her husband was not required to pay her a sum of about $11,000 US in spousal support.

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on October 15, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Becoming a Divorced SINGLE Parent

Typically, divorce professionals and therapists will recommend couple’s actively participate in co-parenting their children after they decide to end their marriage.

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on September 29, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Protecting Your Credit During (and After) a Divorce

Divorce can lead to a slew of financial dilemmas, which can negatively affect your credit score.

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on August 15, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce and Co-Parenting During The School Year

Making the transition from summertime fun to a regimented school schedule can be difficult for both children and parents, especially if the parents are divorced.

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on August 7, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Divorce and Estate Planning in New York State

Here at Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C., we are very big supporters of modifying your estate plans and details of your last will and testament after a divorce is finalized.

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on June 17, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Divorced and Living Together with Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C.

According to a report on the Huffington Post, Gwyneth Paltrow and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Chris Martin, are still residing under the same roof.

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on June 10, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Halle Berry’s HUGE Child Support Order

It is being reported that Halle Berry has been ordered to pay her ex-boyfriend and father of her 6 year old daughter, Gabriel Aubry, a whopping $16,000 per month in child support.

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on May 7, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Traveling Internationally with Kids During Divorce

Traveling with children, both domestically and internationally, can be a rewarding, relaxing, and even educational experience.

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on April 29, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Spitzer’s Ex-Wife Cleans Up in Divorce Settlement

Only months after former disgraced New York Governor Elliot Spitzer announced his plan to divorce Silda Wall Spitzer, a settlement has been reached.

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on April 24, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

What Should I do if My Ex is Making Divorce More Difficult?

Divorce is a trying time, both mentally and emotionally.

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on April 3, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

What is a QDRO and How can it Benefit Me During a Divorce?

A Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO for short, is a court ordered evaluation of retirement accounts.

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on March 21, 2014 / by Brian Perskin

Its Party Time: The Rise in Popularity of the Divorce Party

The finalization of a divorce can be met with a flurry of emotion, from sadness to relief. For some, they feel a sense of joyfulness.

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on October 15, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Does Your Child Need Therapy?

Last week we discussed the importance of men seeking professional help to aide in coping with divorce.

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on October 8, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

The Toll Divorce Takes on Your Health

Divorce can be stressful, and it comes as no surprise that men and women handle and cope with the process differently.

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on September 17, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

So, You Want to Relocate

Whether you are in the midst of a divorce or family court battle, or a judgment has already been issued concerning your case, relocating with a child can be difficult if there is a court order in place concerning custody or visitation.

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on August 30, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

The Smart Strategy that Benefits Your Kids

There are many issues that need to be addressed while you’re getting divorced, and the list only grows when there are children involved.

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on August 23, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Our Firm’s Successful Divorce Settlements

Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, the law office of Brian D. Perskin & Associates will fight to help achieve the result you desire.

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on July 10, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Expensive Celebrity Divorce Settlements

We’ve all heard the horror stories involving divorces- they’re long, expensive and stressful.

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on July 2, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

All’s Fair in Love and Alimony

Alimony (also referred to as spousal support), a sum of money oftentimes paid to a woman from her ex-husband to help her maintain a semblance of the lifestyle she once had while married, is drastically changing.

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on June 26, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Remarrying Your Ex

NeNe Leakes, who shot to reality television show fame on Bravo’s hit Real Housewives of Atlanta, remarried her ex-husband, Gregg Leakes, over the weekend.

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on June 24, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Gray Divorces: New Trend for those 50+

According to a poll conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), people who are 50 years or older are getting divorced at an increasing rate.

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on June 20, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Why You Should Get Along With Your Ex

Now that you know how to properly communicate with your ex, it’s time to outline exactly why keeping a line of friendly communication open is important.

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on June 19, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Technology Changes the way Ex’s Communicate

Technology is constantly advancing, and with it, so are the ways we communicate.

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on June 18, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Choosing the Right Attorney

We’ve all seen the ads online or in the back of the classified section of the newspaper, advertising “Quick and Easy Divorces for a Low, Low Price!”,

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on June 17, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

More FAQ Regarding Divorce and Family Law

With a combined total of over 40 years of collaborative experience, the attorneys at Brian D. Perskin and Associates have handled thousands of divorce and family law cases.

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on June 10, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Jane Lynch Divorcing Wife

Glee actress Jane Lynch has announced that she and Dr. Lara Embry, her wife of just over 3 years, are filing for divorce.

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on June 10, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Should I Get a Prenup?

During a segment regarding marriage and money on Fox & Friends last month, personal finance expert Dave Ramsey made a very incorrect statement when asked if a couple should create and sign a prenuptial agreement.

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on June 7, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Changing Your Name after Divorce

Some women find it therapeutic to return to their maiden name after divorce, a way to fully let go of the past and turn their focus to the new life that waits.

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on May 31, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

A New Take on Alimony

A study conducted using United States Labor Force Statistics shows that just under 30% of women out earn their husbands annually.

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on May 22, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Financial Advice for After Your Divorce

Congratulations! Your divorce is finally settled and you can leave behind the stress and anxiety that came with it.

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on May 22, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

Jo Wood: Emerging from Divorce with a New Outlook on Life

Jo Wood spent 30 years being married to Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, until he left her for a younger woman in 2008.

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on May 16, 2013 / by Brian Perskin

One Surprising Way to Mark the End of a Divorce

The finalization of a divorce can be met with a flurry of emotion, from sadness to relief.

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